Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the most popular areas to dive or snorkel while here on Ambergris Caye. Established as the first marine reserve back in 1987, this area offers vast numbers of both macro and pelagic marine life as well as different types of coral.
Hol Chan is perfect for families with certified divers and snorkelers as everyone can enjoy the same experience on and below the surface. There, you will be treated to schools of fish, such as snappers, grunts, margates and blue tangs to name a few of the 160 species of fish found here. Common are also green turtles, rays, sharks, barracudas, groupers and moray eels, with over 40 types of coral and 5 species of sponge, Hol Chan is great place for experiencing the ultimate dive or snorkel adventure.
After visiting Hol Chan, you make your way 5 minutes south to Zone “D” of the reserve better known as Shark Ray Alley. Snorkeling here is done near the boat as sharks and rays are attracted to the sound of the engine. In addition to nurse sharks and stingrays, there are schools of horse eyed jacks and blue tangs that surround the boat upon arrival.
Tour Departs at 9:00 a.m. / 2:00 p.m. departures with 11:30 a.m. /4:30 p.m return.
$40 – 2 snorkel stops
$10 – equipment rental
$6.25 – 12.5% tax
$10. – park fee
$66.25 US per person