Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

4.8
#1 of 181 in Wildlife in Belize
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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  • The place to go to see wonderful things. We booked with caveman for a full day. Our guides rooms us here. Wow! Not sure how to put it better then WOW!! It’s discovery channel stuff. Sharks. Rays. Fish...  more »
  • Crystal clear water, beautiful corals, tons of fish , this is a must to when in San Pedro! Very cool!  more »
  • If you are looking for marine life and the “bigs” this is the best dive in Ambergris Caye. Nurse Sharks, Stingrays, Moray Eels, Spotted Eels, and my favorite Eagle Rays. We saw 3 Eagle rays on one div...  more »
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  • Excellent snorkeling and diving spot! We used Tuff E Nuff Tours as our guides (Peppa and Luis) and they were friendly, informative, and fun! They give you a guided tour in the water with you explaining what you are seeing and pointing out the fish, etc. They provided all the gear we needed and had water in cooler on the boat.
  • Do not miss out on experiencing this amazing adventure. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve was absolutely breathtaking. I would definitely do it again.
  • Don't miss this adventure. Swim with the nurse sharks, rays, and sea Horses and maybe. you just might get to see a Mermaid...ok, well, maybe not a mermaid, but a Manatee..They're so cool.
  • One of the most beautiful marine reserves in the world
  • One stop to see many marine wildlife in their natural habitat: fish, rays, sharks, turtles, manatees!
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