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Uncommon Adventures - Roatan

Punta Blanca | East End, 49617, Honduras
1-866-882-5525
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Ranked #106 of 154 activities in Roatan
Type: Tours
Owner description: From our lovely private lodge on Roatan in the Caribbean, we host sea-kayaking, standup paddleboard and snorkeling day-trips out into the gorgeous... more » Owner description: From our lovely private lodge on Roatan in the Caribbean, we host sea-kayaking, standup paddleboard and snorkeling day-trips out into the gorgeous reefs as well as hiking in the jungle and rafting trips on whitewater rivers on the mainland of Honduras. We provide personally fitted gear, kayaks and paddleboards to suit any skill level, from beginner to advanced. We offer a full range of locally sourced gourmet cooking, guiding, and instruction. 2014 marks our 32nd year in business. (From our other lodge in Beulah, Michigan, we offer kayak and SUP day-trips along the Sleeping Bear Dunes Area and other Great Lakes locales. Please see our other listing for info.) « less
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We just returned home to Toledo from our Aug.1-4 trip with Michael. Where to start.... his patience with us was great, his knowledge & teaching technique is fabulous & he has a wonderful sense of humor. We had an opportunity to try a variety of different kayaks & paddles on the river & also in the lake with calm waters... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I just returned from my third trip to Roatan to spend another week with Michael. Of course, it was fantastic, and exceeded my expectations. Before preparing my review, I decided to examine several other reviews that were recently posted. Frankly, I was surprised: One reviewer, who admitted being ill upon arrival, complained about insufficient time in the kayak. One does... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time snorkeling and kayaking in Roatan with Michael. Most tourists don't get to the east end of the island, so we really felt like we got away. Can't wait together back there.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

An amazing week in Roatan with Uncommon Adventures. Both sky and water were the most beautiful blue! Spent time kayaking with good individual instruction and gorgeous scenery. I got to paddle a Valley Avocet - nice boat and great opportunity to paddle something new - and Michael was wonderful about providing ideas to improve my paddling skills! Kayaked the gorgeous... More

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a tough trip to review, as we had some unique challenges, and I suspect we had a different trip from what others have experienced. Three of us (all strangers) had signed up for the 7 day lodge/kayak Roatan trip. I arrived sick, with a stomach bug that affected 2 of my 7 days. Michael was sick through the... More

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Yakman60, Owner at Uncommon Adventures - Roatan, responded to this review

Kevin, I'm sorry that you felt shorted for this particular week. Between my being under the weather at first and then a poor choice of shuttle boat (which was, in fact about four hours...which was really two hours too long, agreed), you really didn't get the paddle week we'd both hoped for. Weather that week was also a large factor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

We took a day of instruction along with the water to wine tour near traverse city, mi. Michael Gray is a great instructor. We all learn in different ways and Michael changed up his instructing style on the fly to make sure everyone was getting it. It is obvious that Michael has lots of experience teaching kayaking and has fun... More

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Yakman60, Owner at Uncommon Adventures - Roatan, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for such a glowing review and I'm very pleased that we were able to hit the mark. After 31 years doing this, its nice to know that we can still be passionate about the process and continue improving. More

Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I was looking for a weekend get away that would be active,as well as relaxing. The Uncommon Adventures Kayak B&B weekend fit the bill. Michael tailored instructions to the individual's learning style with safe kayaking being paramount. Basic paddling skills were reinforced and new strokes were taught with lots of individualized attention. I had a chance to try various paddles... More

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

You are on and in the water almost all the time.The trip is a heavily kayak oriented adventure to many parts of the island, with continuous snorkeling opportunities. The organizer is experienced, safety conscious and can teach many ways to improve your skills. Your stay is on a farm that does produce jams and mustards you can take home. The... More

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Bala, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

The Roatan trip with Michael Gray’s Uncommon Adventures fulfilled my desires exactly. I had a chance to paddle three different boats – a Valley Avocet, a Valley Nordkapp and a Current Designs Sirocco. Each boat taught me something new/different. The week’s program was well planned. Initially, Michael got us fitted into boats and we had a delightful check out paddle... More

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

For several years a highlight of the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival has been attending Michael Gray's exciting presentations of past Uncommon Adventures and dreaming of an adventure of our own. That dream came true for my wife and me in Roatan. The freshest and most imaginative five star meals, wonderful scenery and snorkeling, kayaking adventures beyond compare- all... More

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Yakman60, Owner at Uncommon Adventures - Roatan, responded to this review

Tillman, Thank you for the thoughtful comments. I look forward to seeing you and Beth again this April in Charleston! Tell her that I have indeed learned to make those big German pancakes! Clients like y'all are why I have the best job in the world! More

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