roatan island transportation
By air, Roatan Island is only about two hours from the U.S. mainland, with most flights coming through Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, or Houston. Roatan International Airport serves direct and/or connecting flights by Delta, United, American, Continental, and TACA airlines from cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Flights from North America also arrive at mainland Honduras airports with commuter flights to Roatan. And, of course, charter flights are available.
Should you choose to fly into Honduras’ La Ceiba Airport (on the north coast of Honduras), you can take the ferry boat over to Roatan. Galaxy Wave, the ferry service, offers trips between La Ceiba and The Island twice a day. The duration of the journey is about one hour and 20 minutes.
There are two cruise ship ports on Roatan Island: one at the Coxen Hole Town Center, the other at the Mahogany Bay Cruise Center. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and NCL liners dock at Coxen Hole. Carnival, Princess, Costa, Holland America, and Regent ships dock at Mahogany Bay. At each cruise ship terminal, taxis are plentiful, and minivans and busses are positioned nearby to take customers to locales throughout The Island.