Snorkelling in Sydney: Where to go, what tours to book and the best deals

Explore life under the water at Sydney’s top snorkelling spots.

Sydney has a wide range of marine life just off the city’s shores with an abundance of colourful fish and coral. Spend some time under the water at the world famous Shelly Beach – Sydney’s top snorkelling site – or venture out to snorkel with the seals of Martin Island.

We’ve compiled a list of the top snorkelling companies in Sydney to take you on an underwater adventure that is suitable for all levels and ages, plus great deals and coupons.


Where are some top snorkel spots in Sydney?

  • Shelly Beach, Manly
  • Manly Cove, Manly
  • Chowder Bay, Mosman
  • Gordon’s Bay, Coogee
  • Congwong Beach, La Perouse
  • Bare Island, La Perouse
  • Little Bay Beach, Little Bay

Our top picks for snorkelling in Sydney

Best for price (cheapest)

Snorkel Tour and Nature Walk, Ecotreasures

Snorkel Tour and Nature Walk, Ecotreasures from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Prices start at $69
  • Over 200 species of fish, invertebrates and algae
  • All equipment and a professional guide included
  • Includes a guided snorkel tour and nature walk

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Best for experience duration

Sydney Snorkelling Tour, Sydney Dive Safari

Sydney Snorkelling Tour, Sydney Dive Safari from Viator

Highlights:

  • 3-hour snorkelling tour
  • No experience required
  • All equipment included
  • Full snorkel masks available

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Best for kids

Snorkel Tour and Nature Walk Family Package, Ecotreasures

Snorkel Tour and Nature Walk Family Package, Ecotreasures from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Package includes 2 adults and 2 children
  • Perfect for kids aged 8 and older
  • Suited for all levels
  • Includes a guided snorkel tour and nature walk

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Best for first timers

Snorkel and Marine Life Tour, Ecotreasures

Snorkel and Marine Life Tour, Ecotreasures from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Snorkel at the world famous Shelly Beach
  • All equipment included
  • Expert guide to point out types of fish
  • Bonus headland lookout walk included

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Snorkelling in Sydney tours compared

CompanyPrice (from)LocationDuration (from)Extras/inclusionsSuitable forBook with
Ecotreasures$69Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve2 hoursEquipment and guide includedAll levels including children 8 and olderViator, ExperienceOz, Adrenaline or RedBalloon
Sydney Dive Safari$69Varies3 hoursEquipment, guide and transport includedAll levels, including children 12 or olderViator
Dive Centre Manly$75Shelly Beach (Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve)2 hoursEquipment and guide includedAll levels, including children or olderDive Centre Manly

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