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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” (943 reviews)
“sea turtles” (459 reviews)
“fish” (1,683 reviews)
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the best excursion I've been on in all of my travels, there's no view like this. The colorful fish, sea turtles, conch shells, and a few nurse sharks were happy to share their waters 🤙🏽 I would recommend this as the number one...More

Thank erickagent
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of pretty fish, many sting rays, and nurse sharks. The coral reefs are beautiful and expansive.

Thank hddock
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lil alfonso..I think that was the tour company, was really good tour. The guide, I never caught his name, came in the water with us and explained what every fish was, found the rays and let us hold them as well as the sharks...I found...More

Thank WildBrit2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hol Chan is great for snorkeling and diving. It's a nice shallow dive, super fun at night as well. We saw soooo much wildlife. I'd suggest finding a tour group that doesn't "chum" in the shark/ray alley.. not the best environmental practice. There are plenty...More

Thank Kelsey85
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the weather the day we went snorkeling had 25 mph gusts of wind and choppy conditions. Under the water the fish and coral were not effected. The water was a bit cloudy due to the above weather. The sea life was abundant. Stingrays, eels,...More

Thank GeniusTravelers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been here a few times - snorkeling a few and diving once. Snorkeling is very good. In high season it can get crowded so be patient and courteous in the water. I dove here at my request...seasoned divers seem have a negative view of diving...More

Thank Daryl G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a snorkeling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, our guide was named Loidy. He was very good. Saw so many different varieties of fish, also saw a eel. Would highly recommend this trip.

Thank JJTravelers87
Reviewed 2 days ago

My sister and I actually visited Hol Chan Marine Reserve twice while vacationing on Ambergris Caye, with two different tour companies. Both experiences were different, but both exciting and well worth spending our time investigating. The marine life was plentiful including a Moray Eel. The...More

Thank didirn1981
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have visited Hol Chan several times as a scuba diver and snorkeling. Tons of great fish to see. Whole family loved it.

Thank Michele8567
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

All were great, diving and snorkeling. This is a must visit for anyone wanting to see great sea life.

Thank Misty0403
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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