Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

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Belize's top snorkeling and diving site, Hol Chan Marine Reserve dazzles with its impressive coral formations and diverse marine life. Its reefs shelter a dizzying variety of creatures, including 40 types of coral and 160 different species of fish. This thriving underwater kingdom also provides a home for several mammals, including pantropical spotted dolphins and short-beaked common dolphins. The marine reserve encompasses mangroves and beds of sea grass, which ensure a safe habitat for southern stingrays and nurse sharks. You can get up close to both of these species, as they're quite used to visiting tour boats. Arrange to visit Hol Chan Marine Reserve and other attractions in San Pedro using our San Pedro journey planner.
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  • We took a private boat snorkeling excursion here. Well worth it. It was a beautiful area to snorkel. It can be very crowded but our guide took us away from the crowds. We saw some new fish we have....  more
    We took a private boat snorkeling excursion here. Well worth it. It was a beautiful area to snorkel. It can be very crowded but our guide took us away from the crowds. We saw some new fish we have....  more »
  • I just got back from Hol Chan with my family including 11 year old and 7 year old. Snorkeling was amazing! We took a private boat with a guide that I highly recommend doing, they know the water and... 
    I just got back from Hol Chan with my family including 11 year old and 7 year old. Snorkeling was amazing! We took a private boat with a guide that I highly recommend doing, they know the water and...  more »
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  • great place to snorkel. sea turtles munch the sea grass without fear of human predation here in the reserve. tons of sea life and decent array of live coral at moderate depth. scuba diving tours also offered here, which allows you to get right up close to the wonders of the sea.
  • Can't say enough about the experience. Loved it so much I went 3 times with Caveman tours. Daniel, David, John and can't forget Angel! They are skilled crews and very friendly and helpful wanting to make sure you have a great time. Thanks Daniel for your awesome Captain skills and knowledge of the marine life. Terrific Dolphins experience as well which was an added over the top surprising experience for me!

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