Best snorkeling site in Belize City
Snorkeling with sea turtles
Island break at the second largest island in Belize City.
Great Family Adventure Activity
About this activity
What's included, what's not
National Park Entrance Fee
What you can expect
Hol Chan Marine Reserve is located off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. Mayan for “little channel”, Hol Chan Marine Reserve is undoubtedly one of the most popular dive sites in the Caribbean, and indeed in Belize. The entire reserve focuses on a cut through the reef (called a quebrada) which is little more than 25 yards wide and 30 feet deep about 4 miles southeast of San Pedro. Hol Chan has burgeoned into a unique refuge, with vigorous coral formations and a richness of marine life.
We will then head to the neighboring Turtle Garden, where you will snorkel and be able to get up close and personal with ecstatic Sea Turtle and Southern Sting Rays. When you arrive, you will see the surface often boiling with rolling sharks and sting ray as they compete for the scraps. These creatures have a great tolerance for divers and snorkelers.