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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent...

This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.

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Nice marine life- a bit too crowded

This was a nice site to snorkel- we did see people doing short dives in this area too. I am sure it depends on the day you go- the day we went was a bit too crowded. We followed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Adriana M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a nice site to snorkel- we did see people doing short dives in this area too. I am sure it depends on the day you go- the day we went was a bit too crowded. We followed our guide from Tuff E Nuff and he was able to personalize the tour by pointing out what we saw and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great natural beauty. Great tour guide Buzz from white sands. Lots of fish, reef life, nurse sharks, rays, occasionally turtle. Great time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a so-so reserve in my opinion. There were some neat things to see but with all the people many of the sea creatures seemed scarce. It was a good afternoon adventure, but relatively lackluster. not something I would repeat.

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great area for snorkeling but crowded with tourists. More experienced tour operator was smart enough to take us to reserve after the shark/ray alley.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do in San Pedro. Good coral formations beautiful fish, what more could you want? Also saw a Hawksbill turtle and two green turtles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never seen such a wonderful sight in my life. I was apalled by the various corals and species we saw. The tour guides were very friendly and stresses on the preservation of the marine.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If going to Ambergris Caye, this is definitely something to do. We snorkeled and also went diving in this area (surf was to strong outside the reef). If not a diver, this area has lots to see at 6-10 feet of water. The shark ray alley area is fun to see once but very crowded. You do see lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful snorkel and dive experience at Hol Chan - especially the snorkeling at Shark Ray Alley!

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Thank Meghan T
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was L'il Alphonse tours. I would recommend them to anyone. This guide was so interactive with us , it was over the top. Very knowledgeable and personable. My wife is scared of most water critters.........yet he had her swimming amongst sharks !!!

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the wonders of the Western Hemisphere! The fish, sharks, turtles and reef should always be seen here. We came during bad weather and had a great time. Clear water and deep views. We can always count on it to thrill our guests. No matter what weather you come in, you should go!

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