About Ningaloo

Stretching 160 miles along Australia’s stunning west coast, the Ningaloo Coast is a UNESCO World-Heritage site and houses the largest fringing reef system in the world. This is also the only place on the planet where you can access such a gigantic reef so easily – usually a short swim from the many beaches. From swimming with the giants of the ocean to watching turtle hatchlings right from the beach, it's just a normal day in Ningaloo!
This bucket-list worthy destination has built a name for itself as being one of the few places on Earth where you can swim with the largest fish in the ocean – the Whale Shark. There are several award-winning Ningaloo cruises that will offer you a very up-close and personal experience with these magnificent swimmers. Not just the Whale Sharks, but you can also swim with manta rays, turtles, or even the Cerulean Humpback Whales during their incredible annual migration.
With such close proximity to the water, it’s no wonder that some of the top things to do in Ningaloo include water activities. See the wonders of the reef without getting wet on a glass-bottom boat tour, hop on a powerboat and enjoy a swim with the whale sharks, or hang around with the resident mantas of Coral Bay. The Ningaloo boat tours depart from Exmouth or Coral Bay – choose an experience nearest to your accommodation.
Although the reef and its residents are the stars of the show, no visit to Ningaloo is complete without a scenic hike through Cape Range National Park. Find hiking trails that suit every fitness level. Be one with nature on one of these walking trails and enjoy incredible views of the limestone-walled red canyons against the azure blue waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park. And while you're at it, look out for wallabies, emus, kangaroos, echidnas and other wildlife that call this region home!

Ningaloo Cruise Experiences

Sightseeing Cruises

2 Cruises

From $65

Whale Watching Cruises

6 Cruises

From $485

Featured Cruises

8 Cruises

3Hr Ningaloo Reef Coral View & Snorkel Tour (Summer)

Best-value tour that combines coral viewing from a glass-bottom boat and 2 snorkel stops to discover the reef, turtles and manta rays of Ningaloo.

Duration 4hr

From $90

1Hr Ningaloo Coral Viewing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

Discover the vibrant coral gardens in the Tantabiddi Sanctuary Zone – all that separates you and the reef are the glass panels of this open-air boat.

Duration 1hr

From $65

6Hr Whale Shark & Humpback Whale Eco Wildlife Tour

Eco wildlife experience to swim with Whale Sharks, manta rays etc., and to see the Humpback Whales in their natural habitat. Operates during Sep-Oct.

Duration 7hr 30min

7Hr Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim Tour - Exmouth (Mar-Aug)

Multi-award winning tour – best swim experience with Whale Sharks guaranteed at Ningaloo. Experienced crew, safety checks, snorkel, free photos & more.

Duration 9hr

From $505

8Hr Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim - Powerboat

Join a guided Whale Shark swim tour on a powerboat in the Ningaloo Marine Park. Snorkel at 2 reef sites, enjoy exciting water activities, and more.

Duration 9hr

From $485

8.5Hr Whale Shark Swim Tour in Ningaloo

Join this incredible adventure (March-July) to swim with the biggest fish in the sea – the Whale Sharks of Ningaloo Marine Park. Snorkel tour incl.

Duration 9hr

From $545

9Hr Humpback Whale Swim Tour - Sailing Catamaran

Sail on the ‘Windcheetah’ & swim with whales on Ningaloo’s first ever in-water interaction. Snorkel at 2 sites, enjoy a buffet lunch & more (Aug-Oct).

Duration 7hr

7Hr Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim - Powerboat

Swim with Ningaloo's Humpback Whales on this guided powerboat tour. Spotter planes assist. Snorkel to see corals & marine life. August to October.

Duration 7hr

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