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Old September 1st, 2004, 05:39 PM
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We are going on the Valor on 1/23/05 any suggestions on Snorkeling or beaches there? What else is there to do there.

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Hi Bob, We are researching Roatan (and also Belize) for the same cruise as you. I have not seen a Roll Call yet for it here. I will have to start one. I have found some people going on our cruise. Should(no, it WILL) be a great time.(We are a family with 2 kids:7,13 from Vancouver,B.C.,Canada) So many choices for excursions!! Hope to 'talk' cruise with you later.

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While on Isla Roatan we went on the semi sub and enjoyed it. Then, the guide took us to a store/restaurant right on the water where we had cool drinks and were entertained by the locals (dancing). While most on the tour shopped, our guide walked us a short distance away to a beautiful, isolated beach. The water was totally clear and the sand pristine. I didn't see any snorkeling there.........? It was so beautiful and relaxing...ahhh
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Brenda,

I saw a post of yours the other day. We have a huge group going on this cruise. One of the ladies going with us is Canadian and she said to say hey. Hopefully we will find some great things to do there!!!!

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We LOVE Roatan...still relatively untouched by first world invasion...still has it's authentic charm! In Coxen Hole (where you dock) you can easily hire a local to be your guide for the day, or have him drive you some place to start your day. We went to Half Moon Bay first...great snorkeling!!! Walked thru West End Village...cool little shops, sand streets. At the end of the village you can take a water taxi for a few bucks to West Bay Beach (2-3 miles away) for beach time...this is the most popular and scenic beach. Have a great lunch at Bite on the Beach overlooking the water. Grab a cab back to the dock. Check out: www.travel-to-honduras.com

Have a great time...it's such a beautiful place!
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Thanks Angie...

I will check it out

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Angie-that does sound great!
Hi Bob-lots of fun planning to do, eh?!!!
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Hey Brenda,

Is this you guys first cruise or just the first cruise with the whole family?

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I cruised Princess(W.Caribb.) in Jan/01 with a girl friend for our 40th birthday! This is the first cruise for the rest of my family. We are so excited!!!!!!!!!
Are you all flying in early the day before the cruise. We are.Maybe even 2 days. No air sales yet
Edit:Bob I see my ship is leaving 2 hours after yours!! My clock is 2 hrs. behind!!! YIKES!!



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Try Half Moon Bay for snorkeling, you will not be disappointed. There are some nice resturants there and the Honduran beer is wonderful. I bought some small bags of cashews from a kid whose mother had roasted them. I will never enjoy a cashew as much as that again. This is a very poor area with wonderful people and a great potential.
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Thanks for the info reverendjeff. I have heard of Half Moon Bay;good to get a snorkeling recommendation from there.

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We took an excursion that took us to the parrott farm and then to a dolphin show. Nice quiet relaxing day. The villages are so poor!!! I took a roll of quarters and gave them to the kids. I looked like the pied piper!! Nice people but so poor. There are no commercialized tourist places, but nice to see how other people live. Got back on ship very grateful for what we have.

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In Half Moon Bay, does one need a boat for the good snorkeling, or can I do it from the beach? Thanks.
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We just went from the beach, which is very rocky at the point we were at. The water stayed shallow for a good distance and we encountered starfish there. There are some rental kayaks and some boat excursions. From the beach we had many colorful fish and really had a great time.
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