Your adventure starts when we pick you up from your accommodation between 7.45 and 8am. From there we take the short trip back to our base, to fit you out with sunshirts, hats, PFDs (lifejackets), snorkelling gear, and dry read more...
Your adventure starts when we pick you up from your accommodation between 7.45 and 8am. From there we take the short trip back to our base, to fit you out with sunshirts, hats, PFDs (lifejackets), snorkelling gear, and dry bags to pack your personal gear in. When then take the drive into Cape Range National Park- a wonderfully scenic drive which usually takes about 30-40 minutes, depending on our launching spot for the day. Once we arrive at our put-in, we'll then pack the kayaks with all the gear we need for 3 days of fun and exploration, before the all important safety talk and paddling instruction. We then spend the morning kayaking together to a snorkel spot where we'll have morning tea & a guided snorkel. Along the way your guide will point out some of Ningaloo's spectacular features and wildlife. Please note that any up close viewings of wildlife are all pre-arranged by the boss!!! After morning tea, it's time for some more kayaking and reef exploration before stopping for lunch. Lunch is a make-your-own affair from a wide selection of fresh rolls salads, meats, fruits and other goodies. We also provide drinks and sun shade. In the afternoon we will select nice beach to camp on, enjoy the sunset and kick back for the night. Before dinner (and in between stories of the day!) we organise sleeping arrangements, prepare and cook dinner using only the finest fresh ingredients. We then sit down to a healthy meal and good conversation under the stars before turning in for a peaceful night's sleep. (L,D)
Day 2) Cape Range National Park
After a yummy breakfast we pack up camp and head off for more sea kayaking and snorkeling around the beautiful lagoons of Ningaloo Reef. Day two follows the same general outline as the first- all governed by the wonders we find along the way! (B,L,D)
Day 3) Cape Range National Park - Exmouth
After another amazing day on the reef we finish kayaking and drive back to Exmouth, usually returning around 4pm to in town accommodation. Enjoy a dinner at Mantaray's restaurant (Novotel Premium Package Only, Mid Range Package at own expense)(B,L,D)
Day 4) Exmouth
After another amazing day on the reef we finish kayaking and drive back to Exmouth, usually returning around 4pm to in town accommodation. Enjoy a dinner at Mantaray's restaurant (Novotel Premium Package Only, Mid Range Package at own expense) The second leg of your adventure starts when we pick you up from your accommodation between 7.00am and 7.30 after a yummy breakfast (Novotel Premium Package Only, Mid Range Package at own expense). From here we journey out to Tantabiddi Boat Ramp for an exciting day swimming with the biggest fish in the sea, the Whaleshark. Warm up by dropping into one of the most beautiful reefs in the world at our first snorkel site and discover an abundance of coral, tropical fish, turtles and potentially even manta rays or dugongs. Our guides will be right there with you in the water to steer you in the right direction, and to pay special attention to any modest swimmers. Feel free to grab one of our floating noodles should you feel like the extra bit of flotation. While your busy exploring the reef, the spotter plane has already departed and is searching for our first Whale Shark cruising nearby. Seen something that your curious about? Ask our guides! All of our crew-members have a passion for the ocean (it’s their life!) and are your knowledge bank for all things aquatic. When a Whale Shark has been spotted, it’s all systems go! The skipper heads the boat towards the Whale Shark’s location. There’s a buzz in the air, the excitement and anticipation mount amongst crew and passengers alike. You will then be split into two groups and prepare for your jump into the crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo… You and your guide drop in and get up close and personal to the worlds biggest fish, this is your chance to experience wonder and marvel at the sheer size, grace and elegance of the biggest fish in the world. Most of these sharks are between 4 and 12 metres long but have been know to grow as large as 18 metres! Our professional photographer is all the while capturing every moment and from the very best angle for you to take home. It’s likely that this won’t be your only shark, the pilot has been busy searching for another gentle giant to swim with, and on his call get ready to do it all again… And again! It’s hungry work, don’t we know it! We’ve already got lunch on the way as we head back in to look for Manta Rays, Dugongs and even Humpback Whales (when in season). You’ll get yet another chance to pack more into your trip, go snorkeling or make use of our Kayaks and Paddle Boards to surrender those last bits of energy you’ve got stored away to this wondrous aquatic playground. To celebrate, kick back and enjoy with a glass of sparkling and a seasonal fruit platter while we meander our way back to mainland. Wrap things up with a comfortable cruise right back to the front of your accommodation. You’ll walk away wondering how you didn’t do it all sooner! Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at Whalers Restaurant, before returning to your accommodation. Breakfast included the following day for Premium package guests. (B,L)
NOTE: This package is the mid-range option which includes kayaking, camping and snorkelling gear, food and drinks [excluding alcohol], transport, Cape Range National Park entry fees. 3 nights accommodation (twin share) at Ningaloo Lodge (full share kitchen facilities available). 3 nights consist of: 1 night prior to the start of the Reef and Beach tour; 1 night following Reef and Beach tour; 1 night following Whaleshark tour. Full day Whaleshark swim tour and 1 dinner at Whalers restaurant, following Whaleshark swim tour.