Beginner Snorkel Lesson Information:

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:

  • Familiarisation with your snorkel gear (mask, snorkel & 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!



$75per person


$55per person

2 Adults + 2 Children

$2404 people

Group 4 + People

$70 per person

For larger group bookings please contact us.

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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 (additional cost)

Snorkel Locations:

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