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Explore Marine Life in Tide Pools!

San Diego, United States

Experience hosted by Matt

60 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 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.*

Tide pools, or rocky intertidal zones, are small collections of ocean water trapped by rocks as the ocean level recedes. This area is covered by the ocean half of the day- during high tide- and the pools are exposed at low tide, which creates a unique, yet fragile, habitat for lots of small invertebrates and fish!

At our meeting spot, I will give you a brief talk on safety and tide pool rules, as all San Diego tide pools have a strict "no collection" policy. Once we understand how to tide pool safely and respectfully, the adventure begins!
Other things to note
- Children 3 years and under are free!
- I can also host private/group/extended (longer) sessions, contact me for more information - Guests must wear close-toed shoes that will get wet -
*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.*

Tide pools, or rocky intertidal zones, are small collections of ocean water trapped by rocks as the ocean level recedes. This area is covered by the ocean half of the day- during high tide- and the pools are exposed at low tide, which creates…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Pictures from my waterproof camera are included!

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 147 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Where you'll be

Without divulging too much information, as this area is somewhat hidden, these tide pools are near La Jolla and Pacific Beach. Often, students from local universities conduct studies and surveys at these pools. Once you book this experience, you will receive information on the exact address of our meeting spot.
Tina
April 2021
Matt is a great host, took the time to talk with us about the different sea creatures as well as show us some cool tide pool areas with cool little bits of info along the way. Fun experience and would highly recommend!
Dan
April 2021
It’s fascinating learning about all life that lives in the tide pools. Matt is knowledgeable and very professional. This is a great activity for all ages.
Jessica
March 2021
Matt was great, the tidal pools were very cool, the view was gorgeous and the time he took to share his expertise in a fun and engaging way with our 8-year old twins was priceless!! I would recommend this experience to anyone, children or adults, that want to learn more about this gorgeous stretch of the California coastline.
Matt was great, the tidal pools were very cool, the view was gorgeous and the time he took to share his expertise in a fun and engaging way with our 8-year old twins was priceless!…
Eve
March 2021
Matt is knowledgeable and amiable. We enjoyed our visit to the tide-pools and would for sure try other experiences with Matt as well.
Matthew
March 2021
Exploring the tidepools with Matt was simply great. He easily talked to kids and grownups both, shared his enthusiasm for discoveries in nature, and respect for the environment. It was a really cool time, just so beautiful to be out there. Thank you Matt and all the anemones!
Exploring the tidepools with Matt was simply great. He easily talked to kids and grownups both, shared his enthusiasm for discoveries in nature, and respect for the environment. It…
Ryan
March 2021
Great and educational experience for the family. I’m glad we booked this for our trip to San Diego. Matt is an excellent host and encouraged questions and curiosity.

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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 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Close-toed shoes that will get wet (NO flip-fops or sandals)

Clothes that could potentially get wet