Best Pigeon Cay Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Barbareta Island.

  Barbareta Island


  July 13, 2016

Off the southwest side of Isla Barbareta, the snorkeling at Pigeon Cay is known for its elkhorn coral formations and the abundant reef fish. Pigeon Cay is accessed by a 45 minute boat ride from Roatan. The snorkeling at Pigeon is without doubt some of the best in the Caribbean. The reef starts 15 to 20 feet from the beach and surrounds the entire cay. The waters are 25 to 70 feet deep. The sand flats with turtle grass have scattered brain star.

Pigeon Cay consists of three small islands that are located 2.5nm southeast of Pelkan Point. Barbareta Island is surrounded by a mile long wall with plenty of soft corals and barrel sponges to explore.

To reach the snorkeling in the Bay Islands by air, fly into Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) in San Pedro Sula. Then, you will need to transfer to an inter-island flight to the Bay Islands. Alternately, if you are coming from the US, you may be able to find a direct flight to Roatan into Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB) from Miami or Houston. To reach Barbareta Island snorkeling, there are dive boats from Roatan or inter-island flights from Roatan.

Overall, Pigeon Cay is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 4 snorkeling dives in Barbareta Island.

Local Contacts:  Instituto Hondureno de Turismo (504) 2222-2124

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Luxury Loding:  Barbareta Beach Club

GPS:  16.434459, -86.15427

Date Published:  12/29/2011

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  22991

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