Last Sunday we had the best experience ever in our 10 years on Roatan!!!!!! We had heard lots of great things about Ed and Julie's Catamaran tour so we were excited to go. Well we weren't disappointed! We had the best time ever!
You start your day by driving to Oakridge where you get on a small boat that takes you out to the Cat. Once onboard the drinks and food are served immediately. You are directed to coolers for refreshments and you can just help yourself. The staff comes around the boat with homemade pineapple muffins, followed by little pizza rounds, followed by homemade peanut butter cookies. All the while the staff is attending to your every need. The music is playing (great music too I might add) and people are dancing and having a great time. Soon the bloody mary's and pina coladas are being served.
We stopped for a snorkel/swim/dive at a shipwreck and then we were off again. The next stop was our lunch stop where we were served a buffet lunch of pineapple meatballs, grilled shrimp, coleslaw, rice and the most delicious homemade buns.....just awesome. The meal was fabulous. Dessert was carrot cake and chocolate cake served by the crew as we sit around the boat.
After lunch another swim/snorkel and then we head back where and this part is amazing....a pod of dolphins swim/jump/play in front of the boat for about a half hour. There were 2-3 babies in the pod swimming and jumping with their moms. Because it was a catamaran, there is no long front to the boat so as you are standing on the boat the dolphins are right at your feet....just soooo cool.
The facilities on the boat are great too. There are 4 washrooms, very clean and well equipped. That sometimes is an issue for some people who may feel the facilities may not be adequate when required but not on this boat. Everything you need, clean and convenient.
The Canadian owners, Ed and Julie are wonderful, fun people. They make you feel so welcome and really, really do their best to make the trip fun and safe. The level of service they provide is second to none!!! Many of the folks on our trip have been on Roatan or coming to Roatan for years and to a person all commented on how this was their best trip ever!!!!!!
Ed and Julie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their website at www.svfreeradical.com
If you do nothing else do this...I can assure you, you WON'T be disappointed!!!!!