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Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nurse sharks” (972 reviews)
“sea turtles” (458 reviews)
“fish” (1,753 reviews)
LOCATION
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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"nurse sharks"
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"sea turtles"
in 458 reviews
"fish"
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"great place to snorkel"
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"hol chan"
in 372 reviews
"marine reserve"
in 175 reviews
"shallow dive"
in 73 reviews
"clear water"
in 55 reviews
"beautiful reef"
in 65 reviews
"octopus"
in 73 reviews
"barrier reef"
in 92 reviews
"snorkel trip"
in 123 reviews
"shark alley"
in 107 reviews
"ambergris caye"
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"searious adventures"
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"an amazing experience"
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"lil alphonse"
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Reviewed yesterday

Our group of 9 went to Hol Chan Marine with our tour guide Victor a guide with Suya Tours. He was excellent in his expertise on guiding inexperienced snorkllers. We felt safe and we all experienced an incredible time. Our underwater cameras captured beautiful fish,...More

Thank thebertrands705
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best snorkeling we've had since being here. Besides the beautiful coral, we lots of fish, a turtle, a couple of eels and some nurse sharks.

Thank john c
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to snorkle, alot of different fish types, Sea turtle and string rays all over. Dont know why they charge $10.00

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a snorkeling tour and we were plesantly surpised only 6 people were on our boat. We had fun seeing the various brightly colored fish and to top it off we can across a griant turtle as soon as we entered the water. Our...More

Thank tssca2
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dive shop school. Boats are clean staff is trained, outstanding! Rene is a.snorkeling guide ask for him. We tipped well as we got a perfect tour. The dive staff will train you. Do both locations.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not as good as Mexico Rocks but not a bad option by any means. A little better for scuba than snorkeling but a solid place for both.

Thank OttoFC71
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went snorkeling through the reserve and saw so many different types of fish, and a variety of wildlife. Make sure to bring a waterproof camera (GoPro) to take pictures.

Thank khaase627
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It can get crowded but we were lucky to have a private small boat charter. If you go to Belize, it is a must do.

Thank hawkski
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured Hol Chan Marine Reserve with Island Dreams aboard their catamaran, YOLO. It was FANTASTIC!!! Our resort recommended Island Dreams tours as they are the best and they don't rush you. The reserve was very interesting to snorkel. We saw all kinds of coral,...More

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an excellent snorkel spot. Great visibility and lots of sea life. Water was a bit cold the day we went as it was overcast and rainy so could have used a wetsuit, but was pleasantly surprised at how much we could see so...More

Thank Lori K
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seethepeople
1 February 2018|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Just got back and there were definitely mosquitoes there, however, not like we see in Canada in the summer. They're there but not a constant issue - some light bugspray as required will do the trick. Also, the breeze keeps... More
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DorkingPeach
18 December 2017|
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Response from Spicole | Reviewed this property |
We only did a night dive there, but i think it would be an excellent choice for snorkeling. Not too deep. Contact Steve or Gil over at Neptune's Cove...they will take care of you.
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okidoc808
26 April 2017|
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Response from JRD222 | Reviewed this property |
You will love snorkeling here. Look for any excursion with Lil Alfonse. I have a review on him. We stayed at the Xanadu Island Resort, which was wonderful. If you don't stay there, call them as they will know how to set... More
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