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Address: | Man O' War Harbor, Roatan, Honduras
Phone Number:
+504 3309-7615
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours


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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Fun kayak & snorkel adventure!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Katrina P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank Katrina P
Kenora, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank lbiggar61
Sterling Heights, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Vlsbet
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kay N
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 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was a great excursion away from the crowds of the cruise ship sponsored excursions. We were picked up promptly and our driver was polite and friendly. It was a quick ride over to our destination. At Upachaya, Barbara gave us tour of the grounds as we made our way down to the Kayaks. There we boarded and were led... More 

Thank bcindy4865
Whitby, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were on a Celebrity cruise and picked this tour based on Trip Advisor recommendations. Don't be put off by cruise ship warnings about leaving the port area on your own. Its just a short 5 minute walk up the hill and you are met with your driver. We then drove about 2 minutes to the Eco resort and chatted... More 

Thank jellyfish39
Riverton, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to Upachaya, and I highly recommend it! My husband and I first visited in October 2015 while on a Carnival cruise. We did the kayak and snorkel tour, and it ended up being our favorite excursion of the cruise. I inadvertently left my snorkel gear in the taxi/van as we went back to the port,... More 

1 Thank Charlotte H
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were so pleased that Barbara was able to accommodate our group of four on short notice. Paddling through the mangroves and out to the reef was much more interesting than open water paddling alone would have been. Our guide was good at pacing the trip to our group's needs. We wished she would have had more information to share... More 

1 Thank LgkM
Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Me and my wife had Upachaya tour in the first days of November 2016. It was in the switch seasons time, so we got exclusive tour that day - only 2 of us! We liked all about the tour - the place, the kayaking experience in mangroves, excellent snorkeling place with 6-pales starfishes, the food! I would especially mark the... More 

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