Although not the top destination on the Caribbean boating circuit, Honduras has some wonderful places accessible only by private boat, like kilometers of unexplored reef in more remote parts of the Bay Islands and dozens of little-known cays off the Mosquitia.
Boaters will find only one full-on marina in all of mainland Honduras, Lagoon Marina right outside of La Ceiba, although it is up for sale and might not last long. There are 120 meters of jetty, with room for 20–25 sailing boats. Services include a fuel station, repair shop, and restaurant and bar on the weekends.
Elsewhere on the Bay Islands or in the ports on the north coast, boaters are advised to tie up at the main dock and look for the capitanía del puerto (port captain’s office) to inquire about where to moor and find boat services.
The only inland body of water worth sailing is Lago Yojoa, 16 kilometers long by 8 kilometers wide and around 20 meters deep on average. Occasional regattas are held on the lake—contact Richard Joint at Honduyate (www.honduyatemarina.com) for more information.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition