8Hr Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim - Powerboat

Ningaloo Reef is the only place in the world where Whale Sharks predictably gather together in large numbers. So obviously, there is no better place to swim with the largest fish in the world, than here. All aboard the ‘Investigator’, a large, double-decked powerboat. 

Enjoy unparalleled 360° views from the upper deck. If it gets a little windy, you can enjoy the comfort of the lower deck. Once on board, the experienced crew will help you find masks, snorkels, fins, and wetsuits that fit you.

The vessel will take you to a pristine snorkelling spot in the protected lagoon. Take the plunge whenever you are ready and see the incredible array of corals and curious marine creatures – tropical fish, turtles, rays, and more.

Should you have any questions or queries about marine life, do not hesitate to ask our friendly guides. They are very passionate about the ocean and its creatures and will be more than happy to clear your doubts. Use this time to prepare yourself for the Whale Shark swim by practising getting on and off the boat.

As the spotter plane searches for Whale Sharks, sit back on one of the decks and enjoy your morning tea. Once they are spotted, the crew will divide all the participants into small groups. And then comes the highlight of the day – swimming with the biggest fish in the world!

Now, jump into the waters! Do not worry, your guide will jump in with you. And there it is! The largest fish in the world, the magnificent Whale Sharks. Admire its sheer size as you swim along with it.

Your small group of 10 will enter the waters of Ningaloo Reef and swim with a Whale Shark. You will be in awe as you immerse yourself in this truly extraordinary experience. If you are a guest signed up as an ‘observer’, you will be able to enjoy all the other scheduled activities, except for swimming with the Whale Sharks.

After the swim, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board as the vessel cruises the reef searching for possible sightings of Manta rays, dolphins, Humpback whales, turtles, dugongs, etc.

Back in the lagoon, you can snorkel once again. If time and weather permits, you can also explore the reefs on a stand-up paddleboard or glass-bottom kayaks. Or you can choose to just relax on board with a cup of tea or a glass of sparkling. Return home with a bucketload of memories and incredible photos from the adventure.

So, do not wait. Embrace this unique opportunity  to swim with the biggest fish in the world.  Book now!

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Departure Details

Departure Location Tantabiddi boat ramp

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  • Departs N/A

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Cruise Inclusions

  • 8hr (approx) Whale Shark swim tour at the Ningaloo Marine Park
  • Cruise on Investigator, a large, custom-built, and shaded 56ft powerboat with 360° views
  • Swim with the fascinating Whale Sharks of Ningaloo (max. 10 swimmers in each group)
  • Snorkelling opportunity in the Ningaloo Marine Park
  • All snorkelling equipment, floatation devices, life jackets, wetsuits provided
  • Kayaks & stand-up paddleboards for use in the afternoon (weather & time dependent)
  • Spotter planes to assist with marine life sightings
  • Includes a Whale Shark swimmer certificate
  • Award-winning crew to help you throughout the experience
  • Informative and entertaining commentary about the area and its marine life by the staff
  • Morning tea & afternoon tea, buffet lunch, and glass of sparkling wine provided onboard
  • Free photography package of the day
  • Free bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and back
  • Observer cruise package option: Contact our call centre for the Observer option if you do not wish to swim with the whales

Additional Information

What to Bring?

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

- Guests who book on as “observers” are welcome to participate in all itinerary activities except for entering the water to swim with the whale sharks.

Terms Of Services

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Optional Upgrades

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