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SNORKELING AT “HOL CHAN MARINE RESERVE AND SHARK RAY ALLEY”

ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST SNORKELING IN THE WORLD WITHIN 15 MINUTES BOAT RIDE SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN SAN PEDRO! If you are not a certified diver to enjoy the greater depths of our pristine reef system or maybe a diver wanting to enjoy a relaxing snorkeling adventure this is definitely the excursion for you. If you are in San Pedro and there’s one marine adventure you would like to do, then this is definitely one you won’t regret.

The "Hol Chan Marine Reserve" and "Shark & Ray Alley" are among the most famous sites near Ambergris Caye which is home to more than 200 species of fish and Marine creatures. At the Hol Chan (Mayan for little channel) "Little Channel" you can snorkel with an abundance of fish and marine species. The "cut" is approximately 23m (75ft) wide and 9m (30 ft) in depth. Your guide will let you in water starting at around 1.5m (5ft) where you will quickly come into contact with large schools of jacks, groupers, snappers and many other species of fishes. Your guide then escorts you to the “Channel” where you will see pristine coral formations along with sea turtles, spotted-eagle rays, and much more.

After a wonderful snorkeling experience, you will board the vessel and go on a 10 Minute boat ride to "Shark & Ray Alley" to enjoy a friendly but trilling experience with large numbers of friendly Nurse Sharks, hundreds of fishes and Southern Stingrays in their natural habitat.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is Belize's oldest Marine Reserve; The name interpreted in English 'little channel." The reserve was formed primarily as a community-based initiative due to concern over the high level of uncontrolled, often destructive fishing and diving activities in the area. For several years, local fishermen often cleaned their catch in Shark Ray Alley, located just inside the reef and about 1 mile to the south of Hol Chan snorkel site. The fishermen noticed that their activity had attracted many Nurse Sharks and Southern Sting Rays and the word rapidly spread amongst the dive operators and the area quickly became a very popular snorkel site within the barrier reef thus making them ideal for snorkelers and beginning divers. Also, this is one of the only trips apart from the Blue Hole/Lighthouse Reef Atoll trip that both divers and snorkelers are on the same vessel. You should not miss out on this amazing trip.

Details: Adult US$65.00 & children 4 to 10 years US$40.00. Private Hol Chan & Shark Ray Snorkeling for 1 – 4 persons USD$300.00
Duration: APPROXIMATELY 3 hours
Availability: Sunday to Friday at 8:00am and 1pmDestination: Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley (Near Ambergris Caye)
Travelers: Minimum 4 PERSONS. In the event we do not meet our minimum, we will do our best to have you go with one of our associates
Meeting Location: Ridge and Reef office, Beach front @ old Big Daddy’s night club building 30 Minutes prior to departure time.

What to bring
Camera with waterproof case, sunblock, Towel

Inclusions
Park fees of US$10.00 to both Hol Chan and Shark/Ray Alley
Guide/Captain
Snorkeling gears, Fruits and Water

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

MEXICO ROCKS AND TRES COCOS SNORKELING

Mexico Rocks was recently designated as a marine reserve and another amazing snorkeling stop just north of San Pedro Town known for beautiful and large coral formations. Patch reefs at Mexico Rocks are unique in that they are virtually monospecific, composed of 83% montastrea annwaris, the major reef framework builder and no lateral biotic zonation caused by different wave energy. These reefs grow rapidly and develop huge vertically, then laterally under relatively static sea level conditions.

This half day snorkeling adventure is with Tres Cocos snorkeling, another famous snorkeling site located in the same vicinity. At these two sites we boast a healthy ecosystem and excellent coral formation.

Details: Adult cost is US$75.00 and children ages 4 to 10 years US$60.00
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Availability: Sunday to Friday 8am and 1pm
Minimum: 4 PERSONS, in the event we do not meet our minimum, we will do your best to have you go with one of our associates.
Meeting Location: Ridge and Reef office, Beach front @ old Big Daddy’s night club building 30 Minutes prior to departure time

What to bring
Camera with waterproof case, sunblock and Towel

Inclusions
Park fees of US$10.00 to Marine Park Guide/Captain Snorkeling gears, Fruits and Water

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

FULL DAY SNORKELING AT HOL CHAN, SHARK RAY ALLEY AND MORE WITH STOPOVER IN CAYE CAULKER

Up for more fun than just a half day of snorkeling? Join us on board one of our on a full day Snorkeling trips and enjoy 4 - 5 excellent snorkeling stops south of the Island of San Pedro and Caye Caulker.

This day is for those that want to maximize their day on the water and enjoying spectacular snorkeling. We arrive at Hol Chan Marine Reserve at about 8:45am and prepare for a wonderful snorkeling adventure. "Hol Chan Marine Reserve which is home to more than 200 species of fish and other marine creatures. At the Hol Chan (Mayan for little channel) "Little Channel" you can snorkel with an abundance of fish and marine species. The "little channel" is approximately 23m (75ft) wide and 9m (30 ft) in depth. Your guide will let you in water starting at around 1.5m (5ft) where you will quickly come into contact with large schools of jacks, groupers, snappers and many other species of fishes. Your guide then escorts you to the “Channel” where you will see pristine coral formations along with sea turtles, spotted-eagle rays, and much more. After about 45 minutes at this location and great snorkeling, we head over to our second location and snorkel there for about 30 Minutes then another short boat ride to Shark and Ray Alley where you will surely enjoy our friendly nurse sharks that are there to enjoy our company and whatever chum we brought them.

The next part of the day is to snorkel a location where Manatees are known to graze and enjoy the pristine waters. We snorkel in search of these West Indian Manatees “Trichechus manatus”. Please note that there is an excellent chance of seeing the manatees however they are in their natural habitat and there’s no guarantee. Enjoy their company for a while however You are not allowed to touch or come too close to these creatures. Snorkeling continues at this location until about noon time then we head over to the leeward side of Caye Caulker and enjoy some Tarpon Interaction before lunch.

We take a break at about 1:15pm to enjoy an amazing Belizean lunch after which you take some time to explore the little Island of Caye Caulker where you can enjoy some swimming or chill time at the famous Caye Caulker Split, walk around and do some souvenirs shopping or simply relax at one of the bars and do as you please before departing at 3pm from the split enroute to San Pedro.

Duration: Approximately 7.5 hours
Availability: Sunday to Friday at 8:30am
Minimum: 4 Adults
Meeting Location: Ridge and Reef office, Beach front @ old Big Daddy’s night club building 30 Minutes prior to departure time.
Adult cost is US$110.00 and children up to 12 years US$85.00

What to bring
Camera with waterproof case, Towels and Sunblock

Inclusions
Park fee of US$10.00 to Hol Chan and Shark/Ray Alley Guide/Captain Snorkeling gears, Fruits and Water

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult



ENJOY A FULL DAY OF SNORKELING AND A LITTLE FUN FISHING

Up for more fun than just a half day of snorkeling then join us on board one of our on a full day on the water and enjoy two (2) excellent snorkeling stops, lunch and some fishing. Firstly, we make a stop at one of our favorite sites to try and source some seafood to add to our lunch while you snorkel and enjoy our beautiful reef system.

After about an hour at our first location, we continue our fishing in one of the channels to secure more fish and then take a stop to do some bottom fishing before another snorkeling stop. We then take a break on a nearby beach where your guide will prepare the freshly caught seafood for your lunch. Take this time to stretch out your legs, go looking for shells or learn more about the surroundings. After lunch we can choose to do a little more fishing or snorkeling before making our way back to your hotel or return port

During the course of the day, we will fish for snappers, jacks, barracudas and other species As this is a private outing, we are able to customize, let us know if you’d like to do a little more snorkeling, fishing or beach time and we will happily accommodate.

Duration: 7.5 hours
Availability: Sunday to Friday at 9am
Cost is USD$450.00 for 1 – 4 person
Meeting Location: Ridge and Reef office, Beach front @ old Big Daddy’s night club building 30 Minutes prior to departure time if staying in town, we will pick up at your hotel dock if staying at a property on the eastern coast. If staying North, we will select northern snorkeling and fishing sites.

What to bring
Camera with waterproof case, sunblock and towels

Inclusions
Park fee of US$10.00 Guide/Captain Snorkeling gears Fruits and Water Lunch: Your tour guide will take a little time to catch your lunch while you snorkel. Lunch usually consists of but not limited to fresh seafood ceviche, seafood and chicken option for entree, tortillas, salad, rice and beans

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult



At Ridge and Reef Adventures we offer various types of fishing in either half or full day:

A*** Our Leisure fishing and snorkeling is trip for those that prefer to spend a day on the water having fun with family or friends with a little fishing and some snorkeling. You’ll fish along the channels and other inlets for Snappers, jacks and a variety of other shallow water species. This trip is limited to a maximum of 4 persons per boat with anglers taking turns fishing except when bottom fishing.

**Your guide will pick up from a designated dock nearest your accommodation
Half day: 8am to noon or 1pm to 4pm Cost is $450.00 (additional person USD$75.00)
Full Day: 8am to 3:30pm Cost is USD$550.00 (additional person USD$75.00)

B*** Then we offer a Reef Fishing which is usually done inside the reef system and on the inner channel where we have chances to hook up on Snappers, Mackerels, Barracuda and other reef species. For best results, we recommend a maximum of 4 anglers on board.

**Your guide will pick up from a designated dock nearest your accommodation
Half day: 8am to noon or 1pm to 4pm Cost is USD$450.00 (additional person USD$75.00)
Full Day: 8am to 3:30pm Cost is USD$550.00 (additional person USD$75.00)

C*** Those that want to venture a few miles off shore for larger species such as Dorado’s, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Tunas and other deep sea species can enjoy our deep sea fishing on one of our larger boats.

**Your guide will pick up from a designated dock nearest your accommodation
Half day: 8am to noon or 1pm to 4pm Cost is US$575.00
Full Day: 8am to 3:30pm Cost is US$900.00

D*** Then there’s our flats or fly fishing for the anglers that are in search of the illusive Permit, Tarpon and Bonefish on a catch and release basis.

**Your guide will pick up from a designated dock nearest your accommodation
Half day: 7am to 11am or 1pm to 4pm Cost is US$450.00
Full Day: 7am to 3:00pm Cost is US$550.00


Duration: half days 4 hours and full days 8 hours
Availability: Sunday to Friday. Half days starts at 7am or 1pm, full days at 7am

What to bring
Camera, sunblock, sunglasses

Inclusions
Park fees where applicable Guide/Captain
Fishing rods and bait, except those for fly fishing
Fruits and Water, packed lunch where applicable

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult


Island Culture
As Belizeans we are happy of our diverse Cultures of which many are represented here on our Island. The goal is to depict one culture and its rich heritage on these tours each time a tour runs; following is one scenario: Guests will meet at the Central park in downtown San Pedro at about 10am for a short orientation after which everyone will be taken on a Tour of the Island pointing out many different landmarks and impart some History of the island. We then break for lunch were we will have you feast on some rich Belizean bites. Guests will learn History, way of life, dance, food and Culture in general. One main part of this experience is to make a traditional meal which guests will have at the end of the tour as part of their experience.

Cost: USD$75.00
Minimum: 2 persons
Starting time: 10am
Inclusions: Transportation, Lunch, snacks and bottled water.



EXPLORE SECRET BEACH AND NORTH AMBERGRIS CAYE

Tired of being at your hotel beach and surrounding, not wanting to rent a golf cart and drive North to explore the island? No need to worry as we can take you there! Take a drive north of the island and see where the reef meets the island, enjoy the breathtaking views as you drive through what’s remaining of the approximately 30 Coconut plantations which the island strived on from the 1880’s to 1930’s. While travelling, your guide will share much history from the 1800’s to the recent years of this beautiful island we call home.

On your way back, you will stop over at the famous secret beach, enjoy a dip in the pristine waters while your guide prepares your lunch. Explore the beach and bar hop if you desire.

Cost: USD$75.00
Minimum: 4 persons
Inclusions: Transportation, Lunch, cooler with non-alcoholic beverages and fruits

Departure from your hotel will be approximately 9:00am (depending on location of your hotel)
Departure from Secret beach will be approximately 3:30pm



JOIN US ON A FULL DAY OF SNORKELING AND FUN ON OUR POWER CATAMARAN

Up for more fun than just a half day of snorkeling or full day out on a speedboat? Join us on board one of our on a full day Snorkeling trips and enjoy at least Four (4) excellent snorkeling stops south of the Island of San Pedro. During the course of the morning, your guide will do his best to harvest some fresh seafood for you all while enjoying some relaxing snorkeling in the area.

The first part of the day will be to a location where we snorkel and search for West Indian Manatees “Trichechus manatus”. Please note that there is an excellent chance of seeing the manatees however they are in their natural habitat and there’s no guarantee. Enjoy their company for a while however You are not allowed to touch these creatures. Snorkeling continues at other patch reef systems before heading inside the marine park where we will snorkel the beautiful Shark and Ray Alley while your crew prepares lunch. At about 2pm we hop over to another great site "Hol Chan Marine Reserve which is home to more than 200 species of fish and other marine creatures. At the Hol Chan (Mayan for little channel) "Little Channel" you can snorkel with an abundance of fish and marine species. The "little channel" is approximately 23m (75ft) wide and 9m (30 ft) in depth. Your guide will let you in water Starting at around 1.5m (5ft) where you will quickly come into contact with large schools of jacks, groupers, snappers and many other species of fishes. Your guide then escorts you to the “Channel” where you will see pristine coral formations along with sea turtles, spotted-eagle rays, and much more.

Duration: 7.5 hours
Availability: Monday and Friday at 9am
Minimum: 8 Adults
Meeting Location: Ridge and Reef office, Beach front @ old Big Daddy’s night club building 30 Minutes prior to departure time

Adult cost is US$120.00 and children ages 4 to 10 years US$85.00

What to bring
Camera or phone with waterproof case, Towels, Sunblock

Inclusions
Park fee of US$10.00 to Hol Chan and Shark/Ray Alley
Guide/Captain
Snorkeling gears, Fruits and Water
Lunch: Your tour guide will take a little time during the day to try and secure some seafood for lunch or snacks during the day.. Lunch consists but not limited to fresh seafood ceviche, a seafood and chicken option for entree, salad, tortillas, coconut rice and beans.

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult



EXPLORE SECRET BEACH AND NORTH AMBERGRIS CAYE

Tired of being at your hotel beach and surrounding, not wanting to rent a golf cart and drive North to explore the island? No need to worry as we can take you there! Take a drive north of the island and see where the reef meets the island, enjoy the breathtaking views as you drive through what’s remaining of the approximately 30 Coconut plantations which the island strived on from the 1880’s to 1930’s. While travelling, your guide will share much history from the 1800’s to the recent years of this beautiful island we call home.

On your way back, you will stop over at the famous secret beach, enjoy a dip in the pristine waters while your guide prepares your lunch. Explore the beach and bar hop if you desire.

Cost: USD$75.00
Minimum: 4 persons
Inclusions: Transportation, Lunch, cooler with non-alcoholic beverages and fruits

Departure from your hotel will be approximately 9:00am (depending on location of your hotel)
Departure from Secret beach will be approximately 3:30pm



JOIN US ON A FULL DAY OF SNORKELING AND FUN ON OUR POWER CATAMARAN


Up for more fun than just a half day of snorkeling or full day out on a speedboat? Join us on board one of our on a full day Snorkeling trips and enjoy at least Four (4) excellent snorkeling stops south of the Island of San Pedro. During the course of the morning, your guide will do his best to harvest some fresh seafood for you all while enjoying some relaxing snorkeling in the area.

The first part of the day will be to a location where we snorkel and search for West Indian Manatees “Trichechus manatus”. Please note that there is an excellent chance of seeing the manatees however they are in their natural habitat and there’s no guarantee. Enjoy their company for a while however You are not allowed to touch these creatures. Snorkeling continues at other patch reef systems before heading inside the marine park where we will snorkel the beautiful Shark and Ray Alley while your crew prepares lunch. At about 2pm we hop over to another great site "Hol Chan Marine Reserve which is home to more than 200 species of fish and other marine creatures. At the Hol Chan (Mayan for little channel) "Little Channel" you can snorkel with an abundance of fish and marine species. The "little channel" is approximately 23m (75ft) wide and 9m (30 ft) in depth. Your guide will let you in water Starting at around 1.5m (5ft) where you will quickly come into contact with large schools of jacks, groupers, snappers and many other species of fishes. Your guide then escorts you to the “Channel” where you will see pristine coral formations along with sea turtles, spotted-eagle rays, and much more.

Duration: 7.5 hours
Availability: Monday and Friday at 9am
Minimum: 8 Adults
Meeting Location: Ridge and Reef office, Beach front @ old Big Daddy’s night club building 30 Minutes prior to departure time

Adult cost is US$120.00 and children ages 4 to 10 years US$85.00



CULTURAL SUNSET DINNER CRUISE

Join us on board our 37ft x 18ft power catamaran and enjoy an evening of relaxation, beautiful Sunset, great food and drinks.
Meet us in front of our office on the beach front at the Old Big Daddys Building at 3:45pm. We board at 4:15pm and cruise southwards along the cost of San Pedro then west of the Island where you are guaranteed to have an unobstructed sunset view while enjoying some snacks, drinks and of course our Belizean dinner buffet while enjoying wonderful music and even some dancing.
After a wonderful dinner we start making our way back to port with scheduled arrival time about 8:15pm.
Dress Code: Island Smart Casual
Departure time: 4:15pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
Please advise of any Dietary needs or special requests.
Price: USD$100.00 per Adult and USD$75.00 for children up to 12 years old.





SNORKELING AND SPECTACULAR SUNSET

Not sure which marine tour is best for you? Don’t worry, we thought about you folks and offer a combination of pristine snorkeling and spectacular Island Sunset. We start off our day at 11:00am and cruise towards Hol Chan Marine Reserve where you will enjoy some of the best snorkeling the Country has to offer. After about an hour at Hol Chan Marine Reserve we cruise south for about 15 Minutes an area called Conch Grave Yard where guests can enjoy more snorkeling and to the conch Graveyard for snorkeling and a wonderful lunch. (kindly advise of any dietary needs).
Lunch and snorkeling from 1pm to 2:45pm at conch graveyard where you will see hundreds of small and beautiful reef fishes then cruise to the next snorkeling stop at Shark Ray Alley where you will be able to rid your fears of snorkeling with sharks; enjoy this location from 3pm to 4pm then we cruise westwards to a shallow sandy area where we enjoy some swimming in crystal clear water, cold beverages, snacks and good music. After our amazing sunset we cruise slowly towards port passing many of beautifully lit resorts on the southern portion of the Island before arriving in port at about 6:30pm
Dress Code: Swimsuits or Casual
Departure time: 11am on Sunday and Wednesday
Please advise of any Dietary needs or special requests.
Price: USD$120.00 per Adult and USD$85.00 for children up to 12 years old.



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