Reef Snorkel by Boat
Had it with cruise line crowds? No worries with this small group Roatan Reef Snorkel by Boat Tour.
After meeting your driver at the pier area, you will travel approximately 30 minutes to reach your boat. Depending on the weather and sea conditions of the day, your captain will choose the location that will give you the most memorable experience for your Roatan excursion.
Setting out with your small group, usually 6 to 15 snorkelers only, you will motor to an area where the large boats with mobs of people don't go. Here, with your experienced Roatan excursion guide, you will snorkel with plenty of elbow room on the spectacular, unspoiled reef. Fins, mask and snorkel are included in the price.
After your first snorkeling adventure, you will take a short break before traveling to a different site for a second snorkel. While you make your way to the second snorkeling site, you can lounge in the shade under the boat's cover and relax. Besides the multicolored corals, you will see a wide range of marine life, including tropical colored fish you usually only see in an aquarium. You will spend about 1 hour at each of the snorkel stops. Feel free to return to the boat whenever you wish, as your guide will never venture far from where the boat is moored. After the tour ends, and if time allows, you can also enjoy some free time at the nearby resort and beach. At the appointed time, you will be transferred back to the cruise pier.
Please Note: A Roatan Marine Park fee of $5 US (additional cost) per person will be collected upon arrival.
After leaving the Carnival cruise ship you have to walk about 10 minutes to outside the immediate terminal area. The van we rode in was a little snug for my husband who is over 6 foot. I was comfortable. But you will have to sit close to others. We drove for around 30 minutes through Roatan. Lots of tight roads and passing slower vehicles. Arrived safely at the dive shop. The staff was helpful. Our small group of 7 went snorkeling at two different sites. Lots of fish and diversity. It was very pretty. The beach at the resort was just amazing. We had 2 hours to relax. We had lunch. There is a buffet (15 dollars per person) we decided to share the hondurian platter. It was very good. Would definitely go again and recommend to anyone.
Reviewer: Annie Cruz-Porter
My daughter and I had a GREAT time on this excursion! Safety was of paramount importance, the snorkeling guide was knowledgeable. We snorkeled in two different locations - and really took in the reef. Refreshing fruit was on offer after each snorkel. The resort that this activity was attached to was low key and very relaxing. We even tried the lunch buffet there following the snorkel. I would do this again in a heartbeat if we came back to Roatan (and I plan on it!).
Great snorkeling in Roatan! Small group of us on the boat - 12 total. Great dive shop and nice guides. Totally recommend this excursion! Bring dry clothes to change into since it's about 45 min each way through the island.
We had an awesome time on this excursion. Easy pick up from the pier and great snorkeling. All staff were very friendly - would highly recommend!
Reviewer: William Tubbs
Our family of 5 had a blast on this trip. Easy ride from the terminal. Darrin runs a great dive shop. Our guide Dubin was terrific. We had the boat to ourselves and never felt rushed. Great bonus was access to a private secluded beach with amazing views.