Jolly Roger Catamaran Snorkel Roatan - My wife and I did this excursion as part of our visit to the island on an NCL cruise ship, and we both found the day to be one of the highlights of our trip. Jolly Roger operates several vessels, and we were fortunate to end up on the Endless Summer with about 25-30 other guests. The embarkation point is in West Bay, about a 25min bus ride from Coxen Bay and the cruise ship terminal. The catamaran itself was excellent, plenty of open sunny deck space, restrooms onboard, and the boat was very clean and well organized. The skipper and his crew did an excellent job making us feel very welcome from the moment we stepped aboard. We had our own kit with us, but the excursion was provided all the snorkeling gear needed for the morning, and it all appeared to be excellent gear all in good repair. It is about a 30 min sail to the reef site, which is a beautiful and breathtaking location of varying depths, full of coral and other sea life, including some sea turtles, small sharks, and a myriad of tropical fish. The crew took a safety first approach and divided the group by ability, and had plenty of staff in the water with each group to monitor all of us in case anyone had issues. While we were in the water, a piping hot lunch of roast chicken, rice, beans and watermelon was delivered, which we washed down with complimentary rum drinks and soft drinks after about 60 minutes in the water on the reef. The crew was simply excellent throughout, friendly and engaged, and the cruise ended up with the Captain handing everyone some Honduran currency as a souvenir. Overall an excellent experience, and we would not only recommend it, but would happily do the same excursion again on our next visit to Roatan. Oh, and some very cool souvenir t-shirts available onboard for $20 USD as a great souvenir of the day as well. Highly recommended!
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