Looking for a fun activity to do while you’re visiting Roatan? Jolly Roger Roatan offers catamaran sail and snorkel cruises that are perfect for any group outing. Bring your friends and family for a day on the water that won’t break the bank.
Jolly Roger Roatan has been offering cruises for over ten years around the island. With five catamarans in their fleet, they offer flexibility so you can choose the best day and time for your excursion to make it convenient for you.
Your tour starts with an incredibly warm welcome from the crew as you step aboard the spacious catamaran. Grab a seat and get comfortable as you cruise out into the open ocean with great views of the island along the way. The crew is very aware of your safety and comfort, so be sure to listen as they explain all of their safety procedures.
Taking a tour by boat allows you to see the many communities of the island of Roatan. You might pass by French Harbour, the industrial center of the island featuring dozens of major shipping and fishing vessels. Be sure to wave at all the fishermen as you pass by! Or you might pass by West End and West Bay, the tourism centers of Roatan and both vibrant communities with hotels, bars, and restaurants all along the water. Your snorkel excursion might take you close to French Cay, where a protected marina offers a safe haven for small private yachts and catamarans. The views throughout your tour will be incredible, so sit back and enjoy the ride!
Once you’ve reached your destination to begin your snorkel adventure, the crew will separate your group into beginner and advanced snorkelers. Don’t worry – if you’ve never even worn a mask and fins before, you can rest assured that you will be taken care of by this wonderful crew so that you can enjoy your tour.
Choose to either walk down the ladder and ease into the ocean, or go ahead and take a leap off the back of the catamaran and make a splash! Your snorkel guide will lead you to the most beautiful areas of coral reef so you can admire the many colors and the variety of coral growth as you watch the marine life scurry around below you. Keep an eye out for colorful parrotfish munching on coral heads, and look around for schools of blue tang – just like Dory from Finding Nemo! If you’re really lucky, you may even spot a sea turtle or even a stingray!
Throughout your snorkel tour, a guide will be leading the way to ensure your safety and to show you the best sites. Additionally, other crewmembers will be nearby in kayaks for extra support or to tow you back to the catamaran should you want to return before the end of your snorkel tour.
Once you’ve seen all there is to see under that beautiful blue ocean, it’s time for lunch! Help yourself to a tasty meal freshly prepared by the in-house cook that morning. And of course you’ll need something to wash it down, so what better way to enjoy a beautiful day on the ocean than to swig some rum like a pirate! The bar will stay open for the remainder of your tour, and the tunes will be playing all day long. Have fun, enjoy the scenery, and if there’s a nice breeze you can catch a sail all the way back to your dock.
There’s no better way to feel like a true pirate than to drink some rum on a boat while passing by the same landmarks many pirates passed generations ago. Cheers!