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


  • 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

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

Snorkel in Belize

Belize is famous for its remarkable snorkeling sites and diverse sea life. With a name that means “Little Channel” in Maya, Hol Chan Marine Reserve was the first such designated reserve in Central America and is located among the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Just a 15-minute ride by motor boat from Ambergris Caye, Hol Chan will be the first stop on your snorkeling adventure.
After donning a snorkeling mask and fins, you'll be ready to splash into the shallow, clear Caribbean waters to explore the amazing coral reef formations below. Thanks to dedicated conservation efforts, this area boasts a wonderfully healthy and diverse population of marine life, including 160 different species of fish. You’re likely to spot large schools of snapper, grouper, and jack fish darting among the impressive coral formations, as well as larger creatures like sea turtles and stingrays.

Hop back aboard your boat for a quick ride over to Shark Ray Alley, a shallow channel in the reef where these two bottom feeders are found in abundance. Swim among gentle stingrays, with wingspans up to 4 feet (1.2 meters), as well as harmless brown nurse sharks that can reach lengths of more than 9 feet (2.75 meters). After getting your fill of these marvelous marine animals, you’ll be transported back to Ambergris Caye and your San Pedro hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This snorkeling tour was so much fun. Thanks to a smaller group, I was able to explore as much as I wanted. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is so beatiful!

cally h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide was amazing. Small boat, but better than the other boats out there. We got a lot more time in the water than other companies doing the same tour. Plus since it was a smaller group there were a lot less people which is always better when snorkeling.

Emily W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Absolutely gorgeous sites to snorkel! Hol Chan had amazing marine life - I am an experienced scuba diver of over 15 years and saw more on this snorkel than on some dives. We were treated to sea turtles, manatees, nurse shark, moray eels, stingrays, and more. Shark Ray Alley is treat for anyone who loves to swim with marine life! Definitely recommended!

Amy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Beautiful day, only one other couple on our tour. Calm, clear waters. We saw manta rays, sea turtles, lots of colorful fish, jelly fish no one got stung and quite a few nurse sharks to swim with. Got some great underwater pics and videos:

Rebecca S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Had a truly wonderful morning outing with these guys ..... very knowledgeable and interested in our enjoyment! Would highly recommend....saw rays, nurse sharks and many types of fish!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What an amazing opportunity to see the 2nd largest coral reef in the world. A must do!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

great tour guides

Rachel Sherman United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Adam S

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!

La'Shone M

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.

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