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Join your choice of a morning or afternoon excursion to Manly to snorkel in the clear calm waters of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve. Just a short hop from Sydney, see some of Australia's diverse marine life on this guided snorkeling tour. Your expert guide leads your small group of beginning and experienced snorkelers into the water from the beach. With group numbers limited to 10 participants, enjoy customized attention from your guide. Also, take a short guided walk on the headlands for fantastic views of the Northern Beaches.


  • 2-hour snorkeling and walking tour at Manly
  • Walk along the headlands with a knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a 1-hour guided snorkeling tour of Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve
  • Look for blue groper, cuttlefish and elegant wrasse
  • All snorkeling equipment and wetsuits provided
  • Suitable for beginning and advanced snorkelers, no experience necessary
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures personalized attention

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get to explore Manly on land and underwater with an expert guide who shows you the diverse wildlife found near one of Australia's major cities. Perfect for first-time snorkelers.

What You Can Expect

Manly Snorkeling Tour and Nature Walk

Snorkeling, Manly

Meet your guide and small group at Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, an area that covers approximately 50 acres (20 hectares) from the southern end of Manly Beach to the northern end of Shelly Beach headland. With the use of snorkeling equipment included and the knowledge of your local guide, this 2-hour tour is a great introduction to the underwater and land-based natural world of Manly Beach.

Begin with a short and easy nature walk on the headlands. Learn from your guide about Australia's natural environment and native animals, and hear fascinating details about Sydney's Aboriginal heritage and colonial history.

Next up, head to the water's edge to receive the provided snorkeling gear and a safety briefing. Your guide leads you into the calm water from the beach. Look for fish and other critters as they swim through sea grass meadows, rocky reefs and along the sandy bottom. Your guide can assist with any questions throughout your tour. You can start off by snorkeling in shallow water, then go deeper as your confidence grows.

Your guide details the marine life that you might spot underwater, including the most common species: blue groper and cuttlefish. Protected species such as seadragons, black rock cod and elegant wrasse have also been found here, among more than 160 species of fish in the reserve. Some species rarely leave the reserve's waters while others come and go regularly.

Choose from a morning or afternoon tour that is suitable for both new and experienced snorkelers.

Customer Reviews

Lauren H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This snorkeling tour was beyond amazing, the guide was really genuine and had so much knowledge about the ecosystem and habitat of Manly, specifically on Shelly Beach. My group of friends had so much fun on this trip and I would definitely do it again when I return to Australia.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

this tour was awesome. Our tour guide was very informative and helpful. Had 6 people in our group and he made sure we all were comfortable. Bought pictures and the pictures were awesome. I would recommend this to everyone and the price was very reasonable

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very good instruction and information. Damien made sure to point out fish and that we were all safe. I enjoyed this tour.

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