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Ningaloo whale shark swim on a sailing catamaran

Availability: Every day
Duration: 8 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
Do this because
  • Swim with whale sharks, the biggest fish in the ocean
  • Relax sailing on the catamaran featured in Tourism Australia's campaign
  • Receive royalty treatment from a qualified, trained and passionate crew
  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in the beautiful World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef
What to expect

Starting from 7.30am, you will be picked up from your accommodation in a private bus. Listen in or chill out during the drive down the coast as you are told all about your xperience before being taken out to the Windcheetah sailing catamaran, where you will be greeted by your friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits.

Moments later immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef in a sheltered lagoon. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! Take this time to ask questions, get snorkelling tips, make sure your gear fits and practice getting on and off the boat before your Whale Shark swim. Your guides will always be in the water to steer you in the right direction, and to pay special attention to any modest swimmers.

Following your swim enjoy morning tea while the plane searches for Whale Sharks. The crew will organise you into small groups and as soon as a Whale Shark is spotted, swimming guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and get ready. Your group and your guide drop in the water to get up close and personal with the worlds biggest fish. Most of these sharks are between 4 and 12 metres long but have been know to grow as large as 18 metres! After spending as much time as possible with the Whale Sharks you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as you cruise around the reef.

Head back inside the lagoon where the water is turquoise blue and anchor up at a new special spot on the reef for another snorkel. 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 before the end of your trip.

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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
  • 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
  • Whale Shark Swimmer Certificate
  • All government fees and charges included in the price
  • Complimentary professional photography package of the day
Reduced price
  • Observer (aged 3-99)
  • Infant (aged 0-2) Free
  • Children (aged 3-16)
  • Senior (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 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, 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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