Roatan & Utila Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip

Join This 7 Day Snorkeling Liveaboard Tour of Roatan, Cayos Cochinos & Utila Islands

March 6-13, 2021
March 19-26, 2022

We are very happy to have another great Caribbean snorkeling trip opportunity for you. Join this small guided group of 16 snorkelers on a liveaboard yacht for a week, as you tour Roatan, Cayos Cochinos, and Utila. These are part of the chain of Bay Islands of Honduras on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest barrier reef in the world. Not only will you snorkel wonderful shallow reefs teaming with tropical fish, but you will also have a pretty good chance of seeing juvenile Whale Sharks, stunning walls that drop into the deep that are full of life, and larger fish species.

The Roatan Aggressor IV will be your liveaboard home for this Roatan and Utila snorkeling trip.
See some colorful Caribbean fish on this Roatan and Utila snorkeling trip.

This trip is being run by our partner and friend Ben and his team. Based in the U.K., they are experts at running amazing excursions, and have a great appreciation for the underwater world.

The comfortable 120 foot long Roatan Aggressor IV yacht, exclusively chartered for this snorkeling-only exploration, will be your home base for this trip. In addition to the Aggressor crew, a guide from Ben's team will accompany you who is also an underwater photography pro, to help with your pictures.

Even if you have visited Roatan before, this trip will provide a unique way to snorkel new areas, and experience stunning island landscapes and sunsets, from the vantage point of your comfy liveaboard yacht.

And if you have never traveled with an all snorkeling group, it is a joy. Everyone is in love with the same activity, and the entire trip itinerary is completely organized around visiting snorkeling spots that are perfect for snorkelers (not divers). You will come away from this trip with lifelong memories and friends!

Enjoy seeing alive reefs like this one on this snorkeling trip.

Where in the World Are Roatan & Utila?

Roatan and Utila are Honduran Caribbean islands in northern Central America. Belize is neighboring to the west, and both are part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System.

Roatan & Utila Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip Map Showing the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

You will fly directly to the island of Roatan, to Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport (code RTB). There are many direct flights available from the USA, on United, American, and Delta airlines. From Canada there are also direct flights from Toronto or Montreal. From the UK and Europe there are connecting flights available through Miami in the US. There are direct flights from Belize and San Salvador. And you can hop over directly from the Cayman Islands.

Detail Snorkeling Map of Roatan, Utila and Cayos Cochinos islands.
A grouper hanging out on the reef in the Bay Islands.

After arriving on Roatan you will take a short taxi ride to the Aggressor Liveaboard dock, located at Romeo's Restaurant in French Harbor.

Your group will spend the first couple of days snorkeling the west end of Roatan from your liveaboard. Then the yacht will head to the Cayos Cochinos islands for a night, then Utila for another day and a half, then back to Roatan for even more snorkeling.

What Will This Roatan & Utila Liveboard Snorkeling Trip Be Like?

Stunning Elkhorn corals in Roatan.

This traveling itinerary was custom created by Aggressor Yachts for your snorkeling group, to give you the best opportunities to see a great variety of sea life and underwater topography around this island chain.

You will have up to five snorkeling sessions per day. You will enter and exit the water from large stable ladders off the back of the yacht, and there will be crew members in an inflatable raft keeping watch on the snorkeling group, and giving anyone a break when they need it.

Expect to find wonderful soft corals, fans, and schools of fish.

You will explore the west end of Roatan, at sites like Front Yard and Half Moon Bay. You will find wonderful shallow reefs with big gorgonian fans, healthy hard corals, schools of beautiful reef fish, like French Angelfish and parrotfish, and Hawksbill turtles.

The Cayos Cochinos islands have beautiful white sand beaches and palm trees, with unique reefs surrounding them. Here you will have the opportunity to see larger species of fish like barracuda, jacks, and tarpons.

Around Utila you will have a pretty good chance of seeing juvenile Whale Sharks which are commonly in the area during the time you will be visiting. There are also some lovely shallow coral reefs around Utila that drop off into vertical walls. Spotting Eagle Rays, lobsters and moray eels can be spotted here too.

There is a pretty good chance of seeing juvenile Whale Sharks near Utila.

Roatan Aggressor IV

Your yacht is modern and comfortable.

The Roatan Aggressor IV is a 120ft world-class liveaboard yacht with accommodation options of one master stateroom with a queen bed, eight deluxe staterooms; seven having both a double and single berth, and one having 2 twin beds. All staterooms have climate controls, private bathrooms and showers. The yacht has 110 volt US type power outlets.

She features a roomy, air-conditioned salon and dining area, sun deck complete with a hot tub, lounge and deck chairs, stereo (has an iPod plug-in), shaded wet bar and grill, and a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer.

In addition to the main exit on the sleeping deck there are two other emergency exits at each end. Each cabin has a fire extinguisher in addition to the main extinguishers. There is also a night safety officer whose sole purpose is to check all key areas, and to assist with any needs.

The onboard menu serves a plentiful variety of fresh local fruits and veggies and locally grown meats in Caribbean and American style dishes, as well as barbecues. Breakfasts will include fruits, local specialties, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunch will be buffet-style. And dinners are seated and served. Nearly all dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) can be accommodated if ingredients are locally available. All meals are included, as well as complimentary soft drinks, beer, and wine.

Roatan Aggressor IV Deck Layout
Roatan Aggressor IV master stateroom.
Deluxe Stateroom.


Yes, you can enjoy a sunset hot tub soak on board the yacht.
Comfortable air-conditioned lounge area.



Trip Details & How to Sign Up

The beautiful and interesting Spotted Drum.

This is a small group charter and we expect it to fill quickly. Your spot is reserved with your deposit. Contact Ben below for deposit instructions.

Trip Dates:

2021
March 6-13 - Available.

2022
March 19-26 - Available.

2021 Trip Price:
Twin Cabin: $3,395.00 US per person
Deluxe Cabin: $3495.00 US per person
Master Cabin: $3695.00 US per person

2022 Trip Price:
Twin Cabin: $3,595.00 US per person
Deluxe Cabin: $3695.00 US per person
Master Cabin: $3895.00 US per person

Individual travelers - Ben will happily find someone of the same sex for you to share a room with.

The initial deposit for this trip is $400 US per person. At 12 months before departure there is a $600 US per person interim deposit, and at six months there is another $1000 US per person interim deposit. The final balance will be due three months before departure.

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights accommodation and full board (all meals)
  • Services of snorkel guide and boat skiff for up to five snorkeling excursions each day
  • Services of on-board Photo Pro
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks on board Roatan Aggressor
Exclusions:
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Tips
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • A port/park fee of $125 US per person for 7-nights will be collected at the beginning of the week in CASH.
  • All onboard purchases will incur a 19% VAT tax.

Trip Organizers
Ben and his U.K. based team are the organizers and leaders of this trip (more about them below). Galen & Nicole from TropicalSnorkeling.com are promoting this trip, but all signups, trip organization and payments are made to and managed by Ben's team. TropicalSnorkeling.com does receive a referral fee in exchange for promoting the trip, at no extra cost to attendees.

How to Sign Up or Learn More?
Use the contact form below to contact Ben and his team to request more information about them and express your interest in signing up. They will get back to you shortly with full details.




More About Ben & Our Partnership

Ben and Nicole heading out on the snorkel boat in Alor, Indonesia.

Ben (pictured with Nicole) is our friend and snorkeling trips partner. He and his team are based in the U.K. and have around twenty years of experience guiding in Asia and beyond. He has been running his own business since 2010 and is primarily offering guided snorkeling trips, but he started with diving. He began offering snorkeling specific trips because he was aware that snorkelers often get the short end of the stick when thrown in with divers. He and his team love the freedom and low stress of snorkeling, and are very aware of the different needs of snorkelers versus divers, in terms of the reef depth, and calm surface conditions needed.

From our experience going on one of his snorkeling trips we found it very well organized, the guides were fantastic and very helpful, and the underwater experiences were exceptional. Snorkeling groups really get the benefit of all of Ben and his guides' years of experience in the water, and with different resorts and liveaboards.

All of his trips are small groups of 12-18 guests, or with a similar ratio of snorkelers to guides. And for where they visit, and how packed they are with experiences, they are affordable.

His company is licensed and insured. Barring extreme circumstances they do not cancel trips, and all funds are held in a trust until the trip is completed giving you 100% financial security if they or any of their suppliers go out of business before the trip happens.

Learn More About the Yacht

Roatan Aggressor IV Website


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