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Hol Chan Marine Reserve: Tours & Tickets

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This beautiful nature reserve is in an area world famous for its excellent diving.
As featured in 3 Days in San Pedro
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 634-6731
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You need to take a guide out to this park - they arrange the park fees and lead you to the best corals and marine life. We went on a sunny day and the colors were great and water was clear. The best snorkel spot...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef offers an amazing scuba diving experience. My favorite spot was around Hol Chan, where the wildlife diversity and quantity was breathtaking. As an amateur diver, I was very comfortable and had great...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank HappyCarolinaHONEY
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Protected fish & coral reef reserve. Accessible by licensed tours only. Cery well preserved. Beautiful snorkeling and diving. Wildlife is remarkable. Great for new or experienced divers. A must see.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank pdoskey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Too many tour groups but it was an amazing place and we had great guides. Saw so many cool things there.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Lasvegaskristi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best snorkeling experiences I have had. It was incredible. The staff on board were all amazing and fun!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Jacob P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have snorkeled all over the Caribbean and this was by far the best! The largest LIVING reef in the world, I could have spent hours there!!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Shane7116
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water is very clear. There is a wide variety of fish and tons of coral. You won’t see the extremely colorful fish like in Hawaii, but they are still worth seeing. We even saw turtles and eels. Hint 1: We booked our tour through...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank grzzz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip. It's an easy ride from Ambergris Caye. Great snorkeling in about 30' of water. We saw a lot of schooling fish, a couple of rays, a nurse shark and a couple of barracuda among lots of others.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank SpanningTheGlobe
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot for both snorkelers and divers. Mostly shallow, with a 30' deep cut in the reef lined with coral and overrun with schools of fish. Only problem is the crowds. Get there early or late.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank LoveToTravelBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, beautiful coral reef and it had a ton of beautiful types of fish, stingrays, sea turtles, and sharks.

Date of experience: November 2019
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6 March 2019|
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Response from Christine P | Reviewed this property |
I can't compare it to what you saw in the past. Portions of the reef are partitioned off from diving to prevent further erosion. The parts that I saw were very healthy despite a windy climate above the waves.
22 February 2019|
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Response from ICTDiner | Reviewed this property |
Not above the surface.
25 November 2018|
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Response from MarkandKim0214 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is required that you have a guide inside the reserve to protect the wildlife and corals.