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Roatan Water Activities

Roatan Water Activities

 

Roatan Island offers a variety of water activities. Surrounded by a barrier reef, the calm, protected shoreline is a haven for a number of water sports for people of all ages and abilities. Roatan diving is some of the finest in the world and snorkelling, SNUBA and glass bottom boat tours are other fun ways to experience coral reefs and Roatan marine life. Of course, swimming the many white and golden sand beaches and kayaking the calm, shallow waters is a must. If you like water toys, Roatan has windsurfing, jet skiing, kite boarding, wake boarding and more.

Roatan Diving (9)

Some of the best diving in the Caribbean can be found in the waters surrounding Roatan and the Bay Islands. The world’s second largest barrier reef backs onto the island’s coastline making Roatan one of the world’s top diving destinations. And did you know that Roatan diving courses are some of the cheapest in the world?

Roatan Deepsea Fishing (3)

Roatan has a lot to offer the professional or novice fishing enthusiast. A wide range of businesses offer, charter trips, which include knowledgeable local guides, fishing equipment for the local conditions and well maintained boats with all safety gear. Whether you are looking to fly fish the reef flats or to chase the bigger game fish in the deeper water one of the below listed companies will be able to help you.

Roatan Ocean Kayaking (2)

Experience Roatan kayaking and its calm, tranquil shores. Shallow waters make for some of the easiest and exciting paddles as you glide above the coral reef, along pristine sandy beaches and into secluded coves and bights. Spot sea turtles popping to the surface, dolphins frolicking offshore or iguanas sunning on rocky outcrops.

Roatan Snorkelling (7)

Roatan snorkelling is easy! There are over 100 dive and snorkelling sites around the island and several places are accessible directly from the beach. Just a few metres offshore you will see fan coral, brain coral, sea turtles, sting rays, moray eels and dozens of colourful fish. In fact, every time you slip on your flippers, you’ll likely see something different! The calm, protected, shallow waters around West Bay Beach and West End and Half Moon Bay are ideal for first time snorkelers. Rental equipment is available in West Bay Beach and West End.

Swimming and Roatan Beaches (2)

Roatan beaches are some of the best in the Caribbean. Water temperatures average 27c (80F). Roatan’s West Bay Beach is perhaps the most famous strip on the island which is likely why Lonely Planet (2010) describes its white sands as “pitch perfect”. West Bay Beach offers a variety of amenities including dive resorts, restaurants and pubs, water sports equipment, souvenir shops and even a strolling ice cream vendor that delivers cool treats right to your lounge chair! Excellent snorkelling is located just off the beach particularly at the western end.

Swim with Dolphins on Roatan (1)

Ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins? How about snorkelling with dolphins? Diving with dolphins? On Roatan, you can do any or all of these. Learn about the fascinating creatures from qualified trainers and come face to face with some 20 Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins! If that’s not enough, you can even become a “Trainer For-A-Day” and get plenty of water time with your new best friends.

More Roatan Water Activities and Rentals (4)

Did you know you can experience the wonders of Roatan’s reefs and marine life without getting wet? Boat tours include a glass-bottomed boat that glides over the reef, giving you a bird’s eye view of the amazing coral and fish below. Go deeper by taking a submarine tour where you descend as far as 460m (1500 ft) to search for elusive creatures such as the six-gill shark.

Boat Tours (3)

Roatan boat tours offer visitors a look at the incredible coastal and underwater life of the Western Caribbean. Passengers are whisked away to remote villages, incredible reefs and calm, sheltered snorkeling spots. Float aimlessly in the shallow, turquoise waters while your crew creates tantalizing fare using local island ingredients. Sip on ice cold beverages while onboard naturalists explain the history, culture and geography of Roatan.

Bananarama Dive Center

Bananarama Dive Resort is located on West Bay Beach and is the center for scuba diving and water-based activities. Just steps from the Caribbean Sea and Roatan’s underwater world, great adventures await your next visit!  WEST BAY BEACH

Ocean Connections - Underwater Scooter Adventure

Ocean Connections introduces B.O.S.S – The Ultimate Underwater Adventure! B.O.S.S., the Breathing Observation Submersible Scooter, is the most thrilling way to explore the aquatic world. No scuba diving experience necessary…you are the driver! WEST END

Radical Adventures

Radical Catamaran Adventures is the top rated water tour on Roatan (Trip Advisor). We operate exclusively on the East End of the island, offering day excursions to Port Royal’s pristine protected waters. Enjoy Sailing, Snorkeling, Fishing & Diving as well as relaxing with our famous Pina Coladas & Five-star BBQ lunch.

Roatan Guided Tours

Welcome to Roatan Guided Tours! We have beautiful and comfortable new vans that will let you experience Roatan in style. We offer a variety of tours that include: Wildlife, trees and plants, saltwater fishing, 18-holf golf, shopping, zip lining, beaches and snorkeling.

Roatan Ocean Adventures

Join us at ROA for our EXCLUSIVE snorkel tour of Lobster City!! We take you to our private, reserved snorkel spot that we call “Lobster City.” Crystal clear water envelops you while you enjoy watching tons of lobsters in their natural habitat. But it’s not just lobster you will see! There are lots of conchs, stingrays, sea turtles and millions of beautiful fish. FRENCH CAY

Roatan Ocean Adventures - Fishing

We at Roatan Ocean Adventures (ROA) are equipped with everything you need to catch the big one! If fishing is what you want to do while you’re in Roatan – then you have found the perfect place to give you the best trip ever! FRENCH CAY

Stanleys Submarines

Featured in National Geographic and on the Discovery Channel, Stanleys Submarines provide a rare opportunity to travel in a one-of-a-kind machine to another world and come face-to-face with life forms beyond imagination.

Zeppelin Dive and Sail

Welcome aboard Zeppelin Dive & Sail, Roatan’s premier liveaboard experience. Imagine your vacation living aboard a private sailboat with personalized service. Experience diving from your own personal dive boat with two PADI Instructors.

Roatan Marine Park Eco Store

If you are planning a trip to Roatan and want to experience our spectacular reefs for yourself, come visit the RMP Eco-Store.  We are located just steps away from the shoreline of beautiful Half Moon Bay, which is filled with vibrantly colored hard and soft coral.

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