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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nurse sharks” (960 reviews)
“sea turtles” (458 reviews)
“fish” (1,718 reviews)
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 2 days ago

ok, the reef was wonderful. But I wouldn't say substantially better than I've seen in the Florida Keys - maybe it's been subject to bleaching over the years, I don't know. I do know though that this was really hyped as THE place to snorkel....More

Thank Curtis W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best snorkeling yet. Great prices also store clean including all gear. Always enjoy the tour guides. Real characters.

Thank David O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited with my older parents and sister. We’re older. This is based on a trip booked through Coco Beach Resort. Must see on the island. Boats are spread apart so you don’t feel the area is “packed”. The weather is iffy here this time...More

Thank Agannon1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family snorkeled Hol Chan in December and it was truly an unforgettable experience. Every direction you turned there was something incredible to see - from the awe inspiring coral formations to the huge variety of small, medium and large fish and other sea life...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice visibility and loads to see. Warm water and near the Island. I would recommend Ambergris Divers for scuba diving

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Half day trip with wife, diving, and friends snorkeling. Lots of fish, coral, and beauty! Would love to come back when it's a little warmer but the guide service supplied wet suits for those that didn't have one. All in all a great day!

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must if you dive or snorkel! This was one of the best snorkeling adventures we've taken -- eel, turtles, a gazillion different fish, barracuda and more! Don't miss the opportunity to go if you're in Ambergris Caye or you'll likely regret it.

Thank cleverbull77
Reviewed 4 days ago

The reserve is very crowded and you have to stay with a guide. There are a lot of fish, but other areas of the island are just as nice

1  Thank sarah s
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been to Hol Chan twice now. The first time was 10 years ago and it has not changed. Still world class. I rank it 3rd in snorkeling behind Indonesia and the Philippines. That said, it's much easier to get to from the US! The...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a day and night dive here and saw too many different species of marine life to possibly count. The night dive was probably the best diving experience I've had yet. Highlights included seeing a green sea turtle swim directly over my shoulder, an...More

Thank MagellEnvy
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18 December 2017|
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Response from Spicole | Reviewed this property |
We only did a night dive there, but i think it would be an excellent choice for snorkeling. Not too deep. Contact Steve or Gil over at Neptune's Cove...they will take care of you.
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