GIFT CARD Port Gawler Mangrove Forest Snorkel Tour - for beginners

From AUD $29.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: SA
  • Product code: EMSPTST

Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park – Winaityinaityi Pangkara – is the National Parks and Wildlife Service SA Park of the Month for November 2019. 

Join snorkel leaders from Experiencing Marine Sanctuary (EMS), and park rangers, for an incredible guided snorkel through the magical world of the Port Gawler River Mangrove Forest within the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary. The mangrove forest is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life. So come and join us for this special aquatic

Suitable for beginners and children 5 years and above who can tread water and swim. At least one parent to accompany and supervise two children in water. EMS has

limited wetsuits and floatation devices for under 7 years. 5-7 year olds can participate if parents supply child’s own wetsuit and floatation device, and supervision is one-on-one by a parent. Snorkel tours are taken on low tidal change days when there is less water movement and best visibility. Depth ranges from 1-3 meters. Trained snorkel guides lead the tours and are often accompanied by student or qualified marine biologists.

Please arrive 30 minutes before snorkel time to fill out your registration form and be fitted with snorkel gear.

Please note that this event may be cancelled in the event of poor weather.

Meeting point:

Port Gawler jetty, Port Gawler Road

What to bring:

  • Towel to dry off at the end of the session
  • Old shoes that can get wet
  • Wetsuit and snorkelling gear – EMS can supply if you don’t

5-7 year olds need to have their own wetsuit and floatation
device and Supervision is one-on-one by a parent.


Where do I meet to take part in tour?

EMS Snorkel leaders will have a registration table set up at turning circle at end of Port Gawler road  - look for the EMS trailer and marquee.

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

The event is open to children 8 years and above who can swim.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your own wetsuit and snorkelling gear (if you don't have your own snorkelling equipment we can provide free of charge).


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

That is fine.

Do you need to have snorkelling experience? 

You don't need snorkelling experience but you do need to be able to tread water and swim. Larger groups will be broken down to smaller groups with similar experienced snorkelers in each group - this allows more assistance to those who require it.