Upon arriving in port or being picked up at your resort, you will board our air-conditioned shuttle bus and take a short scenic ride to Mudhole, Roatan. The Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum is located on the north end of the island, approximately 25 minutes from both cruise ship ports and east of Sandy Bay.
An Arboretum guide will begin your tour and answer questions you may have along the way. The landscaping gardeners will also offer their expertise during your tour of the exotic flowers, trees, and plants. Make sure to take a lots of pictures!
Thereafter, you will visit the Blue Plantation lettuce & herb farm. Here you will see over 70,000 heads of lettuce and herbs being grown in water, not soil!! You will learn about hydroponic farming and how it can protect our natural water sources. A sustainable, fresher, and healthier way to protect our future can be achieved with hydroponic farming. The grown lettuce and herbs are provided to the local market of grocery stores, restaurants, etc..
During your visit at the Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, you may decide to stroll around the grounds after the tour, relax under one of the patios, or visit the animal santuary created out of an old barn. The animal sanctuary consist of local iguanas and parrots. You will also find playful ducks and turtles in the area due to the large pond. Bird lovers will find all kinds of birds at BHTA.
Our second stop is West End, about a 15 minute drive west from the arboretum. West End is popular amongst Roatan Island visitors and is a great place to grab lunch during your visit. West End Village provides many amenities; bars, reataurants, and souvenir shops. You can rent equipment for water sports or just lounge on a beach chair. We recommend snorkeling or taking a swim in the beautiful turquoise waters, the second largest reef system in the world is a short swim away!
Cruise Ship Passengers: The island shore excursion has been planned to meet the demands of your cruise ship itinerary. You will be back well in advance for your departure.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Comfortable Shirt, Pants, or Shorts
- Bathing Suit
- Biodegrable Sunscreen
- Insect Repellent
- Cash for Shopping and Incidentals
- Camera, Video Camera
Discover Roatan Excursions & Tours staff are committed in providing you with an exceptional experience while visiting Roatan. This dedicated group of individuals assist hundreds upon hundreds of island visitors yearly. The tour company's goal is to provide pleasurable life long memories to new and returning island guests.
- Round Trip Transportation (Air-Conditioned)
- Tour Guide (English Speaking)
- BHTA Orchard & Conservatory Tour
- BHTA Plantation Hydroponic Lettuce & Herb Farm Tour
- Tropical Fruit Sampling
- West End Beach Break (Second Stop)
- Children Discount Ages 6 to 12, 5 and Under FREE
- Small and Large Group Accommodations
Amenities: Bathrooms, Bars, Equipment Rentals, Gift Shops, Restaurants, WiFi.
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