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Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 226 3136
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Ranked #10 of 72 Activities in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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English first
Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The area is perfect for swimming and meet these beautiful animals. one of the best spots for me to swim with real sharks. Also the eagle rays are very big and beautiful. The place is in low w as ter where you can stand. Also doable for older children its an experience you wont forget. tip: put some fish parts... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great tour and guide. He took us out early to beat the crowds and wasn't shy of wrestling sharks and rays so we could get up close. Provided drinks on board too.

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We've snorkeled in the Cayman Islands and in 2 of the Hawaiian Islands. This was by far the best snorkeling we've ever had and Alphonse was wonderful. We booked through our resort and felt so fortunate that they booked us with him. Our family of 4 was joined with one other couple so there were only 6 of us on... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Lorenzo was our snorkeling guide and he was awesome. As other reviewers have stated your guide is in the water with you pointing out the various marine life while keeping you and the reef safe. We loved the side trip to meet his father's pet sea turtle and then we were on to shark ray alley where we all held... More

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

Alphonse is literally the best snorkeling guide in the world. He gets in the water and swims in the middle of the group so he can point out different creatures as you're snorkeling. He even knows where certain creatures (an eel, large turtle, etc) hang out so he can usually point them out. He is very enthusiastic and gets very... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We booked a snorkel trip to Hol Chan through our hotel. They selected Lil Alphonse for our trip, and we couldn't have been any happier. He was the best snorkel guide we have ever had. He was very focused on both our safety and our enjoyment. He was very patient with less experienced swimmers and snorkelers as well as being... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Alphonse is a true underwater expert and just what you should be looking for in a tour guide. Even thought we had been snorkeling multiple times with our own gear, he provided some pointers before we got in the water. Once in the water he was a wealth of information pointing out the names of different coral types, fish, and... More

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Hello, Does anyone know how to get in contact to make a reservation with Lil Alphonse? Reading all these great reviews, I would love to do a trip with him, but the email on his website keeps getting returned to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Alphonse is.. Well awesome!! We got to hug big sharks while Alphonse used stingrays as a hat to surface. After years of training them, he's gotten the stingrays to be docile and very receptive to touch. saw loggerheads and green turtles as well! Must do this again!

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