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“By far the best place I've ever snorkelled!”

Hol Chan Marine Reserve
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Belize Snuba Adventure Tour from Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour
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Hol Chan Marine Park, Shark Ray Alley and Caye Caulker Tour from Ambergris Caye
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Owner description: This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Make sure you go snorkelling with 'Caye Caulker Reef Friendly Tours'. They are the only agency on the island who aim to protect the coral reef by not feeding or touching the nurse sharks. Believe me, you will see plenty of them without needing to bring food so protect them and the future of the coral reef by going with a the only eco-friendly agency.

Bear in mind that feeding the sharks creates a human dependency and consider how they would survive in the low season without tourists feeding them. Not to mention the danger for snorkellers entering the water with a group of hungry sharks at the end of the low season (as sharks have been known to attack humans in attempts to get food from them).

The Hol Chan Reserve is an incredible place and all of the agencies are obliged to charge the same price for the tour, so stop and think about the future of the coral reef and chat to the friendly team at 'Caye Caulker Reef Friendly Tours'.

Our guide was brilliant and even took us snorkelling at a shipwreck and away from the masses of tourists around the boats. They really know how to do things right and I could not recommend them more highly!
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The snorkelling is incredible here with water so clear that we could see our guide freedive 10m down, as we were surrounded by beautiful marine life - nurse sharks, sting rays, eagle rays, turtles. etc. This is an incredible place most definitely worth visiting, especially when done in the right way.

Thank Colite1990
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

My vote for seeing this memorable attraction is to take a day long trip on a magnificent sailing catamaran where you have many opportunities to snorkel, cook lunch on board and plenty of room to sunbath if you are a non-diver. However, all should venture into the water @ Hol Chan to see first hand marine life that will remain etched on your memory...what a beautiful alien environment.

Thank CrystalCoasBroker
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is a good snorkeling place....busy with lots of other boats and a private BBQ/Snorkel tour was better, but you do get to see things here that you can't elsewhere....Nassau Grouper, Turtles, etc.

Thank salukigirl57
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

This trip was just amazing. Our guide was so friendly and full of information. The ocean was beautiful and the boat was in good condition and safe. I went with my two parents, sister, and four year old daughter. There was also an elderly couple on board (75) who had a great time as well.

We were able to snorkle with beautiful fish, sting rays, and see amazing coral. The snorkeling was a great experience (even for me, and I'm not a strong swimmer). The water is not too deep and the guide ensures safety measures so that everyone has fun. Great trip, must do!

Thank Alyson A
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you do one thing while in Belize, go to this reserve. Even if you do not normally snorkel you should do so here. If you're terrified of water I think you can do a glass bottom boat tour. This reserve is a must see/do. We saw eagle rays, many sand sharks, sting rays, sea turtles and all the various reef fish species. Very spectacular. Most tour companies have tour here. There is a $10 fee/person.

Thank Mark C
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