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Snorkel La Jolla Cove with a biologist

San Diego, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Matt

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.*

La Jolla Cove is one of the most popular spots in San Diego, noted by a series of small caves created by the Pacific Ocean, where we can observe seals, sea lions, and an abundance of fish! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area, including the caves (if conditions permit), for one hour. Since La Jolla Cove is part of a Marine Protected Area all natural things (animals, shells, etc.) must remain where they are found. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience!
Other things to note
If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.*

La Jolla Cove is one of the most popular spots in San Diego, noted by a series of small caves created by the Pacific Ocean, where we can observe seals, sea lions, and an abundance of fish! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we wi…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Mask, snorkel, fins, and pictures from my underwater camera are all include...

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 99 Reviews
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Hello! I'm Matt, or @SnorkelMatt on Instagram!

AirBnB Community Leader for San Diego! Former marine biology teacher and American Red Cross-certified lifeguard with over ten years of teaching experience from education centers all across the United States. As an educator and scientist with a focus on wildlife conservation and marine ecology, I use my expertise to share my passion of the marine environment with you!

I host 5 Airbnb Experiences here in San Diego, view them all at www.snorkelmatt.com !
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Mon, Apr 26
$59 per person
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$59 per person
Fri, Apr 30
$59 per person
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$59 per person
Mon, May 3
$59 per person
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$59 per person
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Where you'll be

La Jolla Cove is an open-ocean snorkel, so there will be waves and swell. This experience is recommended for moderate to advanced swimmers and snorkelers.
Larie
April 2021
We originally booked for the sea caves snorkeling trip, but due to swell size he suggested we switch locations. While we were disappointed we didn’t get to see the sea caves, Matt didn’t disappoint with his knowledge and experience in our new location. He was patient and kind and we all had a great time. We even saw a Spanish shawl. There was a frustrating mix up with communication from Airbnb over meet up spot and change in location, but Matt made up for it and went over in time. Definitely would recommend snorkeling with Matt. Can you snorkel on your own...sure....but will you get his knowledge (and keen eyesight) about the ocean and what you are actually seeing? And it’s also nice to have another set of lifeguard eyes, if you have kids.
We originally booked for the sea caves snorkeling trip, but due to swell size he suggested we switch locations. While we were disappointed we didn’t get to see the sea caves, Matt…
Brie
April 2021
Our snorkeling experience with Matt was BEYOND magical! In just one hour we saw an octopus, a giant sea slug, and a ton of magical fish. Matt is extremely knowledgeable and made the day so fun and interactive. Highly recommend!
Levi
March 2021
Matt is an excellent tour guide. He’s super personable, knowledgeable, and adaptable to one’s comfort level with snorkeling/being in the water. He adapted the experience in real-time to the environmental conditions and my preferences. I had an amazing time snorkeling with Matt and would recommend it to anyone.
Matt is an excellent tour guide. He’s super personable, knowledgeable, and adaptable to one’s comfort level with snorkeling/being in the water. He adapted the experience in real-ti…
Trevor
March 2021
Matt gave us a truly incredible experience in La Jolla. Matt consistently went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed. The snorkel itself was beautiful and we saw some really cool wildlife. This was our favorite experience while visiting SD, and Matt’s attentiveness and service were outstanding!
Matt gave us a truly incredible experience in La Jolla. Matt consistently went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed. The snorkel itself was beautiful and we saw som…
Matthew
March 2021
Met Matt in Mission Bay for snorkeling with my teenagers. Incredibly knowledgeable about all the critters we saw in our outing. We had a fantastic time and my teenagers even learned something! Would highly recommend. It’s easy to tell Matt is passionate about this as well as the wildlife you may see on your trip.
Met Matt in Mission Bay for snorkeling with my teenagers. Incredibly knowledgeable about all the critters we saw in our outing. We had a fantastic time and my teenagers even learne…
Aime
March 2021
Matt contacted us a couple days in advance to warn that the waves in La Jolla cove would be too dangerous for snorkeling on our chosen day. We switched the location to Mission Bay instead and had a great time! We saw lots of fish and other creatures. Matt is very knowledgeable and we will absolutely go with him again on a day that we can safely check out La Jolla!
Matt contacted us a couple days in advance to warn that the waves in La Jolla cove would be too dangerous for snorkeling on our chosen day. We switched the location to Mission Bay…

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  • Mon, Apr 26
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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    $59 per person
  • Fri, Apr 30
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    $59 per person
  • Mon, May 3
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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    $59 per person
  • Fri, May 7
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    $59 per person
  • Sun, May 9
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Thu, May 13
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $59 per person
  • Fri, May 14
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Sat, May 15
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 1 other guest
    $59 per person

Activity advisory

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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.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Must know how to swim to participate

Wetsuit - not provided - after booking, I will send more information (cost to rent is around $15)