Roatan on the Wild Side

Roatan West End & East End Wildlife Day Trip with Iguana Farm
Price: $67.00
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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 are recommended. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent are also recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved, as well as uneven, packed dirt surfaces, some of which are at an incline. 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 on the Wild Side

Departing from the pier on the South Shore of the island for your Roatan Wildlife Tour, you will first make your way towards the East End. Along the way you will hear of the island's colorful history which includes Indians, slaves, invaders, pirates, buried gold, and a charming blend of cultures, people and languages. You may also see the wreck of ships along the coast on this Roatan shore excursion.

Your first stop is the Iguana Farm. The spiny-tailed iguana has long been the main ingredient in iguana stew, a local specialty. In 2004, the lizard was added to the endangered species list, but unfortunately can still be found on local menus.

Luckily, more than 2,700 iguanas have made their way to the Iguana Farm where they are free to roam without fear of becoming an entree. Although wild, iguanas are very docile and allow visitors to get up close to touch them and for photos. The farm is also home to a small marine park, toucans and other local animals.

You will then drive to the West End of the island where you will have the opportunity to see parrots, coati (also known as the Brazilian aardvark), island rabbits, deer, raccoons, sloths and more.

The highlight of this Roatan excursion stop is a fun animal interaction with the white-faced capuchin and black spider monkeys that reside here. You will get to hold, interact with, and pose for numerous photos with your new friends. Be forewarned, they are friendly, curious, and unpredictable.

Continue on along 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 some free time on your own to walk along the white-sand beach, explore the tiny shops, or perhaps purchase some of the local cuisine or rum.

Returning to the pier area, you will have the opportunity to take photos and video of the South Shore from a dramatic lookout. You will pass through several more small communities before arriving in Coxen Hole, the capital of Roatan. From here you will be returned to the pier.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  63 ReviewsReview This Tour
My kids favorite tour!
March 29, 2023
My kids loved this one. We mainly signed up for the iguanas- which they really liked. But much to all of our surprise, the monkeys and sloth were so much fun. The monkeys were so cute. The kids loved them, they jumped from person to person and sat on our shoulders. This tour was their favorite of the whole vacation.
Reviewer: Elise Ransdell
5 Stars
Excellent tour!
December 27, 2022
Our private tour guide, Adolf, was amazing! We went to see the monkeys and parrots. Our next stop was the iguana farm and unfortunately we got there and they were closing early due to unforeseen circumstances. Adolf, without skipping a beat took us on a drive around the island to the chocolate factory and the rum cake store. He was fun and had a lot of knowledge and history of the island. I highly recommend this very authentic tour.
Reviewer: Teresa Proctor
5 Stars
Wild Side was definitely Wild
December 02, 2022
Loved it. Close to the animals. Holding the Sloth was my favorite. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Reviewer: Sherrilyn
5 Stars
Wild Life
August 03, 2022
Animals were enjoyed although a bit sad they were caged. The walk to get to departure was long, but return was fine.
Reviewer: Suzanne Howland
4 Stars
Monkeys, Sloths & Iguanas Up Close
July 17, 2022
Five on my family members went on this excursion. There were only two other travelers and the driver/guide, Kislin. We started our excursion at Daniel Johnson’s Monkey & Sloth Hangout, where a cage full of Capuchin Monkeys was large enough for people to enter so the monkeys could climb all over them. My son's girlfriend went into the cage. My daughter held a Roatán Sloth in her arms. The Roatán Sloth must have like being held because she smiled the whole time. When we told Kislin that we all were hungry, he immediately revised the itinerary and drove us a short distance to Christopher Tours Palapa Restaurant & Bar. We enjoyed a traditional Honduran luncheon of cheeseburgers, French fries, and Barena beer. After lunch, we went to Arch’s Iguana Reserve & Marine Park. We walked among hundreds of big and small iguanas. Except for some confusion and delay entering Daniel Johnson’s Monkey & Sloth Hangout, the excursion was well organized and enjoyable.
Reviewer: John Rosenbaum
4 Stars
Roatan on the wild side
May 13, 2022
we enjoyed our excursion very much, our daughter and grand daughter loved it, everyone did a great job on the tour.
Reviewer: Roy Taylor
5 Stars