Snorkeling Coral Garden & Hol Chan (Half Day)

If you’ve ever wanted to see the rainbow of colors from Caribbean coral with your own eyes, this is the trip for you!  You will certainly be amazed with the color variations of the corals: beautiful brown pencil coral, purple sea fans, bright orange stag horn and Elk horn, finger coral, and yellow tube sponge and beautiful marine life that the corals attract.

Protected by the barrier reef south of Ambergris Caye, Coral Garden is a coveted area of pristine, unique, and fragile coral just like a flower garden underwater.  Hidden in between the coral branches you will also find a spectrum of beautiful reef fish.

The depth is 8 to 12 ft., and Coral Garden is located about five miles south of San Pedro town, right outside of Caye Caulker.

The next stop takes you to Hol Chan, the most popular snorkeling site in all of Belize.  Off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is Belize’s oldest marine reserve, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Hol Chan is Mayan for ‘little channel.” The entire reserve focuses on a cut through the reef (called a quebrada) which is little more than 25 yards (23 m) wide and 30 feet (9 m) deep about 4 miles southeast of San Pedro.

Due to its protected status, what was once a depleted fishing area has now been allowed to re-generate, providing an unparalleled diving/snorkeling experience for visitors and an important refuge for marine life along the northern section of the Belize Barrier Reef.

Over 160 species of fish have been identified at Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley, along with nearly 40 species of corals, 5 sponges, 8 algaes, 2 seagrasses, 3 marine mammals and 3 species of sea turtle.

Equipment not included.

Minimum 2 persons.

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