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Combine ziplines for all adrenaline levels with animal encounters and beach relaxation on Roatan Island. Choose mild or extreme ziplining (or skip it altogether), then hang out with monkeys, sloths, parrots, macaws, and more before snorkeling and relaxing on the white sand of West Bay Beach. Convenient pick-up at the cruise ship port or your hotel is included and a DVD of your adventure is available for purchase.
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Skip-the-Zip (No Zipline)
6/1/2016 - 8/24/2023
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
For guests staying on the island, we will pick you up and return you to your lodging accommodations. Be sure to provide us with the NAME and LOCATION (or Airbnb or VRBO listing website address) of where you're staying!
Roatan has two Cruise Ship Terminals -- Please check below for meeting location for your arrival dock below:
1) Port of Roatan Cruise Terminal (NCL, RCI, MSC, etc.): As you exit your ship, Pass the Shopping Plaza stores. Take a right at the restrooms past the shops and wrap-around building to the Independent Tours booths. Look for the Victor Bodden Tours Kiosk -- You'll see our VICTOR BODDEN TOURS signs and uniformed employees at Kiosk #1 at the port's Independent Tours area. One of our representatives will greet you at the kiosk, locate your name on our list and introduce you to your guide for the day.
2) Mahogany Bay Cruise Center (Carnival, Princess, AIDA, Costa, Holland American, P&O, etc): As you exit your ship, customers on Local Independent Tours will be required by Carnival Corporation to exit their dock area through the gates and walk over the hill to the main road. Once outside the gates and over the hill, look for our representatives holding VICTOR BODDEN signs. One of our representatives will greet you, locate your name on our list and introduce you to your guide for the day. At the end of your tour day, we ARE able to drop you off to the entrance of the dock...so you will only have to do this long walk one-way, when you first arrive.
a. Once you are outside the cruise compound, look for the VICTOR BODDEN TOURS signs and shirts!!
b. The Port Manager of the Mahogany Bay Cruise Center has negotiated with the on-site Taxi Association to provide transportation, if required, to the Independent Tours meeting area. Please see the Taxi Dispatcher (in the Green Mahogany Bay shirt) to arrange for your group to utilize this service -- tell them that you need the shuttle service to Victor Bodden Tours on the other side of the hill. Or, if you'd rather, you can still walk over the hill (approximately 350 yards) to the designated area.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not wheelchair accessible
Our tours depart our assembly area at your port one hour after your ship's arrival at the dock. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in. Guests not arriving in-time will not be able to tour and tour fees will not be refunded.
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time. Our tours depart our assembly area at your port one hour after your ship's arrival at the dock.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in. Guests not arriving in-time will not be able to tour and tour fees will not be refunded.
295 pound maximum weight for zipline guests
Visiting Victor's Monkey & Sloth Sanctuary is optional
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
For our Optional Animal Interactions: any feeding or touching of the animals is conducted under the supervision of trained officials, any physical contact between the animals and the guests is initiated by the animals themselves and the animals have the freedom to disengage from that contact at their own will.
Our Sancturay Animals DO NOT perform demeaning tricks or other unnatural behaviours in front of the general public, and are NOT featured as part of a live circus or stage entertainment act in a demeaning manner
Victor's Monkey & Sloth Sanctuary is a licensed zoological park by the Honduran Government dedicated to the preservation of endangered species native to the mainland of Honduras.
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
OPERATED BY Bodden Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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Fun for young families
, Aug 2022
We are a family of 6 with children from 4 to 9yrs and really enjoyed this excursion. We did skip the zip so went to the monkey/sloth and beach portion. We were on a cruise and booked through viator directly. Immediately after booking, I got an email with instructions on where to meet and the time. When we got off the ship, it was easy to find the as they were waiting outside with a sign. We had a van bus full of others from the cruise also and made our way to the property with was about 20 to 30 min. We had one tour guide that stayed with us pretty much all day. We got to get in the cages with the monkeys and hug the sloths. Also went into the maccaw enclosure. When we finished we were driven to the beach with the others who also skipped the zip so we didn't have to wait for zipliners to finish which was great! West Bay beach was beautiful and got to spend several hours there. Caribbean blue water with clean sand. We got 2 beach loungers provided and there were vendors with other boating experiences to purchase there. The beach access is at a hotel that Bodden tours has negotiated access to so it also has a pool. Places to eat around there as well. The sloths we the highlight of our trip! Overall worth the value! For other cruisers I learned there are two cruise ports on opposite sides of the island. We were on Norwegian. Also we did stop at the chocolate factory which there was nothing really there to see. It's a small chocolate store. Don't pay the extra to see it.
Thank you so much for your review of our Skip-the-Zip tour! it's ALOT for $30 per person, don't you think?!? It's always nice to know that things went well in each-aspect of the included activities. I am pleased you were able to make some great memories with the sloths, monkeys & macaws! Then, enjoy some nice time on West Bay Beach...good stuff! Please look us up on your next visit to Roatan...we'd love to be a part of it. Thank you again! VB
Such an awesome time from beginning to end. Our tour guide Denry was very sweet and offered to take us to extra stops with our extra time since our group was small and we finished the zip lines and zoo fairly early and skipped the beach since it was raining. The guys at the zip line were very thorough with safety instructions. Great views but make sure you wear comfy clothes and good shoes because you will be climbing quite a bit of stairs. The zoo was a great time and we were lucky our group only had six people so we got more personal time with the animals. Make sure you bring bug spray!! We were fine but the other half of our group weren’t so lucky.
Sooo happy to that you had a wonderful time with Denry, and very happy he was able to help make-up for the "liquid sunshine" you experienced during your day. When the rain does come, it comes down in buckets! The good news is that next time, you have the beach to look forward to! it's a great way to wind-down after your zipline and animal encounters. Great advice for the comfortable shoes...you gotta get up before you can zip down! Sorry about the bug-bites, too. They'll leave you alone next time, too... they seem to really like first-timers! Come back again soon... the zipline, monkeys/sloths and beach await! So does Denry...he'd love to share more "extra stops' with you! Thank you again, VB
The best animals, especially the monkeys and sloths!
, Jul 2022
Amazing!! The sanctuary guides with the animals went above and beyond. The animals are very taken care of! Lots of interaction with the animals who are very sweet and entertaining!! They are good with people!
Thank you so much for your review of our animal sanctuary! We LOVE our animals, too! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time here and hope that you visit again soon...more Sloth-Hugs will be waiting for you! VB
Thank you for letting us know how your day went.. We are so happy to be part of your amazing day on Roatan! Please come see us again very soon....we'll have another amazing experience waiting for you... VB
Thank you so much for sharing your family with us. We enjoyed being your host around the island of Roatan and know the sloths and monkeys helped to add to the fun. Please bring the crew back again soon, we'll have more sloth-hugs and fun awaiting. Thank you again! VB
We appreciated the transportation to each of the stops. We loved the zip-lining. It had 10 stations, and they were substantial in length. It was so fun once we were zip-lining; however, our group was almost 30 people. That was too big. We had to wait 30 minutes at the beginning at the top because the guides weren’t there. Then, at the end, we had to all crowd onto one platform. It was just a lot of people in one group.
After zip lining, we headed to the sloths. Wow, that was a unique experience. The guides made sure everyone got to hold one and get pics. We also got to interact with monkeys who jumped on us.
Finally, we ended up at the beach club. We bought lunch there and it was decent. The club was nice enough; however, you have to get used to locals trying to sell things to you.
Overall, we were very happy with this tour.
Your review title tickled us. Yes, we definitely LOVE to fill your day visit to Roatan with LOTS of fun activities. We're working on staffing better at the ziplines, and hope to be up to "full-speed" again soon. I hate that you had a 30 minute delay due to short-staffing...then the "squeeze" onto the final platform will be mentioned at our next staff meeting. Not acceptable. I am glad that you enjoyed your FULL day of touring with us... Next time your travel brings you to Roatan, check out our private tours -- you can do as much (or as little) as you like at your-speed! It's my favorite tour...although I still love ziplining as often as I can! Thank you agan and come see us again! VB
I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience on our Zip-n-Dip tour! The sloths and monkeys are ready for a return-visit...we'll have the Sloth-Hugs waiting for you! Thank you agian and I'll pass-along your great comments to staff. See you soon.... VB
This was probably one of the most disorganized tours I’ve been on ever.
It started out rough when we got to port (came in on NCL). There were so many tour guides hustling everyone finding the kiosk or booth was a bit challenging. Once we did (it didn’t take long) we were told to go find another person wearing a branded T-shirt in the taxi area. We did that and were told to wait under a gazebo. We arrived to the meeting place on time but stood under this gazebo for 30+ mins waiting for transportation.
Once in the van it was discovered our local guide (although very nice) spoke little to no English. I don’t remember his name but again very nice. We were taken to a pretty crummy hilltop with little weird shopping booths / stands then onto the zip / monkey / sloth. The animals were great (more than just monkeys and sloths). The next stop was the zip line which was in the same area.
As we prepared for the zip line our van tour guide offered to hold my backpack in the van. I was apprehensive at first since it had our passports, money etc. I gave it to him anyway. We did the zip line - the guides wanted an extra $20 each (2 guides) for tips. Photos are offered too but the quality is pretty terrible. When finished we went to grab my backpack for the $40 owed to the guides only to discover the van was GONE including my backpack! GONE.
I went to the checkin desk and they had no idea where the driver was, the van or my things. They kept asking me who the driver was and I had no idea. Eventually they made some calls and the van showed backup and had our things. The driver said they left after dropping us off to take people to the beach.
We then proceeded to get in the van to the beach. We were told we would be there 45 mins - which then turned into 1.5 hours. When then turned into mass panic from other people on the tour (another ship with us) because they needed to be back 2 hours earlier than we did and the van driver would not take them back. People from the other ship were screaming at the driver / scared / panicked / worrying they were going to miss departure. We just sat there in our van seat listening and watching the chaos ensue.
This could all have been resolved with an English speaking guide I think or definitely better planning from the tour guide.
All-in-all, we tipped $40 to the zip line people, $40 to the guide who took us around the animals and $10 to the van driver / guide.
Would I recommend it? Absolutely not. There are other tours that will take you zip lining and to see animals. Best of luck!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, we truly appreciate the feedback. We strive to ensure that each one of our tours and experiences is maintained to the highest standard, so I’m disappointed to read that may have fallen short. Please rest assured that we will use your feedback to ensure that that any possible problems encountered during the tour are noted and fixed.
With regard to the tour assembly area, we provide a map which is provided within your confirmation email that was sent to you in last month. Although this is the first complaint we have received about not being able to locate us, I will see if we can further clarify the information provided to assure that you are more easily able to locate our tour assembly area. Also noted in our tour confirmation, on the map and in subsequent contact-messages, meeting 15 minutes prior to your tour's departure helps relieve any stress that you may have perceived as disorganization. We've been doing our tours since 2003 and there's not much left for us to organize...one of our largest problems is the appearance of disinterest from doing these same tours day-after-day for almost 20 years!
For your backpack, you were offered to have it locked in your tour van or use one of our free on-site "day lockers" I'm sorry that you didn't know your guide's name or what the van looked like after your wonderful experience at the zipline and animal encounters. Vehicles move for easier tour unloading-and-loading, and knowing your guide's name and what the van looked like may have sped up the process of locating your "lost" belongings.
I'm going to meet with our guides to find out why you were informed your beach time would be 45 minutes. It is always a couple of hours with this tour. Sorry for the inconvenience of an extra 30 minutes at the beach and we hope to get this fixed for future guests.
Also, no other guests reported a foreign-language screaming match, so I will need to gather more information and contact some of the other guests that were on your ship's tour before I'm able to comment. Sure sounds like it traumatized you as you sat in the van, and for that I am truly sorry.
Thank you again for your feedback. I’m very sorry that your visit did not meet your expectations and would love the opportunity to regain your trust. Please let me know the next time your planning on visiting Roatan and I’ll make sure that your tour not only meets, but exceeds your expectations. Thank you and we wish you and your family a happy summer.
We spent an entire week on a cruise boat, traveling the beautiful seas of the Caribbean, and this was hands down the favorite activity of our cruise trip.
We were picked up (over the hill outside the cruise area - just as described to us in the info email they sent) with a group of other cruisers. We first stopped at a lookout with some small shops. It was cool to see the landscape of Roatan from up high. We then drove 20 minutes to the Zip Line / Animal Sanctuary (they are in the same location).
There were 11 zip lines, the guides were absolutely a blast! They were fun and funny and kept the group safe and entertained as we went. The ziplines did not require any participate hand braking, they did that for you with their 'slow down' catch system. It was a great trip and by far the best zip-lining experience I have had.
We then went and met our guide for the animal sanctuary. We got to hold sloths (sadly the sloth didn't really like me haha, kept trying to get away) and monkeys and we saw other animals too.
After this delightful morning of fun, we were taken to the West End beach where we had our own beach chairs ready for us at the Banarama / Pizzarama restaurant. They have a rope barrier that prevents sellers to approach your chair which was great.
The beach was beautiful, lots of fun things to eat and buy. Little to no waves, pure clarity in the water, it was paradise! I think this was the only location I wished we didn't have to leave to back onto the cruise boat!
10/10 would recommend this tour!
Thank you so much for the 10-Rating!! We love hearing that we are doing our job right...and everyone (except the sloth!) seems to have shined during your visit. I'm always happy to know that each portion of this tour was a memory-maker! Please come back again for fun -- try our private tour where you can spend a little more time at the beach and plan your own day. I'll let all of the sloths know you're on your way and to be ready for EXTRA sloth-hugs this time!!! Thank you again so much for taking time to write such a thorough review -- i believe this truly captures our tours perfectly! Come back again SOON! VB
I loved seeing my family enjoy their ride on the zip line. My husband and I had a private tour of the animals while the family zipped. So, so loved the sloths, especially Priscilla. Finally, going to the beach was a great last part to the tour. This is a Must-DO in Roatan. Great job Bodden Tours.
We loved seeing you guys and we can't wait for you to come back for another visit soon. I'll pass along another sloth-hug to Priscilla for you and we are looking forward to seeing you again SOOOOOON! VB
Sloths and Monkeys were awesome and the handlers were very sensitive with the animals. You can tell they're very passionate for the care of their animals which felt great. The zipline was fun but we spent a lot of time waiting on each platform for the guides to come and let us off of each one.
Thank you so much for taking some time to review our Zip-n-Dip tour. We definitely DO love all of our critters...every last one of 'em! For the zipline, we're continuing to try and hire-and-train staff...a case of the post-pandemic lazies seems to keep alot of potential employees sitting at home on their couch! It's not a unique problem to our zipline...but, we're trying our best to get more staff trained (for ALL positions, actually, from zipline to tour guide to animal crew!) IF you know anyone who would like a job in paradise, send 'em down! Thank you again so much for your feedback, and remember "we're on it" to get back-up to full-staff! Come see us again when we're running like we should be! VB
Thank you so much for your recent visit...we were honored to share a bit of Roatan with you! So glad that you enjoyed your monkey, sloth and macaw interactions...they will all love seeing you again soon. Don't forget to drop us a line the next time you're on your way for a visit...either by plane or cruise ship! Thank you again! VB
My 16 year old son and I had a great time. He loved the speed of the zip lines and I loved the going through the forest canopy and then the great views. This course it set up well to make participants stop exactly where the guides what them to finish each line. I’m a pilot and safety and procedures are my thing, and this group of guides was very methodical and they explained themselves, answered questions, and ensured each person understood what was expected before riding a line. The monkeys were awesome, silly, and great fun to interact with. We went at our pace and had a great time. I look forward to another Viator’s adventure when we return!
Thank you so much for your feedback on our Zip-n-Dip tour... I really appreciate you taking the time to review your visit. We train-and-retrain to make sure everything is done correctly every time, and am so glad that our zip-crew was able to demonstrate this. Please come back for a new adventure soon... we can't wait to see you and your son! Be safe and stay well...thanks again! VB
I originally had a zipline booked through our cruise. Cancelled that upon seeing this tour that included the sloth and animal encounter. Very glad that we did because we had an amazing day! Everything was as advertised. Comfortable ride to and from the park. Once arriving the staff was friendly and attentive to detail. The zipline was a blast! Our guide in the animal sanctuary did not rush at all. He helped capture some very memorable photos from our experience. Lastly, the beach as a great finish to the day. Everything was well organized. The only thing I would have done different was to have had a little more cash on hand for tipping. Plan to tip the zipline crew, the animal guide and your driver. All of these guys worked hard to deliver a wonderful experience. Plan to buy the pictures too as another way to support their business. Definitely recommend this for all age groups. You won’t regret it!
Thank you for your wonderful review of our Zip-n-Dip tour. We are always happy to offer a "little bit more" than the cruise-ship excursions...but, for a "lot less!!" I am so happy to hear that the entire staff from your driver, to the zipline guides and sanctuary staff did a memorable job and made your day go smoothly. Please look us up the next time your travels bring you this way... we've got LOTS more to share! Thank you again!
Thank you so much! The "Skip-the-Zip" can be lots of fun...and I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and were able to spend time with our friendly staff...and sloths! We're looking forward to sharing more of the island with you on a future visit... Thanks again!
The experience with the zip line was phenomenal. The guides were very detail oriented and super friendly.
You will have about 8 to 9 lines to zip across going up and back down total. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone.
Thank you so much for your review... the ziplines are SO much fun, we agree! We tried to work in some fun for everyone, with our two Suspension Bridges and 11 Ziplines (Up to 1020' Long / 300' High). Our biggest reward is the laughter we hear from the "base camp", the Tarzan-yells and the smiles we see on guest's faces when they return to the bottom. Thank you for being part of this group, sharing your experiences...and we hope you come back again soon!
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of our excursion. I remember when teh ziplines were the most memorable experience, but they definitely take a back-seat to the Sloth Hugs and Monkey Pounces! I can't wait to let Armando and Cesar know what a great time tha tyou guys had and that you took the time to share your experiences and kind review with others. Thank you so much...come back soon: SLoth Hugs Await!!!
Our driver/guide Jerry was amazing! He was extremely knowlegeable and helped negotiate deals! We skipped the zip, but the sloth/monkey santuary was great with the most amazing popsicles. The beach was crystal clear!!!
Thank you so much for your review! we have shared it with Jerry and he was SO happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. We can't wait to see you agian soon. Thank you again for your feedback and sharing with our future guests.
I love ziplining and had the opportunity to do so after 5 days of diving. I signed up on Thursday evening and got confirmation of my pickup time early the next day. Armando was both my driver and guide - and the treat was that because of the pandemic - I was the only one ziplining and doing the tour. Armando did a great job and was very engaging conversation wise. We had a fun time zip lining and then got to see the Monkey's, Sloth and Macaws. I got to hold each of them and had a great time videoing/photographing it.
Thank you for visiting with us! We were VERY happy to see your reservation pop-up on our system and even more happy to share the island with you! I will pass along the review to Armando, our zipline crew and animal caretakers. We hope to see you again soon...no guarantees on a PRIVATE day the next time, though! :)
Stay well and enjoy your visit to Roatan. -Victor Bodden
I gave this a 5 star because it is a wonderful excursion; however, our tour guide returned us to the ship 1 1/2 hours early which we did not want or request. We were expecting another hour on the beach. It was quite disappointing to have the beach portion cut short when she had told us we would return to be on the ship at 3:30.
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