Rusty Fish
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Rusty Fish makes artwork out of recycled materials. Most of which comes from the garbage dump. The Rusty Fish store benefits 60 local families. Providing a way for them to make an income and support their families. Beyond recycled artwork we also have the best selection of locally made wood carvings, local stone carving, paintings by local artisans and handmade jewelry. 100% of our items are made on the Island. Giving you a unique gift and enabling you to help locals by purchasing their artwork.
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  • Lisa K
    103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Honduran art stop
    There are a few on the island, we visited two, but the best one was the smaller of the two in West End. Unique finds, all made by the locals. Gentleman out front sold hand carved items which were really unique. Purchased a couple things from him, and from inside. Variety of items all of a variety of price points.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 26, 2023
  • Peter S
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place
    Great little place with hand made items. This is our 4th trip to Roatan and this is one of My wife’s must do when we go. She picked up some nice unique earrings. Recommend going in here.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
  • Jon M
    Chandler, Arizona17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for gifts
    The place has great souvenirs that are all made from recycled materials. Alexa and . Evorn were very helpful in helping me pick some awesome souvenirs. Also in front of the shop, there is a wood carver named Frank who makes some amazing things.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 19, 2024
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Julia M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
I was able to get beautiful gifts for family here. Every artist uses recycled materials found on the island. There are many hand carved items, recycled metal items and so much gorgeous jewelry I had a hard time picking! The shop keepers are friendly and knowledgeable. And they take Visa or MasterCard. I highly recommend stopping in this gem of a gift shop.
Written July 13, 2022
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Jideker71
Reno, NV6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is the neatest little store that we visited on the island. If you're looking for unique, handmade items that you cannot get elsewhere on the lsland this is the place. The wall sculptures/wall art are made from recycled items such as washing machines and metal drums. It is all, we are told, made on Roatan by the locals. Each item I purchased had a tag with the artist's photo and name. Totally fun and colorful! They also have jewelry and other items. It's only about 20 minutes by car from West Bay.
Written May 10, 2022
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dcostabile2016
New Fairfield, CT22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you are looking for unique art made by local artists, this is the place. You can find fish made out of pieces of metal or bottle caps or silverware. There is a gentleman in the front of the store making wood carvings. The art is very creative and the artists are enjoyable to chat with.
Written May 15, 2022
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Michele N
Laredo, TX27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Our private guide took us snorkeling in the West End. We told him we did not want to see the same stuff you see at every port. He took us to this whimsical, fun, creative store that makes art out of recycled materials. This perfect store had exactly the type of different, fun momentos we wanted to remind us of beautiful Roatan. Miss Evorn James was running the shop and she is just a fun, vibrant person. We felt like she was family after a few minutes. We could have stayed talking to her for hours. Just a delightful person. We ended up getting most of our souvenirs here. Absolutely loved this place and Evorn. 💗
Written May 17, 2023
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Lisa K
Michigan103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
There are a few on the island, we visited two, but the best one was the smaller of the two in West End. Unique finds, all made by the locals. Gentleman out front sold hand carved items which were really unique. Purchased a couple things from him, and from inside. Variety of items all of a variety of price points.
Written December 26, 2023
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Jon M
Chandler, AZ17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The place has great souvenirs that are all made from recycled materials. Alexa and . Evorn were very helpful in helping me pick some awesome souvenirs. Also in front of the shop, there is a wood carver named Frank who makes some amazing things.
Written April 19, 2024
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Profe A
Austin, MN37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
A trip to Roatan isn’t complete without a stop at the Rusty Fish. This gun little shop epitomizes the island and it’s care for the environment. Great place to pick up a few souvenirs at the same time as you support local artists repurposing materials. So fun!
Written April 5, 2021
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b w
Coral Springs, FL111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I always like to buy a pair of inexpensive earrings when i travel. They're easy to transport, will remind of the place I've been, and will actually be used (rather than put in a drawer or on a shelf). This place checked all the boxes. I ended up with 3 (!) pairs of earrings from here, made in Roatan (not in China!) from Hondaran items (eg, coins). And for a good cause. Win-win.
PS - There's many other items besides earrings, too.
Written January 31, 2020
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Peter S
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great little place with hand made items. This is our 4th trip to Roatan and this is one of My wife’s must do when we go. She picked up some nice unique earrings. Recommend going in here.
Written March 24, 2024
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JULIE S
Nashville, TN58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Loved this delightful shop with Christmas ornaments, jewelry, on of a kind island artwork (some even made from recycled metal from the island!). Very fair prices and you're supporting people who actually live on the island, not expats who have set up shop in that area and double prices. This is a great value with wonderful people working there.
Written May 23, 2019
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