Encounter The Leopard Shark

Explore La Jolla Ecological Reserve

Swim with The Leopard Shark

Observe Marine Life Up Close

Explore the protected La Jolla Ecological Reserve and get up close to the beautiful marine life that inhabits the area in this exciting snorkel tour that’s fun for all ages from 12 years and up. During this unforgettable experience, your expert snorkel guide will teach you the basics before you begin snorkeling in La Jolla Cove, where you’ll swim with the harmless leopard shark and encounter the colorful marine creatures and underwater ecosystems that La Jolla is famous for.

After the tour ends, you’ll be able to keep the snorkel gear and wetsuit we provided for the tour, so you can play in the ocean for the rest of the day. Looking for extra fun? Check out our Kayak and Snorkel tour to experience the best of both water sports, and maximize your exploration of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve and famous coves. If you want to go off on your own, take a look at our Board & Beach Rentals to hire everything you need for self guided snorkeling tour.

Why Take This La Jolla Snorkeling Tour?

Premium Snorkeling Spots: La Jolla Ecological Reserve and La Jolla Cove boast an abundance of marine life, good visibility, and calm water, suitable for children and beginners.

Marine Creatures Up Close: You’ll encounter colorful marine creatures, including different fish species like the garibaldi, shovelnose guitarfish, the harmless leopard shark, and sea lions.

No Snorkel Experience Required: Learn how to snorkel under the guidance of our expert staff. You’ll be fitted with a wetsuit, fins, mask, and snorkel, and your certified guide will teach you the basics on dry land before you dip into the water. All participants must be able to swim without the assistance of a personal floatation device.

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Tour Details

What You Need To Know


As low as $59 per person

Departure time

9:45am, 11:45am, 1:45pm and 3:45pm


June to September


1 hour

Participation requirements

All participants must be able to swim without the assistance of a personal floatation device.


– Wetsuit
– Fins
– Mask
– Snorkel
– Snorkel lesson

About your guide

Certified snorkel guide

What You’ll See And Do

Snorkeler on our san diego snorkel tour that highlights Leopard Sharks

Before you dip into the water, your certified La Jolla guide will guide you through using your snorkel equipment correctly and teach you the snorkeling basics on dry land. You don’t require previous snorkeling experience. After your introduction to snorkeling, you’ll be briefed on the coastal conditions and wildlife before entering the La Jolla Ecological Reserve.

You’ll snorkel along the shallows and have the opportunity to swim alongside harmless leopard sharks in the sandy flats of La Jolla Cove. You will also explore underwater and observe different sea life, such as garibaldi, shovel nose guitarfish, and stingrays, with your guide before you continue exploring on your own when the tour has concluded. You may keep the snorkel equipment until 5 pm, by which time it should be return to our La Jolla Store.

Good To Know

This tour is fun for the whole family, including children 12 years and up, with swimming capabilities.

The tour is fun and educational, as our certified guides will give you interesting facts and information on the area and the La Jolla Ecological Reserve.

Our guides undergo safety training and are 100% certified. Local to the area, they are expert watermen and women with experience specific to our destination. Click here to meet our tour guides!

Continue to explore on your own after the tour has concluded, with the same snorkel equipment provided to you for the tour, and return it to our store before 5pm.

We recommend you contact us for updated weather conditions before purchasing tickets online.

Customer Reviews

See What Our Customers Say About Our Kayak, Snorkel and Bike Tours

Vanessa was so much fun and a great guide for our kayak tour! We loved listening to her stories and had some sea lions surprise us by hunting about 20 ft away! Also, we wouldn’t have wanted to wipe out in front of anyone else 🙂
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Brittany Mathiot
Michael and the other guides were awesome. Educational, informational, and super fun. We learned a lot and had a great time. I would do it again.
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Jonathan Schneck
Great guides that work there ! Informative , fun kayak experience . Entering the cave was amazing ! Well worth the trip.
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Constance Mulhern

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