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Ningaloo whale shark swim and Eco tour on a sailing catamaran (shoulder season)

Availability: Every day
Duration: 8 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Relax on a catamaran sailing through the Australian water
  • Snorkel with colorful fishes, manta rays and whale sharks
  • Enjoy a morning tea, lunch buffet and glass of sparking wine
  • Experience the beautiful World Heritage listed, Ningaloo Reef
What to expect

Whale sharks are frequent visitors to the Ningaloo Reef, even after the official whale shark season has ended. This means that on board your Eco tour, which runs from August to October, guests will also have the opportunity to swim with the whale sharks during the shoulder season (mid season), when sighted by our spotter plane. The Ningaloo Reef is alive with marine wildlife during the month of August and on any given day Mother Nature may present the opportunity to view or swim with Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, Turtles, dugongs, dolphins and a huge variety of tropical fish and corals.

Guests are offered the most stable and comfortable viewing platforms to watch from and interact with wildlife from the decks of a 58ft luxuriously appointed sailing catamaran. Join this tour for a day out on “Windcheetah” and set sail through the shallow turquoise lagoons and along the back of the stunning Ningaloo Reef.

Your day includes the opportunity to snorkel the reef, view Humpback Whales, spot turtles, dolphins and dugongs. If the opportunity presents itself to swim with a humpback whale or whale shark you may upgrade onboard for an additional "Humpback Whale/Whale Shark Swim Fee" of $50 cash per person. The tour also often encounters the curious and interactive Manta Rays which you can swim with at no extra charge. Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up Paddle boards or a kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

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What's included
  • Pick-up service from your accommodation in Exmouth on a private bus
  • Experienced, professional crew on board and in water assistance
  • Marine specialists onboard to answer all your questions and guide you
  • Spotter aircraft for the best possible opportunity of sightings and swimming
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board, if needed
  • Stand up paddle boards and kayaks
  • Morning Tea, Buffet Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided, catered to dietary needs
  • Sunscreen and water
  • Celebratory glass of sparkling wine
  • Complimentary gift pack per group booking
  • All government fees and charges included in the price
  • Complimentary professional photography package of the day
Reduced price
  • Infant (aged 0-2) Free
  • Children (aged 3-16)
  • Senior (60+)
What to remember
  • Children must not be left unattended at any time while on board. One supervising adult must remain on board with them at all times and be with them in the water when snorkelling or swimming
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 8 to 20 people
  • Pick-up service from your accommodation in Exmouth on a private bus
  • You must have basic swimming ability to participate in water activities
  • Recommended to bring swimwear, hat, towel and warm clothes for after snorkelling and sea sickness medication
  • Avoid drinking alcohol the night before your tour
  • Eat a small non greasy breakfast prior to arriving
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When
  • Daily, August to November at 7.30am
  • First and third weeks of the month tours operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Second and fourth weeks of the month tours operate on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
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Provider
Ningaloo Discovery
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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