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Address: Ambergris Caye, Belize
Activities: Snorkeling
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$67*
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Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour...

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Wow, I've never seen so many Nurse Sharks in one area!

Upon arrival the Sharks were swarming around the boat before the engine was even turned off. Initially I was a little unnerved but was encouraged to get into the water because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Glens Falls, New York
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Glens Falls, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Upon arrival the Sharks were swarming around the boat before the engine was even turned off. Initially I was a little unnerved but was encouraged to get into the water because they were 'friendly'. There were a number of other boats tied off in the area and quite a few other people in the water. We got in and immediately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't have believed that you could get so close to sharks and no feel threatened if I wasn't there myself. What a great experience. The guides were phenomenal and knew exactly where to go and what to do so that we got the full experience. I would suggest this to anyone!

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I will be honest this part of the trip scared me to a lot, but once I was there and in the water with all the other people and Sharks I surprisingly felt very safe and found my self getting closer and closer to the action. The sharks only really come up when the boats first arrive so you want... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We snorkeled here for about 20min after a dive at Ho Chan. Basically, the rays and sharks come up to your boat when you arrive looking for food, but them quickly leave to go to another boat after about 10min. You have to get in the water quick or you'll miss them. Not too much sea life there that day,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went to Shark Ray Alley with Tuffenuff Tours and loved the area. We saw tons of sharks. The tour guides, especially Wayne, couldn't do enough for us.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I never thought I would watch sharks swim around me and not be scared. The nurse sharks were not concerned with us as we watched on..... Amazing experience.

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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great snorkeling and fun for all ages. The sharks and rays are amazing. Beautiful to see these creatures in their natural habitat!

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We loved snorkeling with the nurse sharks and the sting rays. It was a really beautiful adventure. The sharks we petted were kind of leathery but still cool and the sting rays were huge and very velvety soft. We loved every minute and suggest you take an underwater camera or underwater go camera.

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Chewelah, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From seeing some of the pictures, I kind of expected a little more of a close encounter with the sharks. Maybe other groups had more of that, but we just snorkeled and saw huge rays and some nurse sharks and turtles, but they didn't get real close to us. But from other pictures I've seen, it can probably vary from... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Want an up-close, hands-on encounter with some exciting animals? Go hold a nurse shark or sting ray at this place and overcome your fears, well at least two of them. Get a waterproof camera and go have an adventure you won't soon forget.

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