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Upachaya

#26 of 135 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Roatan Features Animals
| Man O' War Harbor, Roatan, Honduras
+504 3309-7615
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WOW WHAT A DAY

Found Upachaya on trip adviser. This was the first time we had ever booked an excursion from a... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2014
Michael M
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Blythewood, South Carolina
fantastic

Contacted Barb directly while I was in Roatan and worked out the details for the snorkel tour to... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2014
travellinmilkman
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Vancouver, 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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“snorkel tour” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Man O' War Harbor, Roatan, Honduras
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Found Upachaya on trip adviser. This was the first time we had ever booked an excursion from a private company, not the cruise line and BOY was it worth it. Don't waist your $$ and time by booking with the cruise line. If you are...More

1  Thank Michael M
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Michael, thank you for your review. We certainly appreciated and enjoyed having you visit us here at Upachaya. I'm glad to hear that as your first non-cruise excursion you were pleased with what we offered. We work hard to insure you get a good value...More

Reviewed February 28, 2014

Contacted Barb directly while I was in Roatan and worked out the details for the snorkel tour to Upachaya. Everything went smoothly from hotel pick up to return. We took the boat out to 2 snorkel spots and both were outstanding. Snorkel guide Anthony was...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

It was fun to get off the beach in West End and try something different on another side of the island. Our group was small, only five people, which was a huge benifit. It was neat to kayak through the mangroves and then snorkel in...More

1  Thank Kate R
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Kate, thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you join us here at Upachaya, and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the kayak tour. The Mangroves truly are beautiful and combined with the snorkeling it is a very unique tour that we offer here...More

Reviewed February 5, 2014

Can not wait to go back... absolutely incredible. Fantastic. We booked this excursion independent of the cruise line and are so glad we did. The driver who picked us up was very kind and professional and on time. Mike, our snorkeling guide, was extremely knowledgeable...More

2  Thank LindaMartinakaMama
Reviewed January 22, 2014

My friend and I booked this online before we sailed on a Princess cruise. We didn't want the craziness associated with excursions booked through the ship. The small sized snorkel group is what attracted me to Upachaya. The driver Marco met us outside of the...More

4  Thank Love-to-Learn-RN
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

I am truly blessed to have the awesome staff I have here at Upachaya. We all work very hard as a team to insure our guests have a great experience, and I'm thankful that you enjoyed yourself the day of your tour. I too, enjoy...More

Reviewed January 20, 2014

We sailed with Princess cruises and booked with Upachaya snorkel because we did not want the large party associated with cruise excursions. There were less than 10 people on our snorkel trip. The owner is a very pleasant lady that has created a peaceful and...More

2  Thank chichullo
Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband, me, and our two grown daughters had a wonderful time at Upachaya last month. We found our meeting point near the cruise terminal without any problem. Once we got to the property, Barb gave us a really interesting tour of her garden. Edgar...More

3  Thank DeeJBer
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

We enjoyed having you join us here at Upachaya. We know how difficult it can be at times when traveling when you have dietary concerns, so we do our best to accommodate our guest's needs. This includes for those staying at our lodge as well....More

Reviewed January 18, 2014

Upachaya was recommended by another tour operator who was closed, visiting family back in the states. We booked a snorkel tour with Upachaya via e-mail, and Barb was easy to correspond with. We were picked up by van and after a short drive and great...More

3  Thank The3rdBeatyLady
Upachaya, Owner at Upachaya, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Thank you for your review and more importantly for coming to visit us here at Upachaya. Yes, the noseeums, otherwise known as sand flies can be a real bother everywhere here on this island. We ask that people not use products with DEET as those...More

Reviewed January 11, 2014

enjoyed this half day excursion....we booked it on our own, not thru carnival cruise. we were picked up in 2 vans and taken to the resort. Half of our group did kayaks, the others rode on a pontoon boat. I was in the kayak and...More

3  Thank JanelleW123
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We took a kayak and snorkel tour here, and it was a welcome respite from the busier parts of the island. The peacefulness of Upachaya is evident the minute you get out of the car. It's much quieter than just about everywhere else we visited....More

2  Thank mirren451
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Jennifer H
January 18, 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
January 3, 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
June 30, 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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