In recent years Roatan has become more and more popular as a cruise ship holiday destination. Currently over 100 cruise ships visit Roatan each year the majority of these cruise ships arrive between November and April each year.
The Roatan cruise ship dock is located in Coxen Hole and is approx 1 km west of town which allows cruise ship visitors the option of easily exploring Coxen Hole on foot if desired. A more popular option for cruise ship visitors is to take an organised Roatan Shore Excursion. There is a variety of options and ways to explore Roatan on your cruise ship visit.
With miles and miles of sandy coastline and an off shore reef, water activities such as diving, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and just relaxing on the beach are all popular Roatan shore excursion options. You can also explore Roatan by boat, motorbike, car or seaplane. The island offers some wonderful scenery from the jungle topped ridges to the sandy coconut lined shorelines making exploring the island a popular Roatan shore excursion.
Another popular Roatan shore excursion option is to explore the island on an Island Tour with one of the islands many local tour guides. This is a great way to not only explore Roatan but also to learn about Roatan and its unique history which includes, local Indians, African slaves and off course the Pirates of the Caribbean.
You will also find some exciting tour activities on the island for Roatan shore excursions which can be visited on there own or as part of an island tour, you can hike in the Botanical Gardens in Sandy Bay, visit the world famous Arch’s Iguana Farm, visit the quiet fishing villages of French Harbour and Oak Ridge, watch a traditional Garifuna dance in Punta Gorda, take a mangrove tour in Jonesville and even explore the rainforest with a jungle canopy – zip line tour.
Roatan Shore Excursions are varied but one thing you can be sure of is your time in Roatan will be a memorable one.