Water taxis are used on Roatán and Guanaja. On Roatán, they are useful for getting between West End and West Bay, and for exploring Oak Ridge, which is set around a small bay. On Guanaja, you’ll need a water taxi to get between the main village, which is on a small cay, and the island proper.
You can rent cars on Roatán and motorcycles on all three islands. However, rentals are not cheap – around US$50 per day plus fuel costs.
Taxis ferry people all around Roatán, and to a lesser degree Utila. Colectivo (public transportion) fares are reasonable (US$1 to $2), but private rates can be high (US$10 or more). Be sure to establish the type of service you want – and how much it’s going to cost – before you get in the car. On Roatán, taxi prices go up whenever a cruise ship is in dock and after 6pm.