Manly Snorkeling Tour

Are you ready to explore Manly’s underwater world? Join your local guide on the Manly Snorkeling Tour

Tour Description

Join EcoTreasures on the small group Advanced Eco Tourism Certified Manly Snorkeling Tour with your experienced and passionate guide. Your local expert Sydney Snorkel tour guide will give you a great idea of what native marine life to keep your eye out for as well as educated you about native wildlife, Australian environment, heritage and culture of Sydney on your headland nature walk.

Then cool off by snorkelling in the calm, clear waters off Shelly Beach, Manly on Sydney’s Northern beaches. See Australia’s diverse marine wildlife in their natural habitat within the sea grass meadows, sandy bottom and rocky reefs of protected Cabbage Tree Bay at Aquatic Reserve. Easy introduction lessons available for beginners. Manly Snorkeling Tour suitable for beginner and experienced snorkelers.

Pricing: Group Tour Adult $69.00, Child (8-14yrs) $45.00

Tour inclusions

  • Interpretive guided tour with an experienced local Sydney Snorkel tour guide
  • 1 hour guided Manly Snorkeling Tour of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve
  • All equipment and wetsuits included on the Manly Snorkeling Tour
  • Safety brief and snorkel tips provided on the Manly Snorkeling Tour
  • Headland nature walk with great views of the Northern Beaches

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the diverse wildlife of the Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve
  • Small group tour
  • Search for the endangered species like famous Blue Groper’s in their natural habitat
  • Snorkel while you try to identify the 200 + other fish species, invertebrates and algae’s of the area
  • Discover the Australian coastal culture of Manly from your local guide through stories
  • Visit famous Manly Beach and Shelly Beach

Public Manly Snorkeling Tour Group Tours run everyday at 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm with minimum 4 and maximum 10 people (larger group available by request). Private Manly Snorkeling Tour option is always available if booking numbers are low for group tours or you would prefer a private tour experince.

Duration2 hour Manly Snorkel Tour

Pricing:  Adult $69.00, Child (8-14yrs) $45.00

Private Tour Adult $109.00, Child (8-14yrs) $89.00 Check availability

How to book:

Click on the live calendar above or the availability tab on the left side of this page to check group tour available dates and to make your booking online. You will receive a confirmation email with meeting directions after you payment has been processed. To book a Private Snorkel Tour click on link to reserve your spot.  If you have any questions please email or call 0415 121 648

What to bring

      • Comfortable walking shoes
      • Hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Swimming gear
      • Refillable drink bottle
      • Towel
Photo package available shot with GoPro:

You will receive 10 photos taken on the Manly Snorkeling Tour by your EcoTreasures guide. $30 for 10 photos of you or your group. The photos will be sent via email file transfere. To confirm the photo package please select photo package when booking your tour in the shopping cart.

How to get there:

Please click on the google maps link under the directions tab on the left side of this page. If you need any extra help please feel free to ask our friendly staff via email or call 0415 121 648

Extra information:


After you book please go to the EcoTreasures home page to view the other Sydney Eco Tours we offer.

The location:

The Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve is located at Shelly Beach, Sydney which is only minutes from world famous Manly Beach. Shelly Beach aspect faces West which protects the location from a lot of swell on the East Coast of Australia.  The sheltered habitats of rocky reefs, sea grass meadows and sandy bottom are home to a range of resident and transient marine species.

The Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve is a “NO TAKE” marine zone which was established in 2002.  No fishing of any kind, or taking any species including shells is permitted. Fines apply for any breaches of these laws. The protection of the area has been a very successful conservation management strategy. We can now all enjoy seeing the range of species in the Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve located only 30mins from Sydney city.

Manly also has a vibrant coastal village atmosphere and nature walk trails. Sydney Harbour National Park website lists all the local walks in the area. For any tips or travel advice while visiting Manly please email our office or call 0415 121 648. With our local expertise we can help you plan and book other tours in Sydney for you.

Available Dates

Public Group Tours run everyday at 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm with minimum 4 and maximum 10 people. Customers can join a group tour with other people if they have less than 4 people when they book (excluding black out dates 24th Dec, 25th Dec,26th Dec, 31st Dec, Jan 1st, Jan 26th). Booking deadline is 6pm the evening before a tour. Private individual and group tours available by request. Private tour option is always available if booking numbers are low for group tours. We accept PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and direct debit transfers for payment. Please choose an available date and follow the instructions to make your online booking and payment. Any questions please feel free to email or call 0415 121 648

This is a daily tour.


Shelly beach is a 20-minute walk from Manly Wharf. Catch the Manly ferry or Manly Fast Ferry or Sydney Fast Ferry from Circular Quay, Sydney City to Manly Wharf. Public ferry ride takes 30mins Fast ferry 18mins (also has a bar). Public ferry cost one way Adult $7.20, Child $3.60. Paid parking available at Shelly Beach. You will be given your tour guides phone number to call on the day if you have any troubles finding the location. The Manly visitor information centre is located at Manly Wharf. The staff are very friendly and helpful if you need extra assistance.