Have the Time of Your Life!
The most enjoyed activity along the Cangrejal river is white water rafting. The River has several different sections, each with a different degree of dificulty. The normal commercial run for this activity is usually done downriver from El Naranjo. There are several different put ins in El Naranjo, and the regular take out is just downriver from Jungle School. This school is sponsored by a local NGO called Helping Honduras Kids and a great place to volunteer in La Ceiba.
There are three different outfitters that provide the service. I suggest that you keep in mind that cheaper is not always better! Rafting has been an activity on this river since the early 1990’s and has a good safety record.
Accessibility to the river for rafting is always an issue, but in the case of the Cangrejal River, this is not a problem. There is easy, convenient access throughout the length of the river.
If you are in La Ceiba, it will take you fewer than 30 minutes to get from your hotel to the river. You can easily take the morning ferry out of Roatan or Utila and travel to La Ceiba. Once there get transferred from the terminal to the river in a short 25 minute ride. Have a great rafting experience and be back at the dock in time to get back to the islands! If you like the idea of an adrenaline pumping experience, you should try rafting the Cangrejal River.
I almost forgot to mention one of the biggest pluses that this river offers: The water is not ice cold! As a matter of fact, you will want to get wet to cool during your tour! Do yourself a favor and try rafting the Cangrejal River! You will absolutely love it!