Hol Chan Marine Reserve And Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Belize City Tourism Village Port or Belize City hotels including The Great House, Radisson Fort George Hotel, Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, Ramada Princess Hotel, Etc.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Hol Chan Marine Reserveis located off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is doubtfully one of the most popular dive sites in the Caribbean, and indeed in Belize and has burgeoned into a unique refuge, with vigorous coral formations and a richness of marine life. The entire reserve focuses on a cut through the reef (called a quebrada) which is little more than 25 yards wide and 30 feet deep about 4 miles southeast of San Pedro. The tour will then head to the neighbouring Shark Ray Alley, where you will snorkel or dive and view ecstatic Nurse Sharks and Southern Sting Rays. When you arrive, you will see the surface often boiling with rolling sharks and stingray as they compete for the scraps. These creatures have a great tolerance for spectators.


Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Ideal choice for families

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Enjoy a nice cool 35 minutes boat ride from the port of Belize as you will be passing along the mangrove islands to your first stop which is the island of Caye caulker, Belize city second largest island that has a breathtaking view of the barrier reef. Where a 15 minutes stop is being made for you to use the restroom and change of clothing. Then off to the Hol Chan shark and ray alley that is a 10-minute boat ride away from Caye caulker in front of the Largest island in Belize city San Pedro. A 45 minutes snorkelling with be taking place at the Hol Chan,(in the Channel) where you will be viewing the beautiful Coral reef and fishes, and then a 30 minutes snorkellingin the vicinity of Nurse Sharks and Rays.

After the Snorkeling is done the Tour Guide on board will treat you to a snack and some amazing Rum Punch. While heading back to the island of Caye caulker where you will be having a beach break and also for you to get a meal. One stop will be made to the back of the island where you will be able toview tarpon fish as a part of the tour. Then spend an hour on the island, and head back to Belize city where you will be drop-off back at the port.


Bottled water

Professional guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Shared tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Ford E-350 Van

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Entry/Admission - Shark Ray Alley

Entry/Admission - Caye Caulker



Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Belize City, Belize

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Dress code is casual

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 01-Jan-2020

    The whole experience was amazing! Our snorkel tour guide, Stacy, was patient and incredibly knowledgeable. She pointed out fish and coral and was able to name them. One of the best parts was when Stacy dove down and an Eel followed her out of his cave. Then she took us in the water to watch the Nurse Shark feeding. She was right in the middle petting the sharks and helping us touch them. James was the boat driver and Jose was along to help us. They were both friendly and helped make it a great day!

  • 01-Apr-2019

    Unique to the area, you really will experience the sharks and rays. Guides are friendly and informative. I loved that food was not included and I got to choose my lunch. Super tasty. The organizer is sensitive to ship arrivals and departures, so do not hesitate just because this isn’t offered as a cruise line excursion. The locals live by tourism dollars. They will not leave you or allow you to miss your ship. Fantastic snorkeling.

  • 15-Jan-2018

    Nelson and crew took us on an amazing snorkeling trip. We were first timers and they took great care of us. We got to pet nurse sharks and see beautiful fish. We are ready to snorkel again! Thank you so much.

  • 09-Jan-2018

    Reality - 30min. of snorkeling, 10 min with sharks, no feeding tarpon.