I had done a lot of research on Roatan before we left. We stayed at the Mayan Princess and I knew what restaurants and sights I wanted to visit. I was not sure if I wanted to pay the $150 per person to go on one of Xtremes tours. When Ray aproached me on the beach I knew who he was right away. He has a nice easy way about him and we chatted for a while..no pressure. My son who was diving everyday my husband and I wanted to see a Whale Shark,we'd been wanting this for a while.We signed up with Xtreme for the Utila Trip.
We left very early in the morning, when we got close to Utila we slowed down , threw out four lines and trolled and watched and waited. This I admit was a bit boring but being the ex wife of a professional billfish sport fisherman I was waiting for the rush you get when something happens. Nothing happened :o( I also know that's the way it goes. We then headed to Water Cay, an uninhabited sandy beach island in the Bay Islands . They threw out the anchor before arriving on shore so we could snorkel. We saw al ot of tropical fish and a Manta Ray. We spent a while exporing Water Cay. Then on to Utila. Utila is one of the main Bay Islands but tough to get to. It is a huge dive area with tremendous diving all around.I'm told better than Roatan and that's saying something. Greg our Capatain and Adonus our mate took us to an island restaurant and bought us lunch then we explored this unique town that is so much like the Carribean was 30 years ago. We sat and talked to the Mayor who was sitting rocking on his porch. A middle aged man with a good head on his shoulders.
Time to head back to Roatan. Greg kept his experienced eyes open for Whale Sharks. He thought he saw something and we all got excited. We ended up in the middle of the open sea with Tuna jumping like popcorn all around.us. The lines went out and the action started everyone got to catch their own dinner plus al ot more. What a fun time. We got back to Fosters in West Bay around 4. Greg and Adonus cleaned our fish for us and we arrainged to meet ( their were 8 of us all together) at Fosters for 7. Fosters cooked up our fish and only charged us for our side dishes. Now that's a great day to remember.
Oh yes, did I mention they gave us snacks , fruit ,unlimited beer and rum and would not let us lift a finger. Definatley worth the money.
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