Hol Chan Marine Reserve Tours

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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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Address: Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Admission: BZ$20 or US$10
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Belize Snuba Adventure Tour from Ambergris Caye

Explore the amazing marine life of the Caribbean with a SNUBA tour of Belize's famed Hol Chan Marine Reserve or Mexico Rocks patch reef. Departing from Ambergris Caye, this 2.5-hour tour will take you to the SNUBA destination of your choice, where you will get an up-close look at Belize’s amazing coral reefs and sea creatures. With no scuba certification required, SNUBA allows you to explore underwater at depths up to 20 feet (6 meters) using a regulator-powered breathing hose. Round-trip hotel transport from San Pedro is included.
  • Duration: 1 day 1 hour
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US$107.00
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  • Duration: 1 day 1 hour
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Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour from Ambergris Caye

Explore the underwater wonders of Belize’s most popular snorkeling sites with this 3-hour trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Departing from Ambergris Caye, you'll swim with an amazing variety of fish, sea turtles, stingrays, and nurse sharks among the coral formations of the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Tour

Splash into one of Belize’s top dive spots on a snorkeling tour to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Swim among colorful coral reefs teeming with fish in this protected channel, and then feel the thrill of snorkeling among a throng of harmless nurse sharks and stingrays during a feeding frenzy. Relax with a rum punch back on board the boat, and spend some time exploring the laid-back island of Caye Caulker on this memorable voyage.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$90.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

Discover Ambergris Caye’s wildlife and coral reefs on a 3.5-hour sailing and snorkeling tour to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and shark ray alley. Swim above bright coral formations in Hol Chan, and watch for the sea turtles, eels and fishes that thrive within the protected area. Slip into the water with the stingrays and nurse sharks at shark ray alley, watch them feed on fresh sardines, then enjoy tropical breezes and a comfortable seat on deck as you return to San Pedro Town.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$60.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Hol Chan Marine Park, Shark Ray Alley and Caye Caulker Tour from Ambergris Caye

Cast off from Ambergris Caye for a full-day sailing and snorkeling trip to Caye Caulker, Hol Chan Marine Park and shark ray alley. Slip off the boat to explore Hol Chan’s renowned reefs, where vibrant fishes, sea turtles and delicate corals thrive within the protected reserve. Swim alongside gentle nurse sharks and stingrays in the shallow water, and encounter Belize’s extraordinary wildlife up-close. Continue to Caye Caulker for a 2-hour sightseeing visit, then sip rum punch and enjoy the afternoon sunshine as you sail back to San Pedro Town.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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