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 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: sidney goldfarb
excellent tour company and very accommodating due to adverse weather conditions. More so, I might add than NCL themselves.
Reviewer: DARLENE BEYER
Great tour. Our tour guide was Joshua a young man who had recently graduated from high school and is an avid soccer player. He took us to his home in his community and we met his younger brother and learned about the soccer program his family is involved in. He took us to several tourist spots as well as driving through other communities while he gave us history of the island. We then bordered a small boat for a tour of the island and received the perspective of our guides, saw the marine dolphin area, saw stingrays and a variety of birds. Some snorkeled while others spent time relaxing on the beach. We stayed on the boat just to be on the water. Returning to shore, Joshua brought us a warm homemade tortilla with a local bean filling and banana soda. Our last stop was a mini-zoo ( for lack of better name). We got to interact with monkeys and macaws and hold a sloth. Such fun!
Reviewer: nancy olson
we were extremely pleased with everyone and every aspect of our excursion
Reviewer: Nancy Payne
It turned out just 2 of us and our guide Edward. First a beautiful view stop for photos, then Iguana reserve, $10 extra, 2000 iguanas, birds and a fish enclosure.Edward had so much information to share as he was from the island and you could tell very proud. We also went to a monkey, sloth and bird place, extra $10. - great. Then a guided enjoyable boat ride with another couple who decided to snorkle (snorkeling equipment was provided) but we passed. The boat took us right beside the swim with the dolphin enclosure. When the boat returned, Edward was again there waiting for us. Our drive continued, seeing the touristy area and then to where the people on the island live. We always felt safe. Edward was a very careful driver, even with so many potholes.. lol. Our tour was 4 hours originally, but at this point we were out 6 hours and Edward would have driven us around longer. All in all, great value, a great guide, and we were well taken care of.
Reviewer: Mark Lehmann
We and one other couple went by private car for a snorkeling trip after a tour of the area. We were very impressed by the tour and the snorkeling was excellent. Great people and excellent tour.