Snorkel and Marine Life Tour

Manly, Sydney
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  • Guided snorkel of Shelly Beach's aquatic reserve
  • Headland lookout walk
  • Discover marine species including the Blue Groper

Meet your local snorkel guide at the world famous Shelly Beach only minutes from one of Sydneys most famous beaches Manly. Your guide will give you a great idea of what native marine life to keep your eye out for as well as talk to you about native wildlife, Australian environment and heritage.

What's Included?

  • Guided snorkel of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve (Shelly Beach)
  • Headland lookout walk
  • Snorkel gear, wetsuits, rash vest, and flipper use
  • Binoculars

Environment, heritage and cultural interpretation of area are key focuses of your guided snorkel and marine life tour. You will discover amazing marine species such as the Blue Groper, as well as endangered species. You'll learn about their critical habitats, and about the importance of Aquatic Reserves in their protection. Then, on the headland lookout walk, you'll search for more local wildlife, and your informative guide will provide special insight into their lives and habitats.

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Session Length

  • The tour is 2 hours in duration including a headland walk, safety talk and how to use equipment brief and marine interpretation and snorkel
  • Tours are available 7 days a week at 10am and 1:30pm (May-Sept) & 2pm (Oct-Apr)
  • Must arrive 20 minutes before tour start time to check in and find meeting spot. Late arrivals will miss the tour and be considered as a no show


All activities undertaken at own risk. You cannot participate if you are pregnant you or have medical issue which requires doctors clearance letter.


  • Adult: 14yrs + Child: 8-14 Yrs Family: 2A + 2C
  • Must be able to swim 50 meters unassisted
  • Participants between the ages of 8 and 12 require parental supervision
  • Your health and safety is important - If you are pregnant unfortunately you are not permitted to come on the tour. If you have any medical issues please get your doctors approval and clearance letter if required
  • Drink water before the tour and apply sunscreen
  • All you belongings will be stored in our vehicle while on tour. Please ensure you have all your belongings secure in your bag to avoid forgetting any items when you leave


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • Over 7 days prior to the experience date: No charge
  • 48 hours to up to 7 days prior to the experience date: you will be charged half the price of your tour
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book.


  • Over 1 week prior to the experience date: $30 fee applies
  • 48 hours to 1 week prior to the experience date: A fee of 50% of the tour cost applies
  • With 48 hours of the experience date: you will not be able to reschedule

Numbers on the Day

This tour runs with a maximum of 10 people and minimum 2 people.


There is a nice cafe at Shelly Beach called the Boat House and seats near waters edge for spectators


In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless deemed unsafe. If the tour is cancelled you will be notified up to 2hrs before tour start time.

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable shoes for the walk and swimwear for the snorkel. You may also want to bring a towel, hat, water and sunscreen.

Other Info

Customers must complete an Online Pre Check In Form and inform guide of any medical conditions. Please complete before arrival.

Shelly Beach, Manly.