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Full island tour or van to glass bottom boat

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We have never been to Roatan and thought we would take the glass bottom boat.  My DH is not interested in the animals.  I have also considered the island tour in conjunction with the glass bottom boat.  We are on a Princess ship and were wondering what we might see on the way to the west end from the dock.  We need to be concerned about bathroom breaks, also.  Would we see a good part of the scenic part of the island by just going by van to the boat or would we not see anything much at all?  DH is content to just stay on the ship during the 14 day cruise, but we haven't been to Roatan, so thought we should at least get off the ship.  I read where there was shopping near the pier, just to look around.  Any thoughts.    

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IMO, you'll get a short version of an island tour on the way to the boat.

But not any stops. For those not interested in snorkeling,  a glass boat boat is a good way to see the reef and sea life. 

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   I agree with crewsweeper.  We did the glass-bottom tour through Shore Excursions Group, which was wonderful and beat the heck out of the Atlantis sub in Cozumel.  Our driver, William, was very accomodating to the 5 others in our van that were going to 2 other places.  We were on the boat for 45 min. and they fed the fish to attract them.  Only about 12 passengers on a boat that could hold 25+ and we were back to the ship by lunchtime, with stops at a chocolate factory and craft store on the way.

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Wow--that sounds great.  We are booked with Shore Ex, too.  The Atlantis sub in Grand Cayman wasn't much better.  The reefs on the Great Barrier Reef are not good for the glass-bottom ride, either.  No color left.  

 

I hope that there are others on our boat that are going to the Chocolate Factory, too.  I want to do that, but my husband is afraid that there won't be restroom availability in any of the places.  

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  I don't remember if the choc. factory has public restrooms, but I know the craft store next door does (for customers).

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Thank you so much for you help.  I wanted to do more than just the boat, so maybe this will work out.  Didn't want to go without him.  He has had some health issues over the years and travel is getting more difficult.  Can't complain as we have been all over the world---all 7 continents since cancer issues, but status changes!!!

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