Lil Alphonse Snorkeling
Lil Alphonse Snorkeling
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SQLRTD
Toronto, Canada162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
He took the time to make sure everyone's masks fit perfectly. He supplied excellent equipment. On the way out he xtopped to point out an eagle ray in the water and on the way back a dolphin really close to the boat. He pointed out all kinds of coral and fish at Hoi Chan and told us exactly what they were. We saw a moray eel and eagle rays and sting rays. At shark ally it was a constant parade of sharks and soe rays. It was the highlight of our visit to Belize. May cost more thansome tirps but absolutely worthit!
Written February 9, 2020
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Tyler K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My wife and I loved our experience with Alphonse. He is great whether you are a beginner or an experience snorkeler. He took time to walk through how to make sure all of your equipment was properly secured, and what to do once you got in the water, unlike some of the other excursions we went on.

Once in the water, Alphonse was able to talk through almost all of the fish and sea life that we were looking at. You can tell that he is very passionate about what he does, and he stayed close by to make sure we didn't miss anything.

I 100% recommend booking with Alphonse for any snorkeling excursions in the San Pedro area.
Written August 22, 2021
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Matt M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you want a safe, fun, knowledgeable and funny guide--Lil Alphonse is the guide you need. He was great with everyone on our boat (we had Sr. citizens, middle-age, teens, and kids in our group). Alphonse took the time to make sure we were all safe and comfortable so we could focus on the amazing fish, sharks, and marine life. He knew EVERYTHING about the underwater world and made it amazing! I will use him AGAIN!!!
Written January 7, 2020
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Brody
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Lil Alphonse did an amazing job. He took us over to Mexico Rocks for some snorkeling and saw some amazing fish, stingrays, turtles, eels and coral, but that wasn't what made it the best snorkel trip... the difference maker was Lil Alphonse himself! From the start he made sure we had a great experience, from mask fitting, to how to clean your goggles, and how to properly swim with flippers, etc.

From there he jumped in to the water with us and shared his vast knowledge of all the different coral/fish by pointing them out and telling us about them as we went. This guy certainly knows his stuff.

Thanks for an awesome time!
Written March 13, 2020
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JFawn
Grand Junction, CO7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We have family that lives in Belize during the winter months that has used Lil Alphonse in the past who booked us our trip. We did Hol Chan and Shark Ray Ally. Alphonse arrived at our dock at the Grande Caribe at 9am on the dot! (Not island time which was refreshing!) It was me, my husband, daughter (age 7), husbands mother, and her friend. My daughter and mother-in-law were just going to come along for the boat ride because my daughter was a first timer and was scared to get into the water. We brought the snorkel gear we purchased for her anyway and I am so glad we did! Alphonse made our daughter feel so confident and comfortable she decided to snorkel! I wasn’t expecting that at all! Alphonse was extremely throughout with explaining the details of the snorkel gear and how to get the most out of the experience. My husband and I have been snorkeling about 4 times before but we learned so much more from Alphonse we didn’t know! You can really tell that this is not a job for Alphonse, this is his passion. We enjoyed our experience because he loves what he does! When we come back to San Pedro we will definitely be booking again with Lil Alphonse! Thank you for the wonderful family memories Alphonse! 💕
Written March 6, 2022
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Taylor J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Alphonse was absolutely amazing. He was so passionate and excited about what he does and it was contagious. He knew every single fish and showed us the coolest stuff. He was patient and kind. I never expected that snorkeling trip to be so amazing. We had a group of 7 and he was very accommodating. 100% would recommend every single time
Written December 10, 2020
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Gary M
Morro Bay, CA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Just got back from a snorkel trip with Alphonse to Hol Chan and Shark and Ray Alley. Alphonse has to be one of the most enthusiastic and passionate snorkel guides we’ve ever had. He was a wealth of knowledge about the multitudes of fish, turtles, rays and sharks that we saw in a half day trip! Extremely personable and flexible to help you thoroughly enjoy your excursion. You can go with other tours/operators with bigger boats (and many more guests) but you will have a much better time with Alphonse. We booked this directly through our resort (Xanadu) but you can find him through his website.
Written May 12, 2021
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Kathy F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
L'il Alfonse is the best snorkeling guide on the island. He takes all the time needed to be sure each and every guest has their equipment properly fitted and problemfree.
You will never wonder what was the name of the fish that I saw, as he points out and names each one.
On a previous trip, he took the time to talk quietly and encourage a young man with special needs to enter the water, which he did and then had the time of his life!

This is the kind of person he is and I would not go out with any other guide.
Written December 25, 2021
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Kayla K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
WOW. Just WOW. You better not go snorkeling with anyone else. We did a half day snorkeling day with Alphonse. This man has been doing this his whole life but you would never know because he acts like its his first week on the job and he couldn't be more thrilled. He was a very kind and helpful man. He narrated the whole experience showing us fish, naming them, telling us thier different nuances and really educating us. This Island was hit hard by 2020 and some people didn't work for almost a year. Tip well my friends.
Written June 9, 2021
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Mrs_Forehead123
Seattle, WA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Alphonse is a truly exceptional guide and our family of 3 had a great time snorkeling with him. He went above and beyond to give us the best possible snorkeling experience and we got to see so many cool sea creatures. He is passionate about what he does as a small owner/operator, and was a fun person to be around. Very highly recommended!
Written June 25, 2021
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