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Ningaloo whale shark swim on a powerboat

Availability: Every day
Duration: 8 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Treat yourself to a once in a lifetime experience swimmig with whale sharks
  • See the panoramic scenery in the World Heritage, Ningaloo Reef
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch and sip wine while cruising the coast
What to expect

Swimming with a whale shark is un unforgettable once in a lifetime experience that people come from all over the world to do. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world growing up to a possible 18m long and Ningaloo Reef plays host to these amazing animals every year from March till the end of July. This is the only place in the world where they congregate so predictably and in such large numbers.

Guests of the tour will experience on-board a large, shaded and spacious powerboat, which provides ample space and comfort while soaking up and enjoying the beauty of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Your crew will organise you into small groups of up to 10, and as soon as a whale shark is spotted, you will be directed to put their snorkel gear and enter the waters of Ningaloo Reef and swim with whale sharks. Guests who book on as "Observers" are welcome to participate in all activities except for entering the water with a whale shark.

After your swim with the sharks you will enjoy a lunch buffet on board the boat. In the afternoon you will stop to immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of a sheltered lagoon for free time snorkeling. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards or a Glass Bottom Kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef. Following your full-day tour swimming in the waters relax with a refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore before the crew returns you to your accommodations in Exmouth.

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What's included
  • Pick-up service from your accommodation in Exmouth on a private bus
  • Cruise on the Highland Spirit powerboat, a purpose built charter vessel
  • Experienced, professional crew on board and in water assistance
  • Marine specialists onboard to answer all your questions and guide you
  • Spotter aircraft to find the best possible opportunity of sightings and swimming
  • In water experiences with a Whale Shark
  • 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
  • Observer (aged 3-99)
  • Children (aged 3-16)
  • Senior (aged 60+)
What to remember
  • Guests who book on as "Observers" are welcome to participate in all itinerary activities except for entering the water with the whale sharks, rather observe the action from the bow of the Windcheetah
  • 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 10 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, March to August at 7.30am
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Provider
Ningaloo Discovery
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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