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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

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West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 8251 7873
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USD 19.24*
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Shark Diving Xtreme in Sydney
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“sydney aquarium” (54 reviews)
“shark eggs” (14 reviews)
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West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 8251 7873
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

its a small sanctuary but was nice to visit, they do alot of great work saving turtles and are very proud of their results good work!

Thank Collingwoodforus
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review :)

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice to walk around on a lazy day...many things too see and learn about ocean creatures..we really loved it alot.. Very informative staff😁

Thank walkthetalkthewalk
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

thanks you for the review- the team love getting great feedback :)

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic if you are a Merlin pass holder as it is something to do regularly with the kids especially in winter. I would not recommend for a one time visit though as it is quite pricey for the size compared to Sydney aquarium. The staff...More

Thank Amber C
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thanks for the review Amber :) we hope you see you for more visits soon.

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The sea life aquarium was quite sad really, the staff seemed disengaged, the fish and sea life looked miserable and the shows were boring and uninformative. Its closing down and it's evident as things have been neglected and staff are on the way out.More

Thank Danielle G
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Danielle, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate all our guests that take the time to give us feedback and take it on board. We are always looking to improve the business as long as we are welcoming guests...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for a while... had to come visit before they close forever at the end of the year. Forgot how old the place was and how there are a million stairs...well not a million...but if you are like me and struggle with stairs..it...More

Thank WeekendTraveller1969
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

ahhhh thank you! we are so happy to hear you got to visit us and that you enjoyed it :)

Reviewed 23 August 2017

OK, seems somewhat far from the CBD (30 minutes ferry) but you will find an incredible tunnel in which you travel being surrounded by turtles, rays and different kind of sharks including very large ones with big teeth: amazing, unforgettable! also some nice fishes and...More

Thank Marion490
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for such lovely feedback Marion. Nothing makes us happier than our guests loving our beautiful aquarium. you will have to come back and visit us and take the plunge with our shark dive :)

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This place is small compared to other sea life places this place do not have a place for strollers u need to ket a harness or carry your kids. But they have some nice and big turtles and raystingers. There is a penguin talk Show...More

1  Thank Nasser A
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went as a large group and found the staff to be friendly and knowledgable. The displays were great and it was all within a smallish area. The tours were interesting. The only issue was that we had a person on crutches and they had...More

Thank Dan-camper
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a great time at the sanctuary, great presentations and introductions made by very knowledgeable, passionate and inspiring staff. Lot of animals, big and small that didn't stop to amaze us. Please run to see it before it closes definitively.

Thank Pascal M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing place. We got the 5 event pass for $70 on the harbor so it was a win-win. If you're trying to decide if it's worth it. Go!!

Thank Nicholas R
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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