Roatan Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Roatan is a top-rated snorkeling destination in the Caribbean Sea.
Went out on a boat from the Infinity Resort, went snorkeling for an hour.
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
Sail Date February 2019
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 ...
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Short boat ride to snorkeling area, the best snorkeling we have done so far on a cruise excursion ...
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The snorkeling is in the ocean, just a heads up.
The snorkeling is in the ocean, just a heads up.
The snorkeling is in the ocean, just a heads up. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Bluest waters we ever saw and on the bus ride over (approx 30 minutes) our driver told us ...
Bluest waters we ever saw and on the bus ride over (approx 30 minutes) our driver told us interesting facts about the island. If you have mobility issues, the van is very cramped and not conducive to those that need assistance.
Bluest waters we ever saw and on the bus ride over (approx 30 minutes) our driver told us interesting facts about the island. If you have mobility issues, the van is very cramped and not conducive to those that need assistance. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went to Tabyana beach.
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Snorkeling was a surprise addition to our day, which we added on with the company that ran the ...
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Even though the leader of the group took off and left us behind, we eventually found the skyride ...
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tabyana Beach resort was great.
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Roatan has some of the best live reef in the world!
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
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tabyana Beach was clean, snorkeling was excellent, food was ok.
Tabyana Beach was clean, snorkeling was excellent, food was ok.
Tabyana Beach was clean, snorkeling was excellent, food was ok. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Roatan Ocean Adventures.....Herbert was the best!
Roatan Ocean Adventures.....Herbert was the best!
Roatan Ocean Adventures.....Herbert was the best! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Follow their advise and bring sunscreen!
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
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Jolly Roger crew was terrific.
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
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We pay 50 usd for 2 in one private taxi for few hours.
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
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Snorkeling at the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world.
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
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did the Jolly Roger snorkel trip and highly recommend it.
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
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The excursion place took us there on a broken down bus which kept stalling out.
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
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Mayan Princess all inclusive beach was good, but the beach panhandlers was slightly annoying.
The Mayan Princess all inclusive beach was good, but the beach panhandlers was slightly annoying. but when you said no they didn't push you
The Mayan Princess all inclusive beach was good, but the beach panhandlers was slightly annoying. but when you said no they didn't push you Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Was windy so a bit difficult but not the operator's fault
Was windy so a bit difficult but not the operator's fault
Was windy so a bit difficult but not the operator's fault Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Water was very choppy for first time snorkelers.
Water was very choppy for first time snorkelers. did enjoy the meal and the snorkeling just at the beach. I would say to rent the equipment was a bit expensive. but loved Roatan.
Water was very choppy for first time snorkelers. did enjoy the meal and the snorkeling just at the beach. I would say to rent the equipment was a bit expensive. but loved Roatan. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good for both beginners and advanced.
Good for both beginners and advanced. Guides were great. Enjoyed lunch and rum drinks after snorkeling. Overall great value and time for money paid.
Good for both beginners and advanced. Guides were great. Enjoyed lunch and rum drinks after snorkeling. Overall great value and time for money paid. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Jolly Roger was great fun.
The Jolly Roger was great fun. Good snorkeling, great lunch and good rum punch.
The Jolly Roger was great fun. Good snorkeling, great lunch and good rum punch. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What a nice and relaxing day!
What a nice and relaxing day! Great lunch and wonderful staff. It was not a party catamaran. We have been on others and this was a very relaxing tour and snorkeling.
What a nice and relaxing day! Great lunch and wonderful staff. It was not a party catamaran. We have been on others and this was a very relaxing tour and snorkeling. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We rented a scooter with a company called Captain Vans on Roatan.
We rented a scooter with a company called Captain Vans on Roatan. They picked us up from the ship and took us to the West Bay. They gave us a map and showed us all the places we should go. We ended up at a beach resort called Sol y Mar ... Read More
We rented a scooter with a company called Captain Vans on Roatan. They picked us up from the ship and took us to the West Bay. They gave us a map and showed us all the places we should go. We ended up at a beach resort called Sol y Mar that was fabulous. We rented kayaks and went out to the reef to snorkel and then came back for drinks. Highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line