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Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Tour

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy a nice cool 35 minutes boat ride from the port of Belize as you will be passing along the mangrove islands to your first stop which is the island of Caye Caulker, Belize city second largest island that has a breathtaking view of the barrier reef. Where a 15 minutes stop is being made for you to use the restroom and change of clothing. Then off to the Hol Chan shark and ray alley that is a 10-minute boat ride away from Caye Caulker in front of the Largest island in Belize city San Pedro. A 45 minutes snorkelling with be taking place at the Hol Chan,(in the Channel) where you will be viewing the beautiful Coral reef and fishes, and then a 30 minutes snorkelling in the vicinity of Nurse Sharks and Rays.

    After the Snorkeling is done the Tour Guide on board will treat you to a snack and some amazing Rum Punch. While heading back to the island of Caye Caulker where you will be having a beach break and also for you to get a meal. One stop will be made to the back of the island where you will be able to view tarpon fish as a part of the tour. Then spend an hour on the island, and head back to Belize City where you will be drop-off back at the port.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Belize City Tourism Village Port or Belize City hotels including The Great House, Radisson Fort George Hotel, Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, Ramada Princess Hotel, Etc.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Shared tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Ford E-350 Van
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Hol Chan Marine Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Shark Ray Alley
    • Entry/Admission - Caye Caulker
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Belize City, Belize
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Dress code is casual
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 May 2019 via mobile

    We did this tour for my partners birthday and wow! We had the most fantastic day with Mark and José. The water was choppy and bumpy on the way out on the speed boat, it was great, bouncing around with the wind in your hair....More

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    Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

    1st of all this was by far the best excursion i have had in a while. Cesar and emerson(fabi) were beyond amazing. They were attentive and informational. We were quite nervous about the small boat but they made us comfortable and kept us safe made...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank ymarin86
    Reviewed 21 March 2019

    The crew are very helpful and really add to the experience. However, too much time was spent on taking, placing, and eating lunch. Obviously, they get a "kick back" from the restaurant.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Queenvic4740
    Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

    Our guide was amazing! First stop, was to pull up and feed the nurse sharks and rays so you can jump in and snorkel with them which was an incredible experience. No worries. Just nurse sharks, they are bottom feeders :) Second stop was the...More

    Thank BeckTraveler
    Reviewed 16 March 2019

    The reef is very beautiful with lots a different corals. However we visited on a day when there were 5 cruise ships at port so it was very very crowded where they took us to snorkel which is probably why there were not a lot...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank weezer4
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    21 March 2019|
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    Response from Arrtz | Reviewed this property |
    No, you can't stand on the bottom and they don't want you to pet the sharks. You will have snorkel gear on and be within a foot of them but don't touch ... swim around with them :) ... you can surface and see them coming... More
    10 March 2019|
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    Response from Arrtz | Reviewed this property |
    Yes,they provide fins.
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