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Manly Eco Snorkel with Marine Expert

Manly, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Damien

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Groups also available by request.

Manly's only snorkel tour on airbnb that will plant a tree in your honour. We are also the only tour that provides you with all the gear you need to have the best snorkel experience. We include fins/flippers (helps you explore and enjoy the adventure), choice of wetsuits or rash vest for sun protection, and range of masks including full face and prescription masks.

The full Manly coastal experience
Before we hit the water we will take a guided headland walk for 30min. On the walk you will learn about the Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve, waves, surfing and assess the ocean conditions. You will learn snorkeling water safety from your qualified guide who is trained by Australian Professional Ocean life guard association (APOLA).

Then we will hit the water for a 1 hour snorkeling adventure. We have done this experience for 8 years and this is the perfect amount of time in the water for most people. All your gear will locked safely in our vehicle while we snorkel.

On the tour we will keep you safe, while we guide you around the protected area. Your guide will take photos from the tour are provided for free at end of tour on to your phone.
Other things to note
You can lock you valuables in our car. Don't wear make up and put sun screen just before tour as it may cause your mask to fog. We provide anti fog for masks so you have the best experience possible
Groups also available by request.

Manly's only snorkel tour on airbnb that will plant a tree in your honour. We are also the only tour that provides you with all the gear you need to have the best snorkel experience. We include fins/flippers (helps you explore and enjoy the adventure), choice of wetsuits or rash vest for sun protection, and range of masks including full face and prescription masks.

The full Manly coastal ex…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Snorkel masks, prescription mask on request, flippers, anti fog, wetsuit, f...

Meet your host, Damien

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Do you love the environment and adventure? If you book with us, we will plant a tree in your honour and educate about that importance of conservation while we have a fun experience.

Join me on Manly's only eco accredited tour from eco tourism Australia. I’m passionate, qualified in water safety, first aid/CPR. Also only all inclusive tour with fins, masks, wetsuits and top quality gear

Damien - Bachelor Human Geography and Cert IV outdoor recreation

This is our 9th year running local tours of the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve. Enjoy a nice short walk and then snorkel for 1 hour water time.
Do you love the environment and adventure? If you book with us, we will plant a tree in your honour and educate about that importance of conservation while we have a fun experience.

Join me on Manly's only eco accredited tour from eco tourism Australia. I’m passionate, qualified in water safety, first aid/CPR. Also only all inclusive tour with fins, masks, wetsuits and top quality gear

Damien - Bachelor Human Geography and Cert IV outdoor recreation

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Where you'll be

At the moment it is Summer. Water is warming up we will soon get tropical species arriving with the east Aus current. Most people are still wearing wetsuits. The sea of Sydney has seasons as the water temp changes. The Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve (Shelly Beach), is a a place to unwind, relax and clear the mind. The no take protected marine area came into effect 2002.

Ask our guides about nice local spots to check out after the tour
Yvonne
November 2020
Brilliant experience! Thought and care was taken during the whole experience. Informative and pleasant. I've recommended the experience and will continue to, especially now that summer is approaching.
Maua
October 2020
Had a great snorkel tour guide with Damien. The nature walk was awesome. The snorkel was amazing, 1st time and I enjoyed it. Damien made us all in the group feel very much at ease. It was such a great experience and felt very safe.
Nisha
August 2020
The snorkelling trip was super insightful and Damien explained everything really well and helped shake any nerves we had. I would 100% recommend snorkelling here because it is a beautiful location and our guide obviously was really knowledgeable about the environment and marine animals.
The snorkelling trip was super insightful and Damien explained everything really well and helped shake any nerves we had. I would 100% recommend snorkelling here because it is a be…
Swapnil
July 2020
It was an amazing experience, Damien was very helpful and made this experience safe and great. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and will do it again.
Vicki
February 2020
This experience was incredible. The original date was cancelled due to the NSW floods but Damien monitored the weather and was flexible in rescheduling for another date. My guide, Sam, has unprecedented knowledge of the local area and marine environment. As a qualified scuba diver, I was surprised that this snorkelling experience was one of my favourite swim/dives in Australia! Unlike scuba, we could easily remove our snorkels and chat on the surface about what we saw. Sam pointed out a huge range of fish and corals, including a transitioning grouper fish, a rare fiddler ray and some beautiful schools of zebra fish. Would highly recommend!
This experience was incredible. The original date was cancelled due to the NSW floods but Damien monitored the weather and was flexible in rescheduling for another date. My guide…
Josh
January 2020
Our guide was Jeremy and we were in very good hands for the whole experience. After some sightseeing from the scenic walk and a quick safety briefing, we donned our gear and started snorkeling. The pace was perfect, and Jeremy did a great job of spotting and explaining many fish/plant species. He also took a lot of excellent photographs of our dive! We definitely recommend this tour and would do it again next time we’re in Sydney.
Our guide was Jeremy and we were in very good hands for the whole experience. After some sightseeing from the scenic walk and a quick safety briefing, we donned our gear and starte…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Towel

Swimmers or board shorts to wear under wetsuit