Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour from Ambergris Caye

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Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour from Ambergris Caye information and booking

3 hours
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Tour departs from select hotels in Ambergris Caye Fuel surcharge for round trip pickup and return applies for hotels located north of San Pedro. $75 (1-4 pax) Grand Caribe Suites Belizean Cove State Captain Morgan's Retreat Belizean Shores Coco Beach Resort Las Terrazas Resort $102 (1-4 pax) Mata Chica Resort Portofino Resort $124 (1-4 pax) X'Tan Ha Resort El Secreto
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Enjoy a 3-hour snorkel tour by boat from Ambergris Caye. At Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, Belize’s most popular snorkeling sites, you’ll float along colorful coral reefs and see tropical fish. Swim with nurse sharks, stingrays and sea turtles for a unique underwater experience!

Step aboard a motorboat for a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer), 15-minute ride to Hol Chan Marine Reserve (Maya for ‘Little Channel’), the first marine reserve established in Central America.

Explore the shallow reef of this channel as you snorkel the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Since the area has protected status and three ecological zones, you’ll find healthy coral and sea-grass beds supporting 160 different species of fish, including large schools of reef fish like groupers, jacks and snappers.

Next, head south to your second snorkel stop, Shark Ray Alley, where you’ll see stingrays softly fanning the water with their 2- to 4-foot (.6- to 1.2-meter) wingspans. Watch the curious but gentle brown nurse sharks swim below! After your encounter with these amazing creatures of the sea, you’ll hop back aboard the boat and return to your hotel.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels located within the town area of ambergris caye

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from all hotels located north of san pedro town (you may purchase round-trip transportation upon arrival)