culture - nature
east island tour
This is not your ordinary island tour with a “peak” into manufactured culture. Our tour is notch above the rest, because we offer a true cultural experience! Drumming, junkanu dancers, history of their culture and sampling traditional Garifuna food (machuca and fish).
The Garifuna are descendants of Carib Indians and West Africans who escaped Spanish slave ships wrecked off the coast of St. Vincent in 1635.
In 1798,the Garífuna were exiled to Roatán. Passing through Punta Gorda, signs of their African ancestry are evident everywhere, whether in the thatched roofs of mud huts, or the frequent echo of drums in the distance, fishing canoes dotting the sea or girls having their hair braided under a tree on a hot afternoon. The Garífuna culture isn't only for the Garífuna, it's to be shared with the world.
Then it's off to Marble Hill Farms, known for its homemade, homegrown, all-natural jams. Enjoy a sample tasting of unique flavors such as their popular Hibiscus Jelly or Mutton Pepper Jam (our favorite). Feel free to purchase drinks and lunch at the Crows Nest restaurant and enjoy their signature dishes!
Step out of the ordinary and experience a day you’ll remember for years to come!
This package includes; private transportation, east island tour, watch the drummers and Junkanu dancers perform their traditional punta dancing. Enjoy an authentic Garifuna lunch of machuca, coconut based seafood soup with fish and mashed plantain, shop local handmade artifacts, paintings and more!
Cost $64.99/pp, Group discounts available.
Add the dory mangroves tour for $25/pp additional ** savings of $40/pp by bundling!