Beginner Snorkel Lesson Information:

Lessons Run Daily November to May

Explore New Zealand’s oldest Marine Reserve!

Learn to Snorkel with Saltwater Eco and discover our underwater playground!

Whether you are learning to snorkel for the first time or are in need of a refresher, our Beginner Snorkel group beginner lessons are perfectly designed to get you comfortable and fully immersed in Matakana’s underwater playground.

During your guided snorkel lesson your passionate Marine Biologist guide will:

  • Familiarise you with your snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Teach you in-water and beach safety
  • Those all-important snorkeling skills!

Learning to snorkel is the best way to get up close with our magical marine environments and their incredible marine life. Our interpretive snorkel lessons and tours are packed to the brim with marine education and conservation so you’ll come away from your session having learnt so much more!




Group of 4


3 pack (3 single lessons)


5 pack (5 single lessons)


For larger group bookings please contact us.

What’s included:

Our Beginner Snorkel Lessons / Guided Tours are a 2 hour group beginner lesson, with approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in the water.

Our snorkel lessons are run at a relaxed pace and our groups small with a maximum of 8 snorkelers to 1 instructor.

All the equipment you need for your lesson is provided:

  • Mask, snorkel and fins
  • Full length wetsuit
  • A flotation devices if you lack water confidence
  • Photos / videos from your snorkel lesson
  • Homemade beach side treats, water and herbal teas

Snorkel Locations:

  • Goat Island Marine Reserve – Default location
  • Tawharanui Marine Reserve – On request
  • Whangateau Mangroves – On request