Roatan Give Back to Community

Roatan Give Back to Community
Price: $39.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Transfer, Shopping
Shore Excursion Duration 4 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 This tour is collapsible wheelchair and walker accessible.

Greenfield Children's Orphanage is run by Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational organization providing a loving, safe shelter and a quality bilingual education for at-risk children to prepare them for a better future.

On the 35-minute ride to the Greenfield Children's Orphanage, you will make a quick stop in Spanish Town to take pictures. As you enjoy the scenery, your English-speaking guide will inform you of the history and culture of Roatan.

When you arrive at the orphanage, you will meet the children and the directors, Orsy and Banesa Cruz, who are natives of Honduras and the "parents" of this big family. You will attend a program with the children, which includes a short devotional (spiritual reading). You will learn about the way the home provides for them, as well as tour the facilities. The children of the orphanage love to play soccer and will surely invite you to scrimmage with them. The children genuinely enjoying meeting new people from distant places and are appreciative of the time spent with them playing soccer or talking about their interests, hopes, and dreams.

Two hours pass quickly, and you will say your goodbyes, board your transportation, and head to West End Beach for a 30 minute stop. Once at West End Beach, be sure to stick your toes in the water and relax in the sand as you reflect on your experience at the orphanage. You can also try delicious local made chocolates and sip on a hot cup of flavorful, fresh brewed coffee at a local beachfront shop (food and drinks not included in the cost).

As your time at West End Beach comes to an end, you will be taken back to your cruise ship pier, your hearts full after spending your time giving back to the community of Roatan. Please note, the children are in school from February to October and cannot interact with guests; November to January is vacation time where they can visit with guests.

A needs list can be found at the Current Needs link of the orphanage's website. If you are considering an In-Kind donation for the children, it is suggested that an appropriate article of clothing be donated rather than a toy, and toiletries rather than candy. Should you choose to bring donation items from the U.S., be sure to "DECLARE" them on the ship the day before you are scheduled to arrive in Roatan. The home will graciously accept cash donations should you want to donate to their worthy cause.

Please note, round trip transportation in an air-conditioned, fully licensed and insured vehicle, and a certified bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking excursion guide are included in the cost of the excursion. All other costs are at your own expense.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Good Experience!
January 27, 2023
Wilson drove us around the island and he was so fun and friendly. After the tour of the orphanage, he took us around to some other places and waited around at a restaurant while we ate. We ended up getting our own private tour of the island for the very low price of the excursion. So we were very happy!
Reviewer: Suzanne Smith
5 Stars
Heartwarming Orphanage Tour
September 08, 2022
Our Taxi driver Guide, Derrick, through Shore Excursions Group, was very nice and informative. He gave us advice on time constraints and got us back to the ship in plenty of time with no stress. The Orphanage itself was extremely heartwarming and after a video our Orphanage guide showed us the living area, kitchen and dining room and past the tilapia farm, basketball court and down to the School. We were able to visit the classrooms and the students . I definitely recommend this tour to give back to the Community. It was very special to my wife and I as we have an adopted child from China.
Reviewer: Charles Steinbower
5 Stars
The orphanage sponsored by Sandy Bay Lighthouse Mi
April 02, 2020
This was the only shore excursion that connected me to countries that we visited. The orphans themselves took us on a tour of their home, the living room, dining room, kitchen, the library for studying, explaining as they went on how they themselves were adopted into this family of 24 children, with no holds barred. They have a tilapia (fish) farm that feeds them, and they sell some of the fish to local restaurants. It's a heartwarming visit. Make sure you take it.
Reviewer: Linda Bailey
5 Stars
Sandy Bay School and Orphanage
March 10, 2020
Had an amazing day visiting with Orsy Cruz and the kids. I was impressed with how well the school and everything is run. Warmed my heart to see the children so happy, well cared for and loved. Would recommend to anyone looking to give back and see God’s work in progress.
Reviewer: Nancy Huerta
5 Stars