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Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 226 3136
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Ranked #14 of 75 Activities in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
57 reviews 57 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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