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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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Between Shark Ray + Hol Chan, never have I seen the rich variety of sea life - And I've been snorkeling in Thailand, Panama, and Hawaii. Lil Alphonse was the best tour guide!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A small area off the shore of Ambergris Caye to which sharks and rays have come to feed on discarded fisherman's chum. Lots of them to see and touch, along with lots of tourists to see and touch.

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Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

By far the coolest thing I've ever done!! Cant wait to come back for more! So glad that I bought a new underwater camera for this trip... make sure you bring one!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

After being picked up at our condo by water taxi we were taken to San Pedro to board a medium sized catamaran with 16 other passengers and 3 crew. After a short briefing by James we were off to Ho Chan, a half hour sail. We eagerly jumped in the warm ocean just short of the reef and immediatley encountered... More

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Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Neat! Jumped right in. They are not going to attack you. Only problem is when they are out of chum they head on to other boats.

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Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

An exiting and unbelievable experience! swimming with and touching over twenty five nurse sharks and rays was awesome. I was somewhat put off by the fact that the boats fed the sharks. It does not seem to be eco-friendly.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a highly recommended attraction and is a mandatory stop for anyone visiting either Caye Caulker or San Pedro. The trips are usually 1/2 day and the guides supply soda & water. Swimming with the turtles, nurse sharks (harmless), string rays and fish is an experience of a life time. I've brought guests out there who could hardly swim... More

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Best venue for viewing, swimming and interacting with rays and sharks especially if you choose a good guide. This majestic creatures will bring a thrilling experience to your dive and opportunity to capture your trip photographically for lifelong memories.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Swimming with 3 to 8 foot sharks and sting rays was spectacular. The nurse sharks are so calm you can touch them. Getting in the water was pretty scary at first, but what an excellent reward for that bravery. Highly recommended!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Every day countless boats come to this area and feed the sharks and rays. Guess what? When your boat drives up the creatures quickly arrive and eat the food that the guides throw to them. Wow. After the initial flurry you get in the water and the guides hold the sharks and rays (don't worry, you can too). It's not... More

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