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Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour from Ambergris Caye

  • 3-hour snorkel tour from Ambergris Caye
  • Cruise the clear Caribbean waters and snorkel amid coral formations
  • See colorful reef fish and other aquatic life in Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour from Ambergris Caye
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Morning Departure - 9:00am
Tour departs at 9am
From USD 66.99
Explore the underwater wonders of Belize’s most popular snorkeling sites with this 3-hour trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Departing from Ambergris Caye, you'll swim with an amazing variety of fish, sea turtles, stingrays, and nurse sharks among the coral formations of the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.
What to Expect
Belize is famous for its remarkable snorkeling sites and diverse sea life. With a name that means “Little Channel” in Maya, Hol Chan Marine Reserve was the first such designated reserve in Central America and is located among the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Just a 15-minute ride by motor boat from Ambergris Caye, Hol Chan will be the first stop on your snorkeling adventure.
After donning a snorkeling mask and fins, you'll be ready to splash into the shallow, clear Caribbean waters to explore the amazing coral reef formations below. Thanks to dedicated conservation efforts, this area boasts a wonderfully healthy and diverse population of marine life, including 160 different species of fish. You’re likely to spot large schools of snapper, grouper, and jack fish darting among the impressive coral formations, as well as larger creatures like sea turtles and stingrays.
Hop back aboard your boat for a quick ride over to Shark Ray Alley, a shallow channel in the reef where these two bottom feeders are found in abundance. Swim among gentle stingrays, with wingspans up to 4 feet (1.2 meters), as well as harmless brown nurse sharks that can reach lengths of more than 9 feet (2.75 meters). After getting your fill of these marvelous marine animals, you’ll be transported back to Ambergris Caye and your San Pedro hotel.
Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Lots of fun

We got picked up at our hotel in the afternoon and went to Shark Ray Alley. They feed the animals so you can snorkel nearby and see them up close. Afterwards we went to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Beautiful, clear, shallow, waters with lots...More

Thank reginagomezpalacio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Time

A great way to spend half a day. Is extremely nice if you get picked up at the Sunbreeze Hotel bc you are the last to be picked up and the first dropped off. Guides were great! Nurse sharks, sea turtles, rays, eels.

Thank BobJackson82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome experience with Shark Rat alley

Very professional tour booked through Mahogany Bay Concierge. Lots of colorful fish and a turtle! Even the reef was interesting. The shark part is a bit of a show as you get in the water and the captain chums to attract the sharks and rays...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank giorgitd
Reviewed 10 January 2019
Ocean beauty

We snorkeled with all imaginable sea creatures. The ocean is beautiful. Beware of divers though, they stir up the sand & make the vision murky.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jillywilly1137
Reviewed 7 January 2019
Like an aquarium

The water is really clear at both location. Shark Ray alley has the most densely populated fishes. We went with Tuff 'n Nuff Tours and the were really helpful and funny.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank syndee123
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13 March 2019|
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Response from Inspire47852792513 |
The trip is through the Blue Tang Inn and I called their US phone number. They said yes and they didnt know why the it says the minimum age is 8. My youngest is 6 and they said that works great!
23 February 2019|
Response from okstout4 |
If you look on some of these excursions, the Exclusions says Hotel Pick up and Drop off is excluded. One says it departs from Blue Tan Inn. confusing. Id say give them a call.
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