We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour

Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour
French Harbour, Honduras
214 642-3380
Website
Improve this listing
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Step out of the ordinary and feel like a kid again with our exciting Sand Blaster’s Dune Buggy Tour. Feel the adrenaline and fulfill your adventurous spirit while enjoying your vacation to Roatan, Honduras. Leave the crowds behind and take off on an action packed day filled with excitement. This is truly one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the island. You will go off road into the unspoiled jungle, ride along ridges and mountains with breathtaking views, and pass through local villages that few tourists get to see. You will stop for photo opportunities to ensure you will remember this amazing place. You will see the turquoise waters and beautiful reef, while enjoying the fresh air and freedom of these fast and furious machines. This is a very organized trip that begins with a brief orientation for safety and to familiarize you with the buggys. You will be guided by an experienced, local tour guide whose only concern is ensuring your safe and exciting time. We provide use of goggles and a free souvenir bandanna for you to keep.
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This tour was a blast! Be prepared to get wet and muddy! Highly recommended! We were picked up and dropped off at our ship on time as promised.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roatan J, Owner at Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
So happy you both had a great time! Thanks for the positive feedback!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

137 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    113
    19
    5
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Roatan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“What a thrill!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I had the pleasure of riding shotgun with Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, and Hall of Fame Referee Joe Cortez on the Roatan Sandblasters Dune buggy tour. As a 3-time world champion, you can figure he likes to bob and weave INTO hills and puddles... and so he did, and what a blast we had.

The tour is very well organized, and very dynamic. After burning donuts in the practice area we took off up the mountain for some trail riding. Bouncing up to the top of a peak to witness AWESOME views of Roatan's north and south shores. Then back down the mountain to an open mud pit, where you can take all the time you want to get a little dirty ;). Bouncing through puddles and full throttle in the flats was wicked fun.

After that we took off down the beach, riding on the white powdery sand, and stopped for a bit for a quick swim/wash off with some local kids in the clear water.

Then up the beach to Palmetto Bay resort, a great eco-lodge beach resort on the north shore, where we washed off again, but in fresh water, and grabbed some smoothies and beer.

We had to cut our trip a little short due to our schedule so we headed back to the Sandblasters office. Back up a trail again, did our final muddle puddle donuts, and grabbed some shirts and photos. What a great time, what a way to spend a couple hours while on Roatan.

Top Notch! Thanks Guys what a wonderful time we all had.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roatan J, Owner at Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
What a thrill it was for us to have a boxing legend and referee do our tour! Thank the lord he had a good time or we all may have been in the ring with him :) Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback and we are so happy everyone had a great time!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Syracuse, Utah
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Sandblasters! And mud too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

OK, we had a blast! Fun tour, really fun buggies. Recommend you spend the extra for the snorkel/swim option! Joseph and his wife are excellent hosts and do everything possible to make sure you have a great time.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roatan J, Owner at Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you so much for the great feedback! We are so glad you had a great time with us! We all hope to you see next time you all are in Roatan!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roseville, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“BEST Excursion EVER! YOU WILL GET DIRTY!! BUT it is the best way to see Roatan in my opinion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

YOU WILL GET DIRTY!! Bring a change of clothes, either wear a swimming suit under clothes or bring extra change of underwear for sure! It is the best way to see Roatan in my opinion!

I came to Trip Advisor for advice for excursions on Roatan and after reading this to the family, this is what we decided to do. I called the number and spoke to "Mark" and he talked me through the whole day and what would happen. Sent the deposit via PayPal and when our Cruise ship docked, just as Mark had said, Roberto was there waiting. Quick drive to their shop, review of what we'd be doing, strapped us in and off we went. We first were able to get used to the buggy and then we followed our tour guide through jungle and hills. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! They all told us we needed to hope for rain. Well we got it! Torrential downpour! It was FABULOUS!!! We were soaked head to foot and head to foot again!!! and I mean it rained several inches in a matter of minutes! We then were able to drive to the top of a beautiful hill overlooking ocean, hills, etc. then down the other side of the mountain to the FUN mud pit. TORE IT UP! We had so much fun and we were coated and completely covered in mud and I mean clods and grass and roots and muddy water and MUD! Wonderful glorious MUD! Our teenage daughter who is all about makeup and pretty clothes ended up laughing and having a wonderful time. We were able to take a swim in the warm ocean on a beautiful white sand beach, then took a quick ride down the beach to a wonderful resort where we had a refreshing beer and then returned to the shop. Best Excursion EVER!!!! MUCH better than 'shopping'. I will never forget this experience EVER!

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roatan J, Owner at Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thanks so much for your great feedback! It was a pleasure speaking with you on the phone and walking you through your day. Man, you guys got lucky with that rain! What a difference the rain makes for the tour. We really appreciate you trusting part of your vacation with us. Glad you guys had a great time.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fun in the mud!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We took the dune buggy trip and it was awesome! There were great views of the island, and the mud was fantastic. We got very messy and were very happy with our trip! The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Definitely would recommend!!!

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roatan J, Owner at Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
We are so happy you had a great time! Thanks so much for your feedback! We really appreciate it.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour also viewed

 
Roatan, Bay Islands
 

Been to Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Roatan Sand Blasters Dune Buggy Tour, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.