Experience the very best of Roatan & Utila on our 7 night live aboard safari.
The 7 night charter runs from Saturday to Saturday with time divided between Roatan, Cayo Conchinos and Utila. We’ll start by spending Sunday snorkeling the shallow reefs of West End Roatan which are adorned with soft corals and schools of colourful reef fish including French Angelfish, butterflyfish, tangs and parrotfish.
There’s plenty of snorkeling to be enjoyed around the island so we’ll stay on Roatan for Monday as well with another full day of snorkeling. We’ll spend time at sites such as Front Yard and Half Moon Bay as well as other reefs around the island – impressive gorgonian fans, giant barrel sponges and hawksbill turtles are among the many highlights.
From Roatan we’ll travel south to the beautiful Cayo Cochinos islands. This small collection of island are certainly pleasing to the eye with white sand beaches and palm trees which are surrounded by blue waters and diverse reefs. This is a good area for larger encounters including barracuda, tarpons and jacks.
On Wednesday we will head to Utila for more reef snorkeling and the chance to see juvenile whale sharks which can be seen frequently between February and May. Encounters are never guaranteed but range from average to good. Expect more beautiful soft coral gardens with sloping reefs and dramatic drops offs. Eagle rays, spiny Caribbean lobster and morays are among the highlights here.
Thursday is split between Utila and Roatan depending on the conditions. This is a flexible day depending on the conditions and the potential for whalesharks. On Friday we’ll head back to Roatan for more snorkeling on the West End before lunch and a chance for some land touring.
From February to May there are good opportunities for encounters with juvenile whalesharks around the waters of Utila. We have scheduled our charters during these months.
This safari is escorted by a Snorkel Venture Photo Pro who will offer tips for using cameras whilst snorkeling and how to get the most out of your camera system.
Marine Life Guide
Sample Itinerary (please note this is subject to change due to weather and sea conditions)
Upon arrival into Roatan Airport (RTP) please make your way to Romeo’s Restaurant in French Harbor, where the Aggressor will be docked. Boarding is from 3.30 – 6.30 pm. Upon boarding you will meet your group leader and be shown to your cabin. We will have agroup orientation and safety briefing before dinner that evening.
A typical day on The Aggressor will include up to 4 snorkel sessions, each lasting 60 – 90 minutes.
We start the day with a continental breakfast served from 6.30am. Around 7.30am a hot breakfast will be served, made to order.
There after we have a thorough site briefing before our first snorkel of the day. Most often we will get into the water directly off the boat, but sometimes we will be taken to the site on the tender, in small groups. We will always have local snorkel guides in the water with us to point out interesting creatures, and tender support.
After the snorkel we board the boat, where we are greeted with our own designated towels, beverages and snacks (usually freshly baked muffins, cookies or similar). After a little break we are briefed for the second session.
Upon return to the boat we dry off (our towels will be tumble dried while we are in the water), and change for lunch. This is usually a two course affair.
After a little down time we are briefed and enter the water for our third snorkel of the day. Upon return to the boat we are greeted with beverages and hot snacks (tacos, coconut macaroons etc).
We then decide whether there will be an afternoon or night snorkel. The night snorkels are a great opportunity to see all the nocturnal creatures come out to hunt- crabs, eels, sharks, rays, squid etc. The reef is entirely transformed.
We then sit down to a plated 3 course dinner. Soft drinks, beer and wine are included and served with our evening meal.
Evenings are spent looking at the fish ID books, showing off our favorite photos of the day or watching a movie, reading a book, star gazing etc.
The boat also has a hot tub and great sundeck for our enjoyment.
On our last day aboard the Aggressor, we arrive back to the dock after lunch and can walk around the town until 5.30 when we meet onboard for a farewell cocktail party with the crew. Thereafter we all go to a local restaurant for a last dinner together.
Saturday: 8 am Check Out
After an early light breakfast, we bid farewell to the crew and disembark around 8am. Transfers can be to the airport or your hotel of choice.
The Roatan Aggressor IV is a 120’ power yacht. Accommodations include 1 master stateroom with a queen bed, 8 deluxe staterooms; 7 having a double and single berth, and one having 2 twin beds. All staterooms have climate controls, private bathrooms and showers.
Sleeping 18 guests in privacy and comfort, she features a roomy, air conditioned salon and dining area, sun deck complete with a hot tub, lounge and deck chairs, stereo (has an IPod plug-in), shaded wet bar and grill, a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computers. camera table with low-pressure air hoses, and two hot, fresh water showers on the dive platform.
The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with fresh local fruits and veggies, island seafood, and local grown meats serving Caribbean and American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. You will awaken to fresh fruits, local specialties, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are seated and served each evening including: salads, vegetables, fresh local seafood, beef or chicken with fresh homemade desserts.
Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location. The Aggressor’s beverage selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary.
On this page you will find our tour dates, a contact form and details of payment schedule including deposit and final balance. If you have any further questions please complete the form and we will reply within 24hrs.
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Roatan & Utila Safari | 6 – 13 March 2021 | Available
Roatan & Utila Safari | 19 – 26 March 2022 | Available
Price per person
Twin Cabin: 3395 USD 2021 / 3595 USD 2022
Deluxe Cabin: 3495 USD 2021 / 3695 USD 2022
Master Cabin: 3695 USD / 3895 USD 2022
Non Sharing Cabin: On Request
Initial deposit: US$400 per person
12-months from departure: US$600 per person interim deposit
6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure