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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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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful clear waters, Sharks, Huge Rays!!! If you love these creatures this is a great opportunity for a close up encounter! Sooo Exciting, I just couldn't stop laughing! The guide put a giant stingray in my hands and I just freaked out, but it just gently slipped off me, they are used to people in this area. Bring an underwater... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Shark ray alley originated when local fisherman cleaned their catch each day at the same spot. Sharks and rays caught on, and now just stick around. Our boat was met by 30 nurse sharks (a few 8-9ft), a half dozen rays, and a school of BIG horse-eye jack. Fun experience. Chuck and Robbie's dive shop took us out their, great... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stingrays and sharks OH MY ~~~ Beautiful clear water ~ VERY HANDS ON. Thankfully the boat divers are trained. Probably very dangerous (I was with a large church group) but No one died. The trip is something I will remember for the rest of my life. A bit pricy $60 + Per person, but Totally recommend - You will never... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My fam enjoys shark week every summer. They were so scared to go to SHARK Ray Alley. It took a lot of guts to get them out of the boat, but they were VERY glad they did. There are also sting rays. It was beautiful and safe.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was very nervous but I am so glad I did this.The guide was chumming the sharks so there 10-15 sharks around us which made me very nervous. I dared to pet one (since they are nurse sharks). We saw huge sting rays too. One of them glided over me and that's when I got out for the water!! Do... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Liked our guide, Candy Man, from Tuff Enuff. Very experienced and helpful. We were provided with snorkeling gears and taken to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. Both places were very interesting. We were swimming with sharks and sting rays over beautiful corals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

These were my favorite tour guides by far in Belize! Grabbing a hold of one of these majestic creatures and letting them guide me through their habitat was one of the most amazing experiences I have had snorkeling. I highly recommend this activity for any lover of the ocean and marine life. These creatures were so friendly and so nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very cool trip, especially for more experienced snorkelers. Typically captains bait the water, and sharks and rays come right up to the boat. They're very people friendly, so not to fear. There's also tons of horse eye jacks that will swim around right next to you looking for scraps of food. You don't need to know how to scuba... More

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were nervous, but did it anyway. We were so thrilled that we didn't let being anxious keep us from doing something so amazing. It is intimidating when all the nurse sharks start to swarm the boat but most of them leave quickly. We ended up with about 10 or so that were swimming around. There was only one sting... More

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went on two trips here with Alphonse. He is amazing and made sure everyone in the group got to hold a nurse shark. As soon as he put in the feeding tube we had literally TONS of sharks surrounding us. Amazing experience!!!

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