The Top 14 Water Tours in Roatan

One of the best ways to see Roatan is from the water. Not only will you be able to enjoy stunning views of the island’s beaches, but you can also marvel at how crystal clear the water is in this part of the world, as well as spot tropical fish and other marine life.

Some of the most popular Roatan boat tours are glass bottom boats, where you can see directly beneath the waves to the coral-filled world below. Another popular boat tour involves navigating along Roatan’s mangrove channels in a brightly-painted traditional canoe, following in the steps of the pirates who used to live here. If you are a snorkeler head out by boat to the famous Blue Channel on the south side of Roatan.

All of these boat tours offer a fascinating glimpse into different aspects of life in Roatan, whether that’s the diver’s paradise of the coral reef, or the cultural aspects of the mangroves, where Garifuna communities still reside. For many visitors, boat tours in Roatan are a highlight of their vacation. If you want to sample life on the ocean waves, you can choose a standalone adventure, or you can combine your boat trip with another activity, like visiting a nature reserve or sampling some of the island’s tasty rums at a rum cake factory.

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