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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: +501 226-3136
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Best Snorkling Guide on Ambergris Caye

The only way to make snorkeling the reef off the coast of Ambergris Caye more amazing is to have a guide like Alfonse and his partner Aldolfo. These guys genuinely LOVE everything... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
r3dfiv3
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only way to make snorkeling the reef off the coast of Ambergris Caye more amazing is to have a guide like Alfonse and his partner Aldolfo. These guys genuinely LOVE everything about their home, the reef, being out on the water and snorkeling. Their enthusiasm is contagious and they really keep their customers engaged in the experience. Additionally, they... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on Lil Alphonse Shark ray alley and Hol chan tour and can not recommend him enough! Alphonse is very knowledgeable and very reassuring for nervous or first time snorkelers. I felt very safe the whole time. We will be going back and doing the same tour next month as it was sooo good!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very professional, very knowledgeable about the sea life, he and assistant accompany everyone on the tour in the water and help you in the water.

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1 Thank John C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend Alphonse. Call him directly. $45 pp last minute booking. He is very knowledgeable. He took his time to make sure everyone gears is properly fitted and give proper snorkeling instructions. He knows his stuff! Would use him again when we come back.

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1 Thank ann c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alphonse is an amazing guide and host. We took the Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley trip with him and couldn't be happier. He is incredibly knowledgeable, engaging, enthusiastic and cares about the reef and his guests. He knows so much about the reef and all the species that call it home and gave us an experience we'll not soon... More 

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1 Thank Jessica H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have snorkelled since I was 5 years old and this is honestly the best experience I have ever had! I feel utterly privileged to have been with lil alphonse in an experience I can remember for life! His knowledge and expertise is something I will never forget and if you don't choose him, you are making a mistake!! I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have snorkeled and scuba all over the Caribbean and Lil Alphonse is by far the most knowledgeable person we have encountered. He will go out of this way to make your day incredible with an enthusiasm that is unmatched. This is the only guy you want to book your snorkeling with!!

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2 Thank kbear033
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with Lil Alphonse at the recommendation of our concierge at Pelican Reef and we are so glad we did! There were some larger outfits around us as we snorkeled hol chan and shark ray alley but it was quite evident that our guide was the most concerned and involved guide. He thoroughly prepared us to have an amazing... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

From the beginning you are educated even if your are experienced snorkeler or diver. Alphonse will definitely take the time to educate you for your safety prior to getting into the water. Very knowledgeable!! The first stop he took us to was to the second largest coral reef named Ambergris Caye. This by far was the best snorkeling we have... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I couldn't speak more highly about our experience with Alphonse. He was so thorough in his explanations, patient with everyone, entertaining for all AND he was amazing with my kids. I was really worried how this would work to take a 7 year old and a 9 year old snorkeling in the middle of the ocean. He explained everything in... More 

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