Snorkel Lesson & Guided Tour in Hilo

Hilo, United States

Experience hosted by Michael

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

If you've never snorkeled but always wanted to learn and try it out, this experience will give you the skills for one of the easiest and most amazing things to do on a tropical vacation!
I will help you quickly learn to snorkel and take you out to meet Hilo's beautiful fish. Unlike other tours I won't just give you the equipment and throw you out in the ocean - I'll be with you every step of the way!

Other things to note
-- I specialize in non-swimmers or people who are fearful of the water.
-- All skill levels welcome - tour will be tailored to snorkelers' needs
-- Tours are limited to 6 people to ensure safety and the best experience! If you have more than 6 people in your party, please contact me.
--Non swimmers and first time snorkelers:: Low tide is the best time for you, usually the am session. High tides create choppy waves and bad conditions.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. I do not own a cell phone - please DO NOT text, email, or try to call me 30 minutes prior to reservation time.
2. Leave valuables locked in your car
3. Rain or shine, no refunds for rain (exceptions: high surf advisories, park closure)
4. Please show up on time! Other people may be snorkeling that day.
5. Floatation devices and snorkel equipment provided.
6. BRING: towel and water socks/shoes if you have them
7. come dressed and ready to go
If you've never snorkeled but always wanted to learn and try it out, this experience will give you the skills for one of the easiest and most amazing things to do on a tropical vacation!
I will help you quickly learn to snorkel and take you out to meet Hilo's beautiful fish. Unlike other tours I won't just give you the equipment and throw you out in the ocean - I'll be with you every step of the way!

Other things to note
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Equipment
    -- A snorkel mask and snorkel will be provided.
    -- Water socks/shoes...

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 136 Reviews
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I'm sure I was a fish in another life! I am an avid water sports enthusiast, expert snorkeler, and scuba diver! for 35 years.

I enjoy sharing Hawaii's underwater world with visitors from all over the world. I love teaching people that snorkeling is easy, relaxing and fun, and anyone can do it - no experience required, just a sense of adventure!

I specialize in non-swimmers and/or beginners and I'll help you get over your fears and have an amazing experience you'll always remember.
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Where you'll be

Based on guests' ability, one of three snorkeling beaches in Hilo will be used for your lesson. The tour will always start at Onekahakaha Beach Park, and a determination will be made about the next best location based on experience.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 136 reviews.

Tina
September 2021
Mike was excellent at taking care of me since I’m not a swimmer. He first took me to shallow waters where we snorkeled for a bit and then we drove a short distance to the Richardson ocean park. Snorkeling with Mike at Richardson Ocean park was the most amazing experience of my entire Hawaii trip. The various kinds of fish and sea creatures here were better than I’ve experienced in Maui, Bali, and even the Great Barrier Reef. I’m so grateful to Mike for being so kind and understanding towards me and helping me have this wonderful experience!
Alan
September 2021
Michael is a very professional and personable individual he loves what does and loves what shares ! I very glad I choose him to to expand my interest in exploring the sea world! He's very knowledgeable and an advocate for maintaining the our water world environment. I recommend you to enjoy a session with Michael versed or not in snorkeling he'll share his passion for the sea!
Sarah
September 2021
As a group who had no prior snorkeling experience Michael was super understanding and helped us feel at ease immediately! The locations he took us too were good and calm intros to snorkeling but also had a lot of really cool sea life to look at. Would definitely recommend Michael!
Andy
September 2021
The experience with Michael was amazing. He was very patient, kind, and thoughtful, and ensured that our group was all comfortable for our first snorkeling experience. He also took us to some amazing spots to see and introduce us to some cool sea life. Definitely recommend Michael!
Hamsika
September 2021
We had a wonderful experience snorkeling with Michael! He was very thoughtful, made us feel extremely comfortable snorkeling for the first time. We also got to see some beautiful fish - I’d highly recommend the experience!
Lakshmi
September 2021
Michael is a great instructor. He is warm and friendly, and he shared great info about the marine life, snorkeling/swimming, etc. He also brought us strawberry guavas (from his garden) and passion fruit for sampling. It was an excellent lesson!

Choose from available dates

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  • Wed., Sep. 22
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $58 per person
  • Thu., Sep. 23
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    $58 per person
  • Thu., Sep. 23
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $58 per person
  • Fri., Sep. 24
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $58 per person
  • Fri., Sep. 24
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $58 per person
  • Sun., Sep. 26
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $58 per person
  • Sun., Sep. 26
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $58 per person
  • Mon., Sep. 27
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    $58 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Snorkel gear if you have some

Beach Towel