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

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Hol Chan Marine Reserve Tours

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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Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Half Day Tour, Belize City, null
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Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Half Day Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is located off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is doubtfully one of the most popular dive sites in the ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour, Ambergris Caye, Ports of ... 
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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 $60.00
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Begin your day departing from Blue Tang Inn on Ambergris Caye and sail to Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley. You will enjoy a guided snorkel ...  Read more

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

From USD $110.00
Belize Snuba Adventure Tour from Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Sailing Trips
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Belize Snuba Adventure Tour from Ambergris Caye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 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: 1 day 1 hour (approx.)

From USD $107.00
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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

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

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