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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly

(3.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Learn about Australia's creatures of the deep at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and how the center promotes conservation of marine life through rescue, breeding, and protecting. Observe a colony of penguins at Penguin Cove; watch sharks, rays, turtles, and tropical fish at Shark Harbour; and view seahorses, octopus, and lionfish at Underwater Sydney. The sanctuary puts on daily presentations about its conservation efforts and even gives you the opportunity to scuba dive with sharks. Children tend to enjoy the touch-pool, where they can pick up starfish and sea slugs. Make Manly Sea Life Sanctuary a part of your Manly vacation plans using our Manly vacation trip planner.
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  • This aquarium is very small, but it packs a punch. Great Manly destination activity. We attended both the Shark and Turtle feeding and the Penguin feeding. Both were informative and entertaining. The ...  more »
  • It has only 3 circular and rather small floors. The best thing is the staging of the Great Coral Reef in the center of the middle floor. At the top there are some pinguins. The ticket seller told me t...  more »
  • I did the shark dive on Friday 3rd march, and I couldn't imagine a better way to end my Aussie adventure ! You probably couldn't find someone who knows more or is more passionate about the safety and ...  more »
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  • I think I've been a bit spoilt with Sea Life in at Darling Harbour, but the manly one is looking very tired. However, the shark tank is pretty good with rays and turtles. It has a touch and feel pool that is great. The staff were brilliant!
  • A really nice spot by the seaside. A lot of rescued marine life here. It's not an extensive aquarium but it is really a better atmosphere and more relaxed than Sealife at Darling harbour. The staff are also really nice and approachable and genuinely seem to love what they do.
  • Terrible booking experience. Tried to book online for a shark dive and added items to cart. After adding names to the booking an error message came up showing that there was no availability - why was is showing there was two spots free? I called the next day and was told there was a problem with the booking system, so the agent took my details and promised to call me back. I called again later that afternoon only to be told that both spots has been booked out. This is a serious let down, especially since I am trying to spend close to $600 with you.
  • Dissapointed they took out the revolving walkway. Great collection of sealife to see
  • Good aquarium, best attraction is Australian Penguin. But I`m not sure, how can a zoo/aquarium is called as `Sanctuary'?