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Shark Reef Snorkel

Experience snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef in the heart of Sydney's CBD at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium!

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's brand new, one-of-a-kind experience will bring guests face-to-fin with some of the ocean's most amazing creatures, including sharks, sawfish and an array of tropical fish that call the Great Barrier Reef home. 

Experience the unique beauty of Australia's Great Barrier Reef without leaving the heart of Sydney with this fully immersive underwater adventure. Meet our inquisitive Maori Wrasse, bold White-Tip Reef Sharks and Brian the leopard shark, plus hundreds of dazzlingly coloured fish as they swim by!

Best of all, Shark Reef Snorkel takes place in a safe, see-through enclosure and no diving experience is required, making it the perfect experience for the whole family!


  • Learn about snorkelling and the animals you'll encounter in the water
  • 20 minute snorkel in a safe and see-through enclosure
  • Priority admission entry into the aquarium
  • Full instructional briefing and orientation by one of our marine experts
  • All equipment including snorkel gear and wet suits*


Maximum 4 people (Ages 5+. Participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied on the snorkel by an adult. Ages 15-17 must have an adult guardian present at the aquarium on the day)


10.00am, 12.30pm and 2:30pm every day


This experience lasts 90 minutes in total


Book online (below) to guarantee your place

With NO PREVIOUS DIVING OR SNORKELLING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED and catering for both children and adults, this is the perfect adventure for the entire family. So for the most unique experience that Sydney has to offer, Shark Reef Snorkel at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium cannot be missed!

*Participants will need to bring a towel and swim costume. 

Click here to view the terms and conditions (PDF)

Click here to view the Medical Declaration (PDF)

Click here to view the Child Medical Declaration (PDF)


Individual:  $85

(Normally $95 - SAVE $10)

Group of 4:  $330

(Normally $350 - SAVE $20) 

Book Online & SAVE!

Merlin Annual Pass Discount:

Merlin Annual Pass holders receive 20% off!

Call 1-800-199-657 to book.


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Shark Reef Snorkel
There are fish everywhere!
"We went snorkeling in the morning and the fish were so active! You are literally sharing the water with thousands of colourful fishy friends!"
Liz, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Shark Reef Snorkel
Shark Reef Snorkel
"The kids loved every minute of it. We live near the beach but are scared to let the kids learn to snorkel in the ocean, so this was perfect. Thank you!"
Claire J, Collaroy, NSW
Shark Reef Snorkel
Best team bonding experience
"I took my small team of three to snorkel with the sharks and it was amazing! We definitely found out who the thrill seekers of the group were but everyone had a lot of fun."
James, Sydney, NSW
Shark Reef Snorkel
Dive in - it's fun!
"We went in the summer and the water was so refreshing! Swimming with the fish was so calming and amazing - we didn't want to get out. Would definitely do it again!"
Crystal and Matt, San Diego, USA
Shark Reef Snorkel
Thank you so much
"Thank you so much - It was great to be in the water with all of the Australian animals. We couldn't visit Queensland's Great Barrier Reef so this was just great."
Wei, Beijing, China

5 Attraction
Pass Deal!

Visit us plus: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Sydney Tower Eye & Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. 

Adults $69 / Kids $42

That's just $13.80 per attraction for adults!