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Snorkel La Jolla Cove with a biologist

San Diego, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Matt

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

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…

Matt's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Mask, snorkel, fins, and pictures from my underwater camera are all include...
From $57
/ person
Wed, Dec 2
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$57 per person
$57 per person
Sun, Dec 6
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$57 per person
$57 per person
Mon, Dec 7
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$57 per person
$57 per person

Meet your host, Matt

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

AirBnB Community Leader for San Diego! Current Red Cross certified Open Water life guard and former marine biology teacher, with over ten years of teaching experience from education centers all across the United States. As a 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 also host the following experiences here in San Diego:
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Hello! I'm Matt, or @SnorkelMatt on Instagram!

AirBnB Community Leader for San Diego! Current Red Cross certified Open Water life guard and former marine biology teacher, with over ten years of teaching experience from education centers all across the United States. As a 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 also host the following experiences here in San Diego:
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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.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 79 reviews.

Julio
November 2020
You will not regret choosing this experience! I had the best time, I went with Matt on the Bay experience and the la jolla coves experience and I enjoyed both of them. I got to see sea slugs, starfish, a stingray, many fish at the bay, and at the cove I saw sea lions and all types of fish and got pretty close to them. Matt is very informative and you can tell he truly cares about the animals and keeps track of how they are doing in the wild (a true conservationist). He's very personable and will make sure your okay plenty of times. Compared to all the other snorkel organizations I recommend him because you get a more intimate experience.
You will not regret choosing this experience! I had the best time, I went with Matt on the Bay experience and the la jolla coves experience and I enjoyed both of them. I got to see…
McCain
November 2020
If you find yourself in the La Jolla area, I highly recommend joining Matt for an adventure in the water. Despite the water being extremely cold (even with a wet suit), snorkeling with Matt was worth it. Matt’s knowledge of the area’s vast ecosystem coupled with his genuine interpersonal skills, made for an unforgettable time. He also captures the entire adventure via GoPro - great to memorialize the time! Highly recommend!!
If you find yourself in the La Jolla area, I highly recommend joining Matt for an adventure in the water. Despite the water being extremely cold (even with a wet suit), snorkeling…
Sho
October 2020
This was an awesome experience! Matt was very friendly, knowledgeable and personable. He was clear in his instructions of where to meet him and get the wetsuits needed for the experience. During the experience he took some awesome photos! Would definitely recommend to others, and we look to explore his other experiences when we are back in town!
This was an awesome experience! Matt was very friendly, knowledgeable and personable. He was clear in his instructions of where to meet him and get the wetsuits needed for the expe…
Jared
March 2020
Matt was easy to connect with and personable right off the bat. He was well informed about the sea creatures and much of San Diego. You could really tell he wanted you to have a great experience and just loved showing off the nature of San Diego. He even let me put some of my belongings to lock up in his car before we headed to the caves. Thank you Matt!
Matt was easy to connect with and personable right off the bat. He was well informed about the sea creatures and much of San Diego. You could really tell he wanted you to have a gr…
Katie
March 2020
Would do this again for sure! Matt was very accommodating and flexible- the weather wasn’t super ideal while we were visiting, but he was very communicative about different options and made sure we still had a great experience!
Eric
February 2020
Matt is the quintessential guide for a great time snorkeling. He is very educated in what he does and makes it a very unique and memorable experience. If you are in the area you have to come check Matt out and you won’t regret it!

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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)