Ambergris Caye

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

Ambergris Caye, Belize
Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Sailing and Snorkeling Tour
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Great experience. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We didn't end up on a sailboat due to scheduling conflicts but this was confirmed beforehand. We didn't have a problem. We enjoyed the snorkel tour. Our guide was knowledgeable. We swam fish, rays, eels and snacks.


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Absolutely gorgeous
Catie_Y, Apr 2024
What a beautiful day. I personally didn't go in but the way we were all treated and cared for was exceptional. Absolutely the highlight of our vacation.
The crew
Rika_M, Apr 2024
The sailboat was great and the crew was entertaining. The spotted eagle ray was cool, the fish were great, the nurse sharks are awesome. Too many people in the water however our guide bavigated us around.
Great Belize excursion !!
Steve_H, Mar 2024
Great outing. Crew was fabulous and the snorkeling was amazing. Boat was well equipped and extremely comfortable.
Nice crew
Alfonso_W, Mar 2024
The crew and girls at reception were really nice! Weather wasn’t good, windy and strong currents, but if you have better luck with that it’s worth it.
Smooth Sailing, a "Must Do"
Christy_B, Mar 2024
Checked in at Blue Tang where we picked up our gear - it was easy and stress free. The young ladies at the desk were very helpful. We boarded the boat from the dock just across the beach. Edwin was our guide. He was very friendly and welcoming. He explained the plan and made sure we had a great time. He talked about Belize history, lifestyle, growing up in Belize and the reef on the sail out. As well, the Captain was very good and always aware of our comfort and safety. The sailing was smooth and comfortable. There were five people total on the trip, so plenty of room on the beautiful boat. We snorkeled at the reserve and saw so much. Edwin was lighthearted and funny as well as very knowledgeable. He would point out things we otherwise would have missed. Next stop was shark Alley where we saw several nurse sharks. At all times we felt safe and in capable hands. I would highly recommend this trip as a "must do" while visiting Ambergris Caye.
Fun and relaxing experience all in one
Alejandro_H, Mar 2024
My partner and I did the half-day cruise and it was more than enough – in a good way! The captain and crew were great hosts and made the tour very fun and informative. While the tour lasted about four hours, we weren’t the most prepared, which was our fault. Make sure to bring everything you need (sunblock, water, few snacks if that’s your thing, towels) because it’ll be totally safe on the boat. Would recommend this to everyone – solo travelers, groups, couples and families!
Beautiful half day tour with plenty of marine life to see.
Geralyn_A, Mar 2024
We had a wonderful half-day tour to shark ray alley and Hol Chan Reserve with Edwin. His crew were attentive and pointed out many things in the sea. They were safe and we were able to see a sea turtle, shark rays, nurse sharks, horse eyed jacks and many more. It was a great trip on a sailboat. It was about 14 passengers plus a crew of 3 so it was still spacious to move around. I would recommend if you prefer a half day and are limited on time.
Snorkelling tour
Sophie_W, Mar 2024
Edwin was an incredible tour/snorkel guide, and george was a fabulous driver! Both were very knowledgeable, personable and friendly, making the trip incredibly enjoyable.
Amazing experience!
buffylbrown, Mar 2024
We had an awesome time! Our guides David, Edwin and Marcus were so great! They were knowledgeable, funny and great to work with. Best snorkeling experience ever. So many different kinds of fish, rays, turtles. The sharks were awesome!
Perfect snorkel experience
Meika_H, Mar 2024
The tour guides were great - very informative but also laid back and funny. The sail was great, and the snorkeling was perfect. Not too long, not too short. We saw lots of fish, rays, eels, and nurse sharks. The guide made sure to point out things for us to see or give us the name of the fish we saw. Highly recommend for a quick but wonderful snorkeling experience.
Enjoyable time!
Blanche_D, Feb 2024
Enjoyed the entire afternoon! Wonderful crew - David, Victor and Sean went out of their way to entertain us.
Karl_W, Feb 2024
Amazing expireance, fantastic staff, and a great way to travel for a snorkel! If you are a romantic who dreams of more relaxed modes of transportation, this is it!
Amazing Guides and Peaceful Sailboat Ride
Maggie_E, Feb 2024
We had a fantastic time on this Snorkel tour! Our guide, Edwin, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us a lot of history about the islands and the reef as well as recommendations for other activities. Edwin made sure to point out anything of interest so that everyone in the group could see and also provided many opportunities to ask questions. As someone with limited snorkeling experience, it can be hard to know what to look for, so his guidance really enhanced the tour for me. Our Captain, David, was also excellent - the two of them made a great team. The sailing experience really took this snorkel tour to the next level. It was great to take things a bit slower and just enjoy being out on the water. It also provided more opportunities to see wildlife in between the snorkeling excursions. 10/10 would recommend and would definitely book this tour again when I return to San Pedro!
Snorkeling in Hol Chan
Deborah_T, Feb 2024
Great experience. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We didn't end up on a sailboat due to scheduling conflicts but this was confirmed beforehand. We didn't have a problem. We enjoyed the snorkel tour. Our guide was knowledgeable. We swam fish, rays, eels and snacks.
Eagle rays, sharks, colorful fish on a beautiful reef in turquoise water is a must see!
Todd_H, Feb 2024
Amazing trip! Loved the gorgeous and relaxed sailing and smaller sized tour group. Edwin and George the guides were phenomenal! Pointing out all kinds of marine and bird life as well as island and ocean landmarks. I learned a ton about the area just from these two guides! Definitely recommend!!!!!
Superb. Beautiful, Fun, and Safe.
Richard_V, Feb 2024
The water was clear and warm, the wildlife diverse and abundant, and all was beautiful. Ship and crew were great, Captain Dave runs a safe and efficient ship. Edwin was a great guide and "snorkel master". A great time was had by all. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Wonderful time in ocean
Toshiki_I, Feb 2024
Boat was spacious and clean. Crew were friendly and nice. Ocean was so beautiful and snorkeling was fantastic.
Such great tour guides!...
Karyn_L, Dec 2023
Such great tour guides! Beautiful snorkel spot with sharks and sting rays and tons of cool fish and coral.
Beautiful wildlife and protected reef
Carter_C, Nov 2023
Knowledgeable guides and beautiful scenery. The guides made the trip easy. One of the guides could be more patient with the beginner snorkelers, but otherwise great experience.
Great day
Natalie_G, Aug 2023
Very nice and knowledgeable guides, saw lots of cool things. We would recommend this company and tour.

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