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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nurse sharks” (926 reviews)
“sea turtles” (452 reviews)
“hol chan” (353 reviews)
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 634-6731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have snorkeled all over the Caribbean and Hawaii and must say that these are some of the biggest fish I have seen. The blue tangs look like flounders- they are so big! The horse eyed jacks are a foot long instead of 4-6". The...More

Thank alikat92
Reviewed 2 days ago

this was one of the best dives i did while there..with the Tuff E Nuff dive group, lil ed, Buda, Peppa, Sherry were great

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here two days in a row with Tuff E Nuff tours and had a blast! There was so much marine life to look at, it was amazing! We would highly recommend making this one of your dive or snorkel spots if you go...More

Thank ccowart75
Reviewed 3 days ago

As someone with vertigo, I appreciate spots where I can see lots of wildlife without going too deep. Hol Chan definitely delivers.

Thank matherstherese
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best snorkel spot on the reef! We take a tour with NEW DAY ADVENTURES every trip we take, & always come here. You can swim with nurse sharks with your guide, which is famous here, & you will always see huge sea turtles & the...More

Thank RyansMom05
Reviewed 4 days ago

I felt like i was in a movie. We saw eels, barracudas, all sorts of marine life and the water was crystal clear. Love this adventure. Tons of coral.

Thank peyton0018
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first half of the snorkel adventure was a guided tour of the reef. This was a very difficult swim at times. I personally like the snorkel at the Mexican Rocks better as there were no strong currents there. Swimming with the sharks and stingrays...More

Thank Classyglas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous water, wonderful marine life. Water was see through, crystal clear. Loved our snorkeling trip through here!

Thank klhaberle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally safe snorkel trip. Relatively shallow and calm waters- life jackets too, of course. Avoid sunscreen around the eyes on this trip though. It stings the eyes when in contact with salt water.

Thank Benjamin t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent snorkeling site, where you can expect to see plenty of fish, rays and, of course, its famous nurse sharks. We were also lucky enough to see a huge turtle while snorkeling in the reserve.

Thank Pedro N
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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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schooloner
27 November 2016|
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Response from skinahan | Reviewed this property |
I can sympathize! the boat ride out there was 10 minutes, but I got queasy during the 40 min snorkel, and threw up over the side if the boat while we were waiting for the divers to come up. you are not supposed to stand on... More
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Williams A
22 November 2016|
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Response from kuips2 | Reviewed this property |
We rented the sailboat La Gaviota with Captain Luis Nunez from the main dock in San Pedro for the whole day. Crew of 3 on board. They took us to 4 snorkel locations through the day and the Captain made us an excellent late... More
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