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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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“sea turtles”(468 reviews)
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
As featured in 3 Days in San Pedro
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great snorkeling trip with my 11 year old son. Definitely a must do and very close to Ambergris Caye. We paired it with snorkeling at Shark Ray Alley.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent, warm water, great dive crew! Shark and Ray alley was fascinating. I got to swim with two huge and graceful Eagle rays just outside the reef and dolphins swimming nearby.

Thank peggygascon
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an incredible snorkel stop. The nurse sharks and rays are fed here, and so they come right up to you. Do not be afraid, but be sure to keep any fingers away from their mouths...!

Thank scuba-chuck
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great excursion. Tuff E Nuff did a wonderful job. We had Bird man, Tools and Captain Tigger as our hosts on the water. The fish were amazing. the guides were knowledgeable, helpful and kept our group together in a safe fashion.

Thank Hrob14
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of fish but very very shallow dive. Ideal for snorkling, but combined with shark ray alley, great trip

Thank Maarten d
Reviewed 6 days ago

as soon as you get off the boat, there's the horse eyed fishes hanging out underneath, a barracuda, we snorkeled other areas and this one definitely has an abundance of varied wildlife.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you snorkel or dive, this is a must. Amazing marine life, crystal clear waters and just beautiful

Thank Christina R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We snubba and snorkeled this 3 times in a week and never visited same area. Never boring or over crowded. Loved every minute, cant wait to return.

Thank Stay295101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time snorkeling Hol Chan. We saw a great variety of marine life. A must do while in Belize.

Thank Scb0802
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to experience and snorkel. I wish that everyone could be so fortunate. I hope that the reef is pretected as more people discover this most beautiful nature.

Thank Leslie R
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Matvei F
22 August 2018|
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Response from SkipandCandy | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We stayed at the Portofino Beach Resort on Ambergris Caye. Great casual resort. Staff was great. Our full day tour which included Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley and 2 hours on Caulker Cay. Sea Adventures was the best... More
Matvei F
22 August 2018|
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Response from mustangO4 | Reviewed this property |
Snorkeled Hol Chan as "part 1" of a full day cruise with Island Dream Tours. Excellent choice!
Nichole M
28 June 2018|
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Response from art-scuba | Reviewed this property |
Yes my mom doesn't swim and she saw the sharks and also enjoyed the boat ride to hole Chan trip. In San Ignacio she also did river rubing and canoe in Barton Creek which is fabulous in the caves.