You can still find some persons - usually old timers - who are professional in wooden canoe making. The skill is unfortunately vanishing, but some of youngster are learning by co-operating with old masters. Serious problem is, that canoe -trees are vanishing too. There is no big enough trees suitable for canoe making anymore.
This is something we in Hostal Garifuna want to change. We have started a reforestation program in order to get big trees back again in sustainable way. It may take 20-30 years, but we have already started few years ago.. It you want to participate, check out our Dreams and visions -page..