Real Deal Roatan Tours is by far the best excursion we have ever done. We met Jaime Lisandro Ruiz Alvarez, our tour guide, where the independent tour operators have to meet away from the port over the hill and down the hill. My wife and I ... Read More
Real Deal Roatan Tours is by far the best excursion we have ever done. We met Jaime Lisandro Ruiz Alvarez, our tour guide, where the independent tour operators have to meet away from the port over the hill and down the hill. My wife and I were excited and enthusiastic, because we watched a YouTube Video of a tour he gave SharonATSea- Sharon,Jaime and Mathew and came away impressed.
Jaime(tour guide) 1st took us to the highest point on the island for pics, then he took us to see the Monkeys and Slothes @ Victor Bodden's Monkey Business. We were introduced to Kevin P.(our private tour guide in the park who had several years of experience. Kevin P. took me and my wife in the cage with the Monkeys first. The Monkeys were crawling on us to cuddle. It was an experience where they melted your heart. After several pics Kevin told us about and showed us a variety of Monkeys and then he took us to the Slothes. They climbed into our arms in the cuddle position. This also melted your heart. You really hated to leave the Monkeys and Slothes. Then Kevin P. took us in the cage with the Macaws and they crawled on our hats, head for pics. They had other animals as well. We bought shirts & hats in their store and put them on immediately afterwards. In the parking lot there was a Hut/Booth where they sliced up a Coconut to drink Coconut Water and then sliced open the coconut for the meat.
Bought 3 Coconuts, one for Jaime and two for each of us for a great price. What a great experience!!
Then Jaime took us to the Mayak Chocolate Factory where we received free chocolate samples and watched, recorded and took pictures of the processes to make Chocolate. The samples were delicious so we decided to buy one of each bar. i bought Jaime his favorite White Chocolate with Ginger & Lemon to share the experience with us. it was so delicious. we also bought a frozen piece of Pineapple covered in a Chocolate Coating. Delicious!! Unfortunately, we ate all the Chocolate since coming home.
Then Jaime called an independent professional diving and snorkeling co. a youngman,Kenny, not the same person at the monkey business, teenager, very experienced took us to a beautiful coral reef with multicolored diverse species of fish. I informed Kenny I wasn't a very confident swimmer and snorkeler. Kenny shadowed me for the whole entire hour. Some places were shallow and Kenny carefully and physically pulled me from the Shallow Coral. My wife said,"Tis is by far, hands down the best snorkeling we have ever done!" We saw several multicolored fish species and diverse multicolored Coral. Kenny tried to take us deeper so we could see a Lobster. We told him we weren't ready to take our snorkeling tubeS under water yet. So Kenny dove down with our Action Camera and took a pic of the Lobster for us. Read Less