There’s great snorkeling all around the Cayos Cochinos, but visitors should bring their own gear, as well as fresh drinking water and a few other supplies like fruit or crackers. Prices vary, but usually a boat from Nuevo Armenia or Sambo Creek should do the trip for US$150–200 (per boat, not per person), or less, depending on your negotiating skills and perceived financial status.
A variety of one-day cruises to the Cayos Cochinos, normally visiting Chachahuate with stops for snorkeling, can be arranged in Roatán and Utila, often for around US$50–70 per person, depending on how many people go; it’s extra to bring scuba gear along. It’s also possible to arrange trips with one of the tour companies in La Ceiba.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition