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Boating, Kayaking & Fishing -- There are lots of opportunities to sail here. Honduyate Marina (right on CA 5; tel. 504/2608-3726) is the best operator to use for getting out on the water. They rent out sailboats, fishing boats, and jet skis, and even give tours on an old ferry. Another option is to head to the D&D Brewery and rent a rowboat there for about L55 for the day. Bass fishing, which once attracted fishermen here from around the world until the stocks were severely depleted, is slowly making a comeback in the lake.

Bird-Watching -- Hummingbirds, orioles, motmots, cuckoos, tanagers, toucans, woodpeckers, herons, and even the occasional quetzal are among the nearly 400 birds that have been recorded around the lake. Otters, bats, and iguanas are sometimes spotted, as well. Brit Malcolm Glasgow, D&D Brewery's on-site ornithologist (tel. 504/2994-9719), is the best known guide in the area and has near-encyclopedic knowledge of the Yojoa's avian life. He leads half-day trips to the best birding spots on the lake via rowboat at a charge of L250 per person, as well as 2-day trips to Santa Bárbara National Park for L1,000 per person, including transport, food, and rustic accommodations in a family home. Minimum two people; prices drop for larger groups.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.