Safety Procedures at Snorkel Alaska
Our Commitment to Your Safety
At Snorkel Alaska, we believe that an unforgettable underwater adventure goes hand in hand with safety. We’re committed to ensuring that every guest experiences the wonders of Alaska’s marine life with the utmost confidence and security. Here’s how we make your snorkeling adventure not only magical but safe.
Safety starts with knowledgeable professionals. Our crew is not only passionate about what they do, they’re trained for it. With certifications ranging from PADI Rescue Divers to SCUBA Instructors, our crew ensures you’re in safe hands, always.
Snorkeling in Alaska is an exhilarating experience but requires a certain level of physical fitness. Our tours are rated as potentially strenuous. Participants must weigh between 80 and 260 pounds to ensure a proper wetsuit fit. Due to the physical demands, we suggest an age limit of 65, depending on individual fitness levels. If walking a mile sounds challenging, this tour might not be the best fit. Please note that we snorkel from a rocky beach, making it unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
For our younger enthusiasts, we offer wetsuits that accommodate most children aged eight and up.
Your health is a priority. There are specific medical conditions that, for your safety, prevent us from allowing participation. This includes any heart conditions like murmurs, angina, pacemakers, and more. Major respiratory disorders such as bronchitis, emphysema, and even exercise-induced asthma are also on this list. Additionally, if there’s a history of seizures or fainting, we can’t permit snorkeling. We truly regret any inconvenience this may cause, but your well-being is paramount.
You might be surprised to hear that you can comfortably enjoy snorkeling in Alaska without feeling cold the entire time! Many of our past guests have been pleasantly surprised that they stayed warm – even if they were hesitant or scared to enter the water before embarking.
While Alaska’s waters might be considered chilly by most standards, with temperatures reaching up to 65 degrees in mid-summer and our state-of-the-art 1/4-inch (7mm) wetsuits keep you comfortably warm, you can rest assured you’ll fully enjoy the aquatic spectacle.
Before we embark, all participants are required to sign a waiver. It’s a standard procedure that acknowledges understanding and acceptance of the risks associated with the activity.
Concerned about your cruise timings? We’ve got it handled. With extensive experience working with cruise lines, our tours are timed perfectly to get you back to your ship safely. On the off chance there’s a delay on our side, we cover the next steps, ensuring you never miss a beat on your journey.
What Others Are Saying About Our Tours
“Book now! You’ll love snorkeling in Alaska”
Great experience. The guides are wonderful. It’s amazing to see these bright purple and red starfish, urchins, and sea cucumbers. You will not be cold. The wet suits keep you nice and warm. I’m not the greatest of swimmers, but it was easy to swim around. The group size is small, so book early, and don’t miss out on a unique experience.
“Snorkel Alaska? Yes you can!!!”
Loved this so much! The owner/guide is amazing. He and the other guide made sure we all had a safe and great experience.
“Did someone say to snorkel in Alaska?”
It was a super cool trip! Even in Alaska….you can snorkel! We even had a surprise visit by an eagle! Excellent site seeing and an unforgettable time! Thank you for the amazing memories!
“Highlight of our Alaskan cruise”
Both Fred and Kurt went out of the way to make us comfortable in the Alaskan waters. The wet suit gear was spot on with the fitting and quality and that helped a ton with the experience. Lots of tips by our guides including both shallow and deeper sea snorkeling. Saw a to of sea anemones, star fish, smaller fish in the sea!
“Alaska, why not go snorkeling!”
The owner is super friendly and knows all of the underwater creatures by heart. He explained everything and showed us underwater life as he found it. You are VERY warm the entire time and it’s a great story to tell people afterwards!
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Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? With Snorkel Alaska, experience the vibrant marine life, pristine waters, and the awe of nature up close. Join our expert diving guides and create unforgettable memories in the beautiful Alaskan ocean.