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Sea Kayaking the Bay Islands

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Good for a wintertime trip between February and April, most people know Honduras for it's snorkelling and diving but it is also a great place for kayakers for much the same reasons. Looking over the side of your kayak and seeing the reef and marine life below you through up to 60 feet of clear water is pretty special, the water is around 30 degrees and the interior is mountainous, tropical and on a huge relief creating dramatic seascapes. There are numerous route possibilities but most begin in Roatan. From there you can paddle along the coast, do day trips or even head inland for some white water action (you only have to travel half a mile inland from the sea to hit 2,700 metre high mountains and class IV paddling on the water that cascades down them.). When coming to Honduras most people will plan a couple of extra activities as well as their paddling trip, you can see the Mayan ruins or else do a few days diving or snorkelling, but it's probably worth a week to ten days. There is something for all standards of paddler. The only problem with kayaking in Honduras is that there isn't any public land to camp on so you have to plan your trip carefully in advance to make sure you have somewhere to stay (but you don't need to worry about a language barrier, English is the main language.)

Uncommon Adventures in Honduras.

Written by  Michael Gray.

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