- 21 Ratings
Mission Bay Snorkeling Tour in San Diego
Discover the natural charm of Mission Bay on a snorkeling tour that reveals all the underwater wonder. Learn the fundamentals of snorkeling while uncovering the scenic beauty of this salty lagoon.
What You Will Do
- Master the basics of snorkeling with the help of an expert on a guided tour that doubles as a lesson
- Explore Mission Bay, a secluded lagoon full of colorful fish: Snorkel with the brightly-colored marine life swimming right beside you
- Dive into the emerald waves of San Diego and enjoy the perfect water temperature
- Mission Bay guided snorkel tour
- 21 Ratings
Our guide, Jessie, helped make this tour a success. My girlfriend was not familiar with snorkeling and a little apprehensive. We took a private option, just her and I and Jessie. He made it so much easier for us to enjoy our time. Lance
Jesse was great!
Jesse was amazing! We had hands down the most fu of our entire vacation snorkeling with him.
Jesse was very accommodating and patient with our group. We had a blast as beginners and he made sure to explain all the things we needed to know when snorkeling. It was a great experience and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for something fun to do while in sunny San Diego. He made our experience very enjoyable. He had the gear for us to use and even went beyond to show us some lobsters and point out fish. Awesome!
Our snorkeling guide was awesome! He was very accommodating considering all the technical issues we were having that morning. He was able to helped our friend become more comfortable in large bodies of water even tho he had a phobia of them. Overall it was a great experience. Next time I go down to San Diego, I'm doing the next step up.
Jesse was great! Definitely worked with us on a timeline, and was very helpful. I have to say the tour was great Jesse walks you through everything you need to know when snorkeling. Overall I was happy with my experience !
This is by far the most underrated excursion company here in San Diego. After doing lots of research and Yelping, I found this business when it only had one review. [booking] I booked for 15 people easily. Just give Jesse a call and he'll open up the slot you want online (if it's available) as soon as you're ready to pay. [pricing] I originally found SDOA on Groupon, but I don't recommend purchasing it from there...I'm a supporter of great family owned businesses and I'm not about the interest being taken from them. Just call in and ask for the discount code to pay directly on the business website. My family was on a budget but we were determined to do something together, and $35ish each person (after discount and tax) which included all the needed gear was a remarkable price to us for the experience. [location] The locations are based off which excursion you're going on. Yelp says La Jolla, but my tour was at Mission Bay Park. Jesse sent me a dropped pin and it took us straight to the lot. We walk from the lot down to the canopy on the beach. Pretty easy to find but if your lost, Jesse will walk out to find you. [customer service] I was worried my group ranging from "child" to "old people"-years old wouldn't enjoy this collaboratively. Jesse, Britney, and Barbara went above and beyond to make sure we were all happy. They made sure to pay extra attention to those who couldn't swim (or in my case, kept losing a flipper) and didn't push us beyond what we were capable of. I showed up in a group of 18, booked for 15, but only 13 of us went on the tour. I don't know their return policy, but I didn't even bother asking for a refund because of how well they took care of us. They helped us get suited up (also, their gear was notably cleaner than other rentals we've seen) and were extremely clear with instructions. They didn't even mind that our other 5 family members frolicked in the water nearby the tour just to spend time with us, so you can't just NOT tip them extra! [our tour] We swam by school of fish, rocks, plants, Jesse's son (haha), etc. He caught a lobster and giant sea slug for us to pet. I think as beginners, this tour was great for us to just figure out how to use the gear and see some water life. Make sure to bring a Go Pro if you have one. If you want to get into the harder tours, they've got sharks and sea cave life. [overall] So so happy my family was able to do something active together after years, and I can't stress how accommodating Jesse, Britney, and Barbara were throughout the entire experience. Such nice people, and I recommend this business to anyone.