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Have questions for us? Please see below for the most frequently asked questions along with our answers. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please ask your question at the bottom of this page.


 

What is the price for tours?

If visiting Trujillo, Honduras on a cruise ship, Banana Coast Tours offers all of our shore excursions through the cruise lines which have been pre-reserved on cruise ship arrival days.  For booking, pricing and information please contact your cruise line and book directly through them.

If visiting Trujillo, Honduras independently, please contact Banana Coast Tours via email at info@bananacoasttours.net for a quote for private excursions.

What to bring or wear?

For tours associated with beach, swimming and snorkeling we ask that you please wear your swimsuit, a hat and sunscreen and bring a towel.

For tours associated with the outdoors, such as walking, hiking and kayaking we recommend guests wear comfortable shoes and clothing, bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Should I book my tours independently — or is it better to take the tours offered through the ship?

The cruise lines hold Banana Coast Tours responsible for quality control as well as ensure that liability insurance, registration and other areas of compliance are complete. Plus, they guarantee that the ship will not leave before participants on a ship-sponsored tour are back onboard.

Why should I book my tour with Banana Coast Tours?

Banana Coast Tours is licensed and insured as required by the cruise lines and other travel companies. All excursions also include local English-speaking and licensed guides.

Is your company owned by the cruise lines?

All Banana Coast Tours excursions are operated by local, independent companies and not by the cruise lines.

The cruise lines only select the most reputable companies available to provide excursions. Banana Coast Tours was selected by the cruise line based on our reputation for service and safety.

Is the Cruise Port owned by the cruise lines?

The Banana Coast Cruise Port is privately owned.

Should I offer gratuities on excursions?

Tipping is a discretionary matter. It is, however, customary around the world to extend gratuities/tips if one is pleased with their excursion and tour guide for their services.  You will receive a grateful smile from your tour guide. How much to tip is a personal matter and completely up to you.

Do the tours still go out if it rains?

Yes the tours run rain or shine. Weather is continuously monitored. Should weather conditions threaten the safety of the tour, it will be cancelled.

Are you able to accommodate disabled people?

Guests must have a collapsible wheelchair and make their own way on and off the vehicles with minimal assistance and must have a companion to assist them.

**Please note that Banana Coast Tours employees are not able to lift a guest into or out of the motor coaches***

Is there a discount for children?

Select excursions offer children’s prices for children less than 12 years of age. Toddlers age 2 and younger sitting on a parent’s lap (not occupying a seat), are not charged for most excursions. If a parent would like their infant to occupy a seat or would like to utilize a safety seat, the parent must purchase an excursion ticket for the infant. Parents are also responsible for bringing a safety seat for their child (if occupying a seat).

Are there age restrictions?

For most excursions, there is no minimum age for children as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guests under 18 years of age cannot participate without a parent or guardian.

Should we bring anything extra on the tour?

It is recommended to bring cash or credit card for any last minute purchases. Small bills are best. Local businesses will accept US Dollars, but rarely have change for large denominations. The local currency is Lempiras at an approximate exchange rate of 20 Lempiras to $1 USD.

How do I determine the difficulty level?

We have adventures for people of all ability levels and try hard to accommodate everyone’s individual needs. In order to assist you in choosing your shore excursions, all tours have been classified by your cruise line. Please refer to the symbol located next to each tour title and tour description on your cruise line website.

If you are on a private excursion with Banana Coast Tours, we can often modify the tour to meet the ability level of the group.

If a tour says I need a Valid Driver’s License to participate, what happens if I didn’t bring it?

Banana Coast Tours has the right to deny guests not in compliance with the tour rules and regulations.

Can I go shopping while I’m on tour?

Where possible, time for shopping has been allowed within the framework of some excursions. Shopping time offered during shore excursions is limited unless otherwise noted in the tour description.

Is it safe ashore in Trujillo?

Yes. Banana Coast Tours primary concern is your safety and security. We are in continuous contact with local authorities concerning any travel advisories that might impact your time in Trujillo.

We remind all of guests that they must ultimately assume responsibility for their actions while ashore. In this regard, we would like to remind you of some common sense precautions:

  • Stay in the normal tourist areas and don’t travel to out-of-the-way places unless on a guided tour.
  • Do not leave any of your belongings unattended in public areas or in the motor coaches, boats, vehicles etc.
  • Be generally aware of people and activities around you.
  • Keep a low profile–dress and behave appropriately.

We thank you in advance for following these recommendations, which we believe will enhance your enjoyment in Trujillo.


 

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