Water activity

Manly and Shelly Beach Snorkeling Tour

4.7 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: ECOTREASURES
Water activity

Manly and Shelly Beach Snorkeling Tour

Activity provider: ECOTREASURES
Likely to sell out

From US$ 52.54 per person

Likely to sell out

Reconnect with the natural world on an eco-tourism certified snorkeling tour in Manly. Go for a nature walk to see the headlands and Northern Beaches, and then snorkel off Shelly Beach.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Snorkel in the protected Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve
  • Try to identify more than 200 fish species, invertebrates and algae
  • Learn about the coastal culture of Manly from your local guide
  • Search for endangered species, such as Blue Groper in their natural habitat
Full description
Get back to nature and snorkel with the marine life off the coast of Sydney on an advanced eco-tourism adventure in Manly. Benefit from the services of a local guide and explore in a small group for a more intimate and personalized experience. Hear what native creatures you need to keep a look out for, and learn more about the natural environment. Get interesting interpretations about the heritage and culture of Sydney on a nature walk with panoramic views of the Northern Beaches. Cool off in the clear waters of Shelly Beach. Be amazed by the diverse wildlife that lives in the sea grass meadows and rocky reefs of the protected Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve.
  • Interpretive tour with an experienced guide
  • 1-hour snorkeling at Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve
  • All equipment and wetsuits
  • Safety briefing and snorkeling tips
  • Headland nature walk with great views of the Northern Beaches
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at the exit of Shelly Beach, Manly car park near the cliff looking at the water. Don't go to 1 Bower Street as it won't show the exact meeting spot. Please go to Ecotreasures Manly Snorkel Tour webpage as the meeting map is listed on the Ecotreasures site. Call if you need assistance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • You must be able to swim at least 50 meters freestyle unassisted, and to float and tread water to take part
  • Easy introduction lessons are available for beginners
  • This tour is suitable for beginners and experienced snorkelers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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I always worry about leaving good reviews because things will get booked out and the prices will spike and I never will get to book it again, but I have to say that despite the grey, gloomy wet day we had a wonderful time. Our guide Sam was cool and knowledgeable, and let's just say we really want to come back after finding out how awesome Manly is.

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January 23, 2023

Damien (sorry if that’s wrong) was Very friendly and informative I like the small group and the fact that we weren’t really Constrained to any boundaries we actually got to go out a lot further then I expected, we had so much fun on this small little trip and it was on a beautiful beach I would absolutely do this again!

November 8, 2019

As not overly experienced swimmers Sam adapted the swim to help us with our confidence.Swimming on winter -ocals thought we were mad but was perfect equipment to keep us warm - Sam was great and so informative - a real good trip out in a beautiful location.

August 16, 2019

Product ID: 69251