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Whale Shark Swim by Catamaran in Shoulder Season

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    What to Expect
    At 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the Windcheetah sailing catamaran where you will be greeted by your friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. Moments later, snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef in the sheltered lagoon. You will see corals, colorful fish, and sometimes even turtles and rays! Take this time to ask questions, get snorkeling tips, make sure your that your gear fits, and practice getting on and off the boat before swimming with marine life.

    Enjoy morning tea as a plane is searching for marine life in the area.  The boat will get you as close as possible to observe anything the pilot finds.

    Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as you cruise the reef in search of any other wildlife.  Next, head back inside the turquoise blue lagoon and anchor up for another snorkel. Weather and time permitting try a stand up paddle board or glass bottom kayak during the afternoon snorkel.  Relax with afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore. The experience lives on as you will be provided all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    We must be advised via email of accommodation location in order to arrange pick up.
    Departure Time
    7:30am - Ningaloo B&B
    7:40am - Mantarays Resort
    7:40am - Exmouth Escape Resort
    7:45am - RAC/BIG4 Holiday Park
    7:45am - Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Resort
    7:45am - Exmouth Visitors Centre
    7:55am - Ningaloo Lodge
    7:55am - Potshot Resort / YHA Backpackers
    8:00am - Sea Breeze Resort
    8:15am - Lighthouse Caravan Park
    8:20am - Yardie Creek Homestead Caravan Park
    8:25am - Meet at Tantabiddi Boat Ramp
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water. Interesting information about the area and marine life will keep you entertained too
    • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with marine life
    • Small groups when swimming with marine life to ensure everyone gets a great experience
    • Opportunity to swim with a Whale Shark and/or Humpback Whale on the day if they are located. Additional fee of $50 per person payable in cash on the day if you swim with a whale shark and/or humpback whale.
    • No charge to swim with Manta Rays if we encounter them
    • Snorkeling on the Ningaloo Reef
    • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, and wet-suit
    • Flotation aids available on board
    • Marine specialists on-board to answer all your questions and guide you
    • Opportunity to assist with hoisting the sails or relaxing on the bow nets, daybeds or bean bags
    • Stand up paddle board, kayak and boom net for use in afternoon (weather and time permitting)
    • Morning Tea, Buffet Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided
    • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Nil
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Anyone entering the water must have basic swimming ability
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (21)
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    This was a day I will remember and cherish for life! The friendly and professional team at Ningaloo Discovery were nothing short of amazing, and they made my dream of swimming with humpback whales a reality! On the reason why we chose Ningaloo Discovery: My...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Shirazeh
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Shirazeh Thanks for you beautiful review, so long and detailed and full of such amazing praise! We are so happy you enjoyed your day on the Ningaloo, with our crew, and that you have lots of awesome memories (and photos!) to take away with...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Tim was our escort with generou marine biology knowledge. Cam the skipper gave us a great safety talk, complete with Aussie humour, but focussed on everyone enjoying the day and returning unharmed. Jade was an escort with great attitude and enthusiasm, kept us informed as...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank holesareus
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello What an incredible review! Thank you so much, you have described each of our crew members perfectly. We truly believe they are indeed the best in the business and we are so pleased they made your day extra special Safe travels, until next time......More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Travelled yesterday on the catamaran for the eco tour and whale shark swim. We were originally booked on a humpback whale swim but sadly did not have numbers to go out, so Ningaloo Discovery accommodated our family of 4 on another tour. They went above...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kristen M
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Happy 18th Birthday!! Sounds like a fantastic birthday gift, we are so glad you and your family had a good day out there and in the water with all the beautiful animals that inhabit the Ningaloo Reef this time of year. Wishing you safe travels...More

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Such an amazing trip.. we were lucky enough to have 2 whale shark swims, and a swim with 4 manta rays! We also saw lots of humpbacks, a hammerhead, lots of beautiful fish and corals. The team were great, so knowledgeable and friendly, and Cam...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 498nicola86
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Nicola First off, congratulations! Thank you for your review. Sounds like the honeymoon is off to the perfect start and the Ningaloo set the bar high for the rest of your trip. You saw the big 3, whale shark, mantas and humpback whales, amazing....More

    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    We had an Amazing day with Bridget,Jade,Blaze,Kate and of course Cam. We were lucky enough to swim with a school of Mantra rays, while we were waiting to see if any Whale sharks were spotted we saw plenty of Humpback Whales as well as a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Spongebob67
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review Wow, that does sound like an extraordinary day. The manta rays have indeed been stars over the past couple of days. So lucky to have all of the megafauna show up for you, especially the surprise mother and calf humpback...More

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