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“Happy and Grumpy made me Happy!” 5 of 5 stars
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Shark Ray Alley
Ambergris Caye, Belize
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dana point, ca
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“Happy and Grumpy made me Happy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

We did a day and a half with Happy and Grumpy on our week in Belize. went to Mexico Rocks, Ho Chan Reef (my favorite), and Shark Ray Alley. Had an amazing time. They were so nice and knowedgeable, and helpful. Had a blast. Don't go to Ambergris without looking up Happy and Grumpy!!!!

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“Fun Stuff with Grumpy, Happy, Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

Snorkelling is a must while in Belize. Snorkelling Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley is an even bigger must. Snorkeling Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley with Happy and Grumpy is an absolute must!

The coral and sea life below Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan was abundant and spectacular. Many species of fish make their home in this area of the reef and Grumpy and Happy (Lorne and Jolene) will point most of them out for you. They create a relaxed and safe environment for you to enjoy what the sea here has to offer. If you relax and watch what is before you in the water, you will be amazed at what beauty you will see. We saw a few rays, some nurse sharks, triggerfish, angelfish, groupers, parrotfish, squirrelfish, blue tang, snapper, and many others. Lorne and Jolene will take as long as you need no matter what your snorkeling skill level. I noticed that many of the other boats that arrived after we did also left before we did.

Our son's mask was taking in water and Jolene handled the situation with calmness and efficiency. He was back in the water in no time wearing a leak-free mask. The longer ladder off the side of their boat makes it so easy getting in and out especially if you have any physical disabilities.

The snorkeling available in this area is some of the best in the world, and was made even better choosing the right guides in Grumpy and Happy. Enjoy!

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“Grumpy and Happy are great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

We booked a 1/2 day snorkel trip with Jolene and Lorne (Grumpy and Happy Tours) on Ambergris Caye, March 2009. They are not cheap but they are very reasonable for the personalized service and care you receive. Lorne took us to shark ray alley before the crowds arrived and then as the boats and herds of snorkelers came he relocated us to a new area. He spotted a fisherman cleaning conch and took us to snorkel by the boat where a multitude of fish, shark, turtle, eagle ray, and sting ray were gathering. They used their knowledge of the reef area and snorkel conditions to match our experience and abilities and kept us in areas that had great visibility and variety. The only thing we would change after spending a 1/2 day with them would be to spend a whole day.

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“Grumpy and Happy were awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Our family spent two wonderful days on the water with Grumpy and Happy! In real life, Joelene and Lorne are two of the kindest people we came across in Belize. They took us to Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley and then to Mexico Rocks. They had a large, comfortable boat and stressed safety at all times. Lorne has a gift for finding the sites and we saw every sea critter we could image. I would highly recommend these two wonderful people!

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“Happy and Grumpy - the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2009

We booked a 1-day snorkeling trip with Happy and Grumpy in February 2009. We were a family of four (two children, ages 8 and 4.) travelling to Belize via cruise ship. I booked with Happy and Grumpy (aka Lorne and Jolene) because their website said they took great care and pride when working with special needs visitors and children. Because I wasn’t sure how my kids would do snorkeling, I really wanted that personal service of a small group charter and experienced people to help my husband and I in the water. Happy and Grumpy did not disappoint. It was just our group of 4 on the snorkeling trip, plus Happy and Grumpy. Having 4 adults in the water to keep an eye on 2 kids, really was wonderful. It allowed my husband and I plenty of time to enjoy the snorkeling without worrying about our kids the entire time.

Happy and Grumpy set up our flight from Belize City to San Pedro. The flight is amazing. It’s on a tiny airplane, but you can see the reef and islands from the sky. A great way to really appreciate Belize….much more than just seeing it from the water or the port area. Happy and Grumpy met us at the airport, and, after a short walk, we were on their boat. We received a brief safety overview and headed out to our first snorkeling spot in the marine park. It was awesome! They had equipment that fit all of us. And my little one enjoyed a floating ring much of the time. She floated along in it and we took turns pulling her. We saw sea turtles, sharks, sting rays, and lots of fish and coral. Happy and Grumpy educated us on the fish we were seeing and provided cold drinks and snacks for us. If you book with Happy and Grumpy, you won’t be disappointed. They are a caring husband/wife couple and it’s obvious they enjoy what they are doing. They took great care of our family and run a first-rate operation. In our opinion, they should be called “Happy and Happy.” They were a highlight of our trip and created a lasting lifetime memory for all of us.

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