ARRIVING IN ROATAN: Upon arrival into Roatan, you will first clear immigration. The next stop is the baggage carousels, where you will grab your bags. Depending upon the airport rules in effect when you arrive, a baggage handler named Oliver (or, in his absence, Orlando) will be near the carousel or at the end of the baggage x-ray machine belt. Guests can feel comfortable utilizing the baggage handler's trustworthy services, and tipping them will be greatly appreciated. Oliver or his alternate will be looking for Villa on Dunbar Rock luggage tags that will be mailed to you, so please use those on all your checked luggage.
He/they will help you with your luggage and get you checked in to your onward flight if flying to Guanaja or assist you in finding your transfer company if you are taking the Ferry to Guanaja.
The most enjoyable option is to take the Galaxy Wave Ferry from Roatan to Guanaja.
The Ferry is a 52' Catamaran yacht. We prefer to book our guests in the First Class section, which accommodates 60 passengers in an enclosed upper deck of the vessel with privacy, more space, and comfort. In addition, First Class offers a complimentary soft drink and snack during the trip, TV screens, and private washrooms. Should you wish to spend part of the time outdoors, First Class guests can also sit or visit the area outside. Please get in touch with us for current pricing. On Saturdays, the Ferry currently departs for Guanaja at 4:00 pm. Therefore, guests should be at the ferry ½ hour before departure.
Reservations should be made with us in advance so that transfers can be pre-arranged from the airport. The ferry fees will be prepaid along with your Resort package.
Airport to/from Ferry Transfers: Transfers can be arranged for individuals and groups. Please contact us for current pricing. The transfer fees will be prepaid along with your Resort package. Gratuities are not included, so tipping your transfer driver will be greatly appreciated.
Your transfer driver will take you to the ferry terminal, where Galaxy staff will be ready to take your checked luggage. Three checked bags are allowed for free, with a maximum weight of 50 lbs. each. (Great news for our photographers and divers!)
After boarding, sit back, relax, and let the vacation experience begin on the scenic 1 1/2-hour motor to Guanaja.
The ferry arrives at the boat landing at Bonacca Cay, Guanaja, at 5:30 pm, perfect timing to watch the sun begin to set. Since the main mode of transportation in Guanaja is via boat, watching the small outboards arriving to pick up family and friends makes for a very interesting cultural experience.
The staff from Dunbar Rock will be waiting for you at the bottom of the gangplank to meet and greet, collect your luggage, and take you on the 5-minute boat ride to the Island.
For the return trip, the staff will deliver you to the ferry dock around 8:00 am for the 8:30 departure to Roatan, where the ferry docks at 10:00 am. Once you have collected your luggage in the baggage terminal, a driver will be outside the baggage claim waiting for you if we have booked your transfers.
Direct flights operate from Miami, Atlanta, and Houston into Roatan. The inter-island flight should be booked with our reservations staff. They will be included and prepaid with your Resort package.
Direct flights operate from Miami, Atlanta, and Houston into Roatan, subject to change. Please ensure your incoming flight arrives in Roatan no later than 2:00 pm. Your departing flight out of Roatan should be booked after noon.
There are no scheduled flights between Roatan and Guanaja. However, charter options are available for up to 3 people on a private single-engine plane or, for groups, charters on a CM Airlines twin-engine turboprop.
Arriving In & Departing From Roatan: After clearing customs and immigration, guests should wait directly outside baggage screening at the bar. In most cases, one of the airport baggage handlers will assist you and collect $3.00 @ to purchase the local security fee ticket. Guests can feel comfortable utilizing their trustworthy services, and tipping them will be greatly appreciated. The pilot will look for you and the Dunbar Rock or Clark's Cay luggage tags. You will then go through Security and depart the terminal with the pilot.
Arriving at Guanaja Airport: Dunbar Rock or Clark's Cay representatives will greet you, collect your luggage, and lead you to the boat dock and the transfer boat. Once all luggage is accounted for, you will depart for the 10-15 minute ride to the property.
Departing Guanaja: If you book a charter, the departing flight can generally be arranged according to your travel plans and runway availability at the airport.
Entry Requirements: To enter Honduras, you must present a U.S. passport with at least six months of remaining validity. U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa; however, you must provide evidence of return or onward travel. For other nationalities, it is your responsibility to ensure your own visa requirements. No refunds will be awarded for customers denied access for lack of a proper visa.
Contact Your Credit Card Company: During your check-in process at Dunbar Rock, you will be asked to provide a US$200.00 per room (or US$100.00 per person) Visa or MasterCard credit card authorization deposit against incidental charges incurred during the stay.
You must contact your Visa or MasterCard credit card company in advance and advise you will be in Honduras, to avoid charges being declined. We do not accept American Express or Discover.
Travel Insurance: We are not responsible for compensating or crediting any traveler for any loss incurred due to delays or cancellations. Due to the limited transportation into and out of Guanaja and Roatan, Trip-interruption/cancellation insurance is your only protection and should be considered mandatory. We highly recommend you purchase either coverage from our trusted provider via this secure link: www.imglobal.com . We also encourage all divers to have Dan Master Insurance Plans.
Dietary Restrictions: Due to our small size and remote location, we offer a limited menu and must provide it in advance for our guests. It is critical therefore that guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions notify us of their circumstances well in advance. This and other information can be provided to us via the guest questionnaire.
Dive Gear Rental: If you opt not to bring your own gear, we have all new Mares weight integrated rental BCD’s in a variety of sizes as well as new regulators with computers, full foot fins, masks, and snorkels. We also have wetsuits, but in limited quantity, so you may wish to consider bringing your own. Be sure to tell us in advance of any dive gear rental requirements on the guest questionnaire.
If Taking the Ferry: Guests are allowed up to three checked bags at 50 lbs each included in the ferry price.
If Flying Into Guanaja: Airline luggage restrictions are constantly changing. Be sure to check your airline’s website (s) for the most current information on baggage allowances and restrictions. Space is limited on the inter-island planes as there are NO overhead compartments to stow luggage that normally qualifies as a carry-on. You will most likely be allowed one small carry-on bag. Checked baggage over 40 lbs. will likely incur a fee, and be allowed on board at the airline’s discretion. Pack one change of clothes, flip-flops, and a bathing suit in your carry-on, just in case luggage is delayed. Other “trip essentials” to carry with you should include your diving C-Card, DAN or other dive insurance card, medicine, sunglasses, or anything you consider necessary to begin enjoying your stay the moment you arrive.
Clothing: Dress at the resort is very casual, so pack whatever makes you most comfortable; shorts, t-shirts, lightweight tops, pants, skirts or dresses. No reason to overpack as the resort offers complimentary laundry service! Water shoes and/or light hiking boots are not necessary, but nice. A windbreaker or rain slicker should be considered.
Toiletries & Sundries: We provide shampoo, conditioner, body soap and hair dryers in the bathrooms. Towels (including beach towels) and all linens are provided.
Gadgets: Please bring your own travel alarm clock if needed. The electric plugs in your room are the standard US 110 V plugs. European visitors will need to bring their own adapters. Don’t forget the camera! Binoculars and a flashlight are always a good idea.
Bug Spray: Due to our island location and rocky shoreline, we are generally not bothered by mosquitoes and sand flies to the extent mainland locations are. However, you will likely want to visit mainland Guanaja or other cays during your stay, so we still recommend you pack insect repellents such as OFF or Cutter. Also, consider packing Hydrocortisone cream or other anti-itch cream and Benadryl Tablets.
Sun Protection: Be sure to pack a hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. Sun shirts are nice to have as well.
Batteries: Your devices and dive equipment might require special batteries. Some batteries are difficult to obtain on Guanaja. Please bring your own spare batteries with you.
Restrictions: You may bring items that are for your personal use including up to 2 liters of alcohol without paying import duties assuming the items are appropriate for your trip. The items may not be for commercial use such as goods for resale. Scuba divers should not bring spear guns. They are prohibited on the Bay Islands and will be held at the airport until you leave the country.
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