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Hol Chan Full-Day Bucket List Snorkeling and Marine Life Tour

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Caye Caulker, Belize
Hol Chan Full-Day Bucket List Snorkeling and Marine Life Tour

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Belize’s coral reef the fun and eco-friendly way on this snorkeling tour of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve from Caye Caulker. Swim among stingrays, sea turtles, harmless nurse sharks, and even manatees with provided equipment, and enjoy a fresh lunch on board the boat. Guides capture memories of your adventures with underwater GoPro cameras, and you can feel good about your adventure knowing a portion of proceeds is donated to community projects.
  • Swim and snorkel at Belize’s protected marine reserve
  • Feel the thrill of swimming among nurse sharks at Shark Alley
  • Eco tour respects marine life and does not use disposable plastics
  • Guides capture the adventure with free GoPro photos and videos
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Lunch
Use of Snorkeling equipment
GoPro Camera
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Salt Life Eco Tours , Playa Asuncion, Caye Caulker, Belize

We meet up at our tour shop on Caye Caulker, Salt Life Eco Tours. We are on maps and it's very accurate and easy to find. Feel free to call us for more info. ****This tour is not for cruise ship passengers, we do not meet in Belize City****

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salt Life Eco Tours
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hol Chan Full-Day Bucket List Snorkeling and Marine Life Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hol Chan Full-Day Bucket List Snorkeling and Marine Life Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hol Chan Full-Day Bucket List Snorkeling and Marine Life Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hol Chan Full-Day Bucket List Snorkeling and Marine Life Tour.

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  • "We were giving the option to wear life jackets, which is much easier and allows you enjoy the fish, and snorkeling equipment." See review
  • "No matter the company, you have a good chance to see all of the above, as all of the snorkel boats go to the same areas." See review

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This was a great...
Vincent_E
, Aug 2022
This was a great experience!! The captains were very knowledgeable and very friendly. The reefs were beautiful!!
star-5
Amazing adventure on and in the water
Mandy_d
, Aug 2022
Thanks for the great experience!! We had a wonderful trip with our kids in the age of 17, 14 and 11 years old. The guides were very nice and took all the time for check inn till the end. We have seen some amazing animals like manatees, stingrays, barracudas, turtles, nurse sharks and a lemon shark. The trip was well organised and the guides did their upmost best!! Thans again for the great experience Familie de Vos The Netherlands 31/07/2022
star-4
Shorten voyage
Marcia_H
, Jul 2022
We were split into two groups and I was in the group of 5. It rained the whole tour but the captain made it fun and we saw a lot. The places we snokled was magnificent and Hol Chan Marine Reserve took my breath away. By lunch it’s was cold and the trip became unbearably cold and raining and the water was rough, the other passengers wanted to abort do the captain complied. We can not control Mother Nature.
star-5
Can't beat this tour
Daniel_E
, Jul 2022
Renny and Ativa were wonderful leads and hosts. Renny was great in pointing out cool fish and sea life that I wouldn't have noticed. It was a long tour and we got SO much snorkeling in. Plus they emailed videos and pictures of the trip to each of us afterwards! Loved the snorkeling and would definitely go with them again.
star-5
Our Tour Guides were the best!
Eve_B
, Jun 2022
This was exactly what it was listed as. We saw harmless sharks, rays, manatee. They made sure everyone on the tour saw the animals. We got to dive and pick a conch. They made a conch ceviche and we all ate it. I would definitely do this again. They both swim like fish.
star-5
Awesome experience!
Lisa_F
, Jun 2022
This is a great full day snorkel experience. You're fed well throughout the day and the guides are very knowledgeable with the marine life you see. I travelled solo and had an awesome experience with my group. Charles and Philip (our guides) were great and even acted as mechanics when the motor on our boat started to act up. I thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone going to Belize.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Pretty great
Cheyenne_C
, May 2022
This tour has 7 stops which is way more than most snorkeling excursions in Belize. The tour guides did wonderfully at making sure everyone had a great time and saw all of the sea creatures! They take go pro pictures and videos my only disappointment was they didn’t really take any pictures of us snorkeling.
star-5
Great tour team
Jennifer_L
, Apr 2022
Hol Chan is a beautiful place with many sea turtles and fish. We saw rays and nurse sharks also. This company met us at the ferry dock. Our guides were Adyvah and Charles. They were both very friendly and extremely knowledgable. Adyvah was especially eco conscious and very committed to keeping the reef intact and preserving the wildlife. They are a good team. The lunch was good and we even had fresh conch ceviche. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to visit the reef.
star-5
Great!
Petr_S
, Mar 2022
Great experience with awesome crew. We totally enjoyed that. We could swim with lots of harmless sharks, rays and turtles as well as with many colorful fishes and corals. Unluckily we didn’t see a manatee but it just cannot workout everytime:)
star-4
Grown-Folks Spring Trip!
Suni_W
, Mar 2022
Definitely a trip for adults (think party boat with snorkeling) versus a family friendly outing! Salaam and Kyle were knowledgeable, responsible hosts for our full day trip. We stopped at multiple locations and had plenty of time to explore the areas. Tons of fun meeting our fellow mates ranging from Scotland to Canada. Once we had lunch and being soaked by a sudden downpour, the rum punch got to working and so did the Caribbean coarse humor! Again, I didn’t mind at all but others looked a tad uncomfortable. Belize me…enjoy your vacay and go with it!
star-5
Triple A experience
Ant_S
, Mar 2022
From the moment we arrived at the office all of the staff were amazing, got measured for flippers and mask then got on board and made our way. Our guides Ren and Diva (apologies if I've misspelt that!) made the whole trip a blast with a wealth of knowledge and humour. Saw so much sea life at each stop, our favourite moment was shark alley. Absolutely memorable experience and highly reccomended. To top it all off they sent through a drop box link full of photos and video all captured by Ren of our trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Non-stop fun!
Barbara_R
, Feb 2022
The full day with Salt Life Eco Tours was non-stop fun. With two expert guides, we snorkeled a Conch shell site, swim with Nurse sharks, sea turtles and rays, explored the Belize Barrier Reef at stunning Hol Chan Marine Reserve, snorkeled a sunken barge, teased the Tarpon and hunted for sea horses. Lunch was served onboard and fresh Conch cerviche and rum punches finished the day. Well done!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you 😃 Happy to hear you had great time! We always try to make sure everyone has a unique eco friendly experience exploring the Belize Barrier Reef. There's so so much to see and do but we have created a tour that allows you to see it all. The BIG 5 of Belize Thank you again for sharing your experience with us.
star-5
A must do in Belize!
francheesey
, Jan 2022
Our captain and awesome guide Charlie was funny and very knowledgeable, pointing out all the different types of fish. At the beginning of the tour, he listed out what we hoped to see (manatee, rays, nurse sharks, turtles, seahorses) and we got to see them all! Swimming with the manatee was a highlight for sure! The lunch they provided was great and we were amazed with their efforts to be eco-friendly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Full Day of Fun - Go and Enjoy!
Dan_H
, Dec 2021
Swimming with sharks and tuna, Hol Chan area, and overall the tour guides were excellent and personable (Renee and Dominick aka, "Google")
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Snorkel Tour in the Caribbean!!
Yukiko_I
, Dec 2021
A must-do tour in Belize - Salt Life Eco Tour will make sure your snorkeling trip is a special one! I've snorkeled in 7 different countries in the Caribbean, but this was the best experience so far! The vast marine life seen in the ocean is majestic - Eagle rays, sting rays, sea turtles, nursing sharks, and manatees!! The boat crew and captain will go out of their way to make your trip extra special as well - I ended up taking 2 snorkeling trips with them and loved every moment of it!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
WOW 😄 we are honored to be held in such high regards. We are happy you did two tours with us and was able to experience our consistently great eco friendly experience. The wonders of the Belize Barrier reef speaks for itself but having a caring, funny and knowledgeable crew really makes a huge difference. Thank you again for taking the time to give us feedback.
star-5
Perfect bucket list tour!
Dustin_S
, Dec 2021
The tour guides, Salam and John, were great! It was a long fun day, we even got to see two manatees! Can't recommend enough!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for choosing to go with us and taking the time to give us feedback.
star-5
Very enjoyable-just change the boat to one that has better stairs
JisselDiaz_D
, Jul 2021
Must do if you are in Caye Caulker! We were giving the option to wear life jackets, which is much easier and allows you enjoy the fish, and snorkeling equipment. We were also given lunch: a much dryer stewed chicken, Chinese food like rice and rum punch. Our tour guides Salam and Art were very helpful, patient and knowledgeable about the area and fish. We made MANY stops and saw all different varieties/colors of fish, we saw nurse sharks, manatees, sting rays and turtles. We also made a stop in an underwater shipwreck and a hotel by the end of Caye Caulker that had sting rays and mini sea horse sanctuary. My only recommendation would be to use a boat that had better stairs. We all come out with leg injuries when trying to climb up from the water to the boat.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must do!
Andrea_A
, Jul 2021
We had an awesome time! John and Charles were great, very knowledgeable and fun! We saw so much more than I expected and had plenty of time to enjoy all of the variety of each stop. Thanks so much!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for joining us an Eco Friendly experience and taking the time to share your experience with us. Also "Go Slow " is our motto here on the island so we never Ruch the tour, happy you see it all.
star-5
Best snorkel trip EVER!
Mike_M
, Jun 2021
I have snorkeled all over (Hawaii, Cozumel, Cancun, USVI, Aruba) and hands down, this was the best snorkel trip ever! Saw a manatee, tons of coral, fish, rays, & nurse sharks. Our guide, Salam, was incredible w his narration and putting us in the best spots. Do this trip!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and giving us feedback. We definitely try hard to pick the best spots to make this tour a unique experience and different from all the other tour offices. It's an experience more than a tour. thank you again for the feedback.
star-5
Our experience
Josephine_Z
, Jun 2021
Wonderful guides,great views,safe and fun,love it,we had a great time. Would recommend this tour. The sea creatures were amazing to see the overall experience was awesome.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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