Private Manly Snorkel Tour Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve

Confidently explore with your own privately guided tour

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Tour inclusions

  • Interpretative private guided tour with experienced and friendly local eco guide
  • Private tour – can be tailored to suit you
  • All snorkel gear included (mask, snorkel, flipper)
  • Safety brief and ocean safety
  • How to use snorkel gear demonstration
  • Wetsuits and foam floating noodle included
  • Photos included
  • Binoculars for headland walk

Tour Highlights

  • Meeting Sydney underwater world wildlife
  • Explore Sydney’s coastal habitats with a local guide
  • Searching for wildlife on the head land walk
  • Great views from look outs of the headland
  • Tailored tour for you – Extra water time instead of the headland walk if requested

Private tour can be booked as requested. You can choose the date and time subject to available dates.

Duration: 2 hours

Private Manly Snorkel Tour Cost:

1  person $150

2 Persons $300

3-5 Persons $500

6-8 Person $650

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Customer Testimonial 

Best Tour & Guide!

“Our tour with Michelle was amazing. It was a nice, shorter (exactly what we signed up for) tour where we got to see the gorgeous coastal walks, learn about nature and snorkel! Michelle was incredibly informative, guided us during the whole tour and was just so excited to answer all our questions. You could tell how much she loved the wildlife. Thank you!”

Tour Description

ECOTREASURES private Manly Snorkel Tour can be catered to you. With your own personal guide confidently explore the Cabbage Bay Aquatic Reserve in your own private experience. We can help you be cautious or adventurous in the water depending on your snorkeling experience.

On the Private Manly Snorkel Tour you will be educated about the local area, water safety, snorkelling tips and local wildlife. Depending on the time of year Sydney coastline marine creatures change with different water temperatures. We have some distinct seasons of the sea in Sydney.  Your passionate snorkel guide will help you find Sydney’s famous Blue Groper and other species in the no take Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve depending on the time of the year. We also have the option for hotel pick up and drop off.

How to Book

Select a date in the calendar above or email or call 0415 121 648 to inquiry about availability. Private tour dates are as requested. If your chosen date is not available we will provide other times and dates to meet your request. Click on the link to view ECOTREASURES Manly Snorkel Tour group tour

What to bring
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • If you have never snorkelled before or need some fresh tips, please watch our Snorkelling tips short video with Damien before the tour.
Photo packages available shot with GoPro:

Gopro Hire $30: You can hire the GoPro and you can take as many shots as you like. You will need to download the Gopro app to your smart phone before the tour. After the tour you can use the GoPro app to download the image directly to your phone. Select GoPro hire when booking your tour in the shopping cart. No internet or data connection is required for the download on to the app.

How to get to Shelly Beach Manly:

From Manly Wharf walk through Manly village and along beach front to Shelly Beach or 5 min taxi from Manly Wharf

If driving go to car park at end of Bower st. 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. Map from Fisheries

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.

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