We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

#7 of 52 things to do in Manly Features Animals
West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 20.20*
and up
Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary Entrance Ticket
More Info
US$ 203.57*
and up
Shark Diving Xtreme in Sydney
More Info
US$ 52.51*
and up
Sydney Attractions Pass: SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Zoo...
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
Closes in 11 min
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 05:00
West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (530)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to many sea worlds and sea sanctuaries around the world but this was the poorest experience ever. Not worth the money or the time to get from Sydney to manly island. Besides the entrance tickets being expensive, this was a poor experience....More

Thank iamKatyyAbdulla
ashley h, Manager at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting recently and also taking the time to provide a review. I'm sorry to hear the visit didn't live up to your expectations. We are a smaller aquarium so make sure we run talks and tours throughout the day with our marine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided t get on a Manly Ferry and make my way to Sea Life Aquarium. I recall visiting the Aquarium in 1976 when I first arrived in Sydney! I had been to see the Aquarium in Montreal that had been revamped it was originally...More

Thank wildkatoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sanctuary was pretty good. Smaller than i expected but a nice place to visit all the same. They have cage free shark diving available also (not my thing so didn't do it)

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, and it was a bit of a let down when compared to the aquarium at Darling Harbour. The only positives were that they had more sharks, the stingrays were bigger and they had a good interactive display of...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for all ages. Loved the sanctuary. Such amazing staff and volunteers. You could feel the love for the animals!

Thank cindy c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi all, the sea life aquarium is a wonderful place to take kids or have a shark dive, get along for a look or dive before it closes !! Shame

Thank Supermax5000
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Quite smaller than I expected. We arrived when they were feeding the fish so all very interesting. Staff were so helpful and full of great information and certainly know their job. Wasn't very busy when we went which was lucky for us. If you go...More

Thank Koala1955
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is worth a visit but make it quick as the place is going to be closing soon due to the building being too expensive (it's old) to repair. There's much to see here, good value is a sydney experiences ticket which, if bought at...More

Thank Organised W
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly and informative staff. Glad we stopped in the check it out. I wish we had a little more time so we could have done the shark dive experience. It sounds like it sells out in advance, so consider a reservation.

Thank Enginerd_Mike
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a well run and clean and tidy place.Try and time your visit for one of their "tours" All very interesting for all ages

Thank worldholidaying
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
Nearby Restaurants
Hugos Manly
1,320 reviews
.24 km away
4 Pines Brewing Company
485 reviews
.34 km away
Maestro & Co
123 reviews
.30 km away
Belgrave Cartel
154 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary - Shark Dive Xtreme
413 reviews
.14 km away
4 Pines Brewery Tours
116 reviews
.34 km away
Manly Art Gallery and Museum
64 reviews
.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Manly Sea Life Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines