Ambergris Caye

Hol Chan Marine Reserve Snorkel Tour on the 40' Sirena Azul Sailboat

San Pedro, Belize
Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

From USD 89.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Ambergris Caye’s wildlife and coral reefs on this sailing and snorkeling tour to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and shark ray alley. Swim above bright coral formations in Hol Chan, and watch for the sea turtles, eels and fishes that thrive within the protected area. Slip into the water with the stingrays and nurse sharks at shark ray alley, watch them feed on fresh sardines, then enjoy tropical breezes and a comfortable seat on deck as you return to San Pedro Town.
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve sailboat trip from San Pedro
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Guided snorkeling with provided equipment
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Sailing Tour
  • Beverages
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Blue Tang Inn
    Sandpiper Street Beachfront, San Pedro, Belize

    Please check in for your Sirena Azul Tour at the Blue Tang Inn front desk. Contact us for any changes to your arrival.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Snorkel gear and towels can be picked up at the Blue Tang Inn front desk
  • If you would like to add Continental Breakfast at Blue Tang Inn prior to the 8:30am morning tour, please pay the front desk directly $7 USD cash per person prior to departure.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Very nice and knowledgeable guides, saw lots of cool things. We would recommend this company and tour.


192 reviews
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Great day
Natalie_G, Aug 2023
Very nice and knowledgeable guides, saw lots of cool things. We would recommend this company and tour.
An amazing mix of chill and thrill on and in this stunning coral reef!
Diane_S, July 2023
Large, comfortable boat travelling at a relaxed pace allowing us to view underwater life through the clear waters while even we sailed to the snorkelling spots. Excellent guides and fabulous snorkelling - colourful coral reef, huge variety of sealife, clear and warm waters. Swimming with the nursing sharks was a definite highlight.
Snorkeling with Sharks
Michelle_S, July 2023
It was an awesome experience. We saw so many fish, nurse sharks and stingrays while snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, then we took a short trip to shark ray alley and my husband swam with the nurse sharks. I stayed on the boat to record it! Captain George and first mate Edwin were amazing. They were informative and very helpful to our group. I would recommend it very highly!
Great experience
Molly_S, May 2023
Great trip - Edwin & George were great! We got to snorkel around the marine and then go see shark alley. Would for sure recommend if you are looking for a quick excursion that is easy to get to.
This was a great tour to...
Hamad_A, May 2023
This was a great tour to see a lot of sea life around San Pedro. The trip was very well organized and both the guide and captain went out of their way to make sure everyone was having a great time. Highly recommend this to anyone, especially if you have limited time in San Pedro.
Must do!
HeatherSorgen, May 2023
Had a fantastic time with Edwin and David! They were both incredibly knowledgeable and pointed out so much in the water. We saw a turtle, rays, barracuda and so many fish! Would highly recommend and do again on our next trip to Belize!
The big disappointment!
Carrie_B, May 2023
Highlight of my cruise was to snorkel in Belize. It didn’t happen. Their ad said 6 people. Was going to be 15. Said they work with the ship’s time. Couldn’t have us back to ship until after departure. When booking I didn’t realize there was a hour difference between ship and Belize time
Response from Host, May 2023
We are sorry it did not work for you to do the sailing tour on Ambergris Caye. Half Day tour departs Ambergris Caye at 1:30pm and returns at 5pm, as explained on the tour description. We can understand it was disappointing that this did not work with your cruise schedule.
Best ever
Larry_T, Apr 2023
They are great! There nothing better. Sailing to the spots are relaxing the crew is knowledgeable and entertaining 😀
Something different than the typical speed boat snorkeling tour
William_H, Apr 2023
Really cool sailboat. Excellent snorkeling (turtles, sharks, rays and more). Guides very knowledgeable
A must do!
Ruth_M, Mar 2023
The boat itself was great. Old school. The guides made the trip fun and educational. We saw lots of fish and I can now take ‘sailing’ off my bucket list. Much nicer day than the usual motorboat snorkel trip.
Great trip!
Jeremy_P, Mar 2023
Fabulous trip with very knowledgeable staff! The guys on the boat were very accommodating and funny. Definitely recommend!
He made my day!
Patricia_H, Feb 2023
David and Edwin were the best. They made our trip a great experience! David helped me with my mask and stayed with me. He made my day!
Underwater adventure
Daniel_P, Feb 2023
Snorkeling was amazing, Edwin was able to take us through some truly beautiful underwater landscapes. The wildlife we saw was endless. Swimming with the sharks was amazing and would recommend it to anyone. Would love to go back and do the night snorkeling.
Perfect day trip from San Pedro!
shalante_j, Feb 2023
I really enjoyed this experience and even though I was super nervous about swimming with sharks I’m so glad I did it. The tour guide made me feel extremely safe and comfortable throughout the entire experience. The snorkeling experience was out of this world. It was something that I never imagined I would do but very glad I did! Water was a bit rocky so I felt a little sick but was fine for the most part. Bring your sunscreen and motion sickness meds! Lol
Highlight of my trip!
Stephanie_O, Feb 2023
Amazing trip with perfect friendly and funny guides. I was nervous about the choppy waves at first but it really didn’t affect the snorkeling. I saw beautiful fish, sting rays, and a turtle. So far it’s been the highlight of my trip to San Pedro.
Sail away!!
Randy_B, Jan 2023
Snorkeling was excellent! The guides were great! David and Buddha kept us all entertained. Sailboat was so relaxing. would recommend
A great adventure
Susan_G, Jan 2023
David, Edwin and George were welcoming and friendly on the boat and very helpful to a first timer. David pointed out different types of fish, rays and a shark while still making sure the group stayed together. We even got to see some dolphins on our way back in. I had a fantastic first time snorkeling and would recommend this trip highly.
A fun and relaxing afternoon adventure
Madison_T, Jan 2023
We had a great time! Our guides Edwin and David were both extremely friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. We felt extremely safe and well taken care of the entire time. The two guides snorkelled with us, taking us on a route throughout Hol Cham and pointing out lots of different marine life. We also made a second stop where they fed nurse sharks so we could swim with them. We would absolutely recommend this tour.
Outstanding Experience
Bruce_R, Jan 2023
The combination of sailing and the snorkeling of a lot fe time made for an outstanding experience. Edwin and George were both friendly and professional. This tour is worth every penny. Highly recommended.
The boat ride was...
Brandi_R, Jan 2023
The boat ride was relaxing to the reserve. The guide was knowledgeable about all the marine life we saw and took time to tell us about them.

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