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Marine Bio 101 Snorkel in Mission Bay!

San Diego, United States

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 $84
/ person
Sat, 17 Apr
$84 per person
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 1 other guest
$84 per person
Wed, 21 Apr
$84 per person
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$84 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
$84 per person
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$84 per person

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 197 Reviews
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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

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!
Leslhe
April 2021
I loved snorkeling. It was the best experience ever thanks to Matt. He was quite funny and made sure we had a blast. The underwater camera made it even better! Although my group were behind on our scheduled time he managed to continue the tour. Would definitely do again 10/10.
I loved snorkeling. It was the best experience ever thanks to Matt. He was quite funny and made sure we had a blast. The underwater camera made it even better! Although my group we…
Katherine
April 2021
We took a family trip to San Diego and my kids have never gone snorkeling before. Matt was very thorough in communicating with us and made the whole process very simple. The wetsuit rental was very easy and the staff at the House of Scuba were very helpful. My son is very interested in marine life and Matt was excellent at educating us on the various creatures we saw during our snorkeling excursion. Matt also pointed out animals that we wouldn't have noticed on our own. Matt made our first family snorkeling outing a big success and it surpassed my expectations. We would definitely recommend Matt to others and would do it again next time we're in San Diego.
We took a family trip to San Diego and my kids have never gone snorkeling before. Matt was very thorough in communicating with us and made the whole process very simple. The wets…
Katelynne
April 2021
Our snorkeling experience with Matt was great. He was very friendly and educated about the marine life. It was great to learn more about the different animals and organisms that live in saltwater. He was very respectful of the marine life as well. He also made sure that we were safe and had a good time during our snorkeling trip! As first time snorkelers, we could not have asked for a better guide!
Our snorkeling experience with Matt was great. He was very friendly and educated about the marine life. It was great to learn more about the different animals and organisms that li…
Raisa
March 2021
WOW! Matt was a great guide. Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the local ecology. We saw a lot of beautiful life in the bay and now have a new found respect for the local habitat. Highly recommended!
Daniela
March 2021
Last week me and my boyfriend went snorkeling with Matt and had a really great experience in San Diego! Matt was very nice and friendly, which made our time even more enjoyable as we edged our way to making friends with sea critters of the bay. 5 stars, especially because Matt took amazing pictures... and we even got to see a gigantic sea slug!
Last week me and my boyfriend went snorkeling with Matt and had a really great experience in San Diego! Matt was very nice and friendly, which made our time even more enjoyable as…
Christopher
March 2021
Matt was very patient with my fiancé and son. They were both reluctant to get into the water. Allowed them to go at their own pace. Stayed in touch due to all the rain to make sure we had a safe experience. I would definitely do it again, we all would actually. We did the private group due to having a non swimmer and it was still worth it.
Matt was very patient with my fiancé and son. They were both reluctant to get into the water. Allowed them to go at their own pace. Stayed in touch due to all the rain to make sure…

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  • Sat, 17 Apr
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 1 other guest
    $84 per person
  • Wed, 21 Apr
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $84 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $84 per person
  • Mon, 26 Apr
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $84 per person
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    $84 per person
  • Mon, 3 May
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $84 per person
  • Fri, 7 May
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $84 per person
  • Tue, 11 May
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 1 other guest
    $84 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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)