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Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 226 3136
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Ranked #8 of 70 activities in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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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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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We booked our Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley snorkel tour through our hotel, the Xanadu, so they chose Alphonse for us and we could not have been happier with him and Iver. Alphonse was thorough but quick with his instructions, as we snorkelled he was constantly pointing out everything, he made sure we saw everything there was to see that day,... More

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The weather was perfect. The water was perfect. The whole experience was perfect! Alfonso and his guides went out of their way to be sure that everyone was comfortable throughout the trip. It was amazing to stroke both sharks and rays. We actually snorkeled with a nine ft. shark! Our guide pointed out all kinds of interesting things for us... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Alphonse and the other tour guide were fantastic. I had never been snorkeling before, so I was a little nervous. They set me up with all the appropriate equipment- taught me how to use it and kept a pace so no one on the tour missed a beat. There were 10 of us snorkeling on that tour. Alphonse was the... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

These guys are amazing! They love what they do, they what your adventure to be the best. Alphonse and Ivor (our two captains) were passionate and informative. They also personally cleaned and everyone's mask prior to the snorkel and taught you how to properly place it on your face...very thorough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Thank you for your superb service and great entertainment. You're experience and knowledge makes us ready to come back for more...and we went out with you a few times in only a short time! see you soon!! HIGHLY recommend!! Anni & Pat

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Lil Alphonse took our group of 16 students and staff on a mission trip to San Pedro out on the water for an Awesome Snorkeling trip. This was a fabulous way to end our time on San Pedro. The guys were so accommodating to our group and made the students feel welcomed. They explained all the processes and procedures thoroughly... More

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