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Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley Snorkel

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Snorkeling Hol Chan is famous for a reason. This pristine reef is protected and provides a vast array of turtles, friendly sharks, spotted eagle rays and more stunning sea life.

Imagine this: snorkeling in pristine tropical waters, surrounded by nurse sharks and sting rays all competing for your attention as you choose which ones to feed. Sound appealing? Then this is your perfect Belize excursion.

You’ll be collected from Tourism Village at the cruise port, or from your Belize City hotel, and transported out to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. You can also pickup this tour from Caye Caulker as well. This is a government-designated nature park located just off the shore of Ambergris Caye, one of the famous Belize Cayes. You’ll visit an important section of the reserve, a 30-foot-deep channel that cuts through a section of reef. This small part of the park has gone on to become one of the most abundant and richly diverse sections of the barrier reef, supporting an astounding number of fish, mammals, and coral formations. You’ll spend some time snorkeling in Hol Chan Marine Reserve, seeing for yourself why it is so precious.

You’ll then visit another popular part of the reserve, to enjoy a Shark Ray Alley snorkel adventure. As its name suggests, this section of the reserve is filled with sharks and friendly southern sting rays, which you’ll get to swim with, feeling the adrenaline coursing through your veins as nurse sharks approach you, keen to meet their latest visitors. If you’re feeling brave, you can feed them too - which, as well as being a great experience, also makes for a great photo opportunity!

Staying in San Pedro Ambergris Caye?

Take this Hol Chan Snorkeling Tour leaving directly from San Pedro.

Why Book This Tour?

  • Safe way to swim with sharks
  • Lunch Included
  • Stingrays and shark spottings guaranteed!
  • Great for cruisers or travelers staying in Belize
  • One of our favorite excursions to experience the clear waters of Belize
  • Great staff and top-rated guides!

*NOTE: This tour has a minimum number of persons needed to go out. If for whatever reason this minimum is not met you will be notified 1-3 days in advance of your reservation so you can schedule an alternative tour. *

What's Included

Round-trip transportation
Snorkeling Gear
Tour Guide
Bottled Water
Optional gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the tour?
This Hol Chan Marine Reserve tour covers round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, and by boat. All the required snorkel gear for your shark ray alley snorkel experience is included, as is a tour guide and lunch! The only things not included is an optional gratuity and cash for souvenirs.
Where is Hol Chan Marine Reserve located?
Hol Chan Marine Reserve is off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean sea, just south of San Pedro and north of Caye Caulker.
What am I likely to see during the tour?
You’ll see nurse sharks and southern sting rays at Sting Ray Alley. The sharks are typically 4-6 feet long and the rays have a wingspan of 4-6 feet. When you snorkel in the 30-foot channel, you could also see lobsters, sea anemones, moray eels, grouper, and barracuda, as well as a wide variety of coral formations.

Quick Facts

Belize City

5h 00min

There is no minimum age to participate in this tour.

Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.



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