Roatan Snorkeling Tours
It’s no secret that Roatan is one of the best places in the Caribbean for snorkeling. Explore one of the world’s most amazing coral reefs and snorkel among colorful fish and a large variety of marine life. The best way to explore the island from the water is by taking a snorkeling boat tour in Roatan. Luckily, there are many boat tours available for snorkeling on the island, especially from West End and West Bay Beach.
Travelers will have an opportunity to cruise the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea and explore the secluded coves. Prepare to see an abundance of marine life underwater during these boat snorkeling tours and come close to the Green Eel, Angel Fish, Grouper, Star Fish, or a Sea Turtle. The Roatan Marine Park also boasts a unique landscape and offers great spots for snorkeling and marine life.
Snorkeling along the Western End
Some of the best snorkeling spots in Roatan can be found along its Western End. The boat will take you from Half Moon Bay through the reef along the western shoreline where encounters with turtles, flying fish, and dolphins are quite frequent. The next stop on these boat snorkeling tours is the fabulous Blue Channel, a secluded snorkel spot which is ideal for both beginner and more advanced snorkelers.
Flotation devices and other gear for children and adults are included, as well as instructions from the professional guides. The coral and fish life here can be best described as amazing. Both reef outcrops and canyons house thousands of species of marine life. The captain will usually join you in the water and point out various species of interest. After the snorkeling boat tour comes to its end, refreshments in the form of tropical fruit, sodas, and other refreshing drinks are offered to travelers. You can just sit down and relax while the boat takes you back to Half Moon Bay.
West End Snorkeling
Located on the western side of the island, the small village of West End is well-known for its laid-back vibe and spectacular beaches. It is quite popular with travelers who wish to get away from all the hustle and bustle of West Bay and offers a perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. Of course, West End offers plenty of snorkeling opportunities and the reef is located less than 100 meters from the beaches.
The exploration area in West End extends approximately 100 meters and covers the coral reef which is facing Half Moon Bay. The first thing you will probably notice is a shallow meadow area which is packed with coral clumps. Starfish also love this place, as well as the Caribbean reef squids who find protection here from the currents. As you get close to the reef, a seabed with colorful coral and sea whips awaits you. Expect to see plenty of interesting underwater life.
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