Roatan offers a lot of shore excursions and if you are visiting here on a cruiseship vacation you should definitely book a tour when you visit Roatan. In order to make the best of your cruiseship shore excursion, here are a couple of tips about what to watch out for when booking your Roatan Shore Excursion.
Use a Daypack
It’s always easier to go on a shore excursion when you pack light and don’t have to carry all the unnecessary supplies for the trip. This is why you should use a daypack and bring only the essentials like a beach towel, a couple of books or magazines, plenty of bottled water, and of course your passport or ship pass and some cash.. Make sure to bring some snacks as well, because some of the shore excursions don’t include meals. Keep in mind that it is recommended to have your valuables like cash, credit cards, and ID close to you at all times for safety reasons.
Best Roatan Shore Excursions
Like I said, there are plenty of shore excursions to choose from and it all depends on what you are looking for. Some of the most popular shore excursions in Roatan include Zip ‘n’ Dip Canopy Tour, West Bay Beach with Lunch, Snorkeling Tour, Hanging Bridges Eco Tour and Beach Break, and West End Island Tour. You also have the popular East Island tours, as well as excursions such as the Private Tour to Animal Sanctuary and Lagoon and the Mangrove Cruise. For those who are looking for some high-adrenaline adventure, I recommend booking an Extreme Roatan Zip-Line Canopy Adventure.
Since the market for shore excursions and tours in Roatan is quite large and there are a lot of tour operators offering day trips, you can probably save a couple of bucks by doing some research online to see which shore excursions have the best value for money. There are many people who just walk around the ports and go on the first available excursion they find without even checking the reviews, but if you want to have a super cool adventure and at the same time not spend a lot, be prepared to compare prices in hope of finding the best deal available.