Shark Ray Alley

Category
Attraction
Type of Attraction
Barrier Reef, Marine Reserve
Gold Standard
Yes
District/Region
Near Ambergris Caye
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Description
Highlights
  • Nurse Sharks
  • Rays, Turtles
  • Beautiful Corals

About Location
Shark Ray Alley is located at Zone D of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Shark Ray Alley got its name after fishermen and tour operators realized that a large number of nurse sharks and rays would gather at the location to scavange the scraps from the fish local fishermen had caught. Fishermen would clean the fish they caught at Shark Ray Alley.

Today, Shark Ray Alley has evovled into one of the most popular snorkeling destinations in Belize. It is a must visit destination. You will get to swim with sharks, rays, turtles, and fish.
 
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Yes
Phone Number:
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Area:
San Pedro
Region:
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Most Popular Tours
$
70
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
 (7)
Provider:
Tuff E Nuff offers the best snorkeling experience at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. Come and explore the beauty of Belize's healthy barrier reef ecosystem (no touching), which is also ... morethe world's second largest living barrier reef! At Hol Chan Marine Reserve, there is excellent coral formation with a variety of friendly sea creature including, of course, nurse sharks and stingrays.
$
89
/ Adult
$
450
/ Group
Departs From:
Belize City
 (1)
Provider:
Hol Chan Marine Reserve is located off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. Mayan for '' little channel''. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is undoubtfully one of the most popular dive sites ... morein the Caribbean, and indeed in Belize. 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 04 miles southeast of San Pedro. Hole Chan has burgeoned into a unique refuge, with vigorous coral formations and richness of marine life. Realizing the importance of the coral reef community off Ambergris Caye, Belize, the Government of Belize established the Hole chan Marine Reserve on May 02. 1987. Shark Ray Alley was officially declared Zone ''D'' of the Hole Chan Marine Reserve on August 31st,1999.

We will then head to the neighboring Shark Ray Alley, where you will snorkel or dive and be able to get up close and personal with ecstatic Nurse Sharks and Southern Stingray. When you arrive, you will see surface often bolling with rolling sharks and stingray as they compete for the scraps. these creatures have a great tolerance for divers and snorkelers. The rays, which have a 'wing-span' of two to four feet, swim directly towards the divers, mouths often turned up hoping for a handheld tad bit to be placed near their mouths. The docile Nurse sharks average four feet in length and can be a bit more aggressive than the stingrays.H ere you will feel the excitement and novelty of swimming with a large number of sharks and stingrays.
Tours & Shuttles
$
114
/ Adult
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
The All-in-1 is a "best of tour" that includes the most requested by our guests - an Exclusive tour only with Catamaran Belize!... more
We start the tour with snorkeling at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. Hol Chan has the largest variety of species to be seen in the area and is often compared to an aquarium, while at Shark Ray Alley you get to experience a close encounter with nurse-sharks and stingrays. Watch from the boat or swim with them! Then we continue sailing to the neighbor island Caye Caulker, while serving our famous Belizean buffet lunch on-board. Traditional Belizean dishes like stewed chicken and rice and beans with our Captain’s secret recipe BBQ fish! On Caye Caulker, there is approx. 1 hour of free time to stroll around and explore the island, followed by a relaxed sunset cruise back to San Pedro. There is an amazing spot on the way between the islands where you can see the sunset over the water. See Ambergris Caye change into its nocturnal aspect and hopefully, also the first stars!
The schedule for the tour changes through the year depending on the sunset. Open bar featuring local rum drinks like rum punch and "panty rippers" is included all day.
$
990
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Discover the highlights in the area on your private catamaran! We start the tour with snorkeling at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. Hol Chan has the largest variety of species to be ... moreseen in the area and is often compared to an aquarium, while at Shark Ray Alley you get to experience a close encounter with nurse-sharks and stingrays. Watch from the boat or swim with them!

We then stop at the neighbor island Caye Caulker for approx. 2 hours of free time to explore the island and lunch at a restaurant of your choice.

After this we make another snorkel stop at the Coral Gardens area.

You can also choose to add our famous Belizean buffet to be served onboard instead, before arriving to Caye Caulker.

Then we can do the stop shorter on Caye Caulker (1 hour approx) and do two snorkel stops on our return.

For groups of 8 guests or less, it is possible to exchange one snorkel stop for reef fishing!

We finish the day with a sunset cruise while we serve you fresh ceviche. Enjoy the sunset over the open water, then watch Ambergris Caye change into its nocturnal aspect and hopefully, also the first stars!

Our crew will serve you a fresh ceviche during the sunset cruise.
Open bar featuring local rum drinks like rum punch and "panty rippers" is included all day.
$
70
/ Person
Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Provider:
Snorkeling sites: South Channel  Shark Ray Alley Coral Gardens  Viewing site: Tarpon hole Seahorses 
$
140
/ Person
Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Provider:
Snorkeling sites: Hol Chan Channel  Shark Ray alley  Chato Turtle area  Manatee Area  Sunken Barge  Viewing Site: Tarpon Hole  Sea Horse
$
75
/ Adult
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Are you interested in experiencing the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, but do not want to get wet? We have a tour just right for you. The entire family will love this trip. Enjoy our Glass ... moreBottom Boat Tour to Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley (Just hope on board, relax and enjoy).

After a 20-minute ride to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, you will see lots of things to see on the way. Once you arrive, you will enjoy all the wonders of the reef such are marine life, coral, sharks, rays and much more. Swimming and Snorkeling are optional at the reserve, which you can enjoy the tropical marine life and coral first hand. Next, the glass bottom boat will take you to the amazing Shark Ray Alley where you can observe sharks and rays from the safety of your glass bottom boat or again you have the option to swim or snorkel with them. But, it’s against the law to touch or hold any marine life while swimming or snorkeling.

Trips depart at the tour dock at 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM and last about 2 1/2 Hours. Requires a minimum of 2 persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled Water and Soft Drinks included. Snorkel Gear is optional on this tour.
$
45
/ Person
Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Provider:
Enjoy a short Boat ride to the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve where the beauty starts with the live reef and hundreds of Species of fishes. The tour is consist of 5 stops, The Shark and ... moreRay Alley where you will get to swim along with the sharks, The Coral Garden where u get to see the beauty of colorful colors and fishes, The Tarpons and Sea Horse and the South Channel.
$
125
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Enjoy a Fun Day at Sea. Snorkel the Largest Barrier Reef.
$
115
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Shark ray alley has dozens of stingrays and nurse sharks. Be sure to bring your camera along or rent a GoPro in our shop, the natural light makes for epic memorable photo’s. Coral ... moreGarden’s is plentiful in marine life and a snorkeler's dream.
$
275
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
The best snorkel guides are excited to share their underwater world with you. They will ask questions about your swimming and snorkeling experience to ensure you are comfortable in ... morethe water. They will explain the site, what you might see, and ensure you understand the route you will be taking. They look for unusual coral, hard to spot fish, and invertebrates just to see you get excited–they want to talk about what you saw when you’re back on the boat. You will find these guides on our small group tours. Each of our tours is for 1-8 people–we want to give you personalized service and the best experience possible.

Each of our private snorkel tours includes all park fees, taxes, equipment, rum punch, soda, fresh fruit snack, water, and licensed guides.

Our comfortable pontoon boat is expecially suited for older guests, young children, and people with mobility issues. 

Where We Snorkel!
Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley

Enjoy the sights of the barrier reef during this snorkel tour. During your stop at Hol Chan, you will experience abundant marine life. At Shark Ray Alley you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with nurse sharks, rays, and jacks as they swim around the boat.

Mexico Rocks

A short boat ride north takes you to Mexico Rocks where you will snorkel in a protected area with abundant marine life. Great for beginners but with enough to see to keep the experienced snorkeler engaged.

Tres Cocos

During this tour, you will get the opportunity to snorkel at two sites–Tres Cocos and Tuffy. At Tres Cocos, you will encounter large brain coral, sea fans, and much marine fish. At Tuffy, the marine life is the star of the site.
$
110
-
$
148
/ Person
Provider:
Blue Tang Inn Relax at Blue Tang Inn in one of our Garden View Suites. This package also includes a ½ day sail and snorkel trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley ... moreon the 40 foot Sirena Azul Sailboat.
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Belize's Top Attraction
This is one of the most visited sites and top attractions in Belize. No visit to Belize is complete without swimming with the sharks. Tours to Shark Ray Alley are the most booked tours by visitors to Belize.
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