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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” (972 reviews)
“sea turtles” (458 reviews)
“fish” (1,753 reviews)
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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"nurse sharks"
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"sea turtles"
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"great place to snorkel"
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"hol chan"
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"marine reserve"
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"shallow dive"
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"clear water"
in 55 reviews
"beautiful reef"
in 65 reviews
"octopus"
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"barrier reef"
in 92 reviews
"snorkel trip"
in 123 reviews
"shark alley"
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"ambergris caye"
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"searious adventures"
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"an amazing experience"
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Reviewed yesterday

Went scuba diving and snorkeling here and it was so cool! I’ve been diving many places and never saw as much as I did here. Sharks, rays, puffer fish, eels, sea turtles, and many types of fish. Definitely recommend snorkeling with the nurse sharks and...More

Thank Melanie K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing snorkeling adventure. We had a set back when the guide Lil Alphonse cancelled our afternoon tour 30 minutes before our pickup time on our last day in Belize because his morning tour ran late. Our wonderful resort, Xanadu, quickly got us...More

Thank RichardSlesinski
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We snorkeled at the reserve today and loved it. Saw a big turtle, eel, sting rays, sharks and a TON of other fish! We went to Mexico rocks yesterday. While that may have had a bit more colorful fish (although it was also sunnier yesterday),...More

Thank stacey327
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you come to San Pedro, this is the place everyone goes to snorkel. It's close to the city and on the inside of the reef so it's much calmer. Lots to see and the water's warm. Worth the trip

Thank Carl M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wasn't so sure about the sharks at first! LOL! But it was so fun to be so close! My kids loved it to. It may have been their favorite part of the trip.

Thank barbalicioustraveler
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hey, this is at least one of the reasons that you came to Belize. Schools of fish, gorgeous coral formations and if your tour operator is good, your trip will also include a visit to Shark Ray Alley for a swim with Nurse Sharks and...More

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great day! The boat is large and extremely comfortable. The crew was very pleasant and helpful with any question or request. The bar is full and the drinks were delicious! Great bartender! We had a breakfast sandwich, then lunch and a very nice...More

Thank katwen
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit crowded with lots of boats hence lots of people. The tours must be guided and that makes it a bit tense as you get bunched together with other people in your group. Saw beautiful fish and a stingray. Coral is the best I’ve...More

Thank jodig1964
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group of 9 went to Hol Chan Marine with our tour guide Victor a guide with Suya Tours. He was excellent in his expertise on guiding inexperienced snorkllers. We felt safe and we all experienced an incredible time. Our underwater cameras captured beautiful fish,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best snorkeling we've had since being here. Besides the beautiful coral, we lots of fish, a turtle, a couple of eels and some nurse sharks.

Thank john c
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seethepeople
31 January 2018|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Just got back and there were definitely mosquitoes there, however, not like we see in Canada in the summer. They're there but not a constant issue - some light bugspray as required will do the trick. Also, the breeze keeps... More
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DorkingPeach
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.
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okidoc808
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
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