Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Aquatic, Marine
Departs From
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Intensity Level
Easy
Attraction(s)
Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley
$
55
/ Person
Trusted Provider
  • Secure¬†Online Payment
  • No Booking¬†Fees
Rebecca A
Response rate: 
71%
Response time:
1 hour
About Listing
Features:
Barrier | Coral Reef
Caribbean Sea
Marine Life
Marine Reserve
Highlights
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve
  • Shark Ray Alley
  • Snorkeling
Description

THE BEST SNORKELING IN THE WORLD!

This Half Day adventure starts at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, where our guides will show you around the spectacular snorkel area. Then head on to Shark Ray Alley, where you will encounter sharks and rays in their natural habitat.

Off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is Belize's oldest marine reserve, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Hol Chan is Mayan for 'little channel." The reserve was formed primarily as a community-based initiative due to concern over the high level of uncontrolled, often destructive fishing and diving activities in the area.

For several years, local fishermen often cleaned their catch in Shark Ray Alley, located just inside the reef, to the south of Ambergris Caye. When fishermen noticed that their activity had attracted Nurse Sharks and several Southern Sting Rays, they reported this information to the dive operations in San Pedro, who then dispatched some divers to investigate. What they found was a bonanza, and "Shark-Ray Alley" quickly became a very popular dive site.

As soon as your boat arrives in the area, the guide points out all of the dark shadows in the shallow (eight foot deep) waters. These are the sharks and rays that hear the boat approach and come in search of a few scraps of fish.

Please note, Half Day Trips leave at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
55
Activities
Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Swimming
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily9:00 AM4
Daily1:00 PM4
Provider
LOCALLY OWNED SEAduced by Belize is a locally owned family run business. Elito was born and raised in San Pedro and has been a tour guide for more than 30 years. His wife Rebecca is ... moreoriginally from New Mexico, but moved to Belize in 1993. Together they started SEAduced By Belize 20 years ago. Their aim is to provide each and every one of their guests with memorable adventures while they maintain the highest standards to protect the environment. AMAZING GUIDES Together they attend to every detail of their tours. Elito, Leon, Herman, Jovanni, Ivor, Jonathan and Devon will show the splendor of their country, share their knowledge of the history and provide entertainment when you join them on their adventures. Rebecca, Kim and Coqui run the office in the Vilma Linda Plaza and prepares all of the food for the trips. They are always happy to answer your questions and help you plan all of your activities.
ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE SEAduced is not just a job or a business, but a life for us. We also feel strongly about protecting our environment for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Our hope and goal is that our children Dylan and Alyssa, the children of our staff and future generations will have the same respect and appreciation for their native Belize. Finally we hope that through our business practices, future generations of visitors will have the desire and opportunity to experience Belize.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Tagline:
The ROAD TO ADVENTURE starts with SEADUCED BY BELIZE!
Languages:
English, Spanish
Tour Operator License:
TO 026-019
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Flexible
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 70% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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