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Lil Alphonse Snorkeling

#1 of 78 Tours in San Pedro Features Animals
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-3136
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Excellent trip!!

We went to Holchan and Shark Ray Alley. Lil Alphonse and his mate took their time and explained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Trip to shark ray alley/ Hol Chan

Truly five stars are not enough! This gentleman is the best of the best. He is safe, friendly, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy G
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-3136
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Holchan and Shark Ray Alley. Lil Alphonse and his mate took their time and explained everything to us. Our last experience snorkeling almost made us never try again. They were patient, attentive and made sure every one was okay. He was on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly five stars are not enough! This gentleman is the best of the best. He is safe, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the reef and it's inhabitants. Unlike many of the companies that take you to these sites, he caters to his customers. If you...More

2  Thank Sandy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's no doubt that Alphonse respects the sealife and is incredibly knowlegable. He took care to get everyone's snorkelling gear on correctly but the problem was 20 people on the boat meant this took quite a while. We went the day after the all clear...More

Thank nellie40
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was amazing start to finish. Def worth the money. He took us out and we stayed wayy longer for the experience than the other more commercial tours. It was more personalized for me and my two other friends. There was a very stark...More

1  Thank Takei P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a seasoned diver, a retired scuba instructor, and I've been diving and snorkeling around the world. Without a doubt Alphonse is one of the best operators I've been with. His boat is well used, but serviceable and comfortable. What makes it different is Alphonse....More

1  Thank VanBoyAbroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading other reviews of Alphonse’s tours I’ve been trying to think of something new to add, find a different way of stating how great Alphonse’s tours are, but I keep coming back to saying he is simply the very best. Alphonse is the Babe...More

3  Thank ronw6127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! what an unforgettable experience. A friend had organized this trip for a large group - I had no idea what I was getting into when I got on the boat. Discovering a whole new world underwater, swimming with sharks and stingrays, TOUCHING sharks and...More

1  Thank Aria N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved, loved, LOVED this snorkeling tour! We not only got to take our time exploring the water, but Alphonse was great in naming and explaining the various life forms in the ocean. On the way to Shark Ray Alley, we saw some spotted sting...More

3  Thank pmzc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If Alphonse was more expensive than everyone else I'd still hugely recommend his tour, but it cost the same or less than every other tour we saw. We did the Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan tour in the afternoon and it was fantastic. We...More

1  Thank Henry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alphonse was patient, enthusiastic, and informative. There were 10 people on the morning trip. It is a short boat trip (maybe 15 minutes) to the reef. He reviewed proper snorkeling tips and cleaned everyone's mask. I had not snorkeled much and am not a good...More

2  Thank swanfam2017
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Dianne H
17 January 2017|
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Response from ann c | Reviewed this property |
You should call or email him directly to book via his contact info on his website. This company is a two men operation. It should be $40 or $45 usd if book directly through him. Small boat, Small group, best fitting... More
Sashur H
24 June 2016|
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Response from CC5280 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The groups are pretty small. The smallest of the 3 tours we did was just 3 people and the largest was 7 people. 3 hours was the average. You probably wouldn't get sea sick doing Hol Chan, shark Ray alley, Mexico rocks or... More
18 July 2015|
Response from PattyCanada | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, it is best to contact him directly at 501-226-3136 or email him. This site won't allow to put his email on but it is on trip adviser but instead of yahoo it is gmail