Little French Key?

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#1
Bluegrass State
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Has anyone ever been to this Key for the day? It looks awesome. But I wonder, does it have enough to occupy you for the day?

Our party is as young as 9 and as old as 68. Some of us are sun-lovers and some of us are fidgety after 30 minutes in a lounger! None of us are big drinkers and usually a fruity drink will suffice. After that it's soft drinks.

Would it be better as a half-day outing?

Tell me more please....
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#2
Urbandale, Iowa
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Joined Apr 2011
I am looking at this beautiful place as an option as well. I see on Trip Advisor that people on cruises have went to Little French Key, but I would like to hear from some CC folks.

Thanks!
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#3
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We will be visiting there the last week in June. I can let you know when we get back how it was.
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#4
Dupo, IL
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Originally posted by wecamp
We will be visiting there the last week in June. I can let you know when we get back how it was.

YES please let us know!! It looks fun and less crowded. Let us know of how long it takes to gt there, We dock in Coxen Hole and wondering the cost of a cab roundtrtip. Have a super great time!!

Thanks!

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#5
Oklahoma
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You can email them direct from their website. I did and told them we planned to spend the day there. They emailed me back several times and the last time they said they now have a service to pick you up at the port and take you back for $20 per person. Then you don't have to worry about taxis and it's the same price. We are going to do that.
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#6
Urbandale, Iowa
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For transportation, is that $20 per person per way? What is the price per person for the day on the island? I read on-line that it $18 per person. Is that correct?

Is there enough time to go to Little French Key from the Mahagany Bay pier? We are cruising with Carnival. We will be in port 7am-3pm (ship time, haven't quite figured out Island time yet).

Thank you so much for any answers you can give me. I really appreciate it!
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Oklahoma
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It's $20 per person round trip. I was told that is the same price the taxi charges.
I will know more information for you when we return. We will be there the 27th.
They have 2 prices $18 and $45. I found the infromation on their website and I emailed them. The $45 is going to include lunch.
I know about the island time is 1 hour different, so we will be careful.
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#8
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If your ship is out of Florida, Roatan is two hours behind. At 0700 ship's time your host is at 0500 and you need to head back by 1200 local.

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#9
Urbandale, Iowa
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Is it always a two hour time difference? During certain months, isn't it one hour? Being in port 5am until 1pm kind of sucks! Something else to think about when picking a cruise....But then, I'm still learning!

Thanks for all of the help with the questions!
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Originally posted by BeneClone
If your ship is out of Florida, Roatan is two hours behind. At 0700 ship's time your host is at 0500 and you need to head back by 1200 local.

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The time listed on the itinerary lists the local time that you are in that port. So, if your itinerary says that you are in
Roatan from 7 am - 3 pm, then it is 7-3 local time (in Roatan) not 5am to 1 pm
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#11
Fort Myers, FL USA
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wecamp please come back and let us know how it was. I have this trip booked for 12/6.

Always check you watch against ship time and go by that. Better safe than sorry and depending on the ship and island they do not always match.
#12
Brighton, MI
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went here in april with my GF and my mother joined us because the rest of the family was going snorkeling. I just wrote a big post on this place in the other thread with a very similar name to this one.

I have done 4 cruises, this was the best place i have ever been to! There is something for everyone, a small zoo where you can play with the monkeys. There are 2 bars on the island 3 private beaches, snorkeling gear, and the reef is right off this island. The owner will take you to the reef. He is a diver, he found this island while he was diving the reefs. We spent the entire day here, when we only thought we were going for lunch and coming back. The package that includes lunch is totally worth it for 44$ we were served by the owner himself, filet minion, chicken, shrimp, lobster tail, coleslaw, fried plantaines, and rice with pico. All GREAT! The package comes with your first drink, and if you want to go snorkeling the package includes all of that also. We spent the entire day on this island with possibly 20 total people.

It cost us i think 18 per person round trip with a taxi ride from MB, if i remember correctly. To me personally if they are now offering a service from the ports then it would be worth the extra 2$ to use them. This is a family owned and operated business, and they seek to impress. They only want travelers here who have learned of this place through word of mouth. This apparently will NEVER be an excursion that the ships will have on their list.

Again this is a must do if your looking to just relax for the day and enjoy the islands. Great, Clean facilities, very nice bathrooms, and great people all over this establishment. YOU MUST GO if your considering it. you will not be disappointed
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Do you pay up front when u make a reservation or when you get there? This looks amazing and something we definitely want to do

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#14
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Originally posted by mamajules
Do you pay up front when u make a reservation or when you get there? This looks amazing and something we definitely want to do

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I booked with them last night and the email response sent to me was that you do not have to worry about paying until you arrive.
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#15
Kernersville, NC
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What email address did you use to contact them?

I used the one on the website, and I haven't heard back.
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I used the one on the website also - sent it yesterday and heard back this afternoon

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Originally posted by mamajules
I used the one on the website also - sent it yesterday and heard back this afternoon

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Thanks! I will try again.
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#18
Tri-Cities, Jonesborough, Tennessee
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Hello,
Is this the correct website?

http://www.littlefrenchkey.com/

I can find very limited information on this website, no prices or what is included?

There is no mention of transportation either.

Thank You,

mark
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#19
Kernersville, NC
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Originally posted by MarkASparks
Hello,
Is this the correct website?

http://www.littlefrenchkey.com/

I can find very limited information on this website, no prices or what is included?

There is no mention of transportation either.

Thank You,

mark
Yes, that is the correct site. I finally heard back from them. Here is what they sent me.

We are an independent family run facility. Our mission is your enjoyment.


"Thank you for your interest in Little French Key Private Island
Resort and Frenchy's 44 Restaurant. Our driver, Dave, can pick you up
from the port or any other location on Roatan and bring you to Frenchy's
44, our Roatan waterfront
Restaurant.

Then we will take you on a boat transfer aboard our comfortable
party barge with groovy music and Garufuna conch shell horn to the
Private Island from the Frenchy's 44 Restaurant Dock on the main land
Roatan (near Iguana Farm).

We offer the four following options for the visiting cruise ship guests.

Option I) Super Fun Day Package $295 per person:
Includes,

1) Island Tour with Brand New Helicopter, minimum 3 passengers (takes off
from the
Private Island, Little French Key and returns)
2) Zipline through the Roatan Jungle Canopy
3) Entrance and comfortable boat ride to Little French Key Private Island
4) Great and Delicious Fresh Island Style Lunch served on the private
Island, which
includes Brochettes of Filet Mengion, Lobster, Shrimp, marinated chicken
breast,
fresh home made Yucca chips, fresh home made salsa, rice and bean and all
drinks of
choice (all you can eat and drink)
5) Reef snorkel tour, with boat ride, and guide and equipment
6) Use of all our facilities and equipment, motorized and non motorized,
Jet Skies,
Banana Boats, Kayaks, water beds, water chairs, chase lounges, etc...
7) Tour of our Private Zoo with guide, friendly and tame Monkeys, Macaws
and Parrots
8) Round Trip Transportation to and from our facilities


Option II) Full Island Package $88 per person:
Includes,

1) Entrance and comfortable boat ride to Little French Key Private Island
2) Great and Delicious Fresh Island Style Lunch served on the private
Island, which
includes Brochettes of Filet Mengion, Lobster, Shrimp, marinated chicken
breast,
fresh home made Yucca chips, fresh home made salsa, rice and bean and all
drinks of
choice (all you can eat and drink)
3) Use of all our non motorized equipments, Kayaks, water beds, water
chairs, chase
lounges, etc...
4) Tour of our Private Zoo with guide, friendly and tame Monkeys, Macaws
and Parrots
5) Round Trip Transportation to and from our facilities


Option III) Island Package $65 Per person:
Includes,

1) Entrance and comfortable boat ride to Little French Key Private Island
2) Great and Delicious Fresh Island Style Lunch served on the private
Island, which
includes Brochettes of Filet Mengion, Shrimp, marinated chicken breast, fresh
homemade Yucca chips, fresh home made salsa, rice and bean and choice of
"only one" drink
3) Use of all our non motorized equipment, Kayaks, water beds, water
chairs, chase
lounges, etc...
4) Tour of our Private Zoo with guide, friendly and tame Monkeys, Macaws
and Parrots
5) Round Trip Transportation to and from our facilities


Option IV) $44 Package
Includes,

All of the items included in “ III, Island Package above
without round trip transportation

Kids under 11 are at 50% discount.

Motorized water activities Jet Ski tour @ $70 per half hour, Banana
Boat tour at $15 per person, guided Reef snorkel tour with boat and
guide @ $20 per person as well water ski, knee board and floater bed
is also available ala carte.

Price of a gallon of gas is over $6 here FYI.

Please advise if you want us to pick you up and which option you are
interested in,
we are looking forward to serving you and our mission is your enjoyment.
Welcome to paradise."
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Tri-Cities, Jonesborough, Tennessee
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Blindhrtd,

Thank You so much for posting that information, this looks like a great place to spend the day in Roatan.


Have a wonderful day!
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