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Whale Shark Swim, Eco Tour & Catamaran Cruise

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Spend the day at the aquatic playground at Ningaloo Reef where you encounter dugongs, dolphins, manta rays and whale sharks! Operates between Aug – Oct.

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Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
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A$280
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DESCRIPTION

There is no better way to discover the Ningaloo Reef than on eco tour on the luxurious WINDCHEETAH sailing catamaran. This day cruise will take you out on the crystal clear waters out of Exmouth to view dugongs, dolphins, manta rays and more!

The Ningaloo Reef is an aquatic playground full of plentiful marine life and even though the whale shark season runs from March to July quite often they can be spotted outside of the season. If spotted, guests can swim with Whale Sharks or Humpback Whales for an additional fee of $50 per person payable on the day (Please note the tour rate you pay at the time of booking is based on a spectator fee only) !

The day cruise includes complimentary transfers from Exmouth accommodation and a day spent onboard the catamaran. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included and a professional photographer is available to capture special moments from the day for FREE.

Snorkelling equipment is included for your morning snorkel and complimentary use of stand up paddle boards and kayaks for use in the afternoon. The luxury catamaran has been designed with viewing platforms to view and interact with the marine life that you will encounter throughout the day.

For a magical day out on the Ningaloo Reef book your day cruise online here! This tour only runs in August, September and October.

Inclusions

  • 8 Hour Whale Shark Swim and Eco Tour operating August, September and October
  • Opportunity to swim with Whale Sharks if they’re sighted on the day (additional cost)
  • Complimentary return bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth
  • Professional and experienced crew on board and supporting you in the water as much as you need
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with Whale Sharks
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes and wetsuits
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board if required
  • Marine specialists onboard to answer all your questions and guide you
  • Stand up paddle boards and kayaks for use in afternoon snorkel (weather and time permitting)
  • Morning Tea, Buffet Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided (caters for dietary requirements)
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • Celebratory glass of sparkling wine
  • Complimentary gift pack per group booking
  • Whale Shark Swimmer Certificate
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day

Extras

  • This rate is based on a spectator fee only. Opportunity to swim with Whale Shark and/or Humpback Whale on the day if they’re sighted. The government Humpback Whale/Whale Shark Swim Fee is just an extra $50 cash per person on the day of your tour (no charge to swim with Manta Rays if they’re sighted)

Highlights

  • On board our Eco Tours which run from August to October guests will also have the opportunity to swim with the whale sharks during the shoulder season, when sighted by our spotter plane
  • The Ningaloo Reef is alive with marine wildlife during the month of August and on any given day Mother Nature may present the opportunity to view or swim with Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, Turtles, dugongs, dolphins and a huge variety of tropical fish and corals
  • Set sail through the shallow turquoise lagoons and along the back of the stunning Ningaloo Reef whilst stopping to take advantage of whatever spectacular wildlife comes our way

Seasons

  • This tour only runs in August, September and October

Time

  • Tours depart 8:25am at Tantabiddi Boat Ramp (western side of Exmouth Cape) or you will be picked up earlier from your Exmouth Hotel. Tour returns approximately 4pm

Duration

  • Approximately 8 hours

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the ‘Add Booking Notes’ section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words ‘hotel not known’ in the ‘Add Booking Notes’ section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you do not require a hotel pick up

  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words ‘not required’ in the ‘Add Booking Notes’ section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher

What To Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling
  • Sea sickness medication (if you feel like you may need it)

Additional Information

  • Please note that there’s a rate based if whale sharks are sighted. An additional $50 per person is required to swim which is payable on the day
  • We cannot guarantee the animals will be present on the day or always viable to swim with. If you don’t get to see a Humpback Whale or Whale Shark from under the water while snorkelling we do not provide any refunds or return tours, however you will only be charged the additional government "Humpback Whale/Whale Shark Swim Fee" if you are successful in swimming with them
  • Minimum 6 pax to run tour
  • Maximum of 10 swimmers in each group
  • No age limit! All ages welcome to participate
  • Vessel subject to change without notice
  • Cruise departures are subject to weather conditions
  • If you would to add children, seniors or infants to your booking please contact the operator directly to purchase

Booking Information

  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of cruise and entry
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Location

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

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Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
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A$280
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