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Shark Ray Alley

Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Type: Reefs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Snorkeling
Traveler Description: Shark Ray Alley is part of the Hol Chan Marine Preserve between Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.  It was annexed there in August of 1999 ( San Pedro... more »
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was amazing. We snorkeled with the sharks and felt very safe. The guides know how to keep you safe. We saw sting rays and a ton of sharks. I am usually not the biggest water person, but i had to snorkel here! MUST DO!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This excursion was awesome! We saw nurse sharks and black tip sharks. There were also so many rays swimming thru our legs and by us. This is a beautiful place to see and swim with wildlife you wouldn't normally get to be with. Our guide was excellent. He even taught us about other sea creatures. I would recommend this to... More

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This excursion went off flawlessly from the time we tendered over to the time we tendered back. We found our guides easily and they proved to be highly knowledgeable, courteous, energetic and fun. The ride out to Caye Caulker was about an hour, but it flew by. The Captain was awesome at stopping in the water for us to spot... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We go to San Pedro every year. Every year we go to Shark Ray Alley. The excitement of all the sharks swimming around and under you is a rush. All the guides know exactly how to put you right in the middle of the action. And then the huge rays come in. Being able to touch the sharks and rays... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our guide dropped bait in the water, and sharks and rays absolutely swarmed it! So amazing to see them all swimming within 1-2 feet of us!

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A stop at shark alley (usually combined with a snorkel trip to Hol Chan marine reserve) is a must see if in Ambergris Caye. There are few places where you can safely swim with 6-8 foot sharks. Tip: You must get in the water before your tour guides start feeding the sharks or you'll be entering during a feeding frenzy... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is surreal to swim with so many nurse sharks and rays all around you. We loved it! Our guides were great and the area is beautiful. We probably saw 15 sharks and 10 or more rays. Don't be afraid to go - they are all harmless and much more interested in the food than you.

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited Shark Ray Alley after snorkeling at the Hol Chan Reserve and I was a little nervous to get in the water with all the nurse sharks and sting rays but once I got it my nerves calmed down and it was a once in a lifetime experience. As soon as the boat pulls up it is immediately swarmed... More

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Tulum, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great way to see nurse shark and rays in their natural habitat. They do chum the water right before you go in and I assume that if they didn't shark ray alley would just be "alley"... but at least they are in the sea... and not a tank at seaworld or something. I still prefer to snorkel... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was the second part of a tour we took in Belize. First part was Hol Chan Marine Reserve which was good, a lot of marine life. It could have been great save for the fact that I was too exhausted to appreciate this because of the amount of energy I expended swimming towards the reef (wrong size flippers from... More

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