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Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

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Address: northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Favorite snorkel adventure

We enjoyed this snorkeling trip the most of the 4 we did. More opportunity to explore on our own. Much less crowded. Lots to see. Beautiful

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Berlin, Ohio
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Berlin, Ohio
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this snorkeling trip the most of the 4 we did. More opportunity to explore on our own. Much less crowded. Lots to see. Beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place to spend some time with family and friends. The view is spectacular right along the beach. Getting here requires a boat ride for about 45- 1hr. Ensure to take all things required for the stay since there is no shop or supermarket close to this location. A great place to be specially at nights, many shooting stars and... More 

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Now this place is incredible, this place had some of the most amazing aquatic friendly encounters I have ever experienced. Its protected by park rangers as well as the operators, they a re very strict. This country fully understands the value of protecting there ECO system. The islands are all paradise in my books, the divers culture of spanish, creole... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We booked a day trip to Bacalar Chico with No Worries Tours at X'Tan Ha. If you prefer to snorkel without the crowds and you don't mind a bit of a boat ride up to the reserve, this trip is for you. We did two snorkeling stops and the coral was gorgeous! One stop was at barracuda patch and it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Sign up to go with a guide that takes you to the San Juan park ranger station, there's a 45 foot high obeservation tower with a great panorama over the lagoons - fun to watch the bird life all the views to get on any clear day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We booked a private tour (us and one other couple) to Bacalar Chico for the day. On the boat ride there from San Pedro we viewed the north end of the island and had an exciting ride out beyond the reef in the ocean where we saw flying fish. Once there we made two amazing snorkeling stops where we saw... More 

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Fort Collins
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The water is clear, the fish are beautiful and for the most part, you are in the shallows so snorkeling is relatively easy. We saw several varieties of snapper, conch, stingray, lion fish, lobster and a nurse shark to name a few...

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

I HIGHLY recommend this over the other snorkel trips if you can handle the longer boat ride. We went on a fishing expedition and I wished I could have gone back every day. There is almost no one up there, which is saying a lot when you know how many people are staying on Ambergris Caye. We had lunch at... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I think the tour company I went out took us to the worst snorkel spots. We only had two snorkel stops here. One was North of the point where the reef touches the shore... there was tons of gorgeous coral but not a whole lot of animal life to see. The other stop was at Tranquility Bay where most of... More 

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve had some of the best coral reefs. So many fish and coral. Starfish, sand dollars, conch and colors that you won't believe.

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