Experience true Caribbean island bliss, during your time on the immaculate paradise of Roatan, which is the largest of the Bay Islands. This slim island is framed by glorious powdery white beaches, and rich ocean beds carpeted with diverse coral reefs - alive with fish and marine life. Curious dolphins roll through the waves just offshore, while beach dwellers soak up the sun, and enjoy coconut cocktails, beside leaning palm trees. View more
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Experience the scenic natural splendour of the Honduran jungle during this invigorating hiking excursion followed by relaxing time at The Buccaneer.
Arboretum Hike and Botanical Gardens
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. Here begin your picturesque, approximately 1.24-mile (about two-kilometre) hike in the jungle trail. Along the way, enjoy the views of the tropical scenery, endemic trees, giant palms and exotic flowers whilst looking for tropical birds. Finish your walk at Arboretum visiting the flowers pavillon and the hydroponic vegetable garden.
Continue for a stop at The Buccaneer, a relaxing and fun-filled waterfront complex. Upon arrival, approximately 1.5 hours of free time is made available to enjoy The Buccaneer at your leisure. You can take a refreshing dip in the sea or exciting Splash Lagoon, rest on a sea-hammock, go shopping, and/or simply relax on one of the beautiful decks. You can also visit the Centre of the Interpretative History of the Bay Islands, which offers a unique insight into the interesting local history.
Wellness Buffet, Fresh Fruit, Natural Local Juices
Following your free time at The Buccaneer, proceed for a wellness buffet of biological fresh fruit and natural local juices. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.3 miles (about 2.1 kilometres), at times over uneven and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and 30 steps at the venue. Walking at The Buccaneer is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for active guests who are in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, bottled water and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.
Relax and soak up the beauty of your tropical surroundings and enjoy a buffet lunch during this half-day excursion at one of Roatan's most exclusive and prestigious beaches.
Depart the pier in your air-conditioned vehicle for the approximate 30-minute transfer. Along the way, stop at a panoramic point to take some pictures of the breathtaking views of the coastline with an amazing view of the hills and of the far away multi-coloured ocean and to purchase souvenirs at the few open-air local kiosks.
Big French Key Beach
Continue the journey up and down the hills to your destination and board a motorized barge for 5 minutes ride, finding yourself amazed by the view of Big French Key Beach. This secluded, calm, little island is located in a beautiful tropical setting, surrounded by palm trees and mangroves, facing the ocean and Little French Key.
Admire the sparkling, blue, private waters as you sip your welcome cocktail or explore the beach in search of the perfect escape. Enjoy the tropical music, relax in a complimentary beach chair caressed by the refreshing trade wind breezes, have a swim or join our guide in a nature walk, or just relax and let the rustle of the wind through towering palms be the ideal accompaniment to your hammock in the shade below.
A few complimentary ocean kayaks are available for use in the safe calm lagoon. Your day package also includes a delicious buffet lunch and some refreshments.
Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach. We suggest you wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection, insect repellent and bring a towel from the ship. Additional food and beverage items are available for sale as well as souvenirs.
Fish the deep blue waters surrounding Roatan during this half-day catch and release fishing excursion.
Roatan's rich waters yield a big catch off-shore for fishing enthusiasts. Join your captain and head out to target big marlin or tuna aboard your fully equipped fishing vessel. All safety and fishing equipment, license, beverages and snacks are included in this 3-hour fishing outing.
Let your experienced captain take you over the most productive areas while trolling until your hear the words "Fish On". Grab your rod and start reeling, keep that tip up and battle your catch to the end.
All fishing is done on a catch and release basis, so bring your camera for photos of the big one that you 'let' get away.
Please note: This tour requires minimal activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but not accessible for those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark and disembark the vessel. Although fishing in Roatan is very good, the catching of fish is never guaranteed. We suggest wearing light-weight comfortable clothing, non-skid footwear, polarised sunglasses and plenty of sun protection.
Experience what is sure to be any certified diver's 'Thrill of a Lifetime' during this unique up-close and personal shark dive.
Depart the pier for the short transfer to Wildlife Diving, the only shark dive specialists on the island. Sergio or one of their veteran certified PADI Divemasters will lead the dive. Upon arrival at the dive centre, briefings take place, preparing you for a safe, enjoyable experience. There is also footage of previous dives being shown allowing you to further prepare yourself and add to the anticipation.
Cara a Cara (Face to Face)
The dive site is located on a unique part of the reef surrounding Roatan, an arm that juts perpendicularly from the southern shore surrounded by walls that drop off to depths beyond the reach of divers. The dive site is named 'Cara a Cara' which in Spanish means 'face to face'. Cara a Cara is also quite different from sites found on similar shark encounters around the Caribbean as the sharks have not been 'chummed' away from their natural environment; ask any local fisherman on the island of Roatan where the sharks are and they can tell you…sharks have been stealing fish from them here for years.
The sharks we dive with are all Caribbean reef sharks, all female, displaying a daytime schooling behavior known only to a few species of sharks. Typically about 6 to 9 feet long and several hundred pounds each, these are handsome, powerful fish - healthy hunters of the reef in nature's system of checks and balances.
The Dive Plan
The dive is held among a beautiful reef of hard and soft corals between 60 - 70 feet (18 - 21 metres). Visibility is usually more than 80 feet (24 metres) as the site is located a ten-minute boat ride from Roatan's shore and thus not diminished by rain or other factors.
Divers descend along the mooring line (there is often current) to a small wall where divers arrange themselves kneeling or standing, back to the wall and facing the Divemaster and anywhere from 10 -20 sharks. A small snack of fish is kept in a bucket to keep the sharks interested, while divers watch the sharks circling the area.
After 15 or more minutes of watching the sharks, the bucket is presented to the sharks for a few moments of action as they jostle for position and a snack. At no time are the sharks handled or fed individually. Although this species of shark is not known to pose a serious threat to divers we like to keep a healthy respect and a reasonable distance from the bait.
Following this the sharks will usually swim off so there is an opportunity to move around the site and look for shark's teeth on the bottom, check out our favorite green moray eel and simply enjoy the splendour of the many other fish. There are usually large groupers and snappers that have all become quite tame, offering additional photo/video opportunities.
After approximately 25 - 30 minutes bottom time and the mandatory safety stop, head back to the dive centre to watch the footage from the dive and sign log books. Of course the dive centre is able to offer a custom video of your experience, t-shirts and other memorabilia.
Please note: Guests must present a valid Certification card, proof of having dived recently, be in good physical condition and sign a waiver to participate. Your dive includes, tank, weight and belt. Additional rental equipment is available directly from the dive centre and must be requested along with sizes 48 hours prior to arrival. Please advise Shore Concierge Staff onboard of your needs. We suggest wearing a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel and extra money for rentals and purchases from the ship. This tour is not exclusive to Silversea guests.
Explore Roatan's beautiful protected marine park area during this half-day kayak and snorkel adventure.
Depart the pier for a short motorcoach transfer along the hillsides to the meeting point. Here, you will board a motorized barge for a 5 minutes crossing to beautiful Big French Key where you will receive the equipment and store your personal belongings. After a safety briefing it is time to start your memorable kayak and snorkeling excursion and get wet.
Your guide explains the area's ecosystem and if you are a novice, the staff will instruct you on kayak and snorkel techniques; giving you extra attention and assisting you throughout the tour.
Paddle along the beautiful keys surrounded by a picturesque landscape, accompanied by our professional instructors. Keep a watchful eye as you glide over the clear, smooth waters; looking down, you may not believe what can be seen. Perhaps a green moray eel or an endangered sea turtle will come in to view and you kayak through the waters for approximately half an hour.
Upon reaching the base, it is time get even closer to the abundant marine life with a one-hour snorkel stop. Your guides will provide you with a briefing and instruction on the equipment and its use before they point out the marine-life as you snorkel over the second largest barrier reef on the planet.
Following your adventure, time is allowed for you to relax on the beautiful beach, while enjoying some refreshments and light snacks. All too soon, it is time to rejoin your transfer for the return drive to the pier and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This tour requires a moderate to extensive amount of physical activity and is recommended only to those who are in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to swim in water too deep to stand. All equipment will be provided for kayaking and snorkelling. Guests should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up. sun protection, insect repellent and bring a towel from the ship.
This Roatan shore excursion is a fun way to experience fascinating Roatan wildlife and nature firsthand. Interact with playful monkeys at a local Monkey Sanctuary, explore the local flea market for shopping, pet friendly Iguanas at a wildlife Iguana Farm and enjoy a beautiful scenic island drive.
Start your tour by meeting your tour guide and van at the cruise dock. From here, you will set out on a beautiful ride to the Monkey Sanctuary. The curious and adventurous monkeys are eager to play and take pictures with you! The monkey viewing location has ramps that can be moved around to accommodate wheelchair users. After your visit here, you will continue on a short scenic drive to the local flea market peppered with vendors selling different local crafts, souvenirs etc.
Next, your tour continues to the popular Iguana and Marine Park. Here, you will have an opportunity to interact with the tame iguanas and visit the natural salt water aquarium. This aquarium is home to lobsters, barracudas, tarpons, sea turtles and other sea life animals. The park is wheelchair friendly and you will be able to use a ramp down to the iguana viewing area.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (900 meters). This tour is suitable for guests on a wheelchair who can transfer to a seat but not for full time wheelchair users. The tour route avoids steps and stairs. Accessible bathrooms with wide doors for wheelchairs are present along the tour route. Wheelchairs can be folded and stored in the van. Guides are not allowed to push wheelchairs. A minimum participation of 5 guests is required to operate the excursion at the advertised rate. Guests are encouraged to make their accessible shore excursion reservations in advance.
Enjoy a panoramic overview of Roatan during this half-day accessible excursion.
Depart the pier in your mini coach or van for an interesting sightseeing tour that offers spectacular views of this lush island while your guide provides insightful information regarding the islands history and culture.
Mayan-Eden Eco Park
Following an approximately 15 minute transfer, arrive at the Mayan-Eden Eco Park and visit its Butterfly Garden and rescued animals section, where you might have a chance to take a picture holding a monkeys or a parrot.
Panoramic Photo Stop and Roatan Rum Company
Your next stop on the tour will be at a panoramic point to take some pictures of the far away multi-coloured ocean. Next, stop by The Roatan Rum Company where you will taste their famous home-made rum cake and will have the possibility to purchase their flavored rums..
Continue your tour to West End, a thriving tourist hotspot with a charming selection of shops, restaurants and local bars to enjoy during 60 minutes of free time. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a complimentary beverage at the meeting point before the independent exploration.
Following your approximate 60-minute West End break, re-join your transportation for the journey back to the ship's pier.
Please note: This tour requires minimal walking and is recommended for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Snacks or beverages are available for sale at the beach outlets. For guests confined to a wheelchair, advanced notice must be given to request transportation that is lift-equipped. We suggest guests planning to swim wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. The application of insect repellent is also suggested.
Explore the secluded parts of Roatan and Garifuna town of Punta Gorda during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.
Roatan, Photo Stop, Hills, Coastal Views, Isery Pirate Boat Building
Depart the pier for a scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the coast and multi-coloured ocean. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and continue up-and-down the hills whilst marvelling at the amazing coastal views. Following an exterior photo stop outside the Isery Pirate Boat building, head to Punta Gorda.
Punta Gorda, Traditional Dance Performance, Yucca Bread Tasting
Nestled on the north-eastern coast of Roatan and renowned for its stunning views, marine recreational opportunities and fantastic Garifuna cuisine, the seaside village of Punta Gorda is home to the majority of the Garifuna people, descendants of African slaves who settled here in 1797. Upon arrival, experience the panorama of the ocean, learn about the history of the Garifuna people and watch a Garifunas group perform a traditional dance to the sounds of their drums. During this memorable performance, a typical, crispy yucca bread (kazabe) is served with a refreshing beverages.
Marble Hill, Marble Hill Farms, Jam and Jelly Tastings, Garden, Oak Ridge Photo Stop
Next, re-board your coach and transfer to Marble Hill for a visit to the Marble Hill Farms, renowned for their homemade, home-grown, and all-natural jams and jellies since the early-1990s. Upon arrival, proceed for a tasting of their top-selling Hibiscus Jelly or Mutton Pepper Jam whilst admiring their beautiful garden. On the way back, enjoy a short stop at another panoramic point to see Oak Ridge, a faraway, picturesque stilt-village. Once inhabited by pirates, Oak Ridge is today the actual home of family-owned fishing companies. After your photo stop, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 55 yards (about 50 metres), at times over uneven and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. A 15-minute, approximately two-mile (about 3.2-kilometre) drive over unpaved roads is required to reach Marble Hill. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems and guests prone to motion sickness; guests who utilise a wheelchair must have a folding wheelchair, and bring along a paying guest for assistance. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. The tour sequence may vary.
Embrace the undersea and coastal beauty of Honduras during this scenic and fun-filled, half-day snorkelling excursion and resort visit.
Roatan, Snorkelling Boat-Ride, Pristine Bay, Seastar Snorkelling Site
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Pristine Bay, and your awaiting snorkelling boat. After receiving your safety and snorkelling instructions and equipment, embark a snorkelling boat for the panoramic ride to the Seastar snorkelling site, an amazing starfish snorkelling sandbar area.
Sandbar, Snorkelling with Colourful Starfish, Shipwreck Snorkelling
Upon arrival, don your snorkelling gear, which features a regular snorkelling mask or new, easy-to-use full-face mask, and begin your approximately 30-minute guided snorkelling session. Roatan is one of the top six snorkelling spots to see starfish, and its waters are a paradise for a species of starfish known as the cushion sea star. This starfish comes in a variety of colours, including red, beige, yellow, orange, and green. Although there are plenty of them on the seabed and they are perfectly harmless, please do not touch or handle them. Following your first snorkelling session, embark the boat for the ride to a nearby shipwreck for a second, approximately 15-minute guided snorkelling session. Guests who don't want to snorkel at either site can just swim and/or relax on board the snorkelling boat.
Pristine Bay Resort, Golf & Beach Club, Beautiful Beach, Infinity Swimming Pool, Panoramic Views
Next, embark the boat and ride to the elegant Golf & Beach Club at the Pristine Bay Resort. One of the best spots in Roatan, the Golf & Beach Club is home to a beautiful beach with infinity swimming pool facing the turquoise sea. Upon arrival, approximately an hour of free time is made available to relax and unwind at this luxury enclave, and browse the gift shop. At the conclusion of your visit, board a coach and head to a panoramic viewpoint, which offers breath-taking, 360-degree views overlooking the golf course and island. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 100 yards (about 100 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the dive boat, and two-three steps to manoeuvre in/out of the boat. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and can swim in water too deep too stand. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. Snorkelling equipment is provided; regular masks are available for those passengers who don't want to use the innovative full-face masks. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. Guests who don't want to snorkel can just swim and/or relax on board the snorkelling boat. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.
Explore the beauty of the sea and the hand-crafted beauty made of coral and seashells during this half-day excursion.
Depart the pier for a 30-minute scenic drive by motor-coach to a beautiful bay to board a semi-submarine that does not submerge; instead, descend a few steps into the underwater observatory section from where you may view the treasures of the deep. While you are seated in air-conditioned comfort, a fish identification guide will explain the underwater environment, as you observe beautiful coral formations, living reef, and colourful tropical fish. See the amazing coral reef up-close without getting wet.
Following this amazing experience, transfer to the center of the West End, a quaint seaside village via the scenic ocean road for a refreshment served Eagle Ray, a meeting point built on stilts over the water. Time is available to shop at one of the several tiny shops along the beach or simply relax.
Finally, visit the one and only cameo factory in the Americas, Cameo Castle. See the art of cameo-making as you observe the master craftsman create both classic and modern cameo masterpieces made from corals and conch shells. It is here that you may find the perfect cameo piece that will make this a memorable destination for years to come.
Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility but is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be agile enough to negotiate the 8 steps to embark and disembark the semi-submarine and the 12 steps at Eagle Ray. We suggest guests dress in lightweight comfortable clothing and wear sun protection and insect repellent.
Experience an unforgettable combination of fun, relaxation and adventure during this half-day excursion.
Fantasy Island Beach
Depart the pier by local coach for the short transfer across a private bridge to reach Fantasy Island Beach, located in a remote private island that offers a tropical, white, sandy beach surrounded by lush mangrove, palm and pine forests along with untouched coral reefs.
Upon arrival, enjoy a tropical welcome fruit punch, then simply relax in a complimentary beach chase with the blue Caribbean gently lapping in the broad sand beach or have a swim in the clear waters.
Your guided snorkelling adventure will start from the snorkel gazebo or by boat from the diving centre. A mysterious shipwreck, a beautiful shallow reef and a dramatic coral reef wall are just a giant stride away. Dependent upon current, sea and weather conditions; your guide will decide if it's appropriate to snorkel out to the shipwreck site that involves a discrete amount of swimming or remain in the shallow reef closer in, but nonetheless excellent for snorkelling.
Following the snorkeling portion of your tour, you may wish to join your guide in an approximate 30-minute nature walk in search of native monkeys and iguanas.
Please note: This tour involves moderate to extensive amounts of physical activity and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests entering the water must be in good physical condition and able to swim in waters too deep to stand. The minimum age to participate is 8 years of age and those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests are required to sign a waiver to participate in this tour. All snorkeling equipment is provided for your use. We suggest guests wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection, insect repellent and bring a towel from the ship. The facilities at the beach are quite simple and might not meet guests standards. Order of activities may vary.