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Upachaya

#25 of 136 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Roatan Features Animals
| Man O' War Harbor, Roatan, Honduras
+504 3309-7615
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Wonderful cruise excursion

We were on the Princess cruise recently, and decided to do an independent kayak/snorkel tour... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2014
cornetts14
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Morgantown, West Virginia
Delightful Excursion: kayak and snorkel

My friends and I signed up for the Kayak and snorkeling excursion while we were visiting Roatan... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2014
yum-o2
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Boulder
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Man O' War Harbor, Roatan, Honduras
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We were on the Princess cruise recently, and decided to do an independent kayak/snorkel tour instead of the one the cruise line offered. Did some research and found Upachaya, and we were not disappointed! They pick you up from right outside the port and take...More

Thank cornetts14
Reviewed 16 April 2014

My friends and I signed up for the Kayak and snorkeling excursion while we were visiting Roatan this past month. What a delightful day! We kayaked through the mangroves and then spent an hour or so snorkeling. Since Upachaya is way from the crowds the...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

this was our first excursion of our first cruise ship vacation. roatan is a rough town to leave from but this place was a diamond in the rough! Beautiful resort and very welcoming. The owner went over and beyond for us. It was my husbands...More

Thank Lindsay B
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Lindsay, we truly feel fortunate that you chose to spend your special occasion with us here at Upachaya to celebrate. We enjoyed have you folks here for our snorkel excursion, and I also really enjoyed our conversation. I'm glad you both liked the mango pie!...More

Reviewed 13 April 2014

We continue to book excursions by ourselves instead of through the Cruise Ship. This was great relaxing snorkeling adventure. They picked us up at the cruise dock with no problems. The resort was a great place to relax and the snorkeling was informative with great...More

Thank Stan P
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We spent a lot of time reviewing snorkeling excursions for our upcoming cruise and had settled on Upachaya. However, 5 days before our cruise, we learned that our cruise was changing schedules and not porting into Roatan and we had already put our deposit in...More

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Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

RWJudy, We too are bummed you were unable to visit us here on the island of Roatan. The snorkeling here is amazing, and I like to brag on my staff as they are all top notch in what they do, focusing on safety first, but...More

Reviewed 3 April 2014

My husband, parents-in-law, and I recently booked the Pontoon Snorkel Excursion through Upachaya while ported in Belize on our cruise. We had a fabulous time. It was easy to find our driver, who was waiting for us. We immediately proceeded to the van and drove...More

1  Thank SizzlingSkies
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to describe your experience and we enjoyed having you come and share Upachaya. Upachaya Eco-Lodge and Wellness Resort is located on the island of Roatan, Honduras, and is surrounded by the second largest barrier...More

Reviewed 23 March 2014

We scheduled a snorkeling tour for our cruise stop in Roatan. This was our first independent adventure. Not only was it less than 1/2 the price of the cruise ship snorkeling tours, we were in a snorkeling group of 9 led by a wonderful guide,...More

1  Thank largomama
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We had scheduled, as well as off the grid snorkel tours every day we were in Roatan. For the most part we were taken in a boat and dropped off to fend for ourselves unlike our snorkel tours in Bonaire 6 months ago, where we...More

Thank Juliegfergus
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

First off thank you for your review. We appreciate having guests such as yourself come and share Upachaya with us. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it, and had the fun of interacting with the sea creatures. I look forward to working with you on...More

Reviewed 9 March 2014

Visited Roatan,Honduras on a cruise ship(Holland America Ryndam) on 5 March. Four of us were picked up by a van outside the gates at Mahogany Bay. The HAL ships dock here but the tour operator will also pick you up from the other pier(Coxen Hole)....More

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Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for your review of Upachaya Snorkel and Kayak Tours. We appreciate you finding us and coming to share Upachaya with us. I also thank you for saying this is the best anyone will experience. My staff is awesome and we will continue to...More

Reviewed 2 March 2014

we showed up unannounced at Upachaya with 3 other couples & Barb & her friendly staff were able to accomodate us perfectly.We loved the reef,the bight ,the wonderful lunch,Barb's personalized tour of her fabulous resort.Can't reccommend it highly enough for a unique look at a...More

Thank Dana S
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dana, we enjoyed having your group join us for the kayak snorkel tour. As you stated this is a pretty special island, and Upachaya is pretty amazing in its own right. Yes, I'm a bit biased, but as you know the gardens, the sea, all...More

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Jennifer H
18 January 2017|
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Response from Upachaya | Property representative |
The fee for our tours is $78.00 per person for the kayak snorkel tour, and the pontoon snorkel tour. The Paddleboard tour is $68.00. This covers all guests coming from both the cruise ship ports on the island, Mahogany Bay... More
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nichols4425
3 January 2017|
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Response from UpachayaWR |
The Port of Roatan, where the Royal Caribbean ships come into port is about 3 miles from Upachaya. Given traffic we estimate 15 - 20 minutes for your ride from the port to Upachaya. The pontoon snorkeling portion of our... More
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Mike B
30 June 2016|
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Response from Upachaya | Property representative |
Mike, I apologize for this late response. I just received your note. We would welcome having you join us on a kayak tour. I'm sure our tour would keep your children well occupied, active and interested. We schedule our... More
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