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Shark Ray Alley

Address: Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Snorkeling
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Snorkeling
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I was hesitant to go here but after my husband insisted, I caved. I was not thrilled with the idea of swimming with sharks & rays but once I saw the nurse sharks looked liked giant catfish I got right in! They were still kind of scary to me, but they wouldn't get too close. The rays on the other... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stopped here and Hol Chan on the same tour and were so glad we did. It's such an amazing experience to be so close to the sharks and sting rays. They are definitely used to humans and no, we are not on their dinner menu, at least I wasn't, Lol! The visibility is great in the are and plenty... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was a stop on an all day multiple stop excursion. It was great to see nurse sharks and sting rays. Where we stopped there was a sandy bottom and not much else around. Definitely worth the stop!

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dfw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great tour company! Booked through carnival, but would seek out again. Picked us up in belize city. They came prepared with drinks and ponchos. Yes, it rained while heading out to the sharks, and cay caulker. But, they stopped to let everyone put on a poncho I'd needed. They stopped to see pods of dolphins, explain the reef, economic systems,... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just large nurse sharks so no worries. Turtles and rays too make for an interesting experience. Note they congregate here party because guides feed them.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Scarier than it should be.....absolutely a rush. These sharks will not hurt you, and the rays are puppy dogs. While i am a scuba diver, this snorkel was a rush and exciting.

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

Obviously the main attraction here are the southern stingrays (and sometimes whiptails) and the nurse sharks that come to be fed their sardine snack. Don't be afraid of them... you're not going to get stung by a ray and the worst thing nurse sharks can do to you is give a bad hickey. It's very cool to see all those... More 

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Altoona, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I will never have an experience like this in my life. Sharks and manta rays so gentle and at ease with humans. The tour guide was also amazing. He gave us coconut tarts after snorkeling and had a great sense of humor. It was obvious he was trying to make the tourists feel welcome and comfortable with the marine life!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Don't wait to book this tour... you won't be disappointed. The volume of nurse sharks and rays at this location are beyond counting, helped along by the food the local guides provide. The reef is nearly pristine, with very little bleaching. It is teeming with colorful fish and other critters (eel, starfish, lion fish, urchin, lobster, turtles galore). This is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Made a short stop here after our dive at Hol Chan. We saw a few nurse sharks and one ray - we were expecting more (other divers tell us there are sometimes up to 50 sharks around your boat), but I guess we were just unlucky. Oh well

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