Shark Ray Alley and Caye Caulker Beach Break by Boat
Calling all those who love the waters and seek adventure! Here is your chance to snorkel at one of the most popular dive sites in the Caribbean.
Hol Chan (Mayan for Little Channel), Belize's oldest marine reserve, is filled with three miles of spectacular coral formations, serene mangroves and vigorous marine life. Enjoy a beautiful, scenic boat ride out to its reef and snorkel around the quebrada, or cut in the reef, for an unparalleled snorkeling experience among large schools of groupers, barracudas, snappers and much more.
From there you will make your way to Zone D of the reserve where you can get up close and personal with friendly nurse sharks and sting rays. The rays have a wingspan of 2 to 4 feet and come directly up to divers in hopes of a food handout. The typically docile nurse sharks average 4 to 6 feet in length but can be a bit more aggressive than the rays.
Continue to Caye Caulker Island where you can relax on the beach and enjoy some local Belizean food for lunch. While here, take some time to participate in a tarpon feeding.
Conclude your tour at the Belize Tourism Village where you can survey the handicrafts and pick up a souvenir or two on your way back to port.
This 5.5-hour tour includes rum punch and is perfect for animal lovers as well as those who love the water, reserve your spot today.
Was safe the entire time. 45 minute boat ride on a smaller boat so take Dramamine to be safe. We did get to see both nurse sharks and stingrays. I got to touch a couple of the nurse sharks, but did not get to touch/hold a stingray so I was a little bummed about that. There were probably 30+ nurse sharks and 5 stingrays in the water near us when they started feeding them from the back of the boat. It was amazing and intense at the same time being in the water with that many large creatures. Unforgettable experience, strongly recommend doing it. Even my girlfriend who was terrified to do it said it was awesome and more safe than she expected.
Reviewer: Tracey Gibbs
We are so happy we chose the Shark Ray Alley and Caye Caulker Beach Break by Boat excursion. It was money well spent, and we would do it again. The tour guide was knowledgeable, informative, and fun. We saw some really cool fish, sharks, rays, eels, dolphins, turtles, manatees, and more. She told us about all of them. All of the staff made this fun and exciting. We highly recommend this excursion!!!
Reviewer: Patty Garner
We really enjoyed our excursion to Shark Ray Alley. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. They found turtles, eels, rays and sharks. The reef was beautiful and the day was perfect.