10. Roatán: Private Customizable Island Exploration Tour
Get picked up from the cruise terminal or your hotel and start a sightseeing tour of the island. Explore the local communities for about 1.5 hours and then have free time to shop, take photos, or wander around. Learn about the area's culture and history, meet local people, and see the real Roatán. To maximize your day at the island, you can choose up to 3 additional activities. The following activities can be added on at the checkout: Zipline (45 minutes) - Feel the thrill while zipping, gliding, and doing different flips over stunning 360-degree views of the forest canopy. The zip-line route is composed of 16 lines, 24 platforms, and 3 suspended bridges. Monkey and Sloth Sanctuary (30 minutes) - Visit Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout, a family-run animal sanctuary and a safe and loving environment for many animals. Learn all about sloths, capuchin monkeys and parrots, with a guided tour through the park. Horseback Riding (1 hour) - The ride consists of going up the hilltop to admire spectacular views and to take pictures. Then, ride through the jungle taking in the local fauna, before riding along the beach. You will be given a horse based on your experience and activity level. Glass-bottom Boat (50 minutes) - Sit 6 feet (1.83 m) below the surface with windows on either side of you, so you can admire the marine life of the Caribbean Sea. Beach Break at West End or West Bay (1 hour) - Have fun in a private beach club for some relaxation and fun on a pristine sandy beach. Beach chairs, bathrooms, a changing room, WI-FI, and a freshwater shower are all included. Snorkeling (1 hour) - board a 15-passenger speed boat for a relaxing cruise around the bay and West End. After enjoying the coastline views, stop for a refreshing swim and take advantage of the snorkeling gear provided. Explore the beauty of Roatán's coral reefs. Swim among sea turtles, squids, schools of fish, and other marine wildlife. Parasailing (1 hour) - Parasail high above the Bay of Honduras and fill your senses with awe from 800 feet (0.24 km), looking down upon magnificent living reefs and flying eye level with jungle-covered mountains. Roatán Botanical Garden (1hour 30 minutes) - Stroll through a diverse collection of flowering plants, ferns, spices, fruit trees, hardwood trees and orchids. Trails lead up the valley through arid tropical forest to the top of Carambola Mountain, where you can admire the colors of the coral reefs below and see all the way out to the island of Utila. Also, interact with hundreds of domesticated iguanas roaming freely in their protected environment. This haven is also home to monkeys, parrots, lobsters, sea turtles and other marine animals. Butterfly & Monkey Park (45 minutes): See and learn about some of Honduras' most colorful butterflies, including varieties such as the common owl, zebra, helicopter, firecracker, Julia's, sunset longwing, monarch, and queen. Join the guided tour or explore the park on your own. There is a chance to see sloths and monkeys too.