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“Best Guide ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

Lil Alphonse Snorkeling
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
501 226 3136
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Best Guide ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Alphonse and Rex were by far the best guides we have had with all of our travels. They show you each and every little thing, they are patient with the kids and are so much fun to be with. My kids liked it so much we did it twice while there! Everyone got to hold a shark!

Visited March 2013
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous Fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This was one of the best snorkeling trips we've ever taken. The variety and number of fish was just amazing. Alphonse dove to drive fish, eels, stingrays, etc. out of their habitat so we could see them better. He was fun, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient with his clients. He did a great job.

Visited February 2013
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Managua, Nicaragua
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We completed Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley with Lil Alfonse Tour and we had a great time. They took time to properly ensure our masks were clear and properly fitted. We saw a lot of various fish, sting rays, nurse sharks and turtles!! We had a great time. Ensure you wear waterproof sun tan lotion--invest in a water proof camera. They do provide snorkelling gear and life jackets, and some water/pop. 2 thumbs up

Visited February 2013
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Yorktown Heights, NY
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“Excellent snorkeling trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Alphonse was the most enthusiastic tour guide we have ever had. He truly seemed to love his job and shared his enthusiasm with all of us on board his boat. He took us snorkeling at Hol Chan and it was great. He was in the water with us pointing out all the things to see. He also showed us how the get our face masks crystal clear, the best I have ever seen, although I still couldn't recreate it on my own. At Shark Alley he was picking up the sting rays and wearing them as a hat and letting us all pet the sharks. A fun time!

Visited January 2013
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Othello, WA
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“Unforgettable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I'm not sure how this adventure could be any better. Alphonse and his assistant are great, the boat is comfortable, they're safey conscious, and they know their stuff. My two teenage girls loved it and we have great photos adorning our walls. Alphonse has a great appreciation for marine life, and while I understand the concerns over his methods (such as feeding the sharks and rays, and encouraging touching and holding them) I did not get a sense that this was done for exploitation purposes, but more for his cutomers to be able to appreciate these beautiful animals up close. And, he consistlently cautions against touching the coral. Bottom line - this is a five star experience, and while I appreciate the concerns expressed by some, there are other options out there so a little research is in order to make sure your guide's approach is consistent with your expectations.

Visited January 2013
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