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Address: | Man O' War Harbor, Roatan, Honduras
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+504 3309-7615
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Just minutes away from both cruise ship terminals. Upachaya offers small,...

Just minutes away from both cruise ship terminals. Upachaya offers small, personal tours. Our experienced snorkel guides will show you the hidden wonders of our fabulous reef system and for those on kayaks and paddleboards you will also experience the mangrove tunnels. Transportation, a meal with beverage and snorkel equipment are provided, as well as a Roatan Marine Park Day Pass. Pontoon Snorkel tour for those wanting more comfort - $78.00 Kayak and Snorkel tour for those a bit more adventurous - $78.00 Stand Up Paddleboard tour new and great fun - $68.00 All tours are approximately 4 1/2 hours in length from the time we pick you up until we return you. All guests are provided a short botanical tour of our gardens. Contrary to some of the pictures from reviewers on this site, we ask guests DO NOT TOUCH THE MARINE LIFE. YOUR FINGER OILS COULD KILL IT, OR YOU COULD GET STUNG. WE RESPECT ALL MARINE LIFE AND ASK YOU TO VIEW IT ONLY.

SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR FROM JULY 22nd TO SEPTEMBER 30th AND RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT ON ALL TOURS IF YOU MENTION YOU FOUND US ON TRIP ADVISOR. Get away from the crowds and discover Roatan's undeveloped north shore. Just minutes away from both cruise ship terminals. Upachaya offers small, personal tours. Our experienced snorkel guides will show you the hidden wonders of our fabulous reef system and for those on kayaks and paddleboards you will also experience the mangrove tunnels. Transportation, a meal with beverage and snorkel equipment are provided, as well as a Roatan Marine Park Day Pass.

Pontoon Snorkel tour for those wanting more comfort - $78.00

Kayak and Snorkel tour for those a bit more adventurous - $78.00

Stand Up Paddleboard tour new and great fun - $68.00

All tours are approximately 4 1/2 hours in length from the time we pick you up until we return you.

All guests are provided a short botanical tour of our gardens. Contrary to some of the pictures from reviewers on this site, we ask guests DO NOT TOUCH THE MARINE LIFE. YOUR FINGER OILS COULD KILL IT, OR YOU COULD GET STUNG. WE RESPECT ALL MARINE LIFE AND ASK YOU TO VIEW IT ONLY.

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Pontoon Boat Snorkel at Upachaya full review

The first thing I have to say about this place is: it’s authentic Roatan. Barbara, the owner, has worked hard to both preserve the natural unspoiled beauty of the place and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hurst, Texas
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Hurst, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing I have to say about this place is: it’s authentic Roatan. Barbara, the owner, has worked hard to both preserve the natural unspoiled beauty of the place and improve it with spaces for folks to relax and enjoy. The first thing we experienced on arriving was the botanical garden, in a quick tour given by Barbara herself.... More 

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Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this review

I thank you for this extensive review. You should be a writer! You describe things so beautifully and clear. That aside thank you, your sister and your Mother for joining us here at Upachaya. It was an absolute delight having you here to spend a day. It is heart warming for me when I receive reviews such as yours, from... More 

Gatlinburg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We branched out and decided to try a "non-cruise" shore excursion. There were 3 couples and always felt safe. Wished the kayak portion was longer but the snorkeling was very nice. Saw squid, starfish and plenty of other fish. Guides were very nice, as was Barb the owner. Cold beer and tasty mixed drinks. Would consider staying at Upachaya if... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a great place to visit on Roatan? Checkout Upachaya and be in for a special treat. Owner Barb gives you a personal tour of the beautiful island gardens...then we took a relaxing pontoon boat ride in the pristine waters and enjoyed it immensely. Most folks on our trip said it was the highlight of their cruise.

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Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this review

Linda, it was such a pleasure hosting you and your group here at Upachaya and arranging for your custom pontoon tour, providing an island tourney water, and then by land. We aim to please and work with our guests to provide an excursion that suits their needs, and provides them fond memories of the island. Your group was a blast,... More 

Atlanta
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We weren't up for the kayaks, so we did the pontoon boat snorkel tour off our Carnival cruise first week of April. First, don't be put off about going independent. The walk out of 'Carnival-ville' was easy and once we got past the gates (following the rest of the crowd that went independent), everyone was very helpful pointing us to... More 

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Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, and for coming to share your day with us here at Upachaya Eco-Lodge & Wellness Resort. I would love to have you come back and spend time here at the lodge, and give yourselves an opportunity to totally unwind and enjoy the quiet and solitude that Mother Nature has to offer here. Warmly,... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We did the snorkel/kayak combo during a Carnival cruise in January. It was our favorite excursion and we have already talked about going back just to stay at the lodge. The pickup from the port is super easy and drive is quick. Once you get to the lodge, you get a tour of the grounds from Barbara that includes lots... More 

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Southlake
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We booked a kayak & snorkel excursion for our port in Roatan on a recent cruise. This was our first excursion to book outside of the cruise line so I was a bit nervous in doing so, but Barb was very prompt to reply to my questions via email. My husband, two adult daughters and I were picked up outside... More 

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Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us here at Upachaya, and for your adventurous spirit. Yes, there are times Mother Nature likes to demonstrate her strength, but that is part of the experience. Other days it can be as calm as can be. I'm thankful you were undeterred and took it all in stride and recognized that we can't control the weather,... More 

Kenora, Canada
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

My partner and I were visiting Roatan via cruise ship and did not want to do a snorkeling tour with the masses. We booked Upachaya and right from the start Barbara was great to deal with. We had no trouble finding our driver at the cruise ship dock and the ride across the island went smooth. Barbara was there to... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I booked the pontoon snorkel excursion and it was great! We were met just outside the cruise dock area by a guide with an Upachaya sign and walked a couple block to his home where we boarded a van for transport to the resort. When we arrived at the resort we met the owner Barbara who showed us around the... More 

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Tampa,FL
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time snorkeling through Upachaya. We were on a Holland America cruise and did not want to fight the crowds to snorkel. We were thrilled with this independent trip. Barb was exceptionally responsive to our emails. It was easy to find our way to our driver, just outside the Mahogany Bay gates. He was waiting for us.... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

While staying on the island, we took this tour on a day with many cruise ships in port. I got exactly what I was looking for on a day that West Bay Beach was crowded with cruise ship visitors. Barbara, the owner, answered all our questions promptly via email and we booked the tour the night before. I was happy... More 

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Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. I appreciate the effort you put into describing your experience and the honesty in mentioning that this tour does require a fair amount of physical fitness.We do our best to insure everyone has a good time, and safe time. I like your comment about coming back and staying at the lodge. We would welcome... More 

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