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Snorkel in Sydney with a Mermaid

MANLY, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Tamila

90 mins
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

Join the highest rated snorkelling Experience in Sydney!

COVID 19 precautions- All the equipment have been triple cleaned, soaked in antibacterial solution and I'm absolutely well and not taking any unwell guests to the experience. Don't be discouraged!

We're going to discover the underwater world by floating above the marine sanctuary in Manly which is full of life and colours.
I'll be by your side the entire time to make sure you feel safe and comfortable as we observe all the beautiful marine species.

I will identify the different fish you'll see and will take high resolution photos with a GoPro 7 (additional cost) so that you can focus on enjoying the Experience!

The bay is a marine sanctuary which means ecosystem is working perfectly and marine life won’t scare you, I'll also teach you to respect it.

Once you have booked your preferred day and time I will check the weather forecast, tide, swell and wind conditions. If your date/time is flexible, I may recommend a different day in order to ensure that you experience the best snorkelling conditions.

P.S: If you are not a confident swimmer or if you want a private tour, please book here: airbnb.com/privatesnorkeltour

For more info @snorkellingshellybeach
Other things to note
You must know how to swim and be able to float/tread water for 1h
Please book airbnb.com/privatesnorkeltour if you're not a confident swimmer
Join the highest rated snorkelling Experience in Sydney!

COVID 19 precautions- All the equipment have been triple cleaned, soaked in antibacterial solution and I'm absolutely well and not taking any unwell guests to the experience. Don't be discouraged!

We're going to discover the underwater world by floating above the marine sanctuary in Manly which is full of life and colours.
I'll be by your side the entire time to m…

Tamila's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Tickets
    if you decide to purchase "for a bargain" you'll get a link after the s...
  • Equipment
    Snorkel and mask
From $46
/ person
Sun, Apr 11
$58 per person
$58 per person
Mon, Apr 12
$58 per person
$58 per person
Wed, Apr 14
$58 per person
$58 per person

Meet your host, Tamila

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 222 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Ocean lover and an advocate of environmental awareness, absolutely passionate with local marine reserve!
I've a great connection with the sea and all critters, I'm a surf life saver, a swimming teacher including current first age, CPR and water safety certifications.
I'm also a Sports Manager a certified scuba diver a feediver for fun:)
I'm a former sports Journalist and Customer Service Manager which means excellent experience and story telling guaranteed ;)
You'll feel safe with me and I'll be taking great photos with a gopro7 for you to remember the amazing moments underwater. Photos will be offered to you for a bargain :)
Check my profile for the others experiences and @snorkellingshellybeach
Ocean lover and an advocate of environmental awareness, absolutely passionate with local marine reserve!
I've a great connection with the sea and all critters, I'm a surf life saver, a swimming teacher including current first age, CPR and water safety certifications.
I'm also a Sports Manager a certified scuba diver a feediver for fun:)
I'm a former sports Journalist and Customer Service Manager which means excellent experience and story telling guaranteed ;)
You'll feel s…
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Where you'll be

I'll catch ya in the iconic Manly Beach. From the city, you will take the ferry here, which itself is recognised as a must-do Sydney experience (more details given once you book it)
Manly has one of the most compact underwater ecosystems in the whole world, with more species of fish recorded here than in the entire Mediterranean Sea! This is Sydney's premier snorkeling spot and home to Australian native species found nowhere else in the world!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 222 reviews.

Ashley
January 2021
What a great experience! Tamila is absolutely amazing! Since the very beginning, she welcomes you and makes you feel relaxed and excited for what is about to come. We explored a lot of spots and we encountered amazing wildlife. Throughout the experience, Tamila was always checking on me and making sure I was enjoying every minute. She is friendly, warm and will take care of you every second. Highly recommended. My flatmates already want to do it! Absolutely incredible :)
What a great experience! Tamila is absolutely amazing! Since the very beginning, she welcomes you and makes you feel relaxed and excited for what is about to come. We explored a lo…
Chathuranga
December 2020
Tamila is super friendly person. Even though we were came late to the place she kindely helped us to get used to the snorkelling and even she hired wet suits for me and my wife. Though we were not good swimmers she did everything she can to make this experience wonderful. She captured lot of lovely images too for us. Highly recommend Tamila for anyone who's looking for wonderful snorkelling experience with a loving mermaid
Tamila is super friendly person. Even though we were came late to the place she kindely helped us to get used to the snorkelling and even she hired wet suits for me and my wife. Th…
Tara
October 2020
Snorkelling with Tamikas co host Alec was amazing! Alec was very professional and caring and made our experience one we will never forget! Thank you so much
Weiyan
October 2020
Tamila is so lovely and always make sure my friend and I are comfortable and safe. She is professional but super friendly at the same time. We both had fun during the experience ☺️
Sami
September 2020
We had Alec host for our experience today and I could honestly say from me having no experience or knowledge on today’s activity and what we Would come across, The host was sure to guide us and be patient with our understanding. Made it so comfortable to enjoy without having to please the host with what we know, it’s a definite rebooking soon with more friends indeedly grateful for the experience!
We had Alec host for our experience today and I could honestly say from me having no experience or knowledge on today’s activity and what we Would come across, The host was sure to…
Penina
September 2020
It was very amazing. It was my partner and I anniversary and it just felt so special. Tamila was so welcoming and knew so much general knowledge about the sea creatures and for a first time experience it was AWESOME!!

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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
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 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

swimmers, towel, sunscreen, water bottle a change of clothes and lots of energy to spend :)

Water temperature in the bay varies between 16 and 25 degrees celsius. If water is below 21 a wetsuit is recommended, I can help arranging one for rent if prior requested.