International Fishing Tournament

International Fishing Tournament

ROATAN ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT
Roatan's International Tournament has grown in popularity and prestige. It's grown in popularity because it is a catch and release tournament which has proven to yield large catches year over year as fish have the opportunity to grow older and large over the years. The tournament has grown in prestige through an ongoing relationship with the IGFA, Billfish Foundation.

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Roatan's Garifuna People

Roatan's Garifuna People

ROATAN'S GARIFUNA PEOPLE

The Garifuna people have lived in Central America since April 12, 1797. They speak the Garifuna language. Most speak English today as well as Spanish. Most of the Garifuna people live along the Cost of Honduras in places like Trujillo, La Ceiba, Tela, Puerto Cortes and other costal towns on the northern Caribbean Coast of Honduras. There are also smaller populations in Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, Grenadines, and Saint Vincent. There are also many Garifuna people living inside the continental Untied States primarily in the major urban cities like New Orleans, Houston, Seattle, & New York City. 

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Personal Journey to Roatan

Personal Journey to Roatan

WHERE IS ROATAN?
The question I'm  most frequently asked is “where's that?” and my response is always the same “it's a little island off the mainland of Honduras.” Then, still, there is a blank look, "like why there?" - So here is a brief insight into the why and the where about Roatan...

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Roatan Taxi Services, explained.

Roatan Taxi Services, explained.

ROATAN TAXI SERVICE GUIDE

The worst thing a traveler can do when traveling to Roatan is to show up unprepared. It's both a safety tip and a good practice to know the going rate of taxi rides before visiting Roatan. Taxi drivers are unregulated, and if they smell an uninformed traveler, they'll have not problems asking you to pay a premium. 

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Why do we Live?

Why do we Live?

HOW ARE WE SPENDING OUR TIME? 

It isn't about being in the "right place at the right time". Living out our dreams requires us also to know that we are there and that we must do something about it. We are required to take action. And taking action does not mean that one must do so irrisponsibly. It is entirely possible to break free and enjoy this world, this creation, as we were always meant to do. 

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Make informed decisions about Diving with Age

Make informed decisions about Diving with Age

Consider your age when Diving

A 72-year-old woman died on our beloved island of Roatan today. And while we don't have all the details, we know she was experienced, loved, and passionate about diving. As soon as I learned about the story, I started to consider the impact aging has on our diving carriers. It is an important consideration especially in the knowledge that we're living longer than the average life expectancy in 1935, which was 65 years of age back then. 

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Maple Leaf & Roatan

Maple Leaf & Roatan

The story behind the Chair

Be it a water down version of the "I Love NYC" motto, the "I love ROA" craze is alive and well in Roatan. 

The latest one to up the anti has been the Paradise Beach Hotel in West Bay, Roatan. They've retained the services of an able, 20-year, custom sign maker (The Maple Leaf Co) to build a giant chair and signage. The sign reads "I Love ROA". The "ROA", of course, comes from the first three letters in Roatan. 

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Roatan Water Taxi

Roatan Water Taxi

Roatan offers many ways to get around. Few methods are more enjoyable than that of getting around on a water taxi. The island is small enough to where you can charter a water taxi to take you anywhere on the island. That said, the most densely populated area on the island is the west end. There are dedicated Water Taxi routes going to and from West End and West Bay. These taxi's run a route on the northwestern corner of the island. This part of the island enjoys calm winds and tranquil waters.

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