1. Belize
  2. Caye Caulker
  3. Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve Small-Group Tour

Product ID: 350441
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Avoid the crowds on a unique small-group tour to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, one of the oldest marine reserves in Belize. Explore the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Swim and snorkel with sharks, stingrays, eels, turtles, and many fish species.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 5.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Snorkel at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world
  • Marvel at an abundance of marine life and corals
  • Swim with sharks, stingrays, turtles, and more
  • Benefit from small groups up to 12 people and a professional tour guide
  • Get GoPro coverage of your underwater adventure
Full description
Discover the wide variety of lush marine life in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get your heart racing by snorkeling with sharks and stingrays on the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Receive GoPro pictures after your tour to relive your experience with friends and family.

Meet your group at the meeting point on Caye Caulker island, then take a 30-minute boat ride along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Hol Chan has been a marine reserve since May 2, 1987, and covers almost 7 square miles (18 square kilometers). Some areas are only about 5 feet (around 1.5 meters) deep, while the channel is about 30 feet (just over 9 meters) deep.

Once at the reserve, choose whether to observe the abundant marine life from the boat or take the adrenaline rush of jumping in and exploring the amazing underwater world. If snorkeling, keep on the lookout for brain coral, star coral, sharks, stingrays, turtles, pufferfish, eels, parrotfish, angel fish, barracuda, and even the seasonal manatee.

Spend around 45 minutes exploring the vast variety of fish species at the first site. Follow this with the opportunity to snorkel with sharks and stingrays in Shark Ray Alley, then enjoy snorkeling with the majestic sea turtle. At the end of the tour, head back to the peaceful island of Caye Caulker where you began.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Fruit, snacks, and lunch
  • Water and refreshments
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Entrance fees
  • Underwater pictures
  • WiFi onboard
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your group at the local partner office's at Playa Asuncion, Caye Caulker. It's the only pink shop located on the beach heading north from the water taxis. Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility, pregnant women or people with back problems.
• The tour will take place rain or shine.
• The tour may be canceled if the winds are too strong. In this case, you will be offered the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
• GoPro pictures will be sent to your email within 3 days after the tour.

From US$ 99 per person