8.5Hr Whale Shark Swim Tour in Ningaloo

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Come swim with the largest known fish in the ocean – the Whale Shark! This unique experience on the incredible Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth, is sure to leave you with memories that are as big and unforgettable as the Whale Sharks themselves. 

The air-conditioned transfer bus will pick you up from your stay at Exmouth. On the way to the boat ramp, our expert crew will tell you all about the experience that awaits you.

Once you board the stable and comfortable 55ft sailing caraman, Windcheetah, get ready for the aquatic escapade of a lifetime! 

Rest assured, your well-being is the top priority for the lovely crew members! They will pamper you with exceptional care, providing a perfect fit for your fins, masks, and wetsuits. 

The fast vessel will soon take you to a breathtaking snorkel site. Now is the time to jump in for a snorkelling adventure like never before. 

See the enchanting marine ecosystem blessed with the most beautiful corals, vibrant tropical fish, cute turtles and hopefully some manta rays or dugongs too.

The experienced guides will also jump with you to assist you in the water. If you are not a competent swimmer, do not worry, they will give you special attention. Moreover, you can also grab one of the floating noodles if you need the extra bit of flotation support.

As soon as the spotter planes above locate the Whale Sharks, you can feel the excitement and anticipation building up. In no time, you’ll be back on the boat and the skipper will steer the vessel towards the Whale Sharks. A contagious buzz of excitement fills the air.  You'll then be divided into two groups, getting ready for your thrilling plunge into the crystal-clear waters of Ningaloo.

This is the ultimate moment of the day! Enjoy the enchanting experience of swimming alongside the world’s biggest fish. Be in awe of its size and grace. The on board photographer will take amazing photographs of this precious memory from above the water for you to cherish forever.

No, this is not the only shark you will swim with. Hopefully the pilot of the spotting aircraft will find another…and another!

By the time you get back on board, a delicious lunch will be ready for you. During this time, the boat goes in search of other wildlife. Look out for manta rays, dugongs, Humpback Whales (all depending on the season), etc.

The fun does not end here. You can either go for another round of snorkelling or explore this fantastic aquatic playground on kayaks or paddle boards. 

Another fun-filled option is to tow behind the boat in a cargo net. As the boat makes its way to the mainland, sit back and relax with a glass of sparkling and a seasonal fruit platter. 

Take the plunge and explore the incredible Ningaloo Reef with the amazing Whale Sharks - book now !

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Terms Of Services

Departure Details

Departure Location Tantabiddi boat ramp

  • Boards 07:15

  • Departs 07:30

  • Returns 16:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 8hr (approx) Whale Shark Swim Tour on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef
  • The Windcheetah is a 60ft sailing catamaran that offers a fast, stable, and comfortable cruising experience
  • Exciting and safe ‘in-water’ encounter with Whale Sharks
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure your guaranteed and safe interaction with whales
  • Chance to help hoist the sails, ride on bow nets in the lagoon, and snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Stand-up paddleboards and kayaks are available to use during the afternoon snorkel (depending on the weather and time)
  • Floatation aids, life jackets, snorkel equipments like masks, snorkel, fins and wetsuits of all sizes are provided
  • Award-winning crew including marine specialists to guide you throughout the adventure
  • Interesting and insightful commentary about the area and the marine life
  • Participants will be given a Whale Shark swimmer certificate
  • Morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and celebratory glass of sparkling wine are served on board
  • Free bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and back
  • Get free photos of your marine adventure

Terms Of Services

Please refer to our full passengers terms and conditions on the following link;

https://www.australiancruisegroup.com.au/national-terms-of-services

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  • Adult Price

    from $545

Optional Upgrades

  • Sal Salis Pick Up

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