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Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Tour provided by Splash Wave Tours

Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Tour

Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from $90.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60655P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Professional guide • Port pickup and drop-off • Shared tour • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Ford E-350 Van • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Hol Chan Marine Reserve • Entry/Admission - Shark Ray Alley • Entry/Admission - Caye Caulker
Exclusions
Lunch • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Belize City, Belize
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
If arriving by cruise ship: As you debark from your tender boat, please look for the Diamonds International store at Terminal 2. Walk through the store to the gate on Fort Street. At the gate, you’ll be met by a representative of Splash Wave Tours
FORT STREET TOURISM VILLAGE, Fort Street Tourism Village, Terminal 1, Belize City, Belize If arriving by cruise ship: As you debark from your tender boat, please look for the Diamonds International store at Terminal 2. Walk through the store to the gate on Fort Street. At the gate, you’ll be met by a representative of Splash Wave Tours
Ports:
FORT STREET TOURISM VILLAGE, Fort Street Tourism Village, Terminal 1, Belize City, Belize
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Bottled water • Professional guide • Port pickup and drop-off • Shared tour • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Ford E-350 Van • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Hol Chan Marine Reserve • Entry/Admission - Shark Ray Alley • Entry/Admission - Caye Caulker
Exclusions
Lunch • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Belize City, Belize
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
If arriving by cruise ship: As you debark from your tender boat, please look for the Diamonds International store at Terminal 2. Walk through the store to the gate on Fort Street. At the gate, you’ll be met by a representative of Splash Wave Tours
FORT STREET TOURISM VILLAGE, Fort Street Tourism Village, Terminal 1, Belize City, Belize If arriving by cruise ship: As you debark from your tender boat, please look for the Diamonds International store at Terminal 2. Walk through the store to the gate on Fort Street. At the gate, you’ll be met by a representative of Splash Wave Tours
Ports:
FORT STREET TOURISM VILLAGE, Fort Street Tourism Village, Terminal 1, Belize City, Belize
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Dress code is casual
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms will not be allow on tour
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
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4.5
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Christina M
2 contributions
Can't swim and still had the best time EVER!!!
Feb 2020
This was by far our favorite stop on our cruise!! Makes me want to live there! Captain Patrick, Jose and amazing Stacy made it that much better!! Lots of time on a boat and in the beautiful ocean! Most amazing snorkeling we've seen! Better than Cozumel and the others we've been on. Nurse sharks were amazing, Stacy wrestled one up and we got to touch it and see it up close. Saw sea turtles, lots of sting rays and beautiful coral and fish. Fed the Tarpons - what an experience! You do it and try not to scream!! Lol Our boat was covered and so comfortable with water available, fresh pineapple and of course, delicious rum punch!!
Stopped for an amazing lunch by the beach. So well organized on serving lunch and was delicious. The only down side was the long wait to get on the boat having to wait for other people to come. I was so nervous since I can't swim and they stayed right with me with a life vest and made sure I got to see everything. By the end I was ready to be on my own looking around!
Stacy is a class act and amazing. Thank you all for making it a special day. Belize is a beautiful, relaxed place. Stacy taught us a lot about her country, the language and so much more.
Christina, Jason, Brandon and Nathan
Royal Caribbean cruise February 2020
Written April 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

eberly847
Woodstock, VA1 contribution
Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
The departure heading to the snorkeling area was delayed for over an hour while we waited for cruise visitors to arrive...we were staying at the Radisson in Belize city which is across the street from the dock so we were very disappointed to have our trip cut short by an hour. The delay limited the time we had snorkeling by an hour☹️
The visit to shark alley was sad... a feeding frenzy generated by people feeding the sharks for years ... not a natural experience... the sharks disappeared as soon as the crew stopped feeding them
I would highly recommend hiring your own tour to the reef so you have control over the time you have to enjoy snorkeling which we had envisioned would be the highlight of the whole trip.... our adventure actually snorkeling was limited to one hour☹️
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steph
3 contributions
Amazing tour even if you can’t swim!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
The entire team was amazing ! Everyone is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they are doing and it shows. I myself can’t swim (I know) and they made it so easy for me to get around and ensured I didn’t miss out on one thing. The tour is such an adventure but also a learning experience! They took their time and showed us everything they could ! they stopped and showed us a mantatee and even a crocodile. This will forever be an unforgettable memory . If In belieze you definitely
Don’t want to miss this
Written February 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wrennison
Denville, NJ18 contributions
Best snorkeling yet!
Awesome adventure! We snorkeled first at a reef. Then we went to an area of shallow open ocean and snorkeled with nurse sharks and stingrays. I was able to pet a shark! The guides were fantastic: Deserie, Kim and John.
Written January 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helena
1 contribution
Fun Snorkeling Day and Crew and a great guide!
Jan 2020
Experience was fun. We were able to see a lot of sea life while snorkeling and swam with the sharks and sting rays. Boat doesn't have covering, so be prepared with sunscreen. The crew was friendly and informative. The youngest crew-member (don't remember his name) was rude to one of the guest and told her to "put away her stomach" after she came out of the water. Everyone else was nice and very informative. Would recommend the tour.
Written January 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandra B
2 contributions
Best snorkeling ever!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Best snorkeling ever! We took a half-day tour to Hol Chan Marine reserve. We were picked up at our resort and taken to San Pedro where we switched to a comfortable boat with very friendly and helpful guides. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable as my husband and I are timid but enthusiastic snorklers. They gave us extra attention and kept us safe pointing out the greatest variety of sea life we have ever seen on a tour. A wonderful day!
Written January 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Beeandcee
Exeter, UK16 contributions
Swim with the sharks!
Dec 2019
I just went along for the ride but this has to be the number one on everyone’s bucket list. 50 plus nurse sharks swimming round you.
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RachelTW1989
Saint Paul, MN19 contributions
Great guides and marine life!
Great experience, went with 13 and 10 year olds. Staff was amazing including captain Patrick, Jose, and ESPECIALLY Stacy. She taught us so much about her country, snorkeling, the language, and more.

Lots of time on the boat. Snorkeling in an area with a lot of other boats but still plenty to see. Be aware that turtles migrate and not around for us by the end of December. We saw nurse sharks, sea cucumber, sting rays, eels, and plenty of fish. Then went to another site and they fed the sharks and sting rays so they came up close to us and we swam with them/got to touch them.

Stopped at an island for lunch. Very well organized.

We have snorkeled several times and this was the first tour group that truly taught about the equipment and made sure everyone’s fit appropriately. Thank you!!
Written December 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jane
1 contribution
Rude and Unprofessional.
Nov 2019
TL;DR: They cancelled our trip without notifying us, and yelled at us.

We booked this tour and paid a week in advance. The night before the tour was scheduled we had not heard from them, so we attempted to contact them to make sure they were still picking us in the morning.
When we finally got a hold of someone they told us that they would check to see if our tour was still happening because they have a minimum number of guests needed in order to do the tour. Hours went by with no response, so we called again. The woman on the phone would not stop interrupting me. I could not say a single sentence without being interrupted. I actually begged her to stop yelling at me and let me ask my question. She just kept yelling at me "there is a minimum".
5 hours later they finally let us know that they were cancelling our tour. We let them know that we wouldn't be able to cancel on TripAdvisor for our refund without a fee because it was less than 24 hours before the tour, they responded that it was our fault because we were the ones that chose to book through TripAdvisor.
Written December 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Caroline
3 contributions
Wonderful Trip in Pristine Marine Reserve
Nov 2019
We had such a wonderful time with splash wave! The staff were super friendly and knowledgable. Steph was a wonderful guide. Refreshments were provided on the boat (fresh fruit, water, and delicious rum punch.) We saw the healthiest reefs I have ever seen at Hol Chan! The corals were wonderful and we saw a HUGE turtle along with eagle rays and lots of grouper. Lots of harmless, docile nurse sharks in Shark Ray Alley. Bring some money or a card for a great lunch on Caye Caulker at Fantasy. Ended the trip with a relaxing drink at the lazy lizard before the boat ride back to the main land. I would definitely go on this tour again. DEFINITELY choose Splash for your snorkeling trips. You won't regret it!
Written November 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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carollJ268WD
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Fantastic tour and crew!!
Thanks Stacy and crew for an unforgettable experience snorkeling in Belize! Swimming over the coral reef and seeing
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Big party spot. Go on the weekend if you want to see the "beer muscles"
Big party spot. Go on the weekend if you want to see the "beer muscles" come out. Sunsets were nice. On a day visit
Dawn F
Dawn F
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Becareful if restricted abilities
When we booked this tour we were informed it was wheelchair accessible. NOT You have to somehow get into a little b
David J
David J
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Great experience in and out of the water
We went on an excursion while cruising the Mexican and Belize coasts to snorkel. The tour was called Turtle Snorkel
BecsterA59
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Essentially, just a ride to Caye Caulker
Very disorganized initially. We were late getting away, then 10 minutes into the journey, we had to go back to the
BecsterA59
BecsterA59
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Like swimming in an aquarium
Initially things were a little disorganized, but once we got underway all was well. We were well briefed and the e
A4565LFkellys
A4565LFkellys
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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
Thanks Natalie and crew for an unforgettable day! This excursion is the perfect taste of Belize, especially if you
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Private Manatee and jungle river charter.
Private Manatee and jungle river charter with Clayton and Cpt Patrick was a great way to spend four hours on a balm
RyanM92
RyanM92
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The trip was off the charts!
Had an amazing time snorkeling with the sharks and rays. Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing
O487TEkathryns
O487TEkathryns
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Too many
The boat we were put on was enclosed and smelled of spilled gas. We were packed in like sardines with guests having
Josiah J
Josiah J
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Fun trip
We loved snorkeling at the reef! The trip was delayed a bit, which sucked bc we could have had more time had the cr
adamk316
adamk316
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Don’t do it!
not impressed with these guys at all. The info didn’t say what time the tour left, and I emailed them twice but th
tbrider5
tbrider5
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TOTALLY UNRELIABLE COMPANY
I would not even consider using this tour company again if it were free. After waiting over an hour for our tour to
Getaway772337
Getaway772337
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Good, but misleading
The good, then the bad. Overall, good experience. Snorkeled the coral gardens, swam with sharks and sting ray and
jeshilam
jeshilam
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Amazing Experience
The weather on our day was rainy (downpour at times) but the crew took very good care of us & made it the best expe
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