We Booked Our Own Roatan Excursion

Roatan Excursion Jetski/Waverunner

Ever wonder about booking your own excursions on a cruise? We booked our own Roatan excursion. Here’s how it went.

Here’s what you’ll see in this video:

Our family shares our first-time experience exploring Roatan, Honduras, on a cruise. We detail our adventure, from selecting an excursion with Shore Excursion Group to jet skiing at West End and visiting a sloth and monkey sanctuary. We’ll emphasize the benefits of smaller, private tours and offer resources for booking and packing for shore excursions.

What’s Roatan Like?

Exploring Roatan with a guide is like using a map in a treasure hunt; it leads you to hidden gems, ensures you don’t miss the wonders along the way, and enriches the journey with unexpected delights, such as holding a sloth or zooming on jet skis, turning a simple exploration into an unforgettable adventure.

Video Notes

  • 🚢 First-time visit to Roatan during their 41st cruise.
  • 🏝️ We chose Coxen Hole port for its proximity to beautiful beaches and activities.
  • 🐠 Excited to explore the world’s second-largest barrier reef.
  • 🌊 Selected a jet skiing excursion through Shore Excursion Group for a personalized adventure.
  • 🛵 Enjoyed a 30-minute exhilarating jet ski ride at West End.
  • 🏖️ Opted not to linger at the beach, moving on to new experiences.
  • 🦥 Added a visit to a sloth and monkey sanctuary, enhancing the trip with unique wildlife encounters.
  • 📸 Captured the adventure with GoPros, preserving memories.
  • 🛍️ Highlighted shopping and dining experiences in Roatan.
  • 📚 Offered resources and links for planning similar excursions.


  • Roatan: An island off the north coast of Honduras, known for its beautiful beaches and the world’s second-largest barrier reef.
  • Shore Excursion Group: A company that offers a variety of excursions for cruise passengers, known for its smaller, more personalized tours.
  • Jet Skiing: A water sport involving riding a small, jet-propelled vehicle across the water’s surface.
  • West End and West Bay: Locations in Roatan known for their beauty and tourist attractions, with West Bay being famous for its stunning beach.
  • Sloth and Monkey Sanctuary: A conservation and tourist attraction in Roatan where visitors can interact with sloths and monkeys.
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  • Rash Guard: A garment worn in water sports to protect the skin from the sun and abrasions.


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Sheri and her family are cruise content creators focused on providing practical tips and advice to new and seasoned cruisers. CruiseTipsTV’s audience enjoys following Sheri and her family as they travel the world by ship creating travel films. Sheri has visited destinations like Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean, and has experienced 33 cruises on 6 cruise lines. She was named one of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 10 Travel Influencers Changing How We Vacation in 2018 and 2019. Sheri has been quoted in the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, Prevention, and Business Innovator Radio. Her YouTube Channel, CruiseTipsTV has over 87,000 subscribers and 17 million views.