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Family-fun beach walk with a biologist

San Diego, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal 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

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.*

Anyone can enjoy the beach, but not everyone knows the plant and animal life living in this amazing ecosystem! After getting familiar with our group and going over beach safety and etiquette, we will walk along the beach and, in no particular order,
1) discuss and examine marine life (if any) washed up on the beach,
2) walk under Scripps Pier, home to a widely-known marine biology institute,
3) explore the rocky cliffside for marine life

Also, a friendly reminder that we might not encounter any wildlife, especially as we will be on a beach. Like everything in nature, animals are unpredictable and not on a schedule!

Other things to note:
Children 3 and under are free! If you do not see a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you! I can also host private and group sessions.
*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.*

Anyone can enjoy the beach, but not everyone knows the plant and animal life living in this amazing ecosystem! After getting familiar with our group and going over beach safety and etiquette, we will walk along the beach and, in no particular…
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Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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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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Where you'll be

La Jolla is home to one of most popular beaches in San Diego! While exploring the area, we will be in a Marine Protected Area, which means everything we see must remain at the beach.
Dawn
March 2021
Matt did a great job of modifying our experience so my mom, who was in a wheelchair, could participate and learn about the amazing sea life in the nearby ocean. Thanks Matt, for an informative, enjoyable hour on the beautiful La Jolla Shores beach!!
Matt did a great job of modifying our experience so my mom, who was in a wheelchair, could participate and learn about the amazing sea life in the nearby ocean. Thanks Matt, for an…
Jessica
March 2021
Do it! My family and I had so much fun!!!! We saw so many different things, got to touch them, and learn about them. Highly recommend!!!
Andrea
March 2021
Our family had a great time on the beach walk. Matt was super knowledgeable and showed us all kinds of new sea creatures. He was great with the kids and kept their interest. I would definitely recommend this adventure.
Kenneth
March 2021
The experience was exactly as he described and Matt himself is very knowledgeable about sea life. My family and i had a great time walking on the beach and learning about sea life that we always saw but ignored. Overall it was a fun time!
Graham
January 2021
Excellent Marine Biologist. Matt obviously has a great deal of experience teaching, and relating to young people. My sixth grade son was engaged and interested. I found that spending this time with him added so much to my understanding of this beautiful and unique place. I would also add, a great value!
Excellent Marine Biologist. Matt obviously has a great deal of experience teaching, and relating to young people. My sixth grade son was engaged and interested. I found that spendi…
Michelle
January 2021
Excellent!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!Matt was terrific and we had an amazing time! We were a family with teens and an elderly parent and we all had a wonderful time! The location is beautiful and Matt did an outstanding job explaining beach animal and plant life. The pace was good and very doable for those that might be concerned about all the walking. Matt answered my kids million questions and was very knowledgeable! We are definitely planning on scheduling another of Matt’s tours when we come back next year!!!! Check out all of his tours!!!
Excellent!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!Matt was terrific and we had an amazing time! We were a family with teens and an elderly parent and we all had a wonderful time! The location is b…

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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

Bag or backpack with water, sun protection (shades, suncreen), extra layers if needed

Clothes/footwear that will get dirty/wet