Roatan Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Roatan is a top-rated snorkeling destination in the Caribbean Sea.
Loved this West Bay snorkel day.
Sail Date: March 2019
Loved this West Bay snorkel day. Booked independently trough Banarama. The snorkeling is truly wonderful right off the beach. As you face the water, turn left and walk down the beach towards "the rock". Then walk right in the ... Read More
Loved this West Bay snorkel day. Booked independently trough Banarama. The snorkeling is truly wonderful right off the beach. As you face the water, turn left and walk down the beach towards "the rock". Then walk right in the water. Bananarama provided armed security at our beach chairs, transportation and a drink. The RC excursion "beach" is about 100 yards down the way... Remember though, when you book on your own you are booking local time, not ship time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Jolly Roger Catamaran Snorkeling and Lunch - Well organized company, excellent snorkeling, ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Jolly Roger Catamaran Snorkeling and Lunch - Well organized company, excellent snorkeling, although it seemed to go by too fast! Lunch was provided right after snorkeling with rum punch. Lunch was fair...chicken, fresh watermelon and ... Read More
Jolly Roger Catamaran Snorkeling and Lunch - Well organized company, excellent snorkeling, although it seemed to go by too fast! Lunch was provided right after snorkeling with rum punch. Lunch was fair...chicken, fresh watermelon and slaw were good, pasta salad had a super strong herb seasoned dressing that made it inedible. Overall, I would have enjoyed more time in the water, but the crew was fun, encouraging dancing on deck and the snorkeling was fantastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The water was beautiful, the guides were polite and efficient, and we had a great time.
Sail Date: March 2019
The water was beautiful, the guides were polite and efficient, and we had a great time. The bar next door was great for some local Monkey La-la cocktails.
The water was beautiful, the guides were polite and efficient, and we had a great time. The bar next door was great for some local Monkey La-la cocktails. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked a private catamaran trip with 15 people, for snorkeling and beach stop.
Sail Date: March 2019
Booked a private catamaran trip with 15 people, for snorkeling and beach stop. Was a refreshing and enjoyable time with small group, great food on board and fun crew.
Booked a private catamaran trip with 15 people, for snorkeling and beach stop. Was a refreshing and enjoyable time with small group, great food on board and fun crew. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Snorkeling trip through RC was so poorly managed and the way they transported us felt like we were ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Snorkeling trip through RC was so poorly managed and the way they transported us felt like we were being smuggled through islands. I saw more fish on the shore compared to what I saw at the spots where they took us
Snorkeling trip through RC was so poorly managed and the way they transported us felt like we were being smuggled through islands. I saw more fish on the shore compared to what I saw at the spots where they took us Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Two large groups were loaded onto a small boat to go to the snorkeling area.
Sail Date: March 2019
Two large groups were loaded onto a small boat to go to the snorkeling area. They took us to a dead part of the barrier reef. The whole time we were snorkeling they were blowing whistles and yelling at us. Lots of confusion, no fish, ... Read More
Two large groups were loaded onto a small boat to go to the snorkeling area. They took us to a dead part of the barrier reef. The whole time we were snorkeling they were blowing whistles and yelling at us. Lots of confusion, no fish, dead coral and they kept asking for a tip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Like all other reviewers, this was a remarkable excursion.
Sail Date: March 2019
Like all other reviewers, this was a remarkable excursion. The kayak out through the the mangroves was very relaxing, and the snorkeling was spectacular. Our guide kindly pointed out fish we would probably not have seen on our own such as ... Read More
Like all other reviewers, this was a remarkable excursion. The kayak out through the the mangroves was very relaxing, and the snorkeling was spectacular. Our guide kindly pointed out fish we would probably not have seen on our own such as a lion fish, large angel fish, and a sting ray. Barb was a charming hostess and great storyteller. Her love of nature and natural remedies was very inspiring. I only wish that we had more time at the lodge as it was a beautiful oasis and we had several hours left before having to return to the ship. Perhaps an option to pay to stay longer could be included in the future? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Disappointing to snorkel on a dead reef in only 3 or 4 feet of water.
Sail Date: March 2019
Disappointing to snorkel on a dead reef in only 3 or 4 feet of water.
Disappointing to snorkel on a dead reef in only 3 or 4 feet of water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went out on a boat from the Infinity Resort, went snorkeling for an hour.
Sail Date: February 2019
Went out on a boat from the Infinity Resort, went snorkeling for an hour. Loved it, it was so amazing. Highly recommend. 20 bucks for snorkeling, they had gear if you didn't.
Went out on a boat from the Infinity Resort, went snorkeling for an hour. Loved it, it was so amazing. Highly recommend. 20 bucks for snorkeling, they had gear if you didn't. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We got a taxi right outside of the port ($20-30 per person paid after you return) which took us to ...
Sail Date: February 2019
We got a taxi right outside of the port ($20-30 per person paid after you return) which took us to Infinity Bay Resort on West Bay Beach. Entry to the Resort was $20/ea and we paid $20/ea extra for a boat to take us out to the reef to ... Read More
We got a taxi right outside of the port ($20-30 per person paid after you return) which took us to Infinity Bay Resort on West Bay Beach. Entry to the Resort was $20/ea and we paid $20/ea extra for a boat to take us out to the reef to snorkel. We also bought nachos/lunch there. The resort was beautiful and included chairs, which the staff/driver hauled and set up for us. The resort had an armed security guard on the beach, so I don't know if theft is usual in the area, but he and the driver watched all of our belongings while we cruised. Overall, we paid much more than I was expecting due to our mistaken information that you could easily access the beach for snorkeling. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Short boat ride to snorkeling area, the best snorkeling we have done so far on a cruise excursion ...
Sail Date: February 2019
Short boat ride to snorkeling area, the best snorkeling we have done so far on a cruise excursion with lots to see - loved the puffer fish! water was very shallow so had to take care not to touch the reefs. Nice time spent on the beach ... Read More
Short boat ride to snorkeling area, the best snorkeling we have done so far on a cruise excursion with lots to see - loved the puffer fish! water was very shallow so had to take care not to touch the reefs. Nice time spent on the beach afterwards. Could have done with a bit more time with the iguanas as felt a bit rushed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The snorkeling is in the ocean, just a heads up.
Sail Date: February 2019
The snorkeling is in the ocean, just a heads up.
The snorkeling is in the ocean, just a heads up. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went to Tabyana beach.
Sail Date: February 2019
Went to Tabyana beach. This was by far the best snorkeling we've done in the caribbean. Lots of fish, great coral, can walk out right from the beach, water was very clear and there was a lot to look at.
Went to Tabyana beach. This was by far the best snorkeling we've done in the caribbean. Lots of fish, great coral, can walk out right from the beach, water was very clear and there was a lot to look at. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Snorkeling was a surprise addition to our day, which we added on with the company that ran the ...
Sail Date: February 2019
Snorkeling was a surprise addition to our day, which we added on with the company that ran the horse back riding. It was a great experience, though as a beardy I had some trouble with the rental mask.
Snorkeling was a surprise addition to our day, which we added on with the company that ran the horse back riding. It was a great experience, though as a beardy I had some trouble with the rental mask. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Even though the leader of the group took off and left us behind, we eventually found the skyride ...
Sail Date: February 2019
Even though the leader of the group took off and left us behind, we eventually found the skyride and got to the beach. Loved it and the staff was very nice too.
Even though the leader of the group took off and left us behind, we eventually found the skyride and got to the beach. Loved it and the staff was very nice too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tabyana Beach resort was great.
Sail Date: February 2019
Tabyana Beach resort was great. Our guide was very informative and helpful. Nice guy. We had a delicious lunch which was provided with our excursion. Air Conditioned bus ride to and from the resort. All the locals we met were so nice.
Tabyana Beach resort was great. Our guide was very informative and helpful. Nice guy. We had a delicious lunch which was provided with our excursion. Air Conditioned bus ride to and from the resort. All the locals we met were so nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Roatan has some of the best live reef in the world!
Sail Date: January 2019
Roatan has some of the best live reef in the world! Was a thrill to see a coral reef alive and thriving for once!
Roatan has some of the best live reef in the world! Was a thrill to see a coral reef alive and thriving for once! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tabyana Beach was clean, snorkeling was excellent, food was ok.
Sail Date: January 2019
Tabyana Beach was clean, snorkeling was excellent, food was ok.
Tabyana Beach was clean, snorkeling was excellent, food was ok. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Roatan Ocean Adventures.....Herbert was the best!
Sail Date: January 2019
Roatan Ocean Adventures.....Herbert was the best!
Roatan Ocean Adventures.....Herbert was the best! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Follow their advise and bring sunscreen!
Sail Date: January 2019
Follow their advise and bring sunscreen! The ride to the reef was long and rough. Many people got seasick, including myself. Bring Dramamine! The reef is nice and the fish are beautiful. I would do this again, but in a different port.
Follow their advise and bring sunscreen! The ride to the reef was long and rough. Many people got seasick, including myself. Bring Dramamine! The reef is nice and the fish are beautiful. I would do this again, but in a different port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Jolly Roger crew was terrific.
Sail Date: January 2019
Jolly Roger crew was terrific. Different colors of vests depending on ability. They even took excellent photos free of charge and displayed then on their website for us to download. This was VERY appreciated.
Jolly Roger crew was terrific. Different colors of vests depending on ability. They even took excellent photos free of charge and displayed then on their website for us to download. This was VERY appreciated. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We pay 50 usd for 2 in one private taxi for few hours.
Sail Date: January 2019
We pay 50 usd for 2 in one private taxi for few hours. We went to the West Bay but we had to ask explicitly for the public access thru Bananamara Rd. Thanks to cruise critic board for help about this. 50 usd include tip and parking (1 ... Read More
We pay 50 usd for 2 in one private taxi for few hours. We went to the West Bay but we had to ask explicitly for the public access thru Bananamara Rd. Thanks to cruise critic board for help about this. 50 usd include tip and parking (1 usd/hour). The snorkeling was great but we didn't know exactly the layout of the reef. We got trapped few times with very shallow sharp reef. Later when we return to the port we saw a map showing the layout and the safe place. This could be useful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Snorkeling at the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world.
Sail Date: January 2019
Snorkeling at the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. Amazing experience! There are guides to go out with you and show you all the local types of fish and coral so bring a Go-Pro camera as there is a lot to see! There is fire coral ... Read More
Snorkeling at the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. Amazing experience! There are guides to go out with you and show you all the local types of fish and coral so bring a Go-Pro camera as there is a lot to see! There is fire coral here as well as sea urchins so having the guide was helpful so we could get close but not too close to something that could hurt us. Our guide brought some kind of food flakes that attracted the fish and several species of fish came out in schools and followed us and they had no problem being close enough to touch us. The guide would also swim down and point out things or pick things up to show us. He was very attentive to the physical condition of those in the group and would swim along at a pace that was easy for everyone. He would stop frequently to let people just float and rest so they were not constantly kicking to keep up with the group. If you have a pair of fins or are familiar with diving or snorkeling, it may not be a bad idea to bring your own fins. The ones they let you borrow are used and may not be the best fit. I had one fin that had broken rubber where the boot met the fin. It allowed my toes to stick out and the broken edge would chaff the top of my foot just behind my toes every time I kicked, creating a blister. They provide a vest that you blow into a couple of times to get it to inflate. this keeps you on the surface as you snorkel. There are a couple of places where you have to swim over the reef without touching the coral and depending on the tide, you may get really close to it. Plus some people are not as fit or familiar with snorkeling, swimming or diving. The water was warm and I did not wear a shirt. I got chaffed under the arms by the vest. It's a generic size and is not something high-quality like a diving buoyancy compensator. A shirt would have prevented the chaffing. Lockers are available for $5 (I think we pay $10, then they give you $5 back when you turn in the key). They also had decent rest rooms for changing clothes. I recommend flip-flops or sandals that you would not mind getting sand in them. A lunch buffet was included at this excursion. The food was good but I did not eat too much because I planned on spending a lot of time in the water after lunch. The beach was BEAUTIFUL. You can take pictures here that would look like what you see on a post card. There are a lot of local vendors on the beach. My wife and I nicknamed it Hustle Beach. They guys spend all day walking back and forth pushing their goods. There were a few booths off to the side but most of the people were on food selling everything from jewelry and trinkets to T-shirts and hats. The beach has a lot of nice beach chairs set up where you can relax under the coconut trees. The hustlers are not allowed up by the chairs, but they line up along the beach between the chairs and the water so you cannot get into the water without them getting a chance to approach you about buying something. There is a security guard to keep watch of guest on the beach and make sure the hustlers don't come too close to the chairs. The hustlers will go knee deep into the water and it looks like they cannot come any closer to the chairs than the high tide mark. We sat in the front of chairs so we were pretty close to them. Sunglasses will help avoid eye contact. If you forget to bring sunglasses, they will sell you some ;) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did the Jolly Roger snorkel trip and highly recommend it.
Sail Date: December 2018
Did the Jolly Roger snorkel trip and highly recommend it. This was our second time with them and we had a blast. Good things about this trip were: sunny weather, they furnished good snorkel equipment, awesome crew that took pictures ... Read More
Did the Jolly Roger snorkel trip and highly recommend it. This was our second time with them and we had a blast. Good things about this trip were: sunny weather, they furnished good snorkel equipment, awesome crew that took pictures which they emailed to us if wanted, open bar and crew was very attentive to every skill level. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The excursion place took us there on a broken down bus which kept stalling out.
Sail Date: December 2018
The excursion place took us there on a broken down bus which kept stalling out. Then the beach was gross. The snorkeling part was fun and the reeef was beautiful.
The excursion place took us there on a broken down bus which kept stalling out. Then the beach was gross. The snorkeling part was fun and the reeef was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International