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“Exceeded expectations!”

Channin Bodden Tours
Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Sandy Bay
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Owner description: Channin Bodden Tours is eager to provide you with a fantastic cruise ship day tour, personal tour, or a special chauffeured service tour around our home, Roatan Island, at your own pace, custom designed just for you and your family. We love our Island and have a lifetime of experience to share with you!Come experience the real face of Roatan.
Reviewed April 25, 2013

After a very long flight with tight connection times we landed in Roatan. We were tired and just praying our driver would be there. Sure enough there was Channin, waiting for us. He whisked us away to our first stop on the island which was the West End. He helped with our luggage and made sure we were settled before leaving. Three days later he was there again to take us to our second hotel on the east side. We asked if we could stop at a grocery store to p/u some supplies. Not a problem, we stopped @ Eldon's in Coxen Hole. As we got out, we said we would only be a few minutes expecting him to wait in the van. Not the case, he got out and escorted us into the supermarket to make sure we were ok. Now that is service! A few days later Channin gave us a private escorted tour of the island which included a trip to Camp Bay. A very memorable day indeed. We even met his mother, lovely wife and 2 adorable little girls.
We used Channin's service again for transport to the West End for a day of diving, and then for the ride to the airport.
To sum it up
A very safe, reliable service. (Fun too!) We are already planning our return to Roatan and will use Channin again.
Highly recommend!

Thank Northwind144
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you want to see what Roatan is all about you have to book a tour with Channin Bodden Tours! Channin is real, honest, personable, interesting, knowledgeable and local. Channin did live in the USA for a few years so he speaks and understands English better than a lot of Americans. Coming from a very large family Channin knows most of the people on the island and has an intimate knowledge of Island history. His family is very familiar with most of the plants and trees and their use in alternative medicine--very interesting! From dive shops to restaurants, if you want a recommendation he has one. We hired Channin for two days and I can't imagine that you could get more into two days than we did. East end beaches, Mangrove boat tour, food the locals eat, Zipline tour, home made Cashew wine, he has it all. This is our second year with Channin and we hope to be back in Roaton next year for more of the same.

Thank Brook B
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

My parents went on a cruise in 2012 and they booked an excursion with Channin when their ship stopped in Roatan. They had a great experience and so when my wife and I went along with them back to Roatan for a week we booked two days with Channin (one touring the east end of the island and the other touring the west end). Let's get the basics out of the way first. Channin is a great communicator, has a very nice air conditioned mini-van (he has other vehicles for larger groups but we were only four), brought cold drinks, was on time every time and his cost is very reasonable. We felt like we got more than our money's worth and made a friend in the process.

Channin is an exceptional tour guide. He is a fifth generation islander who's family is rich with history. His culturing and experiences growing provide a truly unique perspective that we found fun, refreshing and educational. With Channin we went zip lining at South Shore ZIp Line, toured the Arboretum (Great indoor/outdoor gardens including Hydroponics which grows a lot of island produce you'll consume), toured Camp Bay beach, took a boat tour of the mangrove forests, ate at authentic restaurants and learned about the history, plant and animal life to name a few. Channin provided some local wine tasting and told us everything we wanted to know and more about island life.

Overall we gave our time with Channin 5 stars. Roatan was an incredible week of relaxation for our familly and Channin was a big part of our successful adventure. Highly recommended and enjoy beautiful Roatan.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We just returned from a cruise to the Western Caribbean and the day we spent with Kemberlee was the highlight of our trip! There were nine of us, aged 12 to 80, traveling together. As promised, she was waiting with a clean, air-conditioned van. Kemberlee shared that she was a fifth generation islander and it was evident as we toured the island. She was very knowledgable about the history, geography and culture of Roatan. The best part though was just chatting with her about daily life. She was very accomodating about anything we wished to do. We added a couple of stops and snorkeling, which she was happy to arrange. She was willing to do whatever we liked, but was not at all pushy. It was a great day and I highly recommend Channin Bodden Tours.

Thank 482SandraP
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Just returned from the Caribbean last week (March 10.) We traveled on an NCL cruise ship and wanted to dive in Roatan's fabulous waters. Channin Bodden was our driver extraordinaire. While driving to the west side of Roatan, Channin pointed out many interesting things and chatted about the area and its people and history. He is a safe driver and very pleasant and knowledgeable. If you're looking for a private tour away from the big excursions the ships offer, be sure to check out Channin. Lovely experience, lovely day - and some of the best guacamole, and salsa I've ever had (thanks to Channin's recommendation.)

Thank bghynes
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