Great Way to See the Coral Reef Marine Life Without Getting Wet!
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- Round trip transportation from your Roatan cruise terminal (Coxen Hole and Port of Roatan Mahogany Bay)!
- Air conditioned interior of Semi Submarine!
- English speaking certified guides!
- Entrance fees to the Semi-Submarine included!
- View the beautiful underwater marine life without getting wet!
- See Roatan's West End coral reefs!
This semi sub glass bottom boat cruise excursion is a great way to see the beautiful marine life and coral reefs (part of the second largest barrier reef system in the World) without getting wet! Your sub is a 28-maximum passenger "semi-submersible" glass bottom boat vessel. It never dives below the water line; it floats on the surface while you view out the large windows just 6 feet below the water level which makes is a great excursion for non-snorkelers and of course snorkelers!
Your fun exploration begins just outside your Roatan cruise terminal (Coxen Hole and Port of Roatan Mahogany Bay) where the friendly semi-submarine shore excursion staff will be waiting for you. They will get you all checked and into your transportation. The drive to the West End pier where the semi sub is located, is just a short distance from the cruise terminal. You will get to pass some scenic sights along the way.
The semi-sub glass bottom boat crew help you aboard under the shaded topside. As the vessel moves out from the shore on the way to the barrier coral reefs of West End, they will help you down the 8 stairs into the interior where you will find large glass viewing windows along each side and seats down the middle. The crew will take you along the reefs where you can view all of the colorful, tropical marine life darting among the coral reef. The underwater scenery is never the same and the view is continuously changing out each window. There is a variety of marine life to see from colorful fish to coral to sponges.
The guests will be out on the water for approximately 35 minutes. At the end of the semi-submarine glass bottom boat part of this excursion, the semi-sub will motor back to the pier where the transportation will take guests back to your ship's cruise terminal.
Note that guests must be able to walk unassisted down the stairs and step over the seating below.
Perfect for non-divers
Several of our family were going scuba diving. We wanted to see all the pretty fish but not with that amount of effort. This was perfect! We saw lots of fish, sea turtle, coral, scuba divers, sunken sub, etc. Boat was very comfortable, even for a large man. You sit on a seat that goes across the narrow boat, so you have a view out both sides. Also it is air-conditioned! And in order to get to the boat on the north side of Roatan, you get a bus tour of the island. It was a great excursion for a reasonable price.
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St. Louis, MI
My kids loved it!
I took this excursion with my 8 and 12 years old, they had a blast! The windows are very wide so everyone can have a good view. The ride was very smooth and the crew is friendly.
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