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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nurse sharks” (940 reviews)
“sea turtles” (456 reviews)
“fish” (1,678 reviews)
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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Reviewed yesterday

The water was very calm and easy to swim for one thats a not an expert swimmer. So many beautiful fish and a few nursing sharks came out to say hello while we were on our tour! You must do this if your visiting Belize!

Thank Jamella S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went out on the snorkeling and swimming with the sharks adventure and had so much fun. We saw all kinds of fish, a turtle and a pod of dolphins...it was amazing. We then went to shark ray alley and swam with the sharks, a...More

Thank hkwrights
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful protected marine reserve. The tour i received from the Matachica resort was incredible!!!

Thank caltraveler7214
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My mind was blown on this Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley snorkeling adventure. Had the best guide in Henry at the Dive Shop! He was so friendly, cracked great jokes, but also knew everything about the sealife and the history of the reserve. Actually went back...More

Thank chillbroswaggins
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley snorkel tour and really enjoyed everything we saw. There were 4 of us - 3 snorkeled and 1 dove. We saw such a variety of fish and marine life, it was definitely worth the sickness I...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for a night dive and it was average at best. Was last here 12 years ago and the intervening years have shown a decline in marine life. Locals said a lot of Hurricane damage a few years ago. Too bad. I love Belize.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

In shallow waters off the coast of Ambergris Caye there is a popular attraction that allows humans to stand among sea turtles and small fish. It is over crowded and probably not good for the animals. Did not enjoy it

Thank Lawrie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the best snorkeling places in San Pedro and in Belize on a whole. The visibility is great most of the time and your tour company will advise when its best to snorkel. Visit Shark way to snorkel with...More

Thank Travel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best snorkeling I’ve seen. Went twice. Lots of coral and fish. About 7 ft for much of it then down to 30ft for part. Rented a GoPro on second visit that was well worth it for great videos and picks (not downloaded from card yet).

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw more fish and varieties of fish on this trip than I have ever seen snorkeling or diving. We saw sharks, Ray's, turtles and plenty of fish. New Day Adventures have us a private tour for a great price. Even though it was raining...More

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25 April 2017|
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Response from JRD222 | Reviewed this property |
You will love snorkeling here. Look for any excursion with Lil Alfonse. I have a review on him. We stayed at the Xanadu Island Resort, which was wonderful. If you don't stay there, call them as they will know how to set... More
27 November 2016|
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Response from skinahan | Reviewed this property |
I can sympathize! the boat ride out there was 10 minutes, but I got queasy during the 40 min snorkel, and threw up over the side if the boat while we were waiting for the divers to come up. you are not supposed to stand on... More
Williams A
22 November 2016|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
We used Tuff E Nuff because they were convenient to our hotel. They were a little higher in price but provided a catamaran with food/drink. You can do a speed boat for less money. If you are staying in San Pedro there... More