Maritime Travel Throughout Honduras

Maritime Travel throughout Honduras offers the easiest and most affordable way to travel to the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Because of its insular department, the Bay Islands, maritime travel throughout Honduras is something that you will certainly be doing. The most important city in the country when it comes to the use of ferry boats as transportation is La Ceiba, located on the Caribbean Coast of Honduras.

This is without doubt the capital of maritime travel throughout Honduras. The Utila Princess and Utila Dream ferries serve the island of Utila from La Ceiba. In addition the Galaxy Wave, and her sister ship, the Tropical Wave provide passenger service between La Ceiba and Roatan. Don’t get the misconception that this service involves large vessels that transport vehicles, cargo and passengers. In the case of all the above mentioned services, we are talking of solely passenger service.

La Ceiba to Utila Route

Utila Princess                                                                                  Utila Dream

(Utila Princess Service discontinued as of June 19, 2016)

Route Departure Route Departure
Utila – La Ceiba   6:20 Utila – La Ceiba   6:20
La Ceiba – Utila   9:30 La Ceiba – Utila   9:00
Utila – La Ceiba 14:00 Utila – La Ceiba 14:30
La Ceiba – Utila 16:00 La Ceiba – Utila 16:30

Utila to Roatan Route

Utila Dream Utila to Roatan Route

 Route Departure
Utila – Roatan 10:30
Roatan – Utila 13:00

Please note that the Roatan Utila Dream operation is from the Coconut Tree dock at West End, Roatan. Utila Dream Ferry operates between Utila and Roatan only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

La Ceiba to Roatan Route

In addition the Galaxy Wave, and her sister ship, the Tropical Wave provide passenger service between La Ceiba and Roatan. Don’t get the misconception that this service involves large vessels that transport vehicles, cargo and passengers. In the case of all the above mentioned services, we are talking of solely passenger service.

         Galaxy Wave & Tropical Wave

Route Departure
Roatan – La Ceiba 7:00
La Ceiba – Roatan 9:30
Roatan – La Ceiba 14:00
La Ceiba – Roatan 16:30

La Ceiba to La Moskitia Route

Another alternative of for maritime travel throughout Honduras departing from La Ceiba,  is the random ferry service that departs roughly once a week to Puerto Lempira, on the far eastern end of Honduras and generally known as the Honduran Moskito Coast or “La Moskitia” The vessel that makes this trip is the Perseverancia Express, and it is an overnight trip.

Trujillo to Guanaja Route

In addition, there is ferry service from the port city of Trujillo, located 100 miles east of La Ceiba on highway CA13 that services the island of Guanaja. This service is provided on the Pearl Princess and operates three times a week: Monday, Friday and Sunday.

Pearl Princess Trujillo Guanaja Route Schedule

Route Departure
Guanaja – Trujillo 7:00
Trujillo – Guanaja 14:00

This same vessel, the Pearl Princess is also offering service between Guanaja and Roatan for the first time. Previously, the only way to travel between these two islands was to travel to the mainland and then get the ferry going to the other island. This resulted in a time consuming trip that also was quite expensive. The Pearl Princess is offering service between Guanaja and the community of Oakridge in the East End of Roatan. This service is available twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday.

Roatan to Guanaja Route

Pearl Princess Guanaja to Roatan Route Schedule

Route Departure
Guanaja – Oakridge 7:00
Oakridge – Guanaja 14:00

 

Finally, there is a ferry service operating between Puerto Cortes and the town of Placencia in Belize. This is without doubt the fastest route between Belize and Honduras, as you completely bypass Guatemala. This service operates between Puerto Cortes and Placencia once a week, departing on Mondays and returns from Placencia to Puerto Cortes on Fridays.  For reservations you can call (504) 2665 0726 and 9991 0778.