Half Moon Cay Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Guanaja Island.

Northwest of Half Moon Cay off southern Guanaja Island, the snorkeling at Half Moon Cay is known for its coral formations and diverse marine life.

Guanaja Island is surrounded by a fringing reef that is a declared marine reserve. Within the marine reserve, there are 38 designated mooring sites marked by buoys.

After a long day of snorkeling at Lee’s Pleasure, you may want to cool off with a cold drink on Guanaja Island at the Pirates Den Bar, the Crazy Parrott or La Giraida. A good apres-dive meal can be found at either Graham’s Place restaurant or Manati restaurant in Sandy Bay.

To reach the snorkeling at Guanaco Island by air from the mainland, fly into Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) in San Pedro Sula. Then, you will need to transfer to an inter-island flight.

To reach the snorkeling on Guanaja Island by air from Roatan, you may be able to find a direct flight to Roatan into Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB) from Miami or Houston. There is an inter-island airline called Island Air (504) 9558-8683.

TIP - The sand flies (aka no-see-ums) are known to be voracious year-round. Make sure to bring plenty of bug lotion.

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

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Honduras Coral Reef Fund 504 443-4075; Instituto Hondureno de Turismo (504) 2222-2124

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Honduras" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Nautilus Dive Resort (504) 9918-8855; Bos Island House (504) 9923-7477

Luxury Loding:  Grahams Place (504) 3368-5495; West Park Inn (504) 2408-3072; La Giralda (504) 9603-3884.

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  24420

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