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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
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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Went out on the Rum Punch II sailboat tour of four snorkeling stops. 1st stop was Hol Chan and could not believe the amount and variety of Sea Life: Green Morey Eel, Brittle Star, Spider Crab, lots of fish, great experience. Probably one of best...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We did the trip off a catamaran- Lovely/healthy reef! Our guide showed us a Moray Eel, octopus, huge spider crab and tiny little Arrow crab. Lots of Rays and Nurse Shark

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 2 days ago

such a fun place to see marine life. the reserve is very active with fish. I dove the reserve and my mother snorkeled. Both are exhilarating! at this location we got to see more of a variety of sea life than other spots. would recommend...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a catamaran tour that stopped for snorkeling at Hol Chan. The group was small, which made for a good time. We saw an amazing amount and variety of life on the reef. Easy for the kids to do if they are decent swimmers....More

Thank Paddy314
Reviewed 6 days ago

The reserve is great. Offshore and not many people. We made 3 dives in the reserve. All were great. The dive outside the channel area was the best. Lots of marine life and beautify and fun

Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit if you snorkel or dive! Pretty impressive trip and highly suggest you stop for a visit while in San Pedro.

Thank itismej83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful dive! Saw eels, rays, sharks, and millions of beautiful fish! This is a must dive to see this reef. I am still in awe!

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

great sights....turtles , sharks..nurse type no danger..funnnnn.guides are plentiful ...can always find some...clown fish

Thank Unclelarry61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went on a night dive here with AC, a great dive master from Ramon's Village. We saw an octopus, a bunch of rays in the sand, and lots of things you don't see during the day. Very cool.

Thank WorldorBust18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have snorkeled in several areas of the Caribbean and this was one of the nicer ones. It's the biggest reef outside of Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the waters were nice and clear. We saw many types of coral, lots of barracuda, rays, nurse...More

Thank Christine R
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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
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!
Nichole M
28 June 2018|
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Response from art-scuba | Reviewed this property |
Yes my mom doesn't swim and she saw the sharks and also enjoyed the boat ride to hole Chan trip. In San Ignacio she also did river rubing and canoe in Barton Creek which is fabulous in the caves.