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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.
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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All reviews nurse sharks fish sea turtles great place to snorkel hol chan marine reserve shallow dive an aquarium clear water beautiful reef night dive octopus barrier reef snorkel trip ambergris caye searious adventures an amazing experience
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just amazing... What a great snorking experience! Saw nurse sharks, lobster, tons of fish, eels! Our college daughters loved it! A must do!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 960bethr
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best snorkeling adventures i have ever done. Beautiful schools of colourful fish along with large stingrays to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mathew M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent site for both diving and snorkeling. Abundant marine life at such shallow depth!! Definitely a must!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Autumn K
Reviewed yesterday

If you haven't visited this one don't let it get away. The varieties, colors, and species of fish was mindboggling. Our guide was a swimming wikipedia. How the hell he could remember all the names and data was a mystery. It rates right up there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ktnylaker
Reviewed yesterday

This was my first official dive as a certified open water diver. The experience of diving with nurse sharks, sea turtles, and giant rays was beyond amazing. The coral and sea life was breathtaking. If you love to snorkel or dive you've got to visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank adventuregirl2662
Reviewed yesterday

We did this for $50. Totally worth it. I love that Belize is protecting their reef, too, and have personnel there to enforce wise use of the resource.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Halcyon9000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our snorkle adventure with Alex and Arnold of Wicked Adventures to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley was excellent! Our guides were very professional as well as great fun. This marine reserve has abundant sealife, including rays, nurse sharks, eels, Loggerhead turtles and many species...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good news. The reef is alive. We also saw the largest purple sea fan ever. The area is heavily patrolled by rangers who control boats bringing tourists to the area. This is a smart move since the reef was relatively healthy with a nice diversity...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BioCarolyn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Too many people for such a beautiful site, with barely any time to have a look around, as the guide was under pressure to get you in, around and out of there quickly.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nathalie E
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great snorkeling location. You will see many fish, nurse sharks, stingrays and schools of fish among lots of coral types.

Date of experience: January 2019
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25 November 2018|
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Response from MarkandKim0214 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is required that you have a guide inside the reserve to protect the wildlife and corals.
Debra R
5 November 2018|
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Response from Inspire777241 | Reviewed this property |
Searious Adventures; Eddie and Junior were our guides; highly recommend both of them;
Matvei F
23 August 2018|
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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