Hol Chan is famous for its wide variety of lush marine life. Hol Chan has been a marine reserve since May 2, 1987. 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 brain coral, star coral, sharks, sting rays, turtles, puffer fish, eels, parrot fish, angle 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 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.
There is also the sunken barge, (Belize’s very own titanic). There you will see how nature leaves her mark on this sunken vessel, with beautiful coral formations. The bonus is the large school of tarpons that reside at the entrance to the cave system that runs under the island and spot some real-life seahorses at the seahorse ranch.
This excursion does not fail to amaze.
It’s truly UnBelizeable!!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi dock, Caye Caulker|
|DEPARTURE TIME||check in at 9:30AM for departure at 10:30AM|
|WEAR||Bathing suit, sunblock|
Things to bring: sun block, towel, change of dry clothes, bathing suit, comfortable beach footwear.
*Child rate applies to anyone under 12 years of age.
*Tour can be cancelled due to bad weather or not enough guests.
*Minimum of 5 guests