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

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Horseback riding in Paradise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Laurie G
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Was on a Royal Caribbean Cruise and we decided that we would go Horseback Riding in Roatan. i found El Rancho online, and read the reviews and decided to give it a go. It was great, we rode Trigger and Gerald. our guide Sharkey was great. he took us throught the jungle and trails thru his land where he grew... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My family (2 kids - 7 & 9 YO) took at morning ride with Shorkey (the owner) during our week in Roatan. Shorkey made sure that we were all on horses that were suited to our riding ability - and make sure my 7 YO was safe when we were near traffic! We had a great ride through the jungle... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We found El Rancho on tripadvisor and decided this is how we wanted to spend our time on Roatan during our cruise stop. We started e-mailing with the owner and got everything setup with her ahead of time including the taxi/guide for the day. Everything was well explained to us and went exactly as planned. Shirkie got us all setup... More 

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Gulfport, MS
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My daughter and I went on a tour with Victor Bodden while in Roatan and selected this ranch as one of the things we would do while we were in port for the day. We had so much fun!! Our guide took us along the streets of the city and along the beach. We even walked in the beautiful clear... More 

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Valencia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We booked with Roos-Marie online - great communication and fast replies from her. We took a taxi (Victor Bodden's) from our cruise ship to the ranch and were extremely pleased with what we found. The horses were obviously well-cared for and at-ease with everyone from young children to adults. (In response to a previous post - Yes, the stable is... More 

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Birmingham Traveller
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I did the horse riding and West Bay trip advertised on their website and it was the best day of our holiday. From start to finish the organisation was excellent and the people really friendly. We booked this ourselves as we were in Roatan for the day off a cruise ship. They gave us precise information on where to meet... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This was a fantastic and unique excursion my boyfriend and I participated in while visiting Roatan on our cruise (Caribbean Princess) last week. We booked directly with the facility which was very easy to do by email. Roosmarie arranged our transportation from the port to the facility ( and to the beach after our ride) which went smoothly. Let me... More 

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