Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim by Powerboat (Mar-Aug)
You are invited to join us for a once in a lifetime experience on the beautiful world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth. On the whale shark tour you can snorkel and swim with whale sharks, interact with read more...
Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim by Powerboat (Mar-Aug)
You are invited to join us for a once in a lifetime experience on the beautiful world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth. On the whale shark tour you can snorkel and swim with whale sharks, interact with manta rays, encounter dugongs, turtles, humpback whales, dolphins, amazing colorful tropical fish and coral on the Ningaloo Reef just off Exmouth. Swimming with a whale shark is an unforgettable experience!
The Coral Coast of Western Australia is home to an abundance of unique wildlife full of national parks and reefs ready to be explored. The tour company operates boat cruises and sailing cruises around the Ningaloo Reef as well as specialising in whale shark snorkel and interaction tours. All equipment is provided on board for the whale shark tour including snorkeling equipment, floatation aids and tour guides who are very knowledgeable and passionate about whale sharks and the marine environment. The clear waters and visibility of the North West make for perfect conditions to swim with a whale shark as the whale sharks cruise just below the surface, allowing snorkelers to swim alongside these magnificent creatures.
Our amazing itinerary for the day starts from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation in our private bus. Listen in or chill out during the drive down the coast as we’ll be telling you all about what you're about to experience before being taken out to the Windcheetah sailing catamaran where you will be greeted by our friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. We’ll take exceptional care of you and ensure everybody is 100% at ease, feeling confident and excited!
Moments later immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef at one of our beautiful snorkel spots in the 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. 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.
Now you can enjoy morning tea as our plane gets searching for Whale Sharks. Our crew will organise you into small intimate groups and as soon as a Whale Shark is spotted, swimming guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and get ready for one of the greatest moments of your life! You are about to swim with the biggest fish in the world, the Whale Shark!
Your group 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 Whale Shark! Most of these sharks are between 4 and 12 metres long but have been know to grow as large as 18 metres! - This may not be your only Whale Shark swim, the pilot has been busy searching for another gentle giant to swim with, and on their call get ready to do it all again… and again!
After we have spent as much time as possible with the Whale Sharks you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as we cruise the reef in search of any other wildlife. Manta Rays, Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Turtles and anything else that may be around. - Now we 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. - Relax with some refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore before the crew return you safe and sound and full of smiles back to your accomodation.
The experience lives on as we will provide you with access to all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!!!
Did you know?
License charges included in your whale shark tour go towards funding the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s various research programs of whale sharks in the Ningaloo Reef and world wide, in an effort to protect, conserve, and constantly discover more about this beautiful animal. Every ticket you book to swim with a Whale Shark contributes towards research into this mysterious species.
- Spotter plane
- Healthy and yummy buffet lunch (catering to dietary requirements)
- Snorkelling equipment
- Video footage of your whale shark encounter
- Glass bottom kayaks
- Stand up paddle boards
- Morning tea, a delicious buffet lunch & afternoon tea
- Celebratory glass of champagne!
- Complimentary bus transfers from accommodation in Exmouth
- Drinking water
- Thongs, sandals or crocs
- Complimentary pick up from your Exmouth location but must be notified when you make your booking otherwise Ningaloo Discovery will pick up from the Exmouth Visitors Centre at 7.45am on the day of your tour.