Since I live in La Ceiba, travel to Roatan is easy. I have two options: I can fly or take the ferry. When I first moved to Honduras, I could only fly, as there was still no ferry service available. Fortunately, we now have a state of the art ferry that is efficient, safe and fast!
If you get stuck, and absolutely need to travel, head for the airport if you are in La Ceiba or Roatan. The airlines usually provide extra departures when the demand increases due to the closing of the port