Glass Bottom Boat
Glass Bottom Boat
Roatan Island is renowned the world over for its lush and vivid marine life. And you'll see it all by glass-bottom boat on this Roatan excursion.
After meeting your driver at the pier area, you will travel approximately 30 minutes to reach your boat on Half Moon Bay on Roatan's West End. As it is situated on the second-largest reef system in the world, Roatan's claim to fame is under the sea off its coast. During your Roatan shore excursion, you will experience the magic and majesty of the reef from the comfort and security of your glass-bottom boat.
The boat is 44 feet long, 12 feet wide, is air conditioned and accommodates 28 passengers. The viewing area can be reached by a narrow staircase leading from the upper deck down into the hull of the boat. Here, metal benches fold down so you can sit and watch the underwater world go by. The windows face out, offering a much larger viewing field than the traditional glass bottoms that only look down.
While keeping comfortable and dry, you will be able to be face-to-face with sea fauna, untouched reef systems, eels, sharks, and a whole host of fish species. It is an unforgettable experience observing, photographing, and simply being one with the underwater ecosystem like never before. Your glass bottom cruise lasts approximately 40 minutes. After the tour, you will have a few minutes to take pictures or purchase a refreshment before you are transferred back to the cruise pier.
Our tour guide was fantastic. Great driver. Very informative. She even stopped to take picture of us with our phones by the beach for us. Took us to a few shops that we could pick up some souvenirs. Glass bottom bout was fun. Seen eels, tons of fish.
Reviewer: Cherry Khor
Our driver and tour guide, Kennia, was very knowledgeable, spoke English and enthusiastic in telling us about the culture and history of Roatan. On our way to the glass boat tour, we stopped by a chocolate and coffee factory/store. The glass boat experience was superb! Both older and younger people are able to enjoy the underwater life without getting wet.
Reviewer: Anna Smith
We loved the glass bottom boat. But the best part was getting to know William, our guide. He took us through the country and stopped at so many interesting places and was so knowledgeable about the land. He took so much time up with our 2 year old granddaughter who began running a fever and he found us a pharmacy to get her some medicine. He was awesome!! William made it our best excursion!!! And our granddaughter still talks about Mr. William!
Reviewer: Audrey Brade
Or'este our amazing driver took us to the dock, on the way telling us about the culture and history of the beautiful island of Roatan . At the dock we met the knowledgeable folks at Hyde Tours who took us out on the glass bottom boat. The sides are glass so we sat below on benches watching the fascinating world of "under the sea". Beautiful colored fish, coral and underwater plants. We learned so much about the ecosystem of the under water world around the island and the reef, and the efforts of the island people to protect it. Very worth well tour ! Thank you
Reviewer: Zeleena Mohamed
The tour was amazing. The whole trip there was amazing. Our guide took us to a souvenir shop, coffee factory tour, to see monkeys and macaws, and the glass bottom boat was the main event!! You see the entire coral, it’s like snorkeling but without getting wet! Our guide was very knowledgeable with the corals and species of fishes, she gave the guide in English and Spanish to accommodate her guest. I can’t swim so this was perfect for us.