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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 an aquarium shallow dive beautiful reef night dive octopus barrier reef snorkel trip ambergris caye searious adventures an amazing experience lil alphonse
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved it so much that we returned the next day and did it again! The coral and marine life is amazing! Our 2nd dive was a shark dive...a must do!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bun16
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time ever snorkeling and had a blast. Visited points A and B and saw some cool wildlife,and some interesting reef. Learned a bit aswell on the different types of Ray's. All in all a great and informative time. Would suggest 100%

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want to see lots of marine life such as turtles, sharks, rays and vibrant corals it's the right place. It's not far from either San Pedro or Caye Caulker so the tours are quite inexpensive. A must if you stay on one of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nothjakob
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Snuba Adventure Tour here. We did see some beautiful fish, rays, coral and a rather intimidating Morah Eel. It was really crowded and we ran into some snorkelers which was a bit annoying. I would choose Mexico Rocks next time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MOMaureen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful reef, wasn’t terribly busy when we went on March 3. Definitely recommend going while you still can see beautiful live corals

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cathyjP9162SX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to San Pedro for few days and decided to do the Hol Chan tour. Fortunately for me I got the Tuff E Nuff tour guys Birdman and Buddha!! Absolutely amazing! The guys were awesome, funny and explained so much to us! Never been...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank anamaria84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tour on the Yolo and our first stop was Hol Chan. Even though it was a windy day, we enjoyed the snorkeling very much. It is a must stop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank scottjm89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the morning at Hol Chan as part of our day-long sail with Searious Adventures. It took about 45 minutes to get there by catamaran. Belize is very serious about protecting their reef system, and for good reason, as it’s the largest healthy reef in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KathrynC147
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crystal clear water, an abundance of aquatic life to see! Numerous cruises to get you there. We took CatamaranBelize.com, who were also awesome (see separate review)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank williambR7296PY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must do this when you come to Belize! The boat ride out there is beautiful and the snorkeling area is some of the best in the world. Perfect for first-time snorkelers, children, and the most advanced. We saw all kinds of fish, giant sea...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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6 March 2019|
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Response from Realcouplereviews | Reviewed this property |
It has some signs of bleaching, but overall appears healthy. Many types of healthy coral. Lots of different fish, sharks and even a few spotted eagle rays. We didn’t see large grouper, but still very good snorkeling.
22 February 2019|
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Response from ICTDiner | Reviewed this property |
Not above the surface.
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.