About Us


Fins Travel Agency is a 100% VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED all-inclusive travel agency that specializes in cruises and scuba diving trips. We are an 

independently owned subsidiary of a national host agency. Through this host agency, Fins Travel Agency is accredited by ARC, IATAN and CLIA. We are 

also a member of ASTA, OSSN, Vacation.com, NACTA, PATH, the Laurel, MD & Columbia, MD Chamber of Commerce and has an "A" Rating with the 

Better Business Bureau.

Fins Travel is owned by Ron Connelly and is based out of Laurel, Maryland.  While serving in the U.S. Navy, Ron was able to travel to numerous areas of 

the world and has experienced firsthand what the world has to offer. Opening in April 2000, Fins Travel Agency has expanded at an explosive rate. We 

currently employ agents in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Hawaii, Florida, St. Thomas, USVI as well as having partnerships with locations in Thailand, 

Guam, Cayman Islands, and Japan.

We know what scuba divers want and need, we're divers ourselves. We have nine Open Water Scuba Instructors and 19 Divemasters on staff. We have 

been diving to all corners of the world and know from first-hand experience where the "hot spots" to visit are located.

Many travelers succumb to the pressure of the one-stop Internet sites but Fins’ travelers appreciate the value of a full-service travel agency. Many learned 

that they actually saved money by seeking the help of an experienced travel professional. With our experienced staff, we offer a stress free alternative to 

what has become a source of headaches for travelers. We have a vast collection of resources at our disposal and we will utilize whatever means necessary 

to ensure your vacation is nothing short of perfect.

Update: June 2019

Fins Travel Agency is pleased to announce that we have expanded again!! We have recently opened offices in Orlando, Florida and Chicago, Illinois. 

Our Orlando office will serve primarily to assist travelers as they visit the local amusement parks within the area as well as greet cruise travelers. 

Our Chicago office, opening third quarter 2019, will serve as the primary office for Europe and Asia travel. 

More details for both offices will be announced soon!!