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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With Blue Tang we were able to sail, snorkel and swim with Nurse Sharks for an unbelievable price! It was amazing. Highlight of the trip for me!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank collinm665
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So nice to go around snorkelling in Hol Chan: the beauty of the coral reef and the quantity of fish is amazing. Little sharks and rays and a full range of of little coloured ones that are just at arm distance...really a wonderful experience!

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

I have snorkelled in many parts of the world including the Great Barrier Reef and have never had such an impressive experience as this. It was wonderful to be so close to so many large fish in perfect visibility.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aldman64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great snorkeling tour with Tony's Tours! Highly recommend visiting here to snorkel! Recommend going earlier in the day!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aw1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a decent trip to kill some time but don't expect the most amazing marine life scenery of your life. There are some fish here and there but the way this place is promoted and talked about, being the " number 1 thing to do...More

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

We dove & snokeled at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Amazingly!! The water was clear, the fish were plentiful and varied.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fairly new to organized snorkeling excursions, did Mexican Rocks first and although our guide was better, Hol Chan and Shark/Ray Alley was so much cooler!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank slbryant303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was able to touch a shark enough said. Best snorkeling we did on our trip was here. I would definitely do it again

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

We saw some nice coral and lots of fish. A couple small sharks and rays. Nice stop. We had rented the Clementine for the day and this was one of our stops. Tony was a great guide.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Adventure720530
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this as a joint snorkeling trip with shark alley from our hotel - just 3 couples but although we went later in the day to avoid the crowds there were still many large groups but our guide did try to lead us away...More

Date of experience: February 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.