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Bay Islands Underwater Museum

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Address: Main Road Sandy Bay, Roatan 34101, Honduras
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+504 9477-4511

An awesome snorkeling adventure at the depth of a swimming pool. The Bay...

An awesome snorkeling adventure at the depth of a swimming pool. The Bay Islands Underwater Museum will take you on a guided snorkel tour of one of the most beautiful reefs in the Caribbean and so much more! Discover Mayan artifacts, a Spanish Galleon ship wreck and the Treasure Chest. See the traditional lobster and conch fishing gear used by the Garifuna people. This is fun for the whole family. The Bay Islands Underwater Museum is an experience you will never forget. Don´t forget to bring cash for beberages and our famous Enzo Pepperoni Pizza, cooked in our adobe mud oven! Birng a towel and beach foot wear for walking on the sand and dock area. All snorkling gear, boat transportation to the site from our dock and a briefing about the museum are included. You will have the best local guides to show you the reef and the marine life!

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Good if You Want to Learn How to Snorkel

Nice, clear water, calm and a good place to learn to snorkel. All equipment is included in the price. The underwater artifacts were interesting and the guides were very helpful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 14, 2016
New Orleans
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New Orleans
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Nice, clear water, calm and a good place to learn to snorkel. All equipment is included in the price. The underwater artifacts were interesting and the guides were very helpful. It was a good experience for my daughter who had never snorkeled before.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We had a very nice day with good weather. The guides were Sam and Carlos who were very attentive to the small group of 9. The museum was more of an underwater feature representing the history of the area. The guides were great about pointing out different creatures and brought up a sea cucumber for us to pet. They paid... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

Don't go if there is any chance the water visibility is low. It was a beautiful day on the beach but because of the weather the previous weeks the water was to rough to get good views of the museum. The tour guides though were very good-very concerned about our safety and they tried to get us some views of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a good choice for amateur snorkelers. We had kind of a big group, which made it difficult to swim in a group to follow the guides. However the coral is low enough down that you can swim around some on your own, as long as you don't go out too far. I would recommend this excursion to anyone... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Now technically closed but still easy to get to. The place that owed it closed recently and is now a dive company. However, if you have access to a boat, you can get there easy enough. Also, if you happen to stay at Hobbies Hidaway, just a bit down the beach, you can swim over to it. A bit cheesy... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015

We did the underwater museum while visiting the area on a cruise. The museum was average but the coral and reef were amazing! The sunken replica artifacts were neat to see but the reef and fish were what made it worth while. The beach after words was very clean and pristine. If you do the tour through a cruise, they... More 

1 Thank WJLTulsa
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2014

I am a scuba diver, but had a blast checking out the cheeky underwater museum by snorkle. Great excursion for kids as well. The atmosphere on the beach with the "Gilligans Island style" bar is awesome for a photo shoot! Bring your sunscreen, your own water (beverages?!) and your underwater camera!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

First, a disclaimer: I have not paid the fee and actually done the Underwater Museum tour. I have often stayed nearby and have snorkeled the "museum" independently several times. I've observed the tour groups but not actually interacted with the staff. I assume a lot of the benefit for visitors is having a good experience with the people who work... More 

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

I loved this snorkeling trip when I was there a few years ago. I went back last month and was disappointed in every way. The number of snorkelers in our group had doubled. I was kicked in the face so hard the Snorkel was knocked out of my mouth. I was told to "stay with the group". I replied that... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

We booked this through Norwegian for a family of four, including our 6 year old. One of the guides, Dennis was wonderful with him and did a great job helping him snorkel and look for shells and star fish. The water is gorgeous! Would definitely recommend.

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