Traveling the Globe
Our 3rd visit to Belize. Our choice of port excursions were to visit the Mayan Ruins of Altun Ha (back in Mar.13, 2014) and to Snorkel with Nurse Sharks and Rays (more recently Oct. 4, 2018). This time around, our party of 4 go cave tubing at Nohoch Che’en – a national park throughout which the Caves Branch River runs with the added bonus of a zipline adventure. We will be tubing an area carved out of the limestone foothills of the Maya Mountains and where the river exits an underground cavern. Let’s go!
Have you heard of the fun animal counters you can experience in Roatan? We visited the two options on our past cruises. There’s the Monkey and Sloth Hangout and/or Gumbalimba Park. If you love monkeys, you’ll love how up close and personal you will be walking through their habitat.
Our 2nd time experiencing this snorkeling port excursion here in the CoCo View Channel near Fantasy Island and the French Cay area of Roatán. Enjoy a preview of what you’ll see snorkeling the Prince Albert tanker.
Need ideas for a fun ocean adventure while in Roatan? Try snorkeling near Fantasy Island and the French Cay… the CoCo View Wall. Honduras is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System – the second largest coral reef system in the world. It stretches from Belize, to Cancun through the Riviera Maya and up to Honduras. There’s always a possibility of seeing: sea turtles, tropical fish, eels, channels and caverns… something different every time. Here’s a preview of what we saw.
On our 3rd visit to Roatan, we were with family and wanted to introduce them to some local wildlife. We arrive by Carnival cruise, and the tour operator picked us up from the port. Arch’s Iguana Park was only one stop in-between a bit of sightseeing and snorkeling. We were all looking forward to learning more and feeding the wild iguanas. Enjoy the video.
Sloths remind me of dolphins with their Mona-lisa smile. Whenever we return to Roatan, we always make a visit to see the sloths. Our first adventure to hold a sloth was back in 2014 travels… specifically, during a Carnival Conquest cruise. Check out our video summary of the experience while learning a few facts we gained during the tour.
We arranged this port excursion outside of Carnival Miracle (as we did a past excursion when on Carnival Conquest). Typically, the cruise arranges tours to Stingray City but in massive boat loads. It’s not our idea of enjoyment brushing shoulder to shoulder with a crowd to get a glimpse of wildlife. We read a lot of great TripAdvisor reviews (4.5 out of 5 stars based on 114 reviews) about Action Water Sports. It’s actually our 2nd time using this company as we had just been here just last month. We reserved 2 jet skis as single riders (Total: $220) through Grand Cayman Cruise Excursions (Island Marketing Ltd).
I’ve been on the Carnival Magic (Sep 30 to Oct 07, 2018) with an Inside Stateroom #1262, plus the Carnival Conquest (Mar 09 to Mar 16, 2014) with a Balcony Stateroom #8336, so let’s see how the obstructed view Balcony Stateroom 5157 compares.