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  • Location: San Pedro, Belize
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Enjoy a 3-hour snorkel tour by boat from Ambergris Caye. At Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, Belize’s most popular snorkeling sites, you’ll float along colorful coral reefs and see tropical fish. Swim with nurse sharks, stingrays and sea turtles for a unique underwater experience!

Highlights

  • 3-hour snorkel tour from Ambergris Caye
  • Cruise the clear Caribbean waters and snorkel amid coral formations
  • See colorful reef fish and other aquatic life in Hol Chan Marine Reserve
  • Spot stingrays, sea turtles and brown nurse sharks in Shark Ray Alley

What You Can Expect

Best Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour from Ambergris Caye

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Step aboard a motorboat for a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer), 15-minute ride to Hol Chan Marine Reserve (Maya for ‘Little Channel’), the first marine reserve established in Central America.

Explore the shallow reef of this channel as you snorkel the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Since the area has protected status and three ecological zones, you’ll find healthy coral and sea-grass beds supporting 160 different species of fish, including large schools of reef fish like groupers, jacks and snappers.

Next, head south to your second snorkel stop, Shark Ray Alley, where you’ll see stingrays softly fanning the water with their 2- to 4-foot (.6- to 1.2-meter) wingspans. Watch the curious but gentle brown nurse sharks swim below! After your encounter with these amazing creatures of the sea, you’ll hop back aboard the boat and return to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Rachel Sherman
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guides from Discovery were extremely knowledgeable and attentive to all snorkelers and divers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was incredible. It was the perfect amount of time. We were the only ones on the trip. We took a short, 20 minute boat ride from our hotel to Hol Chan. We had a guide snorkel with us and point out stuff in the water. We then traveled maybe 10 minutes to Shark Ray Alley. Our guide was awesome and let us pet the sharks and swim around with them. It was a perfect 3 hour trip and we were back at the hotel in time for lunch. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Unexplainably beautiful and worth every cent. Traveled with our family of 5. My children aren't strong swimmers but the guides kept them close and we never once felt unsafe. The water and sea life were absolutely spectacular and abundant. This tour should not be missed.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

This tour was fun, but not the greatest snorkeling I've done. Water was slightly murky, guide kept clapping to point out things which got a little obnoxious, lots of boats and folks snorkeling, but still feel it is something to be done if you're not going to be able to snorkel in other areas.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2015

I would never book this tour again for the following reasons. This company charged me 66.99 for this tour. The night before I went we walked by the dock and the tour was 40.00. I was booked for a 2pm tour and when I called to confirm they told me there was no afternoon tour and they could get me in the next morning. I was leaving the next morning so that was no good. They decided to put me on that mornings tour the only problem I had like 10 min to get up and rush down to the dock. The 3 hour trip only lasted 2 1/2 hours and that included them picking me up at my hotel then going to their dock for equipment. Do yourself a favor their are plenty of tour company's at a better price wait till you get down there to shop around.

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