Gumbalimba Park And Island Tour
Enjoy discovering Roatan's history as you admire the relics of a pirate's cave, lounge on beach chairs soaking up the sun, indulge in rum cakes, and more on this exciting island adventure tour in Roatan. Your scenic 4.5 hour tour includes an expert English and Spanish speaking bilingual guide who will share interesting facts about the island and take you on a scenic drive to explore charming villages like Sandy Bay and West End Village aboard an air conditioned vehicle. Your tour also covers your entrance fees to popular sites, including the 20 acre beachfront Gumbalimba Park teeming with wildlife like iguanas, macaws, and Capuchin monkeys, the Rum Factory, and the Chocolate Factory, where you'll get a chance to sample mouth watering chocolates. With convenient roundtrip transportation to and from your port and access to Gumbalimba Park's amenities like beach lounge chairs, hammocks, and its iconic restaurant, this island tour is perfect for beachgoers and nature lovers alike.
Kick off your scenic shore adventure by meeting up with your bilingual guide at your cruise port and hopping aboard a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle that will transport you to Roatan's westside. Along the way, your guide will share tales of the island's role as a pirate's haven and other interesting facts as you pass through charming villages like the Roatan Marine Park's Sandy Bay and the largest town of Roatan, Coxen Hole. After your 30 minute scenic drive and learning about the island's culture and history from your guide, you'll stop at West End Village for a 15 minute tour of the famed Chocolate Factory. Enjoy sampling divine chocolates before embarking on a 20 minute drive to the Rum Factory.
Sink your teeth into samples of rum cake during your 15 minute visit at the Rum Factory before enjoying a 10 minute scenic drive to the famed Gumbalimba Park. Here, you'll spend 2.5 hours at your leisure, enjoying its amenities like the beach lounge chairs, taking a dip in the Caribbean's crystalline waters, or just soaking up the sun. Head over to the air conditioned insectarium to enjoy the views of more than 2,500 species of insects from around the world, or go on the unique path to discover the Bay Islands' history as you explore the maps and artwork of the onsite pirate's cave. Before heading back on a 30 minute drive to your port, take time to hang with the cute Capuchin monkeys, take in the scenic atmosphere of the lush tropical jungle and serene waterfalls, and admire the floral- and butterfly-infused natural trails of the park for the perfect end to your tour.
If you're looking for an exclusive Roatan experience that gives you the chance to see lush landscapes, crystalline Caribbean waters, and sample fine chocolates, then this is the tour for you. Reserve your spot on this scenic tour today for an unforgettable time in Roatan!
About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.
Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.