Snorkeling Adventure with Sharks and Rays at Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Snorkeling Adventure with Sharks and Rays at Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley are two of Belize’s most popular destinations for nature tours. Take this 2.5-hour tour to get close to marine wildlife.

Featured in:Marine Wildlife, Snorkeling, Hol Chan
3 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
9:00 AM, 2:00 AM
Offered as a Guided Experience
3 hrs
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Around the reef you can see large schools of small fish. This tour includes a break in the reef where you’ll stop for a swim. Nurse sharks and manta rays gather here in large numbers. These sharks a non-aggressive species, so you can safely enter the water. You can swim as close to them as you want, but please note that it’s against the law to handle these animals.

Attraction Visited

Hol Chan

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

Swim suit, sunscreen, a towel, a hat, and bottled water.

What's included

Guide, boat ride, bottled water, and soft drinks.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

Traveler Comments

We had a great time. We had no issues. The boat was in great shape, the crew was on top of everything, and the boat crew was very attentive. We really enjoyed this excursion.

- TONY S, MAY 2019
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