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Snorkel Alaska

4031 S. Tongass HWY, Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #18 of 76 Activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
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Honomu, Hawaii
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The fish are not the colorful variety you see on tropical reef, but the starfish are abundant and colorful and there are a couple varieties of beautiful jellyfish, crabs and other life. An excellent activity and I definitely recommend. The only downside was the group (cruise ship) had widely varying degrees of comfort with snorkeling and their stops to talk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just give this a try and you will love it. The instructors are absolutely outstanding, they are knowledgeable, patient and very personable. You are given a wetsuit and all the gear. You will see star fish, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, crabs, jellyfish and more. Don't worry the wet suit keeps you warm. There are hot showers and a chance to... More

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Rexburg, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I know snorkeling in Alaska doesnt sound like the most riveting experience- its pretty cool. We had a great time, the guides are knowledgeable and friendly and you get the bragging rights of saying youve done something crazy awesome. We really did enjoy ourselves. The water IS cold.. BUT you get a 7mm wetsuit that keeps you pretty dang warm.... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We chose this trip because it was out fo the ordinary...snorkeling in Alaska? But yes, it is exactly what it seems. The day we went was cold and overcast. I was not looking forward to getting in the cold water. But they take great care of you and their equipment (particularly the thick wet suits) keep you warm. I was... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Snorkeling in Alaska was a very unique experience. I did it with my 12 and 16 year old sons, and we had a lot of fun. Somehow the weather in that particular place was (or felt) warmer than everywhere else - I don't know how to explain that! And the suits did keep us warm. I expected to be at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

No kidding,this was great.Realy nice gear and experienced staff makes this a better trip than you would expect.Tons of see life and good visability.The 7 mill wet suit keeps you toasty warm. Just do it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My grandson and I really enjoyed the adventure of snorkeling in Alaskan waters. It was a short drive from the dock to the dive HQ where we were kitted out head to toe with wetsuits. We were given instructions on how to put the suit on which proved to be easier than I thought. All the gear was top-notch and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was a wonderful time snorkeling in Alaska with our guides, Jonathon, Alynia and Shelby. We were picked up on the docks on time and led to the dive store were they dressed us head to toe in quality gear. A 2 minute bus ride to the snorkeling spot where they went over safety stuff and answered any questions. I... More

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Akron, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was fun. Top-notch dive shop doing everything right--great gear, appropriate staffing, and a guaranteed good time regardless of your experience level with snorkeling. Under the watchful eye of 3 (yes, THREE) divemasters, there was plenty of room to explore plus the opportunity to see and handle some amazing creatures in a guided fashion. The rich Alaskan waters are just... More

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Fred D, Owner at Snorkel Alaska, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. The only question why only 4 out of 5???? More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am a regular diver, so snorkeling usually holds little interest to me. However, I could not resist the opportunity to snorkel in an area where most people do not even consider water sports as an option. We were there in August 2013, at the end of the snorkeling season. It was tremendous as the sea life is so different... More

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