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Address: West End, Honduras
Phone Number: 011 (504) 9687-1067
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Horseback riding tours

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A nice ride on a secluded sandy beach with good horses.

A nice island stable with reasonable horses. Trails are through the tropical forest and down to the beach. They have full moon night rides, but check the schedule on their web... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Owings Mills, Maryland
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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Roatan, I took a horseback ride with Shirkie, the owner at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas. What a treat! The horse he had me ride was gentle and responsive. Not barn sour at all. Shirkie was very knowledgeable about horseback riding and Roatan in general. I was treated to a private ride to the beach, something I've been waiting... More 

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Roseneath, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We planned the ride with Roosmarie, who was great. East to communicate with, and very prompt at answering emails. We showed up to the ranch, and no one was there. Sharkie showed up late and said someone stole his phone, so he bad mouthed Hondurans, and seemed like he was plastered. Obviously, none of the horses were ready, so we... More 

Thank Meredith P
Yorktown Heights, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Best. Excursion. EVARRRRRRRR!!!! Roosemarie gave us great directions, so we found the ranch right away and got a couple of young, healthy looking, well groomed horses. I got one named Trigger, and I found out why he was named that later. He was very well trained, responded quickly to my commands and he loved to gallop, and so do I... More 

Thank Matt S
Fort Myers, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Once off of our cruise ship we found our driver right away, after that everything went down hill from there. We arrived at the stables and the horses were not ready and the two guides that were there did not speak a lick of English. About 10 minutes after we arrived, our guide, Shirkie showed up completely hammered!!!! He was... More 

1 Thank Crystal M
Owings Mills, Maryland
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A nice island stable with reasonable horses. Trails are through the tropical forest and down to the beach. They have full moon night rides, but check the schedule on their web site for days available. I would make arrangements in advance, just a day or so before. Just off the main road between sandy bay and the West End. They... More 

1 Thank Quest42n8
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Everything we asked for we got and more! Three out of 8 wanted to ride while the others wanted snorkeling. Dixon Tours Driver Corvin waited for us as we ported. Dropped three for riding in which Shirkee was an unbelievable guide into the mangroves and beach at many points. He had so many stories to tell and all so wonderful.... More 

1 Thank jenseeg
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were so excited for this adventure. After several emails with Roosmaten, our entire experience was detailed....as she gave us several choices. Roosmaten was always very attentive and helpful. The Dixon tour rep was promptly waiting for us at our designated port spot. Our driver, Corbin, was amazing. He spoke perfect English and was always concerned for our best interest!... More 

1 Thank Kari R
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My friend Tara and I enjoyed our ride so much. Our guide Sharky was a great guy and you could tell he really loved his horses. He took us on the beach and through the woods and told us the history. The weather was beautiful and he made sure we got back to town ok. Great experience. Thanks for the... More 

1 Thank Laurie G
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was an excellent experience. We arrived at the ranch and met Sharkie and Kayla. It was my first time horse back riding, so I was a little nervous. They gave us a quick lesson on how to control the horses and off we went. The horses were very well trained and behaved. We never felt unsafe. Sharkie and Kayla... More 

2 Thank Jessica M
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went with El Rancho Barrio Dorcas after reading other reviews and we were super happy we did!! After hopping off the Carnival Splendor in Roatan, our driver -- Gerilee -- greeted us with a huge smile and great conversation! During the drive, he talked about the island that he grew up on and the changes over the past 10... More 

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