Hol Chan Snorkel

Raggamuffin Tours one day sailing/ snorkeling adventure from Caye Caulker is unrivaled in quality on the island. The trip is a three stop cruise which includes all snorkel gear, lunch and water on board.

Unfortunately, like all of full day tours, it is not possible for cruise ship passengers to undertake this tour.   The very tight timings that ALL cruise ships give their passengers ie the ship’s docking times are not the hours for which passengers have in the country itself, plus the fact that Caye Caulker is one hour’s journey from Belize City, giving passengers only until 3pm at the latest on the island.  Sorry!

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is the most popular snorkeling destination in Belize. The words hol chan mean ‘little channel’ in the Maya language and therefore the location is a natural hang out spot for marine life. The reserve covers about five square miles and about nine miles North East of Caye Caulker. The channel is about 30 feet deep, and since no fishing is permitted in the reserve, it is rich with sea life of every description . Snorkelers can expect to see abundant angelfish, blue-stripped grunts, schoolmaster snappers and hundreds of other varieties. It is also known for the green moray eels living in tiny caves along the wall.

The Shark and Ray Alley is another of our stops within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, located three miles south of the Park. Locally known as the Aquarium, this spot is known as the shark and stingray city of Belize. This gives the snorkelers a prime opportunity to swim with the harmless Nurse Sharks and Southern Stingrays and the chance to get acquainted. This is a not to be missed spot!

The Coral Gardens are located two and a half miles south west of Shark and Ray Alley. The Belize Reef has such extraordinary clear water that looking through a diving mask brings you into a world of colour. The myriad hues of coral are rainbow like: pale pink, flashy reds, deep purples, flamboyant greens and a multitude of colours in between. Between the months of June to September there are varying chances of snorkeling with manatees which makes this spot extremely special!

The cost of this one day sailing/ snorkeling is $70US per person – $60US for children under 11 years of age –  which includes the Marine Park Entrance Fee, rental of all snorkel gear, a full lunch on board the boat, fruits, water and sodas and not forgetting our famous return home before sunset with cocktails and ceviche. (please indicate if you require a vegetarian menu).


The tour commences at 10.30am and returns home between 4.30 – 5.00pm.