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Caye Caulker: 7-Stop Snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef

1. Caye Caulker: 7-Stop Snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef

Snorkel at the Hol Chan marine reserve and at Ray Alley, the second largest coral reef system in the world, on this day trip from Caye Caulker. Ride in a comfortable speedboat and use high-quality snorkeling equipment. Enjoy a delicious lunch with drinks and get GoPro photos and videos.  Meet your group at 9:00 AM at the local partner's office located on Caye Caulker. Get geared up, listen to a quick briefing on what to do and not to do to ensure the day is fun-filled and safe. Embark on a cruise to the Belize Barrier Reef. Hop in the water to look for wildlife like turtles where the world’s largest population of West Indian manatees live. See corals that have been protected for over 30 years at the Hol Chan marine reserve. Feel the thrill of diving with sharks in the Ray Alley. Stop for lunch onboard at 12:00 PM. After that, take the chance to explore an amazing shipwreck, coral gardens, and more turtles. The tour ends at 3:00 PM with two bonus sightseeing stops to see seahorses.

Belize City: Mayan Temple Exploration, Cave-Tube, & Zipline

2. Belize City: Mayan Temple Exploration, Cave-Tube, & Zipline

Immerse yourself into the Belizean culture and journey back into 1000 years of history of the Mayan world on a guided day tour. Explore the wonders of the Mayans, their cave systems, the local flora, and enjoy cave tubing and ziplining. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Belize City or by taking the ferry from Caye Caulker/San Pedro to Belize City. After meeting your guide, explore the Mayan Temple Altun ha, hike to the top and hear fascinating facts about the site and the Mayan world from your guide. Head deeper into the jungle towards the cave systems with a 15-20 minutes hike following a trail to the cave entrance. Enjoy a lesson on plant identification, insect identification, and all their medicinal uses and local beliefs throughout history in Belize. Cave tube down a river through several caves and marvel at the stunning surroundings and Mayan artifacts. Lastly, zipline over the jungle canopy before returning to Caye Caulker/San Pedro/ Belize City in the evening after a truly memorable Belizean experience.

Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve Small-Group Tour

3. Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve Small-Group Tour

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.

Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve 7-Stop Snorkeling Tour

4. Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve 7-Stop Snorkeling Tour

Join a speedboat day trip from Caye Caulker and snorkel at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Ray Alley, the second-largest coral reef system in the world. Enjoy high-quality snorkeling equipment, lunch with drinks, and GoPro photos and videos. After meeting your group, get geared up and listen to a short briefing on what to do and what not to do to ensure the day is fun-filled and safe. Then hop on the speedboat andenjoy a 20-minute ride to the Belize Barrier Reef.  Hop in the water to look for wildlife like fish, sea turtles, stingrays, and nurse sharks in an area where the world’s largest population of West Indian manatees live. Seecorals that have been protected for over 30 years at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. After Belize Barrier Reef, swim stops in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve include Tarpon, Chatos Place, Coral Gardens, a sunken shipwreck, Shark Ray Alley, and a stop to search for manatees. In between the cruise, enjoy lunch and drinks onboard.

Caye Caulker: Local Reef Half-Day 3-Stop Snorkeling Tour

5. Caye Caulker: Local Reef Half-Day 3-Stop Snorkeling Tour

Swim with harmless sharks, stingrays, eels, and many fish at the second largest barrier reef in the world. Discover many different marine species such as lion fish, parrotfish, lobsters, angelfish, tarpon, seahorses, and so much more. Embark on an exciting three-hour trip from San Pedro.  The coral reef is lush and contains many different types of colorful corals. The three snorkeling stops are guided, ensuring all guests get the most out of their journey into the underwater world. Life jackets and life rings are always present in the water for extra safety. Enjoy some of the local fruits and cuisine on the island, which boasts a relaxed atmosphere and is filled with friendly locals.

Caye Caulker: Hol-Chan Snorkeling & San Pedro Tour w/ Lunch

6. Caye Caulker: Hol-Chan Snorkeling & San Pedro Tour w/ Lunch

Hol-Chan, one of Belize’s most beautiful and oldest marine reserves, is located off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. View the coral reef, seagrass beds, and Shark Ray Alley.  Hol-Chan is the oldest Marine Reserve in Belize and has gained a reputation for its variety of marine life and coral beauty. Experience four epic snorkel stops with a visit to the neighboring island of Ambergris Caye, where you can enjoy a group lunch at a local beachfront restaurant. Snorkel in the Hol-Chan Reserve, then stop for lunch in San Pedro Town, continue to Sting Ray Alley, followed by a snorkel stop to “the wreck,” weather permitting, and end with a snorkel in the Coral Gardens. Enjoy the unique opportunity to snorkel alongside a large variety of tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, sting rays, and maybe even manatees, depending on the time of year. The sea life is abundant with rich and colorful coral, one of Belize's most prideful offerings.

Day of Snorkeling Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley, Manatees & More

7. Day of Snorkeling Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley, Manatees & More

We greatly appreciate you choosing us for your snorkeling adventure during your vacation here on Ambergris Caye and would like to ensure everything is hassle free. Our greeting point is the beach front in the area of Lily's Treasure Chest and Thirsty Tarpon Beach Bar and Grill at 8am; from there we walk over to our boat which we dock at the boat at Ecologic Dock. We then get you geared up and then depart for Hol Chan Marine Reserve at about 8:30am. We do our best to be at the reserve a little before 9am so that you can have a much better experience than those that arrive later. At the Marine park, you are guaranteed to see hundreds of Marine flora and fauna. You will experience this location for 45 minutes to 1 hour before we make our way to our second stop. After a fun filled time, we board the boat and travel for about 7 minutes to Shark and Ray Alley where you come in close proximity of Nurse Sharks that ranges between 3ft and 12 ft in length; at this location, there's lots of Horse Eyed Jacks, Snappers and much more. This experience lasts anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes depending on you, our Guests. After and amazing time swimming with the sharks we board the boat and make our way over to our third snorkeling stop called Coral Gardens, yes you will be snorkeling amongst large and beautiful coral formations that serves as home to many species of fishes. There's also chance to see loggerhead turtles at this location. The fourth snorkeling stop is the North Channel near Caye Caulker, at this location we oftentimes see manatees, eels, nurse sharks and other beautiful flora and fauna. You'll enjoy this area for about 30 - 45 Minutes. If we are unable to locate manatees here, we make our way to another location in search of these gentle giants before making our way to the leeward side of Caye Caulker to feed large but gentle fishes called Tarpons or silver giants. We then make a stop at a SeaHorse Sanctuary to look for these small but beautiful sea creatures. At around 12:45pm we make our way over to one of the local restaurants to enjoy a warm Belizean Lunch. After lunch, guests are free to explore this charming and relaxing village. Here you are sure to go back to Island time where the Motto is "GO SLOW". Visit the split caused by Hurricane Hatti, one of the strongest hurricanes of 1961. We then meet up at 2:45pm and depart Caye Caulker en-route to San Pedro at 3pm with estimated arrival back in San Pedro around 3:45pm

Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve Exploration

8. Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve Exploration

Prepare for an extraordinary snorkeling experience as you journey to HOL CHAN Marine Reserve, one of Belize's oldest and most treasured marine protected areas. This adventure promises an up-close encounter with the wonders of the sea. Starting at 9:30 am and lasting until 2:30 pm, our excursion takes you to multiple breathtaking locations, including: Hol Chan: Begin your adventure in the shallow back reef and gradually venture into deeper waters. Marvel at the majestic coral structures that line both sides of the channel. Encounter colorful reef fish among the coral formations and observe larger schooling fish taking refuge in the deeper channel. Shark and Sting Ray Alley (SSRA): Get ready for a unique opportunity to swim with friendly nurse sharks and graceful stingrays. These magnificent creatures frequent the crystal-clear, shallow waters, allowing for an incredible, safe encounter. North Channel: Explore this area and witness large colonies of Elk horn and Stag horn corals. With a high likelihood of snorkeling alongside manatees, this stop is sure to be a highlight of your journey. Chato’s Reef: Enjoy a relaxed stop in shallow waters at an old fisherman's cleaning station. Savor lunch with a view of the vibrant reef, creating lasting memories of this picturesque spot. Tarpon View: Discover the fascinating world of tarpons, large silver fish that frequent the area, adding to the diversity of marine life. Seahorse Stop: Keep an eye out for seahorses, known for their elusive nature. If you're lucky, you might spot one hiding among the seagrass.

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What people are saying about San Pedro, Belize

Amazing trip! Highly recommend. Renee and Adiva were amazing guides! They were funny, knowledgeable and you could tell they were having a blast and loved the ocean. They knew so much about the ocean, the reefs and all of the animals we saw. They worked super hard to make sure we saw everything - manatees, eagle rays, turtles, beautiful corals and fish and even dolphins at the end of the day. Loved how much variety there was on the trips and the different snorkel stops. Icing on the cake was that someone on the boat lost their phone in the ocean and Renee went out of his way, diving back at multiple stops to try to find it. Amazing guy! They also gave us great recommendations for things to do in caye caulker. Great trip!

Absolutely fantastic experience, the guides were great, I am not a strong swimmer so I was nervous but it was much easier than I expected I’m so glad I still went. Sea turtles were the highlight!! Beautiful.

We had a great day out on the water. We were the only ones that showed up for our trip and the guides called around and got us on a trip with Anwar snorkeling. Our guides were fabulous, highly recommend.

The tour was fantastic, I went with my brother and we got to see turtles, lobster, octopus, sharks, all kinds of coral and smaller fish, dolphins and manatees, highly reccomend!

Rene and Adivina were the guides on our boat and they were great. They were very knowledgeable about the sea life and made sure we saw all the main sights on our trip