This unforgettable and varied tour begins with a visit to the ironshore - coral reef that emerged from the ocean centuries ago, which supports a unique eco-system of cacti, palms, orchids, air plants and the graceful Gumbalimba tree. Along the way, you will see a myriad of fruit trees - almond, cashew, banana, coconut, seagrape, guava, mango, papaya, to name a few. The ride continues with a stroll through the touristic village of West End located right at the water's edge, where the street is lined with all sorts of flowering shrubs - hibiscus, mandeville, bougainvillea, oleander. The tour culminates with a walk or trot (depending on your riding ability) over a long stretch of secluded beach, with palms and pines on one hand and the crystal ocean on the other. Keep you eyes open for lizards, iguanas, and birds such as parrots, frigate birds, pelicans, and woodpeckers. The tour lasts between 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on your gait.
The price is US$40 per person, unless you would like to be guaranteed a private ride where the price is US$60 per person.
The tour described above is our standard tour and is suitable for all riders, from the first time rider to the highly experienced. It is possible to change the tour to visit the mangroves, ride through the jungle, or do a beach only tour. These options will depend both on weather conditions and the riding abilities of all people on the tour. Please discuss any changes to the tour with the guide at saddling-up time.
Photographers, artists and admirers of the natural world will appreciate this magical ride. The island is bathed in a rosy-orange glow as the sun sinks into the ocean. When the sunlight wanes, it is supplanted by the bright moonlight, and the island takes on a different palette. With the absence of street lights, the night sky sparkles with an abundance of stars "city folk" rarely get to see. Sounds become more pronounced; the songs of frogs and crickets fill the air, along with the steady clop of the horses' hooves.
Does your stay on Roatan coincide with a waxing moon? Click on the Full Moon Calendar to verify. If your trip to Roatan falls in the week leading up to a full moon, don't miss it. No flashlights needed!
The price is US$50 per person, unless you would like to be guaranteed a private ride where the price is US$70 per person.