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SoCal Snorkeling Tours

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Dana Point, CA, USA
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About SoCal Snorkeling Tours
Our trips will give you the opportunity to see a great variety of fish and marine life while we explore the beautiful reefs and astounding kelp forests! Laguna Beach has the best water clarity in all of Orange County and is a protected area which means the fish are plentiful and friendly! We provide all the equipment, all you need to do is show up!
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David L wrote a review Jul 2021
Roanoke, Illinois5 contributions1 helpful vote
Dalton treated my family like royalty. He was a gracious host/tour guide/boat captain. I highly recommend the day-long snorkeling tour to Catalina Island. Everything about our experience was top-notch. We saw some beautiful fish, enjoyed paddle boarding and on the way back to Dana Point, Dalton found 10 to 15 dolphins for us to watch. They were a blast to watch jump out of the water. Dalton was always concerned for our safety, but he made sure we all had a great time. He is knowledgeable and patient and he played great music while we relaxed on his boat!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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diane9212019 wrote a review Sep 2020
Burbank, California2 contributions5 helpful votes
What an amazing experience. He has such a passion for his work. Very knowledgeable. Very helpful Spent a lot of time showing me fish. Keeps u VERY safe. Great experience. Such a different world under water. The sounds the motion of fish and plants and shadowing. Definitely should do. ❤️
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Sunshine D wrote a review Aug 2020
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Hands down a MUST DO activity if you're ever around Laguna!!! I would say you should even go out of your way if you're remotely in LA/OC to snorkel with this company. Top tier experience from start to finish. Dalton is such a down-to-earth, patient, and extremely experienced/knowledgeable guide (and teacher!). We instantly felt very comfortable and in good hands with him. You're supplied with everything you could need and more-He even had more anti fog on him while we were out in the water so I could clear my goggles more! Plus you're given a great briefing before going out into the water so you know what to expect. We were even offered boogie boards in case we wanted to bring any out for extra support out on the water (we decided to take just 1 for our group of 2.) Dalton knew all the BEST spots to go to - seriously!! We got taken to places you wouldn't have been able to guess or come across on your own without a guide or familiarity with the area. The conditions were BEAUTIFUL the day we went (August 14) and I saw so much more than I was expecting! It's such a surreal and beautiful experience, drowning the world out and so closely experiencing colorful arrays of fish (SCHOOLS of them!), coral, seaweed, and kelp. The absolute best moment we were so lucky to witness though, was a huge bait ball of sardines being corralled by Calico Bass! It was such a good thing Dalton had his GoPro and was able to capture some EPIC photo and video for us to remember the whole experience. I even got some beginner freediving tips from Dalton (which he is such a PRO at) and I am really looking forward to building on what I've learned from that trip! If you're on the fence about booking this tour, let me push you off into the side where you do it. No matter your experience with snorkeling - the pace and experience is completely at your comfort level. I have an extra appreciation that we were provided cold beverages after an epic 2 hours of exploring. 100% worth doing, stop thinking and just book it! You'll be glad you did!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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AnitaVOMalley wrote a review Jul 2019
Colts Neck, New Jersey5 contributions7 helpful votes
My girls and I went with Dalton today and explored the sea like we've never seen before. From an otherworldly kelp forest to a tiger shark, we felt so happy and grateful to have seen sights we don't see back on the East Coast. I am a diver as well, and this snorkeling trip was as good as many dives I've been on. Dalton is extremely knowledgeable and responsible and takes the time to train you so that you are comfortable in the ocean. He watches out for everyone at all times. Highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ben wrote a review Jan 2019
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I've been feeling guilty for most of a year now because I still haven't written an honest and well deserved review of our experience with Dalton. First off, his prices are hard to beat. He was also super chill, and offered to stay out with us as long as we wanted because no one else was lined up after us for the day. He honestly loves what he does, and was super patient with us. While shaking a set of goggles in the water, as instructed, that he gave me to wear they fell apart and he didn't flip out or anything. He even let me wear his own set and went without while he was in the water with us. It had been a while since either me or my wife had been in any water, let alone the ocean, and he was super patient with us making our clumsy way through the water and helped us enjoy ourselves. I believe we had the option of renting an underwater camera, and we opted out, since we're kinda cheap. While we were out there I kinda wished that we hadn't because of how cool looking it was out there, and then we were pleasantly surprised to find Dalton with his own camera taking pictures for us, which he emailed to us without charging us anything!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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