Shark Ray Alley

Category
Attraction
Type of Attraction
Barrier Reef, Marine Reserve
District/Region
Near Ambergris Caye
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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$
65
/ 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)
Provider:
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. ... moreCoral Garden’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.
$
583
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$
1,170
/ Person
Provider:
Blue Tang Inn Relax for 5 nights in one of our Garden View Suites at the Blue Tang Inn. The package also includes a ½ day trip to Mexico Rocks and a full day to Hol Chan Marine Park, ... moreShark Ray Alley & Caye Caulker.
$
100
/ Person
$
600
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
Begin your day by sailing to Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley. You will enjoy a guided snorkel through the Marine Reserve and neighboring Shark Ray Alley. Once back on ... moreboard you can rinse off with fresh water and settle in for the sail to Caye Caulker. When you reach Caye Caulker you will have time to have lunch on your own & explore our quaint sister island. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely sail back to San Pedro. Includes Beer, soda, rum punch, bottled water, shrimp cocktail & fresh fruit.
$
60
/ Person
$
350
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
CORAL GARDEN AND SHARK RAY ALLEY Known for its diversity of coral, this is probably the best Belize snorkeling site for beginners. The shallow depths, yet incredible diversity, of ... morethe Coral Gardens, make it the ideal location if this is your first time donning a snorkel and mask. Located on the inner side of the reef, Coral Gardens are also sheltered, which means currents here are less strong and swimming around to see the tons of colorful fish is much easier. Visibility is excellent in its shallow waters and you will love its photogenic coral maze teeming with fish. Near Caye Caulker and part of the local marine reserve there, this is an easy half day trip and includes a stop at the exciting Shark Ray Alley.
$
85
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Indulge yourself in the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea. This is a must do tour when you’re in Belize. For all the water lovers and those that want to experience the underwater ... moreworld and swim in a real-life aquarium. Caye Caulker Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley is the place to be. You will get a chance to overcome your fears to swim with friendly nurse sharks and southern stingrays. As your boat pulls up to the area, you will get a first-hand view of the sharks as they come close to the boat. These creatures flock to this site due to the fishermen that are normally in the area. Your guide will also lift the rays for you to take wonderful pictures and will guide you as you enter into the crystal clear water so you can swim with the sharks and rays.

During this tour, you will be able to snorkel at 3 locations for about 45 mins to an hour. As you swim the barrier reef, you’ll get a chance to see different coral formations along with different schools of tropical fishes. You will definitely have a UNBELIZEABLE time here. After snorkeling, you may stay on the island to grab a quick bite to eat before returning to Belize City.
$
60
/ Person
$
350
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
At Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a guide will lead you along the reef, pointing out the many interesting fish and coral formations. This beautiful, small channel contains many different ... moreschools of fish. Large black groupers, horse-eyed jacks, schoolmaster snappers and sergeant majors will escort you through this very scenic tour around the channel. At Shark Ray Alley you can snorkel with friendly Nurse Sharks & southern stingrays next to the boat. Enjoy the Blue Tang Fishes as well.
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