Roatan Boss Underwater Adventure Excursion Reviews

B.O.S.S., the Breathing Observation Submersible Scooter, is the most thrilling way to explore the aquatic world.
BOSS is worth every penny.
BOSS is worth every penny. A unique and great experience. Also, since there are more people on the excursion than number of BOSS vehicles, you are able to snorkel while the other group is underwater. So, for those who want to snorkle, you ... Read More
BOSS is worth every penny. A unique and great experience. Also, since there are more people on the excursion than number of BOSS vehicles, you are able to snorkel while the other group is underwater. So, for those who want to snorkle, you can do this excursion and get both for a small amount more. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
1- RC changed start time (which they knew days or weeks ago) did not contact us four rooms so had ...
1- RC changed start time (which they knew days or weeks ago) did not contact us four rooms so had to cancel 2nd excursion. 2- RC also requires entirely seperate waivers that must be presigned, ofcourse location only open one hour a day on ... Read More
1- RC changed start time (which they knew days or weeks ago) did not contact us four rooms so had to cancel 2nd excursion. 2- RC also requires entirely seperate waivers that must be presigned, ofcourse location only open one hour a day on ship. They could see 9 of us did not sign them by Day 4 and RC made no attempt to call, knock, email, interrupt my dinner(but did interrupt to ask we change our dinner time to 9pm) to let us know the requirement. 3-important* the tickets in the room are not tickets, but receipts, you still need to go to PADI to get true tickets. 4 - this port has a two hour difference than ship time, you phones have a different time when you wake up in this port. Port was cancelled so we did not go. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent excursion.
Excellent excursion. Crew was great, and this was an unbelievable adventure. Very unique being able to "drive" a scooter underwater. Incredible view of the coral and fish.
Excellent excursion. Crew was great, and this was an unbelievable adventure. Very unique being able to "drive" a scooter underwater. Incredible view of the coral and fish. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
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. It was fun, but I don't think I'd do it again. We were herded around to see a reef and the staff were feeding so we had a lot of fish around. The air pressure filling the helmet was constantly bubbling out so it was loud. ... Read More
. It was fun, but I don't think I'd do it again. We were herded around to see a reef and the staff were feeding so we had a lot of fish around. The air pressure filling the helmet was constantly bubbling out so it was loud. After the BOSS we could swim and snorkle, and that part was a lot of fun. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sea was too rough this tour should have been canceled, too many people ended up swaolling sea water ...
Sea was too rough this tour should have been canceled, too many people ended up swaolling sea water and getting sick, vomiting everywhere. Not fun, would have been great if the swells where less then 3-4 feet.
Sea was too rough this tour should have been canceled, too many people ended up swaolling sea water and getting sick, vomiting everywhere. Not fun, would have been great if the swells where less then 3-4 feet. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fantastic!!
Fantastic!! GREAT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
Fantastic!! GREAT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A little scary at first, but awesome experience!
A little scary at first, but awesome experience!
A little scary at first, but awesome experience! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
great trip well organized.
great trip well organized. divers did great job with everything. Highly recommend bring waterproof go-pro camera to use in water.
great trip well organized. divers did great job with everything. Highly recommend bring waterproof go-pro camera to use in water. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Two different experiences on this excursion.
Two different experiences on this excursion. 1st Alistairs experience. After a brief instruction from the resident diver, we had a chance to do a bit of snorkeling. Loved it. Then it was our turn for the "Boss" adventure. To me, ... Read More
Two different experiences on this excursion. 1st Alistairs experience. After a brief instruction from the resident diver, we had a chance to do a bit of snorkeling. Loved it. Then it was our turn for the "Boss" adventure. To me, all went according to plan i.e., we formed our line up and followed the lead diver with absolutely no hassles, and it was an experience I absolutely loved. A real treat to swim underwater with the tropical fish. As I have absolutely no experience in scuba diving, I felt this was a perfect opportunity to try a new adventure with no training whatsoever. 2nd - Marie's experience. I'm nervous in the water but I enjoy this type of adventure where there are others around me. Unfortunately, once under the water I must have been ahead of the others and was unable to see them. This caused a wave of panic and had to indicate the distress sign to the diver. Once I could see him, I felt better however the Helmet makes the image distorted and therefore the divers appeared further away than they actually are. Also, I saw other guests coming out of their "scooters" and did the same. I then had to swim the 10 feet to the surface. Alistair had someone in front of him telling him when to come out of the scooter. I thought the diver was behind me telling me to come out. Perhaps this could be emphasized in the instructions - to wait till you see the Diver in front of you. The wee while I wasn't panicking but actually using the Boss Scooter was great and would love to try again. Perhaps next time I'm in the Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Outstanding.
Outstanding. Snorkeling was fun and this experience is wonderful for those of us who wear glasses. Granddaughters loved it. Crew is very helpful. This is a Must Do.
Outstanding. Snorkeling was fun and this experience is wonderful for those of us who wear glasses. Granddaughters loved it. Crew is very helpful. This is a Must Do. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a fun excursion, but I would have liked to have had more time in the BOSS and less time ...
This was a fun excursion, but I would have liked to have had more time in the BOSS and less time just snorkeling. The crew was very nice though. I recommend this one.
This was a fun excursion, but I would have liked to have had more time in the BOSS and less time just snorkeling. The crew was very nice though. I recommend this one. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I was very nervous and scared didnt know what to expect, the ride down was great very informative ...
I was very nervous and scared didnt know what to expect, the ride down was great very informative guide, seen alot of the island. The Crew on the boat was EXCELLENT, very nice they were great at explaining how to use the scooters and how ... Read More
I was very nervous and scared didnt know what to expect, the ride down was great very informative guide, seen alot of the island. The Crew on the boat was EXCELLENT, very nice they were great at explaining how to use the scooters and how to enter and exit the scooters and if you need help at any time. We were also able to snorkel while the groups were using the scooters. I was a panic mess but the were so accommodating, they lifted the scooter out of the water to help me get in without having to go under to get in the helmet then lowered me in the water. That was so thoughtful, they were determined for me to get the experience I came for. They also took underwater pictures for you to purchase. I would definitely recommend this excursion. Beautiful to see nature that close and personal. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
My wife loved it, but I had a difficult time coping with the pressure difference and tight space of ...
My wife loved it, but I had a difficult time coping with the pressure difference and tight space of the vehicle, so I got claustrophobic and anxious. There were 3 groups of 8, so the groups not in the Boss vehicle could just chill or ... Read More
My wife loved it, but I had a difficult time coping with the pressure difference and tight space of the vehicle, so I got claustrophobic and anxious. There were 3 groups of 8, so the groups not in the Boss vehicle could just chill or snorkel. For me, the snorkeling was the best part. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Staff: extremely professional, helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable.
Staff: extremely professional, helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable. Transport to excursion: typical bus ride. Roatan, sadly, has not made much progress in 20 years. Equipment seemed safe and staff explained everything. ... Read More
Staff: extremely professional, helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable. Transport to excursion: typical bus ride. Roatan, sadly, has not made much progress in 20 years. Equipment seemed safe and staff explained everything. Disclaimer: I rated the excursion based upon facts, not personal opinions. My personal opinion was that while seeing the reef was cool, I didn't enjoy the process. Even though I could not have asked anythink else from the staff, to me it was just scary, the view was super distorted, and it messed with my whole equilibrium/depth perception. It felt like my feet would scrape the bottom of the sea, but then I looked down and someone was scubadiving below me. Totally weird feeling. I was extremely queasy through most of the time under water (as were quite a few others when they finished). The reef was cool, the fish were cool, the concept is super cool, but it just makes me woozy to think about it. I'm typically not closterphobic or susceptible to motion sickness at ALL so it was REALLY a strange reaction. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great time on the Boss excursion.
Great time on the Boss excursion. Ears got a little sore and were ringing for awhile after. Staff was very attentive and very knowledgeable.
Great time on the Boss excursion. Ears got a little sore and were ringing for awhile after. Staff was very attentive and very knowledgeable. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The staff were all friendly and professional.
The staff were all friendly and professional. The equipment was great. Overall a great experience.
The staff were all friendly and professional. The equipment was great. Overall a great experience. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did BOSS underwater adventure in Roatan and it was so fun.
We did BOSS underwater adventure in Roatan and it was so fun. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
We did BOSS underwater adventure in Roatan and it was so fun. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Submerged monuments hokey, though the reef was good.
Submerged monuments hokey, though the reef was good. We had to wait for an hour and only could go in water with guide for 1 hour. Better to just snorkel the reef.
Submerged monuments hokey, though the reef was good. We had to wait for an hour and only could go in water with guide for 1 hour. Better to just snorkel the reef. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This excursion was one of the highlights of our vacation!
This excursion was one of the highlights of our vacation! The guides from the pier to our time on the boat was an absolute blast. We were taken care of with a lot of helpful information and it made us feel very safe from start to finish. ... Read More
This excursion was one of the highlights of our vacation! The guides from the pier to our time on the boat was an absolute blast. We were taken care of with a lot of helpful information and it made us feel very safe from start to finish. Your Boss Ride is about 30 min, if you are claustrophobic or have very high blood pressure, this excursion is not for you. The reef in Roatan was the most beautiful and lush reef I have ever seen. The reef is home to barracuda, stingrays, turtles and sharks but we saw neither, only small fish and an occasional parrot fish. Snorkeling is offered while the other guests were on the BOSS. I highly recommend this excursion to anyone, the crew really were helpful and informative and took out any fear. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
crew was great and it was an interesting experience.
crew was great and it was an interesting experience. The location of the dive was dirty and there was so much garbage floating in the water, I hesitated even getting in.
crew was great and it was an interesting experience. The location of the dive was dirty and there was so much garbage floating in the water, I hesitated even getting in. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was an awesome experience.
This was an awesome experience. The helmet scooters were a lot of fun and a new experience, the snorkeling was fabulous. Probably the clearest water I have ever snorkeled in. So many kinds of fish I have never seen anywhere else. This ... Read More
This was an awesome experience. The helmet scooters were a lot of fun and a new experience, the snorkeling was fabulous. Probably the clearest water I have ever snorkeled in. So many kinds of fish I have never seen anywhere else. This was one of my favorite excursions. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Perhaps it was just the day, but the visibility was not good and scooters move quite slowly!
Perhaps it was just the day, but the visibility was not good and scooters move quite slowly!
Perhaps it was just the day, but the visibility was not good and scooters move quite slowly! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
My husband and daughter (14) did this excursion.
My husband and daughter (14) did this excursion. They loved the snorkeling and wish they had more time on the BOSS scooters, but over all they had a great time! Wish they had known they could take their underwater cameras with them - the ... Read More
My husband and daughter (14) did this excursion. They loved the snorkeling and wish they had more time on the BOSS scooters, but over all they had a great time! Wish they had known they could take their underwater cameras with them - the description from carnival said only go-pros so that was disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Enjoyed it even though we got sea sick!
Enjoyed it even though we got sea sick! Snorkeling was a nice surprise and the underwater photographer was amazing. Still had a blast!
Enjoyed it even though we got sea sick! Snorkeling was a nice surprise and the underwater photographer was amazing. Still had a blast! Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent shore excursion!
Excellent shore excursion! Crew was top notch and I felt totally safe trying something new like trolling the ocean in an underwater scooter. The scooters are definitely different but worth trying. They only go about 8 feet below the ... Read More
Excellent shore excursion! Crew was top notch and I felt totally safe trying something new like trolling the ocean in an underwater scooter. The scooters are definitely different but worth trying. They only go about 8 feet below the surface so you're not going to get close up coral shots with your camera. You have both hands on the scooter with your thumb pressing down the whole time. The scooters are slow and unwieldy so don't feel like it's just you. That's the way they're made and it's okay - just know it in advance. You can help them turn a little bit more efficiently by using your arms as you would in wading. Yes, you can breathe comfortably in the helmet apparatus and no, I didn't feel claustrophobic. Some people did though and the multiple divers with us helped them right away. The divers will also take your personal camera to take close ups of the coral, sea creatures and you on the scooter. While waiting for your group's scooter time, you can snorkel. For those concerned about the ewww factor of using tourist snorkel gear, they have the wash bins set up right there so you can see your mask and gear getting washed and disinfected. They also have a special spray to keep the masks from fogging up rather than having people spit in them. Just sitting on the boat is very relaxing also. Fantastic shore excursion and staff - highly recommend this one! Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line