Roatan by Land and Sea
Explore Roatan by Land and Sea
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 experience the best that the Caribbean has to offer.
After meeting your 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. 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 End Beach, where you will board a fifteen passenger boat and enjoy a tour of the crystal blue waters surrounding the island. A welcome beverage of rum punch or fruit punch will be provided, and you can sip it as you view magnificent homes, 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 numerous species of fish and other marine life. You will find this underwater adventure fascinating.
Before you are returned to your ship, you will be provided with free time and a beach pass (included), allowing you to enjoy the beach after the tour is over. The pass will give you approximately 30-45 minutes to relax on the beach and access to fresh water showers, shaded areas, free wifi, and beach chairs (limited availability).
Please Note: A The light lunch included in this tour is a signature Honduras snack - baleadas. Baleadas consist of refried beans and cheese folded up in a flour tortilla like a taco. Additional options are available at the restaurant (not included).
Reviewer: Jay and Julie
This was absolutely our favorite excursion, and at a fraction of the cost of those from the cruise line! Alan and Eduardo (Eddie) were our guides for our family group of 10, and they felt like family. The snorkeling was great (we saw tons of fish and sea life around the coral reef thanks to our guide Gustavo), and although it cost extra, the monkey/sloth adventure was a hit with everyone. It was a pleasure hearing about the lives of real people on the island and mainland from our guides, and we always felt in safe hands. We appreciated choosing how and where we spent our time on the island, and highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Dave Harris
This excursion (on May 31st) was maybe the highlight of our whole trip. Our tour guide, Jonathan, was very friendly and informative. The tour was a great mix of "real" Roatan on the east side of the island, boat and snorkeling, and the more touristy west side of the island. We appreciated being taken out of the touristy area to get a little taste of real life in Roatan. Chocolate factory a delicious stop. Special mention to our boat captain and snorkel guide, Gustavo. Great guy! Awesome boat tour along the shore, followed by snorkeling. Gustavo knew exactly where to take us for really good snorkeling. Lots of colorful fish and coral to see. Kids' first time snorkeling, and they loved it (as did we). Lunch was provided afterward at a great little open air restaurant/bar next to the water. I recommend the Honduran beer, Salva Vida. Overall, this excursion was well worth the money, and we HIGHLY recommend it!
This was an outstanding tour! We saw the city and made several stops, and then, our boat trip began...what a thrill! Our guides were so great and so accommodating. I snorkeled fir the first time ever with the help of our guide, who had the patience of a Saint! We also got to see dolphins ..,an all around super fun day and tour! Highly recommend this to anyone!
Reviewer: Rick and Riza Crump
This tour was so enjoyed, and of all our Cruises this tour was by far the best. Our guides (Andy and Alan) became family and my family thoroughly loved meeting them. Alan became my adoptive dad for the day). I highly recommend this tour and ask for Andy and Alan. Also, praying for the little girl at the who was looking for money to support her family. God, and our hearts go out to her. Please advise how we can send pictures of Alan and Andy with my family?
Very good activities. We enjoy very much.