6 Hours
Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro

This excursion has been designed specifically for our visitors coming to Belize on the cruise ships. We have worked many years in the cruise industry and are keen to the needs and limitations of our cruise ship guests and have designed an excursion tailored  to meet these parameters. Due to constant requests by visitors we are now proud to also offer to our cruise ship guests the best snorkeling experience Belize has to offer.

Hol Chan has been a marine reserve since May 2, 1987 and is famous for its wide variety of lush marine life. It covers about 3 square miles with some areas being about 5 feet deep while the channel is about 30 feet deep. Snorkelers can be on the look out to see sharks, sting rays, turtles, eels, parrot fish, barracuda, and even the seasonal manatee. You can observe them from the boat or take the adrenaline rush of jumping in and exploring their amazing underwater world.

At certain times of the year, when the mood is right, the manatees can be seen slumbering on the sea floor. But get out of their way because they do need to come up for air and what a magical moment it is to be just 10 feet away from this gentle giant.

If time permits we also have a bonus that is sure to get your heart pumping.

This excursion does not fail to amaze.
It’s truly UnBelizeable!!


DEPARTURE TIME 8:00AM or 9:00 AM (depending on tender off the cruise ship)
WEAR Rash guard, sunblock, bathing suite
Professional tour guide Entrance fees
Transportation from Belize City port Snacks
Water Refreshments
Lunch Underwater pictures


Things to bring: long sleeve rash guard, sun block, towel, change of dry clothes, bathing suit, comfortable beach footwear, cash for souvenirs.



*Child rate applies to anyone under 12 years of age.

*Be at the TENDER BOOTH for the TENDER TICKETS to get off the ship at least 30 minutes before they say the booth opens.

*Tour can be cancelled due to bad weather or not enough guests.

*Minimum of 6 persons. If you have a large group ask us for your GROUP RATE


Activity 1

8:30 leave Belize City and head to Caye Caulker. (1 hour)

Activity 2

Check in at office in Caye Caulker and get fitted with snorkeling gear. (20 minutes)

Activity 3

Head to Hol Chan marine reserve. (30 minutes)

Activity 4

Snorkel Hol Chan marine reserve. (45 minutes)

Activity 5

Snorkel with sharks and stingrays. (30 minutes)

Activity 6

Check for and snorkel with manatees if they are around. (20 minutes)

Activity 7

Lunch, shopping and restroom break. (1 hour)

Activity 8

Head back to Belize City. (1 hour)

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
December 22, 2022

This snorkeling trip was amazing! I can fully recommend this trip, we saw sharks, manatees, turtles and huge fishes. The staff was very friendly !

February 20, 2023

This excursion is amazing! The snorkeling was awesome, and our guide was top notch! He made sure to take a route that was easy and enjoyable for us, as we had had issues on a past excursion. Saw amazing marine life! The crew was top notch and the food delicious Would definitely recommend!!

March 17, 2023

What a wonderful experience! I went out with Yeison and Joseph. Both were friendly and knowledgeable. The tour size was small, and everyone in the company called me by name from the beginning of the experience to the end. We saw amazing things – we got to swim with manatees, nurse sharks and sting rays, a sea turtle, a spotted eagle ray, and countless beautiful fish and coral.

What set this trip apart from other snorkeling experiences I’ve had is that Yeison took video and photos at each stop. We got them after the trip and they are a beautiful keepsake of an incredible experience.

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