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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: +501 634-6731
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent...

This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.

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Sooooo much marine life!

Probably the best snorkel excursion of my life! We saw sharks, rays, Spotted Eagle Ray, Green Moray Eel, Lion Fish and so much more. A must if you are in this part of the world!

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Iowa City, Ia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably the best snorkel excursion of my life! We saw sharks, rays, Spotted Eagle Ray, Green Moray Eel, Lion Fish and so much more. A must if you are in this part of the world!

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Palm City, Fla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the 1/2 day snorkeling trip here. We made 2 stops, one to snorkel with the fish and a second stop which seems to specialize in sharks. Both stops were exceptional. The boat was good and the staff very helpful.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We snorkeled here with 3 other couples under the care of the wonderful Tuff Enuff guides. We saw sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, and all sorts of colorful fish and coral. Excellent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit this time included huge permit, some large nurse sharks, a well camouflaged peacock flounder, and a flying gurnard: a strange critter walking along the bottom using modified fins with gorgeous, huge blue 'wings' - something I'd never seen or even heard of before. Highly recommended!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hol Chan was an amazing experience that I highly recommend. We did Hol Chan as part of a day trip fishing and snorkeling. I highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We toured Hol Chan with Tiff E Nuff tours - twice because once just wasn't enough. The amount of marine life was outstanding. Our guides took time to identify much of what we saw.

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Thank Fawn L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The reserve was absolutely amazing ! I felt like I was in the movie finding nemo. Absolutely breathtaking views of the barrier. There's more than 100 varieties of exotic fish , many rays , sharks etc ! so worth it. I would highly recommend going with Chuck and Robbie's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere + a long established marine reserve + crystal Caribbean water make a great combination.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an amazing site to visit. We were amazed at how beautiful the snorkeling was and so glad that our guides brought us here (No Worries Tours from San Pedro)! This will be a treasured memory for my 3 young boys and me forever!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of aquatic life. Great if you are looking for a 1/2 day trip. Only 15-20 min boat ride from San Pedro. This would be a fantastic first time snorkel trip.

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