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Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 226 3136
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Ranked #9 of 68 activities in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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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

Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley are popular for a great reason - and many tours go there. But Alfonse has a great, personable touch that you won't find with the other guides.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

A boat with 25 people with 2 guides. Too much time spent getting that many people ready to snorkel. Spent one half hour in the water getting everyone ready before allowed to start snorkeling. One guide to 13 people. Kicked in face pooled in the ribs hit in the crouch too many people crammed together. So many groups from other... More

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Besides being the best snorkelling trip we've been on, these were the best guides we've had. They didn't just hand you fins and goggles and let you go, they showed us how to get the best snorkelling experience with possible with great information and tips on equipment and how to's. lil' Alphonse and his helper were fun, friendly and very... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This guy is enthusiastic and really knows his stuff! Excellent choice for the first timers, as he helps sep up the gear, gives pointers about how to do it safely, personnaly leads the tour and points out lots of stuff I would have never seen.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I’ve snorkeled in other countries, but the Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley snorkel was a different experience because our guide led us through the water as a group and pointed out things for us to look at. If he saw something under the water, he’d clap his hands, point at what he wanted us to look at, then we’d... More

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Roseville, MN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had an incredible time at the Hol Chan Marine Preserve/Shark Ray Alley with Lil Alphonse. Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable about the reef's wildlife. They were very friendly and patient with people of all skill levels. The best part was our guides genuine enthusiasm.

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Leader, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were on Ambergris Island from Jan 30-Feb 8,2014. We were told by our brother-in-law and sister-in-law who had travelled to the island twice before that Alphonse was the best guide to go snorkeling with. The first day we were there our neighbors who own their condo asked who we were going snorkeling with and we said Lil Alphonse and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Alphonse made snorkeling for all 5 members of our family a very memorable experience. He knew the best places to go, and he took the time to go with us and point out several key sites, (e.g. Green moray eel, eagle ray, turtles, sharks, parrot fish, etc.). When we arrived at shark ray alley he worked with each one of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Susan from Bermuda Landing at Tres Cocos booked my wife and I with Lil Alphonse for or snorkeling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. I quickly knew why. Alphonse knows customer -- or in his very intentional wording, guest -- relationship management. We were made to feel like welcome guests as he and his nephew, Rex,... More

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Boulder City, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Went out for a half day and had a great time. Our guide never stopped talking and pointing out the different species, which was informative and allowed us to follow his voice while keeping our heads down.

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