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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Snorkeling Tour at this Park. Good variety of fish, coral, and very clear water

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paul r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good times and a fun day of diving and snorkeling in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Ecodivers did a great job with all 6 of us. Charlie and Greg are the dudes. Week done. And what a beautiful reserve. Reef and nurse sharks, rays, fish...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank apridemore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful day for a boat ride. Got to go snorkeling with guide, that pointed out a lot of different types of fish. Had fresh ceviche on the ride back after lunch!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank triciad574
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkelling at Hol Chan was the best snorkelling experience I have ever had. The diversity of the fish and coral is incredible. I saw reef sharks, turtles, eagle rays, sting rays, cuddle fish and a bunch of other colour fish. The water is so warm...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TinyTraveler89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on our first day of diving. It is a good easy first dive, no more then 30 ft. Lots to see. Went back and did a night dive that was fabulous!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janet B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've done Hol Chan as snorkelers and divers, we keep coming back as this truly is the best snorkeling around for variety and quantity. I highly recommend doing a day trip on a catamaran with YOLO or another provider as you get 3 snorkel stops,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank meinesdebare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Belize's Hol Chan Marine reserve is a very worthy site to visit. Lovely corals, beautiful fish, great variety. We went there on a tour with Lil Alphonse Snorkeling and had a wonderful time. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J7020FDsharonb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth to spend $114 for 7 hours of snorkeling, bbq, drinks and sunset a must visit. Just visit the website catamaranbelize.com and try to be half hour before to enjoy the trip. Going to the biggest natural reef marine reserve is the best of Belize

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VeroargentaMiami
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was second only to snorkeling in Polynesia. Touted as the second largest reef in the world, this are has many different types of coral, many different varieties of fish, as well as sea turtles, sharks, Moray Eels and sting rays. We even saw...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Realcouplereviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for snorkeling or night diving. A must do. If you want to swim with 200 pound groupers. This is the place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.