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Snorkel La Jolla Shores with a biologist

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.*

La Jolla Shores is a popular snorkel location in San Diego. All year round, we can observe fish, invertebrates, seals, and occasionally sea turtles, with July-September being peak season to snorkel with harmless leopard sharks! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area for one hour. Since La Jolla Shores 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 Shores is a popular snorkel location in San Diego. All year round, we can observe fish, invertebrates, seals, and occasionally sea turtles, with July-September being peak season to snorkel with harmless leopard sharks! After a brief s…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Mask, snorkel, fins, and pictures from my underwater camera are all include...
From $54
/ person
Mon, Nov 30
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$54 per person
$54 per person
Thu, Dec 17
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$54 per person
$54 per person
Sat, Dec 19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
$54 per person
$54 per person

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 24 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 Shores is an open-ocean snorkel, so there will be waves and swell. This experience is recommended for moderate to advanced swimmers and snorkelers. In the event there are unsafe or poor conditions, this experience might be cancelled, possibly the day of the experience.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Gintarė
November 2020
Matt was extremly knowledgeable and personable! This trip was one of our highlights of our vacation in San Diego! And we won’t ever forget it because Matt documents the trip on his go pro and sends you pictures few days later!
Tiffany
October 2019
Matt is informative and well educated in this field! Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of experience snorkeling, he teaches you the basics. Matt gives you tid bits of information on how to use the equipment properly and what to do while out in the ocean before leaving shore. He knows the area and sea creatures known to the area. He is attentive and guides you at your own pace. My husband and I had a great experience! The water is cold though so make sure to get the thicker wet suits!
Matt is informative and well educated in this field! Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of experience snorkeling, he teaches you the basics. Matt gives you tid bits of information…
Marlon
August 2019
This was our first and second time snorkeling respectively. We had a great time, Matt is super patient and loves explaining everything there is to know about every form of sea life. We are planning to do another tour with him this weekend.
Caity
August 2019
My fiance and I had so much fun! Matt was very experienced and knowledgeable about the wildlife and area we snorkeled in. He communicated all the details for meeting and what to expect. Highly recommend. It was so nice to be in a small group with a knowledgeable guide!
My fiance and I had so much fun! Matt was very experienced and knowledgeable about the wildlife and area we snorkeled in. He communicated all the details for meeting and what to ex…
Soraya
June 2019
This was a great experience! Booking was easy, Matt promptly responded to all of my questions prior to booking. Once it was booked he gave clear instructions on where to meet him, where to get the gear, and even gave us helpful information on how long it would take us to get there considering traffic. The experience was fun! I was a little hesitant but he made feel comfortable and checked in every now and then to make sure I was doing okay. One of my favorite things about this experience is that Matt took pictures of us and promptly sent them to us! Now this will for sure be an unforgettable experience!
This was a great experience! Booking was easy, Matt promptly responded to all of my questions prior to booking. Once it was booked he gave clear instructions on where to meet him,…
Jonathan
November 2018
I had an awesome time with Matt. He knows a lot about marine life, and keeps a sharp eye out for aquatic plants and critters of all sizes. He really brings the subject to life, which is always a breath of fresh air. He is very accommodating and always looks out for everyone's safety and comfort. I always feel at ease with Matt at the helm. I will gladly go on any snorkel he hosts! :)
I had an awesome time with Matt. He knows a lot about marine life, and keeps a sharp eye out for aquatic plants and critters of all sizes. He really brings the subject to life, whi…

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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)