Take a boat trip 14 miles (22.5 km) southeast of Ambergris Caye. You’ll stop at Caye Caulker, which is a small island with a classic Caribbean vibe, where the locals are mostly Garífuna and Rastafarian.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
First, you’ll stop at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, which is part of the Belize Barrier Reef system. At Hol Chan, you’ll have an exciting experience swimming with nurse sharks, a non-aggressive species. Around the reefs you can expect to see grouper, barracuda, yellow jack, and even green morays.
When you stop at Caye Caulker, you’ll get to wander the streets to explore the local cafes and gift shops. As you stroll you’ll hear reggae music and meet friendly locals. Grab a bite to eat before you climb back aboard and begin the trip home.
The quick ride out to Hol Chan Marine Reserve makes this the most popular half-day tour for visitors staying at Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. Set aside in 1987, this reserve covers an area of 3 square miles (7.8 sq km) and is found off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. As a result, this area of the Belize Barrier Reef supports healthy populations of fish and colorful coral. Turtles, nurse sharks, grouper, jacks, reef fish, and barracuda are just a few of the species you might see here. The reef ranges from 10–30 feet (3–9 m) deep and most guides take snorkelers along the outer edge of the reef. While this site is great for beginner snorkelers, as well as divers, swimmers should pay attention to currents which can be strong throughout the reserve.
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What to Bring
Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, camera, and money for souvenirs and personal expenses.
Transportation, guide, and equipment.
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Some of the best snorkeling we’ve ever done!
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