Step aboard a motorboat for a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer), 15-minute ride to Hol Chan Marine Reserve (Maya for Little Channel), the first marine reserve established in Central America.
Explore the shallow reef of this channel as you snorkel the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Since the area has protected status and three ecological zones, youll find healthy coral and sea-grass beds supporting 160 different species of fish, including large schools of reef fish like groupers, jacks and snappers.
Next, head south to your second snorkel stop, Shark Ray Alley, where youll see stingrays softly fanning the water with their 2- to 4-foot (.6- to 1.2-meter) wingspans. Watch the curious but gentle brown nurse sharks swim below! After your encounter with these amazing creatures of the sea, youll hop back aboard the boat and return to your hotel.