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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
As featured in 3 Days in San Pedro
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic reef diving and snorkeling. Shallow dives with set mooring points. Sharks, rays, barracuda, morays, and many other sea creatures easily seen from the surface. More if you scuba dive. I did I day and one night dive and snorkeled the area as well.

Thank ranjer
Reviewed today via mobile

The wildlife is awesome. After being certified the dive site is just 5 miles down shore. The weather was nice and the sea was mild. Later snorkeling with the sharks was great as well. The water temperature was 83 degrees. The park entrance is $10...More

Thank M5995NOjohnn
Reviewed yesterday

A great place for a beginning snorkel person or advanced. Wonderful schools of fish, the occasional shark, manatee. The water the perfect temperature. Great that it was patroled and exceptionally clean.

Thank tj303
Reviewed 2 days ago

Never thought I'd swim with 15' sharks, without becoming their lunch! These nurse sharks look intimidating up close, but do not eat meat, like their cousins do.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is an amazing coral reef Marine Reserve off Ambergris Caye Belize. There is a tremendous amount of life here ranging from nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays, fish and beautiful coral formations. I highly recommend coming.

Thank andrewgC3851ZM
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hol Chan offers a snorkeling experience for travelers who are not certified scuba divers. If certified, certainly skip it for the Blue Hole. However, as a snorkeler, it was a perfect place to see great coral, a bunch of sting rays, a Moray Eel, and...More

Thank Richlewis953
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great snorkel experience. Amazing variety of fish, rays, nurse sharks. Highly recommend it as a snorkel spot. Very large schools of fish, warm water.

Thank sjohnstonwest
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The amount of amount and variety of marine life was wonderful. Jacks, snapper, morey, rays and puffer and the occasional nurse shark. It was also just fun watching the wildlife of the human variety who had obviously never been in an area that concentrated react...More

Thank MHSinDFW
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do not miss this snorkeling! It was like we were in an aquarium with fish, sea turtles, sharks, sting rays, eels etc. phenomenal!

Thank 223jillc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place to go to see wonderful things. We booked with caveman for a full day. Our guides rooms us here. Wow! Not sure how to put it better then WOW!! It’s discovery channel stuff. Sharks. Rays. Fish fish fish. Coral so beautiful. Thanks for...More

Thank MarkandKim0214
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Debra R
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Response from Hrob14 | Reviewed this property |
I used Tuff E Nuff Tours. They were amazing.
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Matvei F
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Response from SkipandCandy | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We stayed at the Portofino Beach Resort on Ambergris Caye. Great casual resort. Staff was great. Our full day tour which included Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley and 2 hours on Caulker Cay. Sea Adventures was the best... More
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Matvei F
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Response from mustangO4 | Reviewed this property |
Snorkeled Hol Chan as "part 1" of a full day cruise with Island Dream Tours. Excellent choice!
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