Roatan Island Tour

Roatan Island Day Trip to West End and Sandy Bay
Price: $49.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The cruise ship pier, or an approximately 15-minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and tennis or walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
Restrictions Participants must be able to walk over paved and uneven packed dirt surfaces, some of which are at an incline. This tour is wheelchair accessible upon request at the time of booking. Children of all ages are welcome on this tour. Infants (ages 3 and younger) may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.

Roatan Island Tour

Roatan Island has so much to offer, including the incredible history of the Garifuna. This Roatan excursion will take you back in time and back to the future!

Departing from the pier on the South Shore of Roatan Island in your small group, you will first make your way towards the island's East End. Along the way you will hear of Roatan Island's colorful history, which includes Indians, slaves, invaders, pirates, buried gold, and a charming blend of cultures, people and languages. The main languages are Spanish, English, and Garifuna, which holds on to its African roots. You will pass through several of the small villages that dot the island including Barrio Los Fuertes and French Harbour, the second-largest town on the island. You may also see the wreck of ships along the coast. A stop will be made at one of the highest points on the eastern end of the island for stunning views over the hills covered with lush vegetation and the sea with its many shades of blue.

During this Roatan excursion, you will also visit the island's West End (most large group tours do not visit both the East and West End) where you will drive through several of the small communities such as Sandy Bay. Continue on to the West End, the tourist side of the island, with scuba diving centers, hotels, resorts, restaurants, beach clubs and tourist shops. Here, you will have a few minutes of free time to walk down to the water's edge, explore the tiny streets, or purchase a beverage.

Returning to the pier area, you will have the opportunity to take photos of the South Shore during a photo stop at a dramatic lookout. You will pass through several more small communities before arriving at the cruise pier in Coxen Hole, the capital of Roatan. A stop will also be made at the Mahogany Bay cruise terminal located outside of Coxen Hole.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  41 ReviewsReview This Tour
Awesome Tour
March 15, 2020
Derick was our driver and guide. He was amazing. He allowed us to pick the highlights of the island to make the most of our time. Seeing the sloth and monkeys was very exciting. He recommended a delicious lunch spot. The tour was easy to find. Derick was kind, knowledgeable and made us feel at home. A++++
Reviewer: Mitch Neal
5 Stars
Really long good tour 4+ hrs
February 11, 2020
Our tour was excellent . Our guide was Orwin who met us with Creg at the meeting spot outside the gates of mahogany bay. Orwin took us all over the island telling us the local history , pointing out various communities, discussing the schools, churches, shopping areas. He was a wealth of information and humour. He has jokes that make one groan. We went to the beach, to small zoo, to the rum and chocolate factories.. and out for lunch for the Best fried shrimp I have ever had along with plantains , rice and beans and salad. We paid tourist prices for our food but the portions were large enough to share . The drinks were really cheap. This tour gets 4 stars because the seatbelts didn't work in the mini van.
Reviewer: Kathryn
4 Stars
Best tour
January 03, 2020
We met with Creg outside cruise area. Our group was very small and our guide customized the tour to our liking. He was very informative and provided an excellent historical information about the island and local people. One of the best cruise tours!
Reviewer: Marek Wilczewski
5 Stars
Best Tour Guide and Tour
December 16, 2019
Instructions were perfect we were met outside the cruise area. We were the only ones on the tour. The gentleman who took us was extremely nice and new his way all over the island.
Reviewer: Adam
5 Stars
Great Tour - Too Long a Walk to Meet Tour
August 28, 2019
We had a wonderful, private tour of Roatan Island. Samuel, our driver and tour guide, was great. He took us wherever we asked him to and was very informative. Our only issue was that for whatever reason,Roatan makes everyone walk over half a mile uphill to meet your tours. This is a problem in very hot, humid weather!
Reviewer: Maria Thorne
4 Stars
Samuel was great!
August 15, 2019
We had a lovely time touring the Roatan area. We were lucky enough to have a private tour with Samuel as our guide/driver. He was very informative and willing to take us wherever we wanted to go. The worst part of this experience is that EVERYONE had to walk over half a mile, uphill in the heat and humidity to meet up with their tours. Roatan should make this an easier process for their cruise guests.
Reviewer: Maria Thorne
4 Stars