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Marine Bio 101 Snorkel in Mission Bay!

San Diego, United States

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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.*

Mission Point Park is a great spot for beginner snorkelers and marine biology nerds! We will be snorkeling in Mission Bay, a calm, flat body of water that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Being in the bay, we typically encounter small fish, interesting algae, and lots of invertebrates, including sea slugs, octopus, urchins, and sea stars! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area for one hour. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience!

*If you are a non-swimmer, feel free to book a private tour and/or message me to see if this is the right experience for you. Sometimes guests can be overwhelmed by the water, but this is the perfect place to learn! I have hosted many non-swimmers and they have all loved their time on the water, just read some of the reviews below! Again, just communicate with me before booking and we can figure it out!
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.*

Mission Point Park is a great spot for beginner snorkelers and marine biology nerds! We will be snorkeling in Mission Bay, a calm, flat body of water that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Being in the bay, we typically encounter small fish, inter…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Mask, snorkel, fins, and pictures from my underwater camera are all include...
From $59
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Thu, Dec 3
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Fri, Dec 4
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 171 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

Mission Point Park is a peninsula surrounded by Mission Bay, a large flat body of water feeding into the Pacific. There are rarely waves and swell, making it ideal for beginner snorkelers and those who want to get a closer look at marine life!

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 171 reviews.

Fahad
November 2020
Matt is really knowledgeable in the marine life and super educated on that world. Super nice host and very patient with kids as well. Almost makes it feel like he already know us.
Alexis
March 2020
Matt is a very knowledgeable guide and any questions I had, even if they weren’t about something we were looking at, Matt was able to answer. A wonderful adventure for people of all ages.
Joshua
February 2020
Snorkeling in the pristine waters of San Diego is surreal! We saw a great deal creatures and discovered an entirely different world, teeming with a diverse array of wildlife, and with wonderful visibility. I'm definitely inspired to do this again with Matt upon our next visit to San Diego, and maybe even on my own in the future in my own hometown with the newly-found skills and confidence. We definitely learned a lot about the local habitat, snorkel safety, geology and bonded with the nature - these are memories we will always cherish. Matt went out of our way for us both before, during, and after the experience. If you care about and love the ocean, or are interested in a true adventure that feels like an expedition on an alien planet, right here on earth, then this experience is for you!
Snorkeling in the pristine waters of San Diego is surreal! We saw a great deal creatures and discovered an entirely different world, teeming with a diverse array of wildlife, and w…
Dante
January 2020
This experience with Matt was awesome! He was passionate about his work, thoughtful, informative, knowledgeable and took some wonderful photos to document the experience. I would definitely book again!
Rebecca
January 2020
Matt is a wonderful host! He is very friendly and relaxed. I felt very comfortable with him and would recommend this experience to anyone!! He also took a lot of pictures during the experience that are very special! Thank you Matt!!
Kirti
January 2020
This was the best experience for beginners like us. He was super patient and funny and pretty informative. We highly recommend him for a fun experience.

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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 10 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)