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Upachaya

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| Man O' War Harbor, Roatan, Honduras
+504 3309-7615
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Not the typical cruise stop

I chose to take this tour because I wanted to see a little of the real Roatan and did not like any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ruthkumi
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Very memorable experience!

The service is perfection (even though we mixed up our date, Barbara accommodated us for the next... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
luvallcreatures
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Keswick, Canada
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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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“pontoon boat” (39 reviews)
“snorkel tour” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Man O' War Harbor, Roatan, Honduras
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+504 3309-7615
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to take this tour because I wanted to see a little of the real Roatan and did not like any of the cruise ship offerings. I was a little apprehensive about taking a private tour as I had never done it. After you...More

Thank ruthkumi
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, I'm sorry I missed you, and I'm glad to hear you had a good time. My staff work hard to insure our guests leave with fond memories of the island. Please come back and visit us again sometime in the...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

The service is perfection (even though we mixed up our date, Barbara accommodated us for the next day) and meeting Barbara was such an awesome inspiration. Her love for Upachaya is everywhere. We love, love, love the beautiful plants and lush grounds everywhere. Barbara is...More

Thank luvallcreatures
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Iris and I thank you for a great adventure at Upachaya!..great tour guides through the mangrove and into the magnificent water to snorkel. Barbara, the meal was very good and we thank you for the game board gift!..your wellness center is beautiful and we hope...More

Thank ameliayporfirio
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Favorite part of our entire cruise. The guides took their time on the kayak and snorkel excursion. It wasn't a crowded tour like the cruise ships. We spent a ton of time snorkeling and they took the time to point out all sorts of fish...More

Thank Jennifer H
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review. It always warms my heart when I hear people say it was the favorite part of their cruise. It means my staff and I are doing something right. We work hard at ensuring our guests have a great experience and...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

Thank djdarleen
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Abigail R
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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....More

Thank Linda W
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank ATLChris
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

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...More

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...More

1  Thank gingaale
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...More

1  Thank Katrina P
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

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...More

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Jennifer H
19 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
4 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
1 July 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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