Snorkel Lesson & Guided Tour in Hilo

Hilo, United States

Experience hosted by Michael

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

If you've never snorkeled but always wanted to learn and try it out, this experience will give you the skills for one of the easiest and amazing things to do on a tropical vacation! A wonderful underwater awaits!

One and a half-hour session includes safety briefing, fitting and proper use of equipment, snorkeling techniques, snorkel tour, fish identification, and how to be an ocean ambassador.

I will help you quickly learn to snorkel and take you out to meet Hilo's beautiful fish. Unlike other tours I won't just give you the equipment and throw you out in the ocean - I'll be with you every step of the way!

Other things to note
-- I specialize in non-swimmers or people who are fearful of the water.
-- All skill levels welcome - tour will be tailored to snorkelers' needs
-- Tours are limited to 6 people to ensure safety and the best experience! If you have more than 6 people in your party, please contact me.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. I do not take a cell phone with me - please DO NOT text, email, or try to call me 30 minutes prior to reservation time.
2. Leave valuables locked in your car
3. Rain or shine, no refunds for rain (exceptions: high surf advisories, park closure)
4. If you have some snorkel skills, we can do a more advanced guided tour
5. Floatation devices and snorkel equipment provided.
6. BRING: towel and water socks/shoes if you have them
If you've never snorkeled but always wanted to learn and try it out, this experience will give you the skills for one of the easiest and amazing things to do on a tropical vacation! A wonderful underwater awaits!

One and a half-hour session includes safety briefing, fitting and proper use of equipment, snorkeling techniques, snorkel tour, fish identification, and how to be an ocean ambassador.

I will help you quickly lear…

What's included

  • Food
    Local fruit
  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Equipment
    -- A snorkel mask and snorkel will be provided.
    -- Water socks/shoes...

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 108 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm sure I was a fish in another life! I am an avid water sports enthusiast, expert snorkeler, and scuba diver!

I enjoy sharing Hawaii's underwater world with visitors from all over the world. I love teaching people that snorkeling is easy, fun, and anyone can do it - no experience required, just a sense of adventure!

I specialize in non-swimmers and/or beginners and I'll help you get over your fears and have an amazing experience you'll always remember.
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From $38
/ person
Sun, Aug 1
$45 per person
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
$45 per person
Sun, Aug 1
$45 per person
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$45 per person
Mon, Aug 2
$45 per person
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This time is popular
$45 per person

Where you'll be

Based on guests' ability, one of three snorkeling beaches in Hilo will be used for your lesson. The tour will always start at Onekahakaha Beach Park, and a determination will be made about the next best location based on experience.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 108 reviews.

Phoebe
July 2021
We had an excellent time with Mike, he took us to a few different locations and we saw some incredible fish, coral and even a few sea turtles. He was accommodating to different skill levels and I appreciated his low-effort floating approach to snorkeling. My husband and I loved learning about all the different types of creatures we saw - Mike is very knowledgeable on the local fauna! Well worth it if you’re staying near Hilo.
We had an excellent time with Mike, he took us to a few different locations and we saw some incredible fish, coral and even a few sea turtles. He was accommodating to different ski…
Lety
July 2021
Mike is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. My boys, 14 and 17, were thrilled to see the variety of fish. My boys and I loved listening to his stories of places he’s snorkeled before. Thank you SO much Mike.
Indira
July 2021
Mike was an excellent guide and teacher! He was very thoughtful and patient and showed us around some beautiful and calm locations for snorkeling. Would definitely recommend!
Neha
July 2021
My husband and I took a snorkeling lesson with Micheal. My husband is a swimmer but has never snorkeled before, and I’m a non-swimmer. Michael made sure I was comfortable in the water throughout, and was also very vigilant about safety. If, like me, you’re a non-swimmer or a so-so swimmer who really wants to see a bunch of absolutely beautiful fish under water, I would highly recommend going with Michael.
My husband and I took a snorkeling lesson with Micheal. My husband is a swimmer but has never snorkeled before, and I’m a non-swimmer. Michael made sure I was comfortable in the wa…
Rahul
July 2021
Michael provided very effective snorkel training first and then took us to a state park for full snorkeling session. He is great trainer and adaptive to adapt to varying skills. Overall great experience and we highly recommend!
Lovepreet
July 2021
My partner and I went snorkeling with Mike today and had a blast! He did a great job personalizing the lesson to our skill levels and took us to 2 different beaches. Saw beautiful fish and even turtles! Highly recommend!

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  • Sun, Aug 1
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    $45 per person
  • Sun, Aug 1
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Mon, Aug 2
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    This time is popular
    $45 per person
  • Mon, Aug 2
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Tue, Aug 3
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $38 per person
  • Tue, Aug 3
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Wed, Aug 4
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $45 per person
  • Thu, Aug 5
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    $45 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Snorkel gear if you have some

Beach Towel