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  • Address: Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Admission: BZ$20 or US$10

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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Located four miles south from the shores of Ambergris Caye, Hol Chan Marine Reserve is the most visited snorkeling and diving area in Belize. Part of the Belize Barrier Reef, the reserve covers approximately three square miles and is divided into various zones according to marine habitat. The most popular zone is called Hol Chan or “small channel” in Maya -- a 30-foot deep “cut” in the reef where all sorts of marine life have now gathered in one area, making it one giant aquarium. The channel has beautiful live corals and an abundant variety of fish that includes angelfish, turtles, nurse sharks, hog fish, snappers and many other species.

The second most popular zone of the reserve is Shark Ray Alley, a shallower area where nurse sharks and stingrays are plentiful. Grass beds and mangrove areas make up the other zones of the reserve and require a more personalized expert guide -- and while less visited, these areas provide for unique spotting opportunities, including manatees. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is constantly patrolled and visitors are obligated by law to observe its rules, such as no touching or standing on corals. The reserve has an informative and worthwhile Visitors’ Center in town with clear displays of the various marine habitats in Belize.

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

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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 ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.99
Belize Snuba Adventure Tour from Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Snorkeling
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Belize Snuba Adventure Tour from Ambergris Caye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 158 Reviews

Experience the thrill of SNUBA, exploring Belize’s Mexico Rocks or Hol Chan Marine Reserve on this 2.5-hour tour from Ambergris Caye! Take your undersea ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $107.00
Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour, Ambergris Caye, Other ... 
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

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Explore Ambergris Caye, Belize on this sailing and snorkel tour. Sailing on a 40' Sirena Azul Sailboat, you'll spend time snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Hol Chan Marine Park, Shark Ray Alley and Caye Caulker Tour from Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, ... 
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Hol Chan Marine Park, Shark Ray Alley and Caye Caulker Tour from Ambergris Caye

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Ambergris Caye, Belize full day sailing and snorkeling tour on the 40" Sirena Azul Sailboat with snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00

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