Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley is an 8-30 feet deep protected area with abundant Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays and many other types of marine life. Hol Chan was translated from the Mayan word which means a little blue channel. The area is shallow and easy for camera shots. A real adventure surely awaits you. As soon as your boat arrives in the Shark Ray Alley, the Dive Master points out all of the dark shadows in the shallow waters. These are the sharks and rays that hear the boat approach and come in search of a few scraps of fish. There are also many other varieties of marine life, such as grouper, yellow-tail, and moray eel.
Mexico Rocks, another snorkel location North of San Pedro, is located right outside of La Perla, is a cluster of coral heads. Truck sized colonies of boulder coral 10 – 12 feet (3.5 meters) high nearly reach the ocean surface and provide refuge to a wide variety of marine life. From flame scallops, anemones, sponges, tube worms, shrimp to moray eels, butterfly fish and wrasses inhabit this area. The shallow conditions and favorable light are perfect for underwater photography. This area is better for snorkel beginners as there is no current.
Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve is located on the northern tip of Ambergris Caye. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and hosts an incredibly diverse array of wildlife, offering excellent snorkeling and diving where the reef and the beach merge. The Bacalar Chico Canal is reputed to have been dug by Mayan traders between AD 700 and 900, creating Ambergris Caye by separating it from the Yucatán Peninsula. The reserve also has a wide range of wildlife habitat; 194 species of birds have been sighted there. On this tour, you will have a chance to snorkel, bird watch, visit the Mayan ruins in the reserve, and have a beach cookout.
These exciting snorkel tours await you:
|Activity, gear and park fee included
|Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley
|Reef snorkeling & Secret Beach trip (min. 4), excluding lunch
|Caye Caulker day trip
|Caye Caulker private day trip