Activities

Many of our guests may just want to ease into the beauty and tranquility of the island life, relaxing on the beautiful beaches with a good book or taking long walks with steady trade winds caressing their face. Other guests with more ambitious pursuits in mind will be very pleased with the variety of activities at their disposal. Roatan is laced by the second largest coral reef in the world. The reefs here are protected all the way from Sandy Bay to the western tip of the island. The clear, sparkling Caribbean waters and the abundant underwater life provide for some of the most spectacular scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. Foster's will be happy to arrange snorkel tours, fishing trips or other excursions. Foster's son, Gerrilee Diaz, also provides for islands tours from half day to full day in the comfort of an air conditioned van. Diving packages, including resort courses and diving certification, are readily available for those guests interested in diving thru Hammerhead Scuba Dive Shop. www.hammerheadscuba.com



  Snorkeling

Snorkeling is amazing right out front at West Bay. A short walk down the idyllic beach toward the south end provides for an even closer reef experience. Here the reef practically meets the shore and is an easy swim providing a panorama of brilliantly colored fish and swaying sea fans. For those of you who do not bring your own, nearby shops rent snorkeling gear for about $10.00 per day or thru Daniel at the hotel for $8 per day. Daniel also offers snorkel. excursions by boat around $25.00 for about 1 ½ hours per person without gear and $30.00 per person including gear, 2 person minimum.

  Diving

Diving around Roatan is spectacular and attracts scuba divers from all over the world. Our associate dive shop can provide for a variety of dives and courses, including dive packages, introductory courses and complete certification. Hammerhead Scuba Dive Shop will be happy to arrange for your diving needs at very affordable prices.

In the event of a decompression emergency, Roatan has a recompression tank at the Anthony Key’s Medical Center approximately 15 minutes from West Bay by boat or vehicle.

  Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity for vacationers. Foster's can arrange fishing trips ranging from half day or full day. Gear is also be provided. The clear Caribbean waters are plentiful with barracuda and tuna year round, and Wahoo and Dorado from September to February. The average price for fishing, including gear, is around $500 for ½ day and $800 for full day


 

Island Tours

Our island tours will show you the real Roatan. The tours can be tailored to our client’s specific requests. Whether you wish to spend the bulk of your time touring the East end of the island, stopping in the town of Oakridge, perhaps touring the mangroves, or in Punta Gorda, visiting the Garifuna village, visit the amazing Iguana Farm, a natural sanctuary for the iguanas, or Marble Hill Farm, who make fresh, local jams for guests, to sample. Stopping and visiting the Mayan Eden Ecological Park at NormaLinda, or taking a skiff to Frenchies Caye, perhaps for a bite of lunch are just some of the options.

Air conditioned 12 passenger van, bi-lingual, knowledgeable, friendly Driver.
  • 1/2 Day Tours - Approximate Tour Time : 4 hours. Pricing: $15 per person- Minimum 4 persons
  • Full Day Tours– Approximate Tour Time: 8 hours Pricing: $30 per person– minimum 4 persons.
*** Additional fees for entry to some attractions are not included and will be paid separately.
Iguana  

Iguana Farm

Iguana Farm reserve at French Key makes for an interesting visit. There are around 3,000 iguanas of several different species. A local islander has set up this reserve to conserve these magnificent and mild-mannered species. Take the road leading east from French Harbour one will see signs which show the direction to the farm. Entrance fee is $5.00.
Dolphins  

Dolphin Interaction

Dolphin interaction, which is a highlight of many guests, can be found at the Institute for Marine Sciences at Sandy Bay (Anthony's Key). This is a research and educational facility where you can also swim, snorkel or dive with the dolphins. Foster's can arrange transportation there and back by boat or guests can also take a taxi or public mini-bus. Fees for snorkeling and diving with the dolphins are around $75.00 to $100.00, respectively. There are also several dolphin shows almost daily (except Wednesdays).The fee is $4.00.
 

Many Other Activities

Many other activities, such as zip line, horseback riding, wildlife preserve, glass bottom boat tours, sunset cruises, jungle tours and others are available. Foster's will be happy to arrange or make recommendations for desired activities not provided directly.