Situated in the Western Caribbean, the island of Roatan is a popular tourist holiday destination which attracts millions of tourists from all over the world each year. Although the island is only 40 miles long, it welcomes nearly one million cruise ship passengers per year. The main cruise port on the island is the Mohogany Bay which sees most of the cruisers visiting the island. It is also home to a man-made beach, shopping area, and many restaurants.
The good news for cruise ship passengers who are visiting Roatan and wish to explore the island is that many cruise excursions are available. These tours allow you to experience the island in one day and engage in adventurous activities outside the Mohogany Bay.
West Bay Beach Excursions
West Bay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so it comes as no surprise that this is the main attraction for cruise ship passengers who are spending a day in Roatan. Featuring powdery soft sand and blue sparkling waters, the beach is also blessed with amazing coral reefs where you can go snorkeling. Luckily, there are many tours like West Bay Beach Snorkeling that offer organized snorkeling excursions on their catamarans. Young professional captains will take you to the best snorkeling and diving spots on the island where you can admire the underwater life which is abundant in fish and corals. West Bay Beach Snorkeling also offers return transfer from the cruise ship port which is very convenient and saves you a lot of time.
Roatan Canopy Zipline
Cruise ship passengers who are looking for an adrenaline rush while visiting Roatan should book the Zipline Tour & Roatan Beach Break. As you zip through the treetops, you can enjoy views of the jungle canopy and spot local wildlife. There are nearly 15 ziplines on the island which range from 135 feet to 1,000 feet in length. This activity is suitable for people of all ages and includes modern safety equipment. After the first part of the tour, cruise ship passengers will be taken to the West Bay beach where they can enjoy the Caribbean blue waters.
Monkey and Sloth Sanctuary/Rum Tasting
There are many excellent beach excursions for cruise ship passengers in Roatan, but if you prefer to stay dry its best to visit the Monkey and Sloth Sanctuary. You will have a chance to get super close to many monkeys and slots here and enjoy encounters with other wildlife. There is also the tour of the Rum Factory which offers rum tastings of six different rums. In case you wish to check out some of the best bars and restaurants in the island, join the Roatan Bar Hop excursion.
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