Sailing with Cap't Dusty is fantastic! I frequently take sailing excursions when I travel and by far, the trip with Cap't Dusty was the best I've been on. I think he would have provided lunch and drinks, but we told him in advance we would pick up our own on the way to his sailboat and he was fine with that (I'm not sure if there would have been an additional charge had we wanted him to provide lunch and drinks). We sailed for 5 hours and he really knew how to make the most of the wind for a great sailing experience. We also fished and snorkeled with his First Mate Steve. I agree with all of the other positive posts on this thread.
It is worth noting that it's best to book directly with Cap't Dusty as opposed to going through a travel service because you will pay more if you go through a travel service. Dusty is very flexible and responsive to emails and phone calls.
His website is here: http://www.roatansailing.com/roatan-charters-vacationers.htm
You can also email him directly here: email@example.com or phone 9916 7654 (but I don't know the country code which would need to be included).
He even accommodates people who are on cruise ships and have tight schedules due to the ship's schedule. I heard about some of the other trips the cruise people went on, and it sounds like Dusty's sailing is much better than the other organized trips the cruise ships arrange. Also, I think it's nice to work directly with someone living in the community as opposed to paying big companies to organize cruise-only activities where you really don't interact with anyone local.
If you go, please remember to tip Dusty and Steve (assuming you think they did a great job!). The fee sail for 5 hours is incredibly reasonable ($49 per person which I don't think includes lunch but I'm not 100% sure about the lunch aspect) and this is how they earn their living. And no, I'm not affiliated with them in any way, I just really believe in giving back to the communities that I visit when the service is outstanding.
This was definitely the highlight of our 8 day trip.
Thanks for an amazing day Cap't Dusty and Steve!
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