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Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: 501 226 3136
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Ranked #12 of 78 Activities in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I visited Belize with my nursing group from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. The first Saturday we were there, we had a chance to go snorkeling with Lil Alphonse and it was literally one of the highlights of my trip. Lil Alphonse is knowledgeable about the reef, the creatures that inhabit it, and makes everyone feel extremely comfortable with... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Truly incomparable! We'd been snorkeling years before in Mexico...but very special friends of Alphonse invited us to snorkel with him when we were in San Pedro...and what a singularly great experience! 20 minutes from our pier (where Alphonse picked us up) to the Belize Barrier Reef: warm, caressing (80 degree), transparent water; incredible rainbow of coral hues; myriad fish (all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had the best day today out at the reef and it was a huge part due to Alphonse, I had never been snorkeling before and was a little nervous but am in love with ocean life. Right from the start when he circled the boat around because he noticed a manta ray in the water I knew that he... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Alphonse is an amazing guide! Not only is he patient and concerned that everyone in the group is well outfitted with the proper gear, he is truly knowledgeable about the different types of creatures you'll see on your trip. I'd been snorkeling previously in Costa Rica, but my two trips with Alphonse blew me away! I loved how he pointed... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wow. Just had the most perfect afternoon snorkelling with Alfonse. My wife is a tentative and nervous swimmer and he looked after her, gave her confidence and then she flew. We got a lesson about every fish, turtle, coral, shark, Ray and creature we saw and we saw ALOT. If you want an intimate and fun time with a patient... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Lil Alphonse is a great guide! High energy and fun. We saw a ton of wildlife and it was that much more fun because Lil Alphonse was incredibly knowledgeable and pointed out a ton of stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Lil Alphonse is extremely passionate about what he does, and is really enjoyable to be around. Ask your hotel in San Pedro to book him, as he truly shines above the rest. He was environmentally responsible, knew a lot about the animals, the reef, and the industry. While other guides were trying to make a buck, he was trying to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

There were 6 of us and the guides catered to each of us. We had a range of ages from young adult to older adult. Our guide was always aware of us to make sure we were all doing great. When we got to shark ray alley our guide wrestled a shark and we were able to touch it...very rubbery.... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Let me start by saying that Alphonse is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the seas around Belize. He takes great care of his passengers and truly wants everyone to have a good time. He points out countless fish and marine life during the snorkeling trip. (he does like to describe many as being "very tasty") The reason that I did... More 

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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our snorkeling trip was booked through Xanadu Resort. We had a really fun day. Alphonse was able to point out a lot of marine life that we would have likely missed on our own. He appears genuinely excited about sharing the treasures under the water. He made sure we had lots of sharks and rays when we moved to shark... More 

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