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Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

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Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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He is the best! I have been out snorkeling with a few other companies over the years and Lil Alphonse is just wonderful and stands out above the rest. He is passionate about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

He is the best! I have been out snorkeling with a few other companies over the years and Lil Alphonse is just wonderful and stands out above the rest. He is passionate about what he does which makes the snorkeling experience that much more enjoyable. He is extremely patient and spends time with those who have not snorkeled before or... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Snorkeling with Lil Alphonse tours is an experience you will not forget. This is a MUST when in Belize. The owner himself is a very charismatic guy who makes you laugh during the whole trip. His love for his island and marine creatures can be noticed. He is a born professional in what he does and I did learn a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They picked us up at the dock near our villa, which saved us a 3/4 mile hike into town. The snorkeling was great and Alfonso was educational. My wife had difficulty negotiating the ladder back into the boat. Help was of course provided, but she still had a tough time.

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Humble, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm telling you...these guys are amazing! I've been on plenty snorkeling tours but the other don't even compare!

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alphonse is fantastic. He explained everything we saw, dove to bring up items and made sure our equipment was set up properly. When we went to SharkRay Alley he set out chum so all the fish were right nextr to our boat. He brought up rays and a nurse shark so we could toch them.

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1 Thank Richard A
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day with them, booked morning and afternoon excursions. Alfonso cares in ways that are over and above. My husband and I have snorkeled for many years in many places. Our experience today was the best ever. We have never been given such useful and helpful tips, personal attention and in depth education on marine life. We were... More 

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1 Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had and excellent time with lil alphonse. We did both the hol chan/shark ray alley trip and the night snorkeling. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about the reef and the wildlife. He is also very entertaining and will keep you laughing the whole time. We were able to see a wide variety of wildlife and coral. This trip... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Based on the recommendation of an island resident, we booked our Hol Chan/Shark Alley snorkeling trip with Lil Alphonse. We were not disappointed. We actually did this trip twice, the second time as part of a larger day cruise, and Alphonse was much better. By way of background, San Pedro is protected by the second largest barrier reef in the... More 

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Willow Spring, North Carolina
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91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We arranged for a snorkeling trip to Hol Chan and Shark Alley through our resort, the Xanadu. Lil Alphonse and his partner picked us up at the dock of the resort. We quickly went out to Hol Chan for a snorkeling trip of a lifetime! I've snorkeled in St. Lucia and Jamaica, and both experiences were great. But snorkeling with... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Alphonse is upbeat and keeps up an engaging patter. He does a good job of addressing everyone from beginner snorkelers to seasoned veterans. During the snorkel, he does a good job of pointing out all sorts of marine life and knows where to find the resident eel. Fair warning: the tour and the area were both crowded.

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