Roatán
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Roatán: Private Horseback Riding Tour

1. Roatán: Private Horseback Riding Tour

Embark on an adventure through one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands, Roatán, on a private horseback riding tour.  Get picked up from the cruise terminal or your hotel and drive to the ranch. There, receive a brief introduction on how to control and steer your horse. You will be given a horse based on your experience and activity level.  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. Finally head back to the ranch, and later return to the cruise ship terminal or your hotel.

Roatán: Land and Sea Small-Group Tour and Snorkeling Cruise

2. Roatán: Land and Sea Small-Group Tour and Snorkeling Cruise

Start this family-friendly tour across land and water with pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Get chatting to your professional, bilingual, English and Spanish-speaking guide en route to your first stop. Explore the local community and have free time to shop, learn about area's culture and history, meet local people, and see the real Roatán. You will also visit some must-see touristic hotspots on the Island. Climb to a hilltop for spectacular views and photos opportunities. After the land-based part of your tour, head to West Bay Beach and 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.

Roatán: Zip-line, Snorkel and Daniel Johnson Sanctuary Tour

3. Roatán: Zip-line, Snorkel and Daniel Johnson Sanctuary Tour

After being picked up at the cruise ship terminal or your hotel, travel in an air-conditioned bus through Roatán. Start the day with a zip-lining adventure. Feel the thrill while zipping, gliding, and doing different flips whilst admiring panoramic 360-degree views of the forest canopy. The zip line route is composed of 16 lines, 24 platforms, and 3 suspended bridges. Next, visit Daniel Johnson’s Monkey and Sloth Hangout, a small, family-run animal sanctuary and a safe and loving environment for many animals. Learn all about sloths, capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws and parrots, with a guided tour through the park. Then,  head to West Bay Beach to board a 15-passenger speed boat for a relaxing cruise around the bay and West End. Enjoy the coastline views, stop for a refreshing swim and take advantage of the snorkeling gear provided. Swim among sea turtles, squids, schools of fish, and other marine wildlife. Explore the world’s second-largest reef, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which runs from Belize to the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Roatán: Sloth and Monkey Sanctuary & Chocolate Tasting Tour

4. Roatán: Sloth and Monkey Sanctuary & Chocolate Tasting Tour

Visit a monkey and sloth sanctuary to interact with Roatán’s native wildlife and taste delicious chocolate samples during a tour through a Mayan chocolate factory. After being picked up at the cruise ship terminal or at your hotel, head to your first stop which is AJ's Monkeys & Sloth Hangout. Enjoy a day of wildlife interaction with monkeys, sloths, parrots, also will learn about the sloths. This eco-park and animal sanctuary is located in the picturesque community of French Key.  Continue onward to discover the natural beauty of Roatán as you stop on hilltops for photos opportunities. Listen as your guide tells you about Roatán’s history and the local culture.  Next, enjoy a delicious tasting experience at the "Mayak" chocolate factory.  Learn about the Mayan culture and the cacao processing that produces chocolate. Taste different chocolate samples and buy some tasteful souvenirs to bring back home.  Afterward, pay a visit to the local craft market where you will learn about recycling methods on the island. At the end of the tour, you will have free time to walk around the town for shopping, to meet the locals, and for more photo-taking.

Roatan: Full-Day Island Sightseeing Shore Excursion

5. Roatan: Full-Day Island Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Head off on a tour of the sites of Roatan and learn about the island’s history. Visit Coxen Hole, the capital city, and drive to French Harbor, the largest fishing town on Roatan and the location of some of the best seafood restaurants. Your tour guide is Henry Bennett, owner of Roatan Henry Tours, who is a native of Roatan, Honduras. He is a supporter of education on Roatan and donates 5 per cent from the price of each tour to help with school supplies. If you’re interested, you can stop by a school during the tour. One of the most interesting sites on the east side of the island is the Iguana Farm. It’s home to at least 3,000 iguanas, as well as monkeys, tarpon fish, turtles, lobsters, conch, and a lot more marine life (entrance fee of USD 8.00 not included). As the ride continues, you’ll make a stop in the middle of the island, where you’ll take in views of both sides of the island at the same time. Take a drive through Garifuna town to see local life and hear about the traditions and culture. Next, you’ll head to Oak Ridge and enjoy a boat ride through the village, which is built over the water. Your guide will be with you for the entire day. If you’d like to stop at a beach or take some time to shop, just let him know. The price of this tour is USD 60.00 per person, with USD 35.00 payable when booking and USD 25.00 payable on site when you take the sightseeing boat tour.

Roatán: Private Customizable Island Exploration Tour

6. 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.

Roatán: City Bus Tour and Beach Break

7. Roatán: City Bus Tour and Beach Break

Explore Roatán at your own pace throughout several stops on the island and get to know the locals. Visit places like the central park, French Harbor, and a chocolate and rum factory. Afterward, enjoy a beach break on the West Bay Tabyana Beach. After being picked up at the cruise ship terminal, travel in an air-conditioned bus through Roatán. During the whole tour, you can opt to stay a little longer in a stop to explore the area at your own pace. In this case, the rest of your group will continue up to the next stops, and the bus will come back later to pick you up and take you to the next stops. The first stop is the central park in the village of Coxen Hole, where you take a walk around the park and see some shops and meet the locals. Continue up to French Harbor where you will see sights like fishing factories and chicken farms. This stop offers a true taste of an un-commercialized Caribbean village. Afterward, you will head down to the West End fishing Village to visit a chocolate and rum factory for a tour of the facility and try free samples of homemade chocolate, mixed rum, and rum cake pastries from the island. Lastly, set off for Tabyana Beach at the Bananarama Resort to enjoy a fun time on a pristine sandy beach. Beach chairs, bathrooms, a changing room, free WI-FI, and a freshwater shower are all included. Water-sports are also available at an additional cost like parasailing, paddleboarding, scuba diving, and jet skis. You will be able to enjoy this paradise before heading back to cruise ship terminals.

Roatan: 4-Hour Zip and Dip Excursion

8. Roatan: 4-Hour Zip and Dip Excursion

There are 11 zip line cables and 16 platforms on a 3-kilometer course that await you in the jungles of Honduras on this 4-hour adventure. Ranging from 100-1,500 feet long, the cables are positioned 20-120 feet above the ground. Groups and individuals receive instruction from the professional English speaking-staff on how to put on the harness, latch onto the cable, and how to brake if you want to slow down while zipping along the cable. Safety measures are discussed before you connect to the cable line. The friendly staff will also accompany you on the zip line course until you are ready to try one of the lines yourself! Professional photos are provided, but the guides will also be happy to use your camera to take photos of your adventure for you.

Roatán: Taste of Roatán with Beach Break

9. Roatán: Taste of Roatán with Beach Break

Explore Roatán and get to know the locals on a guided tour of the island’s most important landmarks, including an exclusive chocolate and rum factory tour. Afterward, enjoy a beach break at the West End Buccaneer Beach Club. After being picked up at the cruise ship terminal,  start getting to know the city while driving in an air-conditioned bus up to vantage points for photo opportunities of the green lush countryside and blue ocean views.  Next, head down to West End Village to visit famous chocolate and rum factory for a tour of the facility. Try free sample of homemade chocolate and mixed rum and rum cake pastries made on the island. Afterward, enjoy free time to walk around the town for shopping, to meet the locals, and for more photo opportunities. Finish your day with a break at the West End Buccaneer, a private beach club for a tasty lunch and some relaxation and fun on a pristine sandy beach. Beach chairs, bathrooms, a changing room, free WI-FI, and a freshwater shower are all included.

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What people are saying about Roatán

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Steve (the owner) Joshua (his son) and close family friend, Jonathan, were absolutely FABULOUS! The tour was in depth and active and enthralling. I learned all about the history of the island and the locals. We visited towns on the island I never knew existed and snorkeled the reef after an exquisite boat ride. THIS TOUR IS THE ONE I SUGGEST. It is perfect for every type of individual. Age, health and background. Every single persons needs were met 100%!

Haymon was our driver for the day and accommodated us very well with the short time we had to do everything ! From stopping to where we wanted to stop, showing us good places to eat and take pictures, to talking about the local life on the Island, Haymon was probably the reason the sun got out on that rainy day. Thank you so much for the amazing memories. We hope next time we come back, we will have you as our driver ! Thank you from Quebec !!

Setting up the day trip was easy and they kept in contact with us on the cruise ship via WhatsApp. The night before we realized ship time and local time were different, but it was no problem for them to meet us an hour earlier. Had a fun day. Guide was friendly and informative. Had great time at Sloth and Monkey place holding the animals. Saw some great fish and coral when snorkeling. Highly recommended

We booked a 3 hour tour. Our driver "Sexy Chocolate" first changed the whole program, that was very good. We did a tour in his home village, visited great vantage points and beautiful ones. Enjoyed hours away from the usual tourist paths. We recommend! Detlef, Andrea, Frank & Heike

We donated materials for the children to the school, then we walked around the island a few times, went to the viewpoint, and went to West End to snorkel, they helped me a lot to do it among the corals. Water was clear. We saw a dolphin show, I had some really big shrimp.