Discover coral reef creatures at night

Pupukea, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Don

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

The ocean is a wonderous and magical place with creatures that often seem more incredible than what we could conjure up in our own imaginations. Come with me as we search for and encounter the incredible creatures that make up Hawaii's nocturnal marine life.

We will meet up in the evening at Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. Our exciting experience begins on the shore. We will talk story about the unique and wondrous marine ecosystems of Hawaii. We will discuss why Hawaii's underwater ecosystems are unlike any others in the world. I will introduce you to the creatures we will be seeing as well as give you some safety tips so we have an exceptional, fun and safe experience.

When we are done talking story we will get our underwater lights, mask and snorkels, and reef shoes and head into the water to search for endemic invertebrates in the tidal areas of Sharks Cove. Most of these unique creatures we will be looking for can only be found after dark. We will photograph them, describe them, and discuss each animal we find.

After a wonderous time in the water we will head back to the shore and spend some time talking about all the amazing things we saw and I'll answer any questions you have.

I will also be taking photos of everything we see and give them to you for your own memories!

This experience is perfect for families or individuals. No swimming experience needed
The ocean is a wonderous and magical place with creatures that often seem more incredible than what we could conjure up in our own imaginations. Come with me as we search for and encounter the incredible creatures that make up Hawaii's nocturnal marine life.

We will meet up in the evening at Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. Our exciting experience begins on the shore. We will talk story about the unique and wondrous marine eco…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will be providing for each guest;

    -Underwater lights
    -Wat...

Meet your host, Don

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 213 Reviews
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Aloha!

My name is Don and I am a Marine Biologist. I am a graduate of BYU-Hawaii with a Bachelor's of Science in Marine Biology. I have years of experience and am enthusiastic about our oceans and the amazing animals that live there.

I have lived my life in and around the ocean. I am a trained advanced open water diver and free diver. I will make sure you are safe and comfortable in the water. I will also make sure you see and learn amazing things during our time together.

I'm excited to share the amazing underwater wildlife with you during our experience together. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have or to inquire about other availability. I look forward to meeting you.
Aloha!

My name is Don and I am a Marine Biologist. I am a graduate of BYU-Hawaii with a Bachelor's of Science in Marine Biology. I have years of experience and am enthusiastic about our oceans and the amazing animals that live there.

I have lived my life in and around the ocean. I am a trained advanced open water diver and free diver. I will make sure you are safe and comfortable in the water. I will also make sure you see and learn amazing things during our time together…
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From £86
/ person
Sun, 1 Aug
£86 per person
20:00 - 22:00
Join 3 other guests
£86 per person
Tue, 3 Aug
£89 per person
20:00 - 22:00
This time is popular
£89 per person
Sun, 8 Aug
£86 per person
20:00 - 22:00
Join 2 other guests
£86 per person
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Where you'll be

Our experience will be located only in the Marine Protected Area of Sharks Cove on Oahu. We will only venture into the tidal area of the cove where water doesn't exceed a waist high depth.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 213 reviews.

Huang
July 2021
This is one of the best activities we've done on the island!! Don is an exceptional and friendly host. He's extremely knowledgable and great at storytelling. He's also very funny. We had a private group of 6, and every one of us had a great time. It was amazing to learn about the sea creatures and their little quirks up and close. Touching the superglue tubules from a stubborn sea cucumber and holding a baby night octopus are like a once-in-a-lifetime experience!! 10/10 would recommend!!
This is one of the best activities we've done on the island!! Don is an exceptional and friendly host. He's extremely knowledgable and great at storytelling. He's also very funny.…
Jared
July 2021
This experience was exceptional. It was great for kids and adults. My seven-year old child enjoyed it immensely. Don is a knowledgeable and fun guide and we learned a great deal about marine life. Truly one of the highlights of a wonderful trip to Oahu. Don't miss it!
This experience was exceptional. It was great for kids and adults. My seven-year old child enjoyed it immensely. Don is a knowledgeable and fun guide and we learned a great deal…
Suzanne
July 2021
This is a truly unforgettable, magical experience like nothing we've ever done before. There is a whole other world that exists underwater once the sun goes down and getting to peek into it feels almost sacred. Don is so friendly and the perfect guide to put you at ease, teach you about the animals and lead you though 2 hours of adventure. This is good for nature lovers, adrenaline junkies, curiousity seekers and anyone looking to do something completely unique on the island. This is NOT your ordinary group snorkel tour. Highly recommend.
This is a truly unforgettable, magical experience like nothing we've ever done before. There is a whole other world that exists underwater once the sun goes down and getting to pee…
Christian
July 2021
Don is an absolute rockstar. He is so knowledgeable about all the sea life in Hawaii and opened our eyes to all the life that goes on after dark. This was easily to most amazing thing we did in Hawaii. Don't skip this!!
Julia
July 2021
This was a really unique experience, and one of our favorite things we did on our trip to Oahu. Don was so passionate and knowledgeable about each animal we encountered. He was able to find many animals we would never have noticed, and showed us how unique each one is. I'd recommend snorkeling in the same area during the day to see how it transforms at night.
This was a really unique experience, and one of our favorite things we did on our trip to Oahu. Don was so passionate and knowledgeable about each animal we encountered. He was abl…
Sophia
July 2021
This night adventure is definitely the highlight of our Oahu trip. Don is very good at story telling and a trained marine biologist. We explored the cove and saw many nocturnal sea creatures under Don’s guidance. The ocean is truly magical. We learned to appreciate it even more after this experience.
This night adventure is definitely the highlight of our Oahu trip. Don is very good at story telling and a trained marine biologist. We explored the cove and saw many nocturnal sea…

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  • Sun, 1 Aug
    20:00 - 22:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £86 per person
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    20:00 - 22:00
    This time is popular
    £89 per person
  • Sun, 8 Aug
    20:00 - 22:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £86 per person
  • Tue, 10 Aug
    20:00 - 22:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £89 per person
  • Fri, 13 Aug
    20:00 - 22:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £86 per person
  • Sat, 14 Aug
    20:00 - 22:00
    Join 4 other guests
    £86 per person
  • Mon, 16 Aug
    20:00 - 22:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £89 per person
  • Wed, 18 Aug
    20:00 - 22:00
    Join 5 other guests
    £89 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

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