Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

(4.7/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web)
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 your visit to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Pedro using our San Pedro itinerary builder.
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  • Lovely place to snorkel among the fishes of different colors. Half-day boat excursion to sharks and chorales. Highly recommended
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  • We used Ecological Divers to visit Hol Chan and Shark ray Alley! Had a great time! Some snorkeled both places, one diver at Hol Chan and one Discover Scuba diver at Hol Chan - only snorkeling at Shark...  more »
  • We visited the reef in the reserve on two occasions: once off Caye Caulker and once off the shores of Ambergris. We enjoyed the tour from Caye Caulker much more. We saw more fish, a greater variety of...  more »