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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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USD 90.00*
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Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Tour
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Belize Snuba Adventure Tour from Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nurse sharks” (960 reviews)
“sea turtles” (458 reviews)
“fish” (1,718 reviews)
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed yesterday

The reserve is very crowded and you have to stay with a guide. There are a lot of fish, but other areas of the island are just as nice

Thank sarah s
Reviewed yesterday

Have been to Hol Chan twice now. The first time was 10 years ago and it has not changed. Still world class. I rank it 3rd in snorkeling behind Indonesia and the Philippines. That said, it's much easier to get to from the US! The...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a day and night dive here and saw too many different species of marine life to possibly count. The night dive was probably the best diving experience I've had yet. Highlights included seeing a green sea turtle swim directly over my shoulder, an...More

Thank MagellEnvy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Teeming with color, coral and fish. Easy access and if you get there early (we did) it was completely deserted for the first hour apart from the reserve ranger. But even when busy it is a snorkeling paradise.

Thank SL_StT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. This is not to be missed when tour in San Pedro. Lots of nurse sharks and rays with the odd turtle.

Thank cubanojoes
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a full day 2 stop snorkel trip. It was on a large cat with a great crew. I was disappointed with the first stop at Hol Chan because you had to snorkel in a group with a guide. It was mandatory and I...More

Thank NJredheadsunlover
Reviewed 2 days ago

1/2 day was plenty to enjoy this excursion! Sherrie and Candyman were awesome guides! A must do while visiting!

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The reserve was decent with some healthy coral and the guides explained that you don't touch the coral in any way which I was happy to hear. What I didn't like was that it was packed with people. Everywhere I tried to swim, there was...More

Thank czematis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Big variety of fish, ok coral at Hol Chan. Sharks, rays, and fish vg during feeding at Shark/Ray Alley. All tour boats anchored close to each other to about 14 buoys in Hol Chan making it way to overcrowded. Snorkelers all over the place.

Thank gcsmith20
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here as a part of our Catamaran Tour with 'Island Dreams'. Our guide, Mr. Fish, knew exactly the spots to point out to us. The area is monitored to make sure all of the tours are adhering to the safety rules and conservation...More

Thank CharleeDiane
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19 December 2017|
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Response from Spicole | Reviewed this property |
We only did a night dive there, but i think it would be an excellent choice for snorkeling. Not too deep. Contact Steve or Gil over at Neptune's Cove...they will take care of you.
26 April 2017|
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Response from JRD222 | Reviewed this property |
You will love snorkeling here. Look for any excursion with Lil Alfonse. I have a review on him. We stayed at the Xanadu Island Resort, which was wonderful. If you don't stay there, call them as they will know how to set... More
28 November 2016|
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Response from skinahan | Reviewed this property |
I can sympathize! the boat ride out there was 10 minutes, but I got queasy during the 40 min snorkel, and threw up over the side if the boat while we were waiting for the divers to come up. you are not supposed to stand on... More