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Manly Snorkel Trip and Nature Walk with Local Guide

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Enjoy a relaxed 2-hour snorkeling and walking tour at Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve in Manly, just a short hop from Sydney. This morning or afternoon tour gives both beginning and experienced snorkelers a chance to see some of the diverse marine life of Australia, launching right off the beach into calm waters with a variety of marine life. Your guide also takes your small-group, limited to 10 people, on a short walk on the headlands where you get great views of the Northern Beaches.
Highlights
  • Enjoy great views on a headlands walk and learn about local history 
  • Expert snorkeling instruction and use of all snorkel gear and wet suits
  • Small group with personalized instruction for all levels of experience
  • Learn about local marine life and see blue groper and cuttlefish
What to Expect
Choose your departure time and meet your guide at Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve. Next begin an easy nature walk along the headlands where your guide tells you about Sydney’s Aboriginal culture and local history.
Arrive at Shelly Beach for a safety briefing and fitting of provided snorkel gear and wet suits. Your guide leads the group into the calm, clear waters where you look out for fish and other sea creatures. 
Your guide is nearby for help or answer questions and the area has shallow and deeper water so all experience levels are accommodated. Your guide identifies sea creatures that you see and gives an overview of what marine life you might spot including blue groper, cuttlefish and sometimes, protected species like seadragons and black cod.
Your tour ends at the original departure point.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to spend an afternoon after landing in the morning. The guide was excellent, pointing out the whales swimming off shore and providing binoculars. I wasn't sure what to expect snorkeling in Manly but it was quite amazing. Again, the guide...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Davinia L
EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and great feedback about your guide Sam. Yes, it's amazing to spots whales before you snorkel. We can see them from May-Nov from our headlands. It's so good that manly is only 30 mins so you can squeeze the adventure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi. great first day for us - just us (Walker Family) with the friendly and knowledgeable Sam - helpful for early snorkelers..and we saw lots to whet our appetitite fore more - and GoPro shots for us were nice - many thanks!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank reallynotaclue
EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Nice to hear we made your first day great. The best way to spend any day is to get in the ocean. We are happy we could help you enjoy your snorkel experience with our expert guide Sam

Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

The experience was great - our guide was fab, very knowledgeable and accommodating to the group. There were only 4 of us which was a nice size. We were really lucky and saw some amazing sights - I would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Emma D
EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Thank you for the review. We are super happy enjoyed your small group experience enjoyed with our expert guide. We are here to make you have the best time possible. Thank you for the support. Damien

Reviewed 29 June 2019

Our guide was Sam and she was amazing!!!! She took us on a walking tour and told us the history of the area. She was very patient with the inexperienced snorkelers, while taking care of the experienced ones, too. She was patient, kind, sweet, attentive,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ginvenpooh
EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

Thank you for the feedback and review. We are happy you had fun and saw some amazing animals. Thank you for your support. Damien

Reviewed 25 May 2019 via mobile

I was nervous when I booked it first with ecotreasures because I have very little knowledge about swimming. My tour guide is Nerissa even though it is first time meeting her she treated me like a old friend. After a short walking we went to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SaiKrishnaC22
EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

We are happy we could help you have a great first snorkel experience. Good work to you for trying a new adventure. Thank you for the review and support Damien

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Response from SarahFergusson | Reviewed this property |
Congratulations to your daughter! The walk is not strenuous at all, I'm sure your daughter will be fine. Damien is very accommodating and will, I'm sure, make sure she is comfortable at all times. I was concerned about my... More
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