The island of Roatan is a full of adventure and beauty for people of all ages, and this Roatan excursion will ensure that you experience it in comfort. Take a land tour of the island followed by trip into the pristine waters of West End Bay for sightseeing and snorkeling, and you will experience the best that the Caribbean has to offer.
After meeting your Roatan excursion guide, take a trip around the island in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle, visiting various communities and points of interest along the way. Your knowledgeable guide will share interesting facts and stories about the island's enthralling history and culture, allowing you opportunities to take photographs and meet some of the local people.
There are many overlooks and panoramic views that will take your breath away, and many historical sites and fun attractions to visit. Your guide can personalize the tour according to your preferences. There's plenty to see on the island, including cultural sites such as churches, schools, and an orphanage, as well as ample shopping venues where you can purchase souvenirs.
After the island tour, travel to West Bay Beach, where you will board a fifteen passenger speed boat and enjoy a tour of the crystal blue waters surrounding the island. View the magnificent homes along the shore, mighty mangrove trees, and other beautiful sights along the coast.
Following your boat tour of Roatan, see the dolphins featured at the Institute of Marine Science and watch them play in their natural ocean habitat. Later, take a swim and snorkel over the second largest barrier reef in the world. Snorkeling equipment will be provided, and a guide will show you the best snorkeling spots while assisting you with anything you need. The waters of Roatan are home to many types of coral, starfish, sea turtles, sea squid, and and numerous species of fish and other marine life. You will find this underwater adventure fascinating.
A welcome beverage of rum or fruit punch will be provided, and there will be many locations on the tour for purchasing food and beverages featuring the flavors of the island (not included). Light and comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather is recommended, as are comfortable walking shoes. Bring a bathing suit if you plan to swim or snorkel. Don't forget your sunscreen, and a camera is a must. A resort pass, which allows you to stay and continue to enjoy the beach after the tour is over, is available for purchase ($10 US per person, not included) while on this tour. The pass includes fresh water showers, shaded area, free wifi, and beach chairs.
Reviewer: Jerry Mangum
If you go to Roatan, TAKE THIS EXCURSION! You will LOVE IT! May be the "best value for the cost" shore excursion I have ever been on! Bus tour of Roatan, boat tour around the beach, feed fish and see dolphins, Snorkeling with drinks and snacks after at a beach / dock bar and grill. Took several hours and we still had time to visit a small zoo/wild life park (extra cost, $10) but got to hold monkeys, parrots, a BABY SLOTH! Our tour guides, there were two, were wonderful! Only thing I would change would be some place "cooler" for us to wait until tour started. IT WAS HOT THAT DAY!
Reviewer: Maryanne Ludy
Joshua Bush was the tour guide and did a great job of familiarizing us with the island by pointing out many sites of interest and discussing its history. The visit to his home was a nice touch. He suggested things to do and then guided us to a small zoo where we could interact with friendly Capuchin monkeys and cuddle a baby sloth. We went to a chocolate factory and supermarket and ended up at a nice waterside restaurant waiting for the snorkeling group while relaxing over lunch and rum punch. Awesome views from high points of the island! Outstanding!
Reviewer: bobbi forsch
Our tour guide was excellent especially for a 17 year old. His dad owns the company. We toured both sides of the island, stopped by his house for a welcome drink, he stopped to get us lychee nuts and "snacks" that were big enough to be lunch for two. Went on a boat past gorgeous homes and dolphin encounter and fish feeding area. Could snorkel if you wanted. Fabulous day
Excellent excursion. Great tour of the island and then an informative and exciting boat tour followed by snorkeling. Highly recommend. Great guides and experience.
Reviewer: Kim Goetsch
Jonathan and Elise were our guides. They took our small group of about 12 all over the island showing us the true sides of Roatan. We visited the shores and highest point in Roatan where the views are spectacular. There are little shops with vendors selling their wares. We then went to East End where we picked up the water tour. They showed us the beautiful areas along the shore. We then went snorkeling at the second largest barrier reef where the young guide on our boat took us to the area where there was a ledge with lots of coral and fish. We returned to the dock for a local lunch, which was delicious. Jonathan offered a side trip to the local chocolate factory where we had a brief tour and sampled amazing chocolate. Thank you for the wonderful time and experience!