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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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Loved seeing the nurse sharks and rays

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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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 NEW

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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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New Haven, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We took our two children, ages 6 and 8, out to swim with the sharks and stingrays. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Not only did we touch the sharks and stingrays, but we also saw a number of other fish and eels.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was at the end of our Hole Chan tour. I got to hug a shark and pet a sting ray, incredible!!! :)

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We did this spot at the end of a week of SCUBA diving in Belize. Indeed the nurse sharks and rays come around when the food is added to the water, then the sharks quickly depart and wait for the next boat. It's just not nearly as exciting as encountering them "in the wild" without the aid of food. My... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had a once in a lifetime experience with tropical CE on this tour, scary but well worth it Must Do

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Mexico City, Mexico
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Shark Ray Alley is a popular venue. You need to take a boar tour to ride out to the nearby reef. You can buy a ticket for a group tour as well as hire a personal tour. Group tours are fine. You can do this both from Caye Caulker as well as from Ambegris Caye (San Pedro). Be sure to... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Shark Ray Alley was the second stop of our snorkelling tour. The day was beautiful and sunny with calm waters. Our guide told us the history of Shark Ray Alley explaining why they chum the waters to attract the Sharks and sting rays. It was amazing to have so many sharks surrounding you. Admittedly, I was a little scared so... More 

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