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Victor Bodden Tours: Zip & Dip

While cruises to new destinations are wonderful and exciting, ports of call and shore excursions can be a bit overwhelming with so many options to choose from! There are many highlights to see and do in Roatan, Honduras.  After reviewing the choices we found this excursion option through Victor Bodden Tours, Zip & Dip that would let us experience three activities in one!   When doing research on the location, zip lining through the jungles and animal sanctuaries on the island where you can cuddle up with a sloth seemed to be the highest recommendations.  This excursion started at a location that combined both of these amazing experiences, plus a stop at a beautiful beach to enjoy the crystal clear blue waters of the island!  We were picked up with our group outside the port area.  The meeting location was easy to find and we only waited a few minutes before we boarded our small van and headed off.
 
When we arrived, our group was checked in and everyone was given wristbands of the colors for their excursion choices.  You could skip ziplining if you don't want to or are unable for any reason, your Kingdom Konsultant Agent can help ensure you get the right packages and pricing for your excursion selection. 
First up our group got suited up for ziplining.  The guides were wonderful and the views were gorgeous.  They had photographers along the route as well so you could purchase their photos after the experience for some great action shots. 
For those who aren't up for ziplining themselves, there's an overlook where you can wait for your party and watch as they zip by.  It is about 45-60 minutes as they go through multiple lines and your view is of the end of their journey, so I'd recommend bringing a book and sunscreen. 
After ziplining, we put the gear away and were quickly found by an animal guide.  They had enough guides to take individual parties through the animal sanctuary, so we really got one on one attention from the guide for our questions and great time with the animals. We were able to see beautiful birds, snuggle sloths and hang out with some monkeys. Our guide for this portion was wonderful as well, you could tell he really cared about the animals and they respect if the animals don't want to participate in the fun at any given time.  
After ample time with the animals, we shopped in the store a bit and sat and relaxed with some WiFi while we waited for the other groups to be ready to board the van over to our last stop, the beach!  This was unfortunately my least favorite part of the tour as it was extremely crowded by the time we got to the beach and the food seemed very expensive for the quality.  While there was an area of chairs reserved for our group, the whole thing just felt very rushed and not relaxing which is how I like my beach time.  The beach and water were beautiful though.
The area reserved for our group
 
 After our time at the beach, we headed back up to the meeting point and began our journey back to the ship.  We arrived back at port with plenty of time to shop and explore, but after being up early and out in the heat, we were ready to get back on board and cool off and relax!

Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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