Reef Snorkel by Boat
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.
Reviewer: C. Shelton
There was a total of 7 passengers for this snorkel trip. Just a few minutes from cast off to arrive at the first shallow water snorkel. Great reef! Good 45 minutes there, then another very short trip to the second spot. That was just a bit deeper and magnificent. The boat captain was quite adept and the snorkel guide was wonderful! Would highly recommend!
Reviewer: Roger Huffaker
This was an enjoyable tour. Pick-up OUTSIDE the gate was easy - dont' search among the booths inside the port area. We saw facets of Roatan, both favorable and less favorable, on the roughly 45 minute trip from the ship to the resort. The boat crew was very friendly and professional. While we brought our own equipment, the tour operators equipment was good quality. We had booked 2 snorkel sessions so they took us out twice, each time with a different set of folks doing a different mix of shore excursions. Overall the snorkeling was good -- a lot of interesting coral but not that many fish. Still very enjoyable. The second trip was a little slower as there were essentially non-swimmers in the group. One of the crew pulled them along the coral on an inner tube and reassured them as they went. It was a very nice and gracious thing to do. It did, however, reduce the snorkeling trip time a bit. We got back to the ship on time and well before scheduled "all-aboard".
Great people, good trip, transportation guide was fun and provided a lot if local information on the ride over to the resort site. The snorkeling was in 2 places with the second place adjusted to fit our capabilities. the boat crew was very good and since there were only 2 of us it was like have a private guide.
After being surrounded by the masses on the cruise ship, this excursion was a welcome respite. Just our family plus a family of three on our boat made for a fabulous outing. Great guides and management.