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Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 226-3136
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Knowledgeable once in the water

I'll start by saying I thought I was giving this guy 1 star at the start of our tour to Hol Chan... he wblamed his staff in front of their faces and refused to take any... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly K
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start by saying I thought I was giving this guy 1 star at the start of our tour to Hol Chan... he wblamed his staff in front of their faces and refused to take any responsibility when he didnt have the right equipment on board and also came across conceited. However, once we got in the water, he really... More 

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2 Thank Kelly K
Newport, Oregon
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the boat that you have to seek out when you go snorkeling in Belize. This trip is like no other. The captain really does care that you have a good time and he really cares about the ocean and its animals. Alphonse gives some instruction and advice about how to have a clear snorkel mask and how to... More 

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2 Thank Charles H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a half day trip with Lil Alphonse with my husband and 2 college age sons. We've done many snorlke trips in various locations - but this trip provided us with the most instruction (how to clear masks, etc) we'd ever had. Alphonse got into the water with us and was able to point out many fish and other marine... More 

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2 Thank Car0lina_M0m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went a couple days ago and are going again today. The location is fantastic with lots of coral and fish including sharks and rays. But the owner/operator if the reason to take this trip. He make everyone feel comfortable and ensure a great snorkel for everyone including the begineer.

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2 Thank Richard B
West Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! We have done some incredible snorkeling before but this was the absolute best. Between a spectacular abundance of marine life to two fantastic guides it was quite the adventure. Adolpho and Chris were engaging, energetic and very knowledgeable! At Mexico Rocks and Tres Cocos, we had the opportunity to see a bull shark (yikes!), a group of spotted Eagle... More 

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2 Thank EscapingMichigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alphonse and adolpho are the absolute best guides ever! They know exactly what they are doing, bring incredible enthusiasm and really take their time to explain what each fish and coral is. I've been snorkeling over 20 times around the world, and we all agreed this was hands down the best of them all! Go with them and you won't... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first time snorkeling and it was a blast. They picked me up from a dock close to my hotel and after gathering a few others we snorkeled Hol Chan and Shark Alley. His instructions were clear and he is entertaining and funny. I've gone on 16 dives and can say this was just as enjoyable. Less expensive, easier on... More 

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2 Thank Seagolfer
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118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alphonse and Adolpho are perfect enthusiasts. Genuine excitement leading you through Hol Chan Reserve and Shark Alley. You think you know snorkeling and gear until you get a briefing. After this ,you really do. It was highly professional. Fun. Entertaining. Peak excursion of a weeklong trip. Don't miss Lil Alphonse.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alphonse was over the top. From showing you how to clear your mask to getting eels out of the rocks. He swam with the group pointing out all sorts of fish. Such a great guide! He has a night snorkel tour as well! Enthusiastic! Fun! Friendly... great time!

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2 Thank Susan M
Tetonia, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best excursion trips I have ever experienced, and I have traveled throughout the world. My husband and I went out with local Belizean reef expert, Alphonse, and his crew for the Mexico Rocks and Tres Locos snorkeling tour. We were picked up promptly before 9am. The cost for the 3-1/2 tour (including equipment and licenses)... More 

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