Snorkeling in San Diego.

San Diego Snorkeling Tours

The best snorkeling in San Diego is in the La Jolla Marine Sanctuary.  Snorkel La Jolla Cove, the Seven Sea Caves, Shores or the Marine Room. Our San Diego snorkeling tours are offered daily.

This 6,000-acre underwater reserve is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Snorkelers can swim through beautiful schools of fish, including the bright orange Garibaldi. Seals sunbathe on the rocks and frolic in the calm, local waters. Hundreds of California brown pelicans and cormorants dot the towering cliffs. Seasonal visits from pods of migrating whales, sharks and dolphins.

Tour #1: La Jolla Cove Guided Snorkeling Tours

$9000/ person
  • Sea Lions & Sea Caves
  • Ages 12+ and 90 lbs +
  • Must know how to swim.
  • This guided tour includes use of mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit.
  • Questions: +1-858-539-0054

Tour #1: La Jolla Cove Guided Snorkeling Tour
(Sea Lions & Sea Caves)

Tour Check-In Location (La Jolla Cove)
1160 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla

The best site for snorkeling in San Diego is the La Jolla Cove on the southwest side of the marine reserve. Our tours navigate the protected waters from the Cove all the way to the ancient sea caves.

Included with your trip is the complimentary use of mask, snorkel, fins and even a wetsuit. All tours are lead by one of our skilled guides. Following some easy instructions, we grab our gear and jump in.

Upon entering the ocean from the small beach at the base of the cliffs, it’s time for fun. Our guides lead all snorkeling groups exploring along the southern sea cliffs. Watch for the baby sea lions swimming in the surf. Get a peek at the spiny lobster or colorful octopus hiding along the rocky reefs. Share the ocean with schools of pretty fish or a little ray. Snorkelers can even check out some of the giant caves.

We at Snorkel San Diego Scuba offer daily guided tours in the marine sanctuary exploring some of the best San Diego snorkeling spots. Don’t forget your camera, all these sites in La Jolla are stunning!

  • Questions Call:  +1-858-539-0054
  • Reservations required
  • This event is available year-round
  • Kids under 90 lbs or 12 years? Ask about our private tours.
Snorkeling with leopard sharks in the reserve.

Tour #2: Leopard Sharks Snorkel in La Jolla

  • Tour #2 is only available August – October

Snorkeling in La Jolla with leopard sharks is an adrenaline rush.

Are you brave enough to join our La Jolla snorkeling tours? Not to worry, leopard sharks are big, beautiful but considered quite harmless.

Each summer thousands of migrating sharks arrive along the La Jolla coast. Most of these leopard print beauties are pregnant. The females use the shallow, protected areas of ocean to give birth and as a nursery. One of the main hotspots is on the east end of the ecological reserve south of La Jolla Shores near the Marine Room.

After getting into gear and some quick snorkeling instructions, our guides will lead you to the action. The species prefer shallow coastal water so are usually easy to see while snorkeling. Shovelnose guitarfish, rays and a variety of colorful fish are also common in this part of San Diego.

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