CoCo View Resort Helicopter Tours introduced in the Honduras Bay Islands CoCo View Resort (Roatan) and Utila Lodge (Utila) have built helicopter landing pads as a base for Air Roatan Ltd.'s new helicopter tour service. CoCo View, famous for 24/7 barrier reef wall diving, and Utila Lodge, the Shark Research Institute's Caribbean field station for whale shark studies, are now offering helicopter tours through the Honduras Bay Islands. Sample itinerary: Whale shark siting tour: Only by air can you experience all the awesome mountains, deep green valleys, and local color of seaside villages and backwater bays that Roatan has to offer. Then bank out to sea, toward the island of Utila.Keep an eye peeled as you fly over waters populated by whale sharks - the largest fish in the sea. Dive-hard CoCo View guests won't miss the boat. This Utila day tour departs the resort after the morning boat dive and returns in time for the afternoon plunge. In between is lunch and a Utila island tour. Cost: $120/person, based on 6 passengers. A ''Dive Utila'' version, as well as many other itineraries, are also available. Air Roatan Ltd. is owned by Captain Graeme Meyer, a Roatan resident with over 10,000 hours helicopter time in Canada, USA, and Africa. The Allouette III helicopter, has a maximum payload of 2,500 pounds and is capable of carrying 6 passengers. The highly maneuverable glass enclosed aircraft is able to hover, turn slowly, or speed along at very low altitudes - perfect for sightseeing!For additional information:Roatan Charter Your Specialist in Honduras Travel Since 1981800-282-8932 ext 309352-588-4132 ext 309Fax: 352-588-4158E-mail: email@example.comWeb: http://www.roatan.com
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