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Victor Bodden Tours

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About Victor Bodden Tours
Victor Bodden Tours strives to make your trip to Roatan memorable and unique. There's lots to do, let us create a special tour just for you, featuring a private guide/vehicle for your group on our Best of Roatan Tour, Mayan Jungle Canopy Zip-n-Dip Group Excursion, Offshore Snorkeling or Fishing trip, or simply roundtrip transport to West Bay Beach. Don't forget Victor's Monkey Business...spend up-close time with monkeys, parrots and other island animals!
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nancyae88 wrote a review May 24
Covington, Kentucky3 contributions
Victor Bodden tours was recommended to us by an acquaintance. We canceled our NCL excursion and signed up for the bus tour with Victor Bodden instead. When we arrived in Roatan we went directly to the kiosk, but there were a massive amount of people. Our ship, plus one of Royal Carribean’s, had both just docked. We had to push through the crowd and were then told to stand “right here” until the “guy in the green shirt will be back to get us checked onto the bus”. We waited around 15-20 minutes and no one came to get us. This whole time it was mass chaos near the kiosks. Thinking this through, and not being booked through our ship, gave us an very uneasy feeling. If this is how this place operates can we count on them to get us back to the ship on time. We then attempted to ask about switching to the private tour, but the kiosk attendant was not attentive at all, just throwing a price our way, but not actually helping us to get things finalized. SO WE WALKED AWAY FROM IT ALL. I would not recommend this place, spend the extra and book through your ship.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from VictorBodden, Owner at Victor Bodden Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for letting us know that you were unable to make your tour with our company. With the limited amount of space and the popularity of our tours, it can be a bit confusing to some guests. We have tried to streamline the process as much as possible and bus-tours require you to wait until the bus is ready for boarding. Our group excursions (bus-based) leave an hour after ships arrive...so if you check in as soon as your ship docks and you're on one of our bus tours, you're going to have a bit of wait after checking-in. Cruise excursions, as you likely noticed, have 3 to 4 of their staff assigned to each excursion, plus a full excursion department staff to answer questions on the ship. We are are allowed 1 staff member at the kiosk and try to get our tours on-their-way as soon as they're ready. I am truly sorry that you walked away from it all, but acknowledge that independent tours are not a good choice for all people. Private tours are the best tours to book if you want to get going early...you set your own schedule. So, when you check-in, you're on your way on your tour! But, the wait for your bus-tour is always going to be there...either waiting on the ship in the Stardust Lounge until the tour group is gathered for your expensive cruise excursion, or waiting on the port for your tour group to assemble for your inexpensive independent tour. Waiting, for others before beginning your bus-based tour, unfortunately, will always be there regardless of ship-excursion or independent tour. Enjoy your future cruises and if you ever reconsider independent tour excursions, we'd love to share a local-experience with you on Roatan.
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Morgan M wrote a review May 14
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This tour was well worth the cost! Ziplining was thrilling and we were able to see the beautiful landscape surrounding the park. The zipline guides were very encouraging and let us know that there was nothing to worry about while riding across the cables. The picture guy took great photos and was only 20 bucks! You cannot beat that. The animal portion was just as rewarding. Holding some of the animals and learning interesting facts from our guide Oscar was great. The beach was also super nice despite being a really hot day. The bus ride was air-conditioned and fairly quick to get from place to place, and we were dropped off right near the cruise port. Got back with plenty of time to shop around and enjoy the rest of our time in port. If you're thinking about whether you should book, consider this your sign to do it! You won't be disappointed
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from VictorBodden, Owner at Victor Bodden Tours
Responded 5 days ago
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience in spite of our hot tropical days. Oscar is a gem and I cannot wait to let him know that he helped make your day so great. We love being part of each guest's "Memory-Maker" experiences! I believe that the photo-disk is a great deal...there's so much going on when you're zipping through the trees, that you can forget to take your "own" photos! Plus, it's nice to let-loose, have some thrills and leave the photos to us! Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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dgettler wrote a review May 13
albuquerque7 contributions2 helpful votes
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My husband and I booked the private island tour with sloth hug priority while visiting Roatan during a cruise this month and it was simply amazing. The excursion is not available through the cruise line, which made me a bit nervous, but we felt completely safe at all times with our guide Francisco. The tour of the island very interesting and entirely centered on what we wanted to see and do, as well as how long or short we wanted the tour to last. The sloth and monkey sanctuary was hands down the best place I have ever been. It felt like we were the only people visiting the sanctuary and never felt rushed while holding the animals. The spider monkeys were fun and playful and it was such a treat to be in their cage as they hopped on us and twirled their furry bodies around our arms and jumped around. The sloth hugs were all that I imagined with their long arms wrapped around me and their cute little faces looking back at me as I held them. There were adorable new sloth babies also which we were allowed to pet. The colorful birds perched on our arms as they received treats as we observed them. The adventure was a dream come true for this animal lover and I will definitely be planning a return visit soon!
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Response from VictorBodden, Owner at Victor Bodden Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
I am so happy to read of your wonderful private tour day with Francisco! His specialty is Roatan's ORIGINAL Customizable Best of Roatan Tour...he really loves sharing the island with new friends, who quickly feel like part of the Roatan family! I cannot wait to share this wonderful review with Francisco and the "Monkey Guides" at Victor's Monkey & Sloth Sanctuary...they have so much fun guiding the interactions with our special animals. Please DO come back again very soon...Francisco and I (and all of our crazy sloths and monkeys) would love to see you again. Thank you so much for sharing your tour experiences with future travellers, VB
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Sheila B wrote a review May 12
Amarillo, Texas88 contributions63 helpful votes
Our tour guide was wonderful, informative and did what we wanted. We held sloths, did a little shopping, ate on a mountain top! We were safe and comfortable!
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Response from VictorBodden, Manager at Victor Bodden Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review of Roatan's ORIGINAL Customizable Best of Roatan Tour. I am so proud to have offered this tour to guests since 2003...and still think it is the BEST! As you discovered, we do what YOU want to do on this tour: YOU are the Boss of your private tour day. Please come back again soon and make more dreams come true! Thank you again, VB
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Stephanie V wrote a review May 4
Columbus, Ohio18 contributions4 helpful votes
My sister and I did the zip and dip tour with the animal experience included and it was a great value! A driver picked us up from our hotel in West End and we did the zip lines first. On some of the lines they let you do a few tricks and keep it entertaining the whole way through. Then we got to do the animal experience which was informative and they let you get up close (and even hold some) with the animals. Next we went to west bay beach and got lunch and a chair at the beach and our driver Denry told us where to go for great snorkeling right off the beach before he picked us up to take us back to the hotel. It was more that worth the cost and everyone did a fantastic job. I highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from VictorBodden, Owner at Victor Bodden Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for letting us know how your day with Denry went! I am happy that you enjoyed your time at each location (zipline, monkeys/sloths & beach) and that we were able to add a little extra fun to your Roatan visit. Next time you're staying on the island, let us know! Denry has lots of more unique and fun places to share...and we all can't wait to see you again! Thank you again so much. VB
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