The clear, clean waters surrounding Roatán , stroked by steady trade winds most of the year and stocked with most of the known fish species in the Caribbean, are superb for sailing and fishing trips. The Bay Islands  are a growing destination among the yacht crowd, although docking services are limited to Barefoot Cay on Roatán, and in La Ceiba .
Many boat owners offer fishing trips , either deep-sea or flats fishing, or both. Day trips, cocktail cruises, and other customized boat trips can be arranged. One of the easiest ways to get what you are looking for is simply to ask around, or keep an eye out for posted fliers offering cruises.
Roatan Sailboat and Catamaran Charters (tel. 504/3336-5597 or U.S. tel. 813/435-6337, www.sailroatan.com ) has various options available, from a three-hour sail for US$65 per person to seven-day sail and dive packages.
Captain Dusty also runs daily five-hour snorkel and sail trips for US$49 per person, beer and gear included.
Yachties can tie up in Roatán  at Barefoot Cay (tel. 504/455-6235, VHF Channel 18A, www.barefootcay.com ), between French Harbour  and Brick Bay, charging US$1.25 per foot per day, or US$18 per foot per month. Boats up to 165 feet can be accommodated; water and electricity are extra.