Ambergris Caye, Belize Snorkeling
The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a mecca for snorkelers. This reserve is located on the coast of Ambergris Caye, one of Belize’s most popular islands for visitors. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is known for its sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, and a section of reserve known as Shark Ray Alley.
This tour takes you on an off-the-beaten path picnic on the white, sandy shore of Robles Point. To whet your appetite, your first stop will be to go snorkeling around Mexico Rocks. After you’ve had a look around underwater, you’ll get to try to catch a few fish yourself with a traditional hook or a spear — whatever you catch, you can have for lunch .
This tour has two snorkeling stops – Tres Cocos and Mexico Rocks. These are easy places to snorkel, with shallow water, lots of interesting marine life, and good visibility. After your snorkeling and before returning to Ambergris Caye, the crew will prepare a BBQ lunch aboard the boat.
Take a tour to Belize’s most famous oceanic attraction – the gorgeous, sapphire sinkhole known as the Belize Blue Hole. This tour is purely a sightseeing tour, and while its known as a dive site, the sinkhole actually doesn’t contain much to see. It’s best known for its emptiness, which as just as easily appreciated on a boating tour. When you arrive at the reef around the hole, you'll have the chance to do some snorkeling – bring snorkeling equipment if you're interested.
This tour departs from San Pedro, and it takes just a few minutes to reach the barrier reef. The Belize Barrier Reef is one of the top attractions in the Belizean Caribbean, and is one of the most intact reefs in the Northern Hemisphere. Participants must have their diving certifications before taking this tour. Choose from 1-tank or 2-tank dives, or a 1-tank dive at night . You’ll dive to a depth of 60 to 80 feet .
Snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a sure-fire way to experience Belize’s diversity of marine life up-close. Animals at Hol Chan are used to getting fed by people on boats, so they’re relatively bold around snorkelers. This spot gets a lot of marine traffic, and every minute you spend underwater you’ll get to see something new.
This snorkeling tour brings you to an underwater formation called Mexico Rocks, which is part of the much larger Belize Barrier Reef. Your tour will begin with a cruise from San Pedro. This trip is worth the boat trip alone – on your journey you’ll get to see Ambergris Caye’s incredible landscape from the sea.
The Miss Gina, our Pro 42 dive boat, carries up to 16 divers plus crew making it an excellent choice for dive groups and can also be used for dive trips to the Turneffe Atoll. The Lady Grace, our Newton 46 dive boat, can accommodate up to 24 divers plus crew and provides a comfortable outing for those wanting to dive Jacques Couteau’s Blue Hole.
Snuba tours make it easy to take your snorkeling experience to the next level. With Snuba equipment you can get a taste of scuba diving without any experience or lessons. You’ll get to swim to a depth of 20 feet below the surface of the water, allowing you to get a closer look a the marine species that live at the Hol Chan Reserve.
On this tour, you’ll get to see the Hol Chan Marine Reserve at sunset. Your tour boat comes with a bright, underwater light that will illuminate the underwater hive of activity. Watch as larger fish begin to hunt in channels between the reefs.