Utila Canal Kayak Tour

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Utila, Honduras

Utila Canal Kayak Tour Reviews

andrejav andrejav
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Utila Canal kayaking Jul 30, 2012
Yes, there is a canal in Utila dividing the island to east higher grounds and west savannah and swamp. I was told that canal was made in 50’s for easier transportation of cattle that was being grown in the center of the island. These days, the canal is in pretty bad shape with overgrown mangrove threes that are almost closing the passage. It would be very tough for any kind of motor boat to go trough this path. You can rent the kayaks in few places along the laguna, but most of them are falling apart. We rented the two seater kayak that had some patches on the bottom which disappeared on the way back and we almost sunk. Fun times stop if you are rowing sitting in the swamp stinky water… It takes around 40-45 minutes to go through the canal and you are mostly rowing in the shade of the mangrove trees. It is smart to check tide levels and organize trip according to the high tide, so that you can avoid getting stuck on the shallow areas. Most of the harbor is full of turtle grass that makes that area hard to pass if there is a low tide.

Rowing to the other side of the island is rewarding because you end up in the beautiful Rock-harbor edged with nice sand beaches with palm threes making small shades here and there.
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