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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Sailing Catamaran

Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Sailing Catamaran

SWIM WITH THE BIGGEST FISH IN THE OCEAN, ON THE SAILING CATAMARAN FEATURED ON TOURISM AUSTRALIA'S 2016 CAMPAIGN. Join us for a once in a lifetime experience on the beautiful World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth.

Whale Shark Swim on a Sailing Catamaran - March, April, May, June and July!

Ningaloo Discovery is an award winning, eco certified operator licensed to conduct Whale Shark Swim Tours on the Beautiful Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth Western Australia! 

Swimming with a whale shark is un unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience that people come from all over the world to do. It is something on everyone's bucket list! Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean, growing up to a possible 18 m long! Ningaloo Reef plays host to these amazing animals every year from March until August, it is the only place in the world where they congregate so predictably in such large numbers.


Whale sharks are completely harmless to humans as they filter feed on plankton and other microscopic organisms. Here on Ningaloo Reef, we are lucky to be able to enter the water with them on a daily basis and swim alongside as they cruise about the reef. Swimming with a whale shark in their natural environment is an extraordinary experience, one not to be taken for granted, and as such is conducted with the utmost respect to the whale sharks. Ningaloo Discovery will do absolutely everything possible to have guests swimming in the water with a whale shark! Whale Shark Swim Tours from Exmouth are rated as the worlds best practice. We operate under extremely well managed guidelines to ensure we can continue to enjoy being in the water with minimal impact for years to come.


Ningaloo Discovery's team are extremely experienced and passionate about interacting with these animals in a wonderful, respectful way and we want you to join us! Ningaloo Discovery offers guests a whale shark experience on board a very stable, spacious 60ft sailing catamaran, which provides a 360-degree viewing platform and the opportunity to lounge and relax on the comfortable day beds, bow nets and various seating spots while soaking up and enjoying the beauty of the Ningaloo Marine Park and all the amazing wildlife we may encounter. With the use of our very own spotter plane, our pilot will direct us to whale sharks and any other marine life spotted from above.


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.


Guests who book on as "observers" are welcome to participate in all itinerary activities except for entering the water with a whale shark.
You will experience warm friendly staff, fun activities, delicious food and memories to last a lifetime from the minute we pick you up to the moment we say goodbye. Our priority is making your day the best we possibly can!

So what are you waiting for? Book now and get swimming with a Whale Shark ticked off your bucket list!

Our amazing itinerary for the day:

- Starting from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation in our private bus. Listen in or chill out during the drive down the coast as we’ll be telling you all about what you're about to experience before being taken out to the WINDCHEETAH sailing catamaran where you will be greeted by our friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. We’ll take exceptional care of you and ensure everybody is 100% at ease, feeling confident and excited! 

- Moments later immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef at one of our beautiful snorkel spots in the sheltered lagoon. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! Take this time to ask questions, get snorkelling tips, make sure your gear fits and practice getting on and off the boat before your Whale Shark swim. Our guides will be right there with you in the water to steer you in the right direction, and to pay special attention to any modest swimmers. Feel free to grab one of our floating noodles should you feel like the extra bit of flotation.

- Now you can enjoy morning tea as our plane gets searching for Whale Sharks. Our crew will organise you into small intimate groups and as soon as a whale shark is spotted, swimming guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and get ready for one of the greatest moments of your life! You are about to swim with the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark! 

- Your group and your guide drop in and get up close and personal to the worlds biggest fish, this is your chance to experience wonder and marvel at the sheer size, grace and elegance of the whale shark! Most of these sharks are between 4 and 12 metres long but have been known to grow as large as 18 metres!

- This may not be your only whale shark swim, the pilot has been busy searching for another gentle giant to swim with, and on their call get ready to do it all again… and again!

- After we have spent as much time as possible with the whale sharks you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as we cruise the reef in search of any other wildlife. Manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, turtles, dugongs and anything else that may be around. 

- Now we head back inside the lagoon where the water is turquoise blue and anchor up at a new special spot on the reef for another snorkel. Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our stand up paddle boards or a glass bottom kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

- Relax with some refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore before the crew return you safe and sound and full of smiles back to your accommodation. 

- The experience lives on as we will provide you with access to all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!

Tour Includes:

  • Whale Shark Swim on a Sailing Catamaran will take you on the Windcheetah sailing catamaran that Chris Hemsworth introduced to the world on Tourism Australia's 2016 Campaign. Watch it here! - you will see our Catamaran from 41 seconds onwards
  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 4pm approximately
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and return. Flying in to Learmonth on the early flight? No problem, for an extra fee we can pick you up form the airport and take you directly to the boat. You could be swimming with a whale shark the same day!
  • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water as much as you need. Interesting informative spiels about the area and the marine life will keep you entertained too.
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with whale sharks
  • Maximum of 10 swimmers in each group
  • In-water experiences with a whale shark
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, and fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board if required
  • Marine specialists onboard 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 boards and kayaks for use in afternoon snorkel (weather and time permitting)
  • Boom net for towing along behind the vessel through the shallows of the lagoon (weather and time permitting)
  • Yummy morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea provided, we can cater to dietary needs
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • Celebratory glass of sparkling wine
  • Whale shark swimmer certificate which also allows you discounts on further tours!
  • All government fees and charges included in the price (2% transaction fee applies to credit card payments)
  • Complimentary professional photography package of the day. Thats right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!

What should I bring?

  • Your excitement and positivity!
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling
  • Sea sickness medication if you feel like you may need it

See what our guests say about us!

Don't take our word for it! Check out our Tripadvisor Page and see what other travellers have said. We pride ourselves on all our amazing reviews and would love you to take a look for yourself!


  • Duration : 9 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $289.00

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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat

Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat

SWIM WITH THE BIGGEST FISH IN THE OCEAN! Join us for a once in a lifetime experience on the beautiful World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth.

Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat - March, April, May, June and July!
Ningaloo Discovery is an award winning, eco certified operator licensed to conduct Whale Shark Swim Tours on the Beautiful Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth Western Australia! 


Swimming with a whale shark is un unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience that people come from all over the world to do. It is something on everyone's bucket list! Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean, growing up to a possible 18 m long! Ningaloo Reef plays host to these amazing animals every year from March until August, it is the only place in the world where they congregate so predictably in such large numbers.


Whale sharks are completely harmless to humans as they filter feed on plankton and other microscopic organisms. Here on Ningaloo Reef, we are lucky to be able to enter the water with them on a daily basis and swim alongside as they cruise about the reef. Swimming with a whale shark in their natural environment is an extraordinary experience, one not to be taken for granted, and as such is conducted with the utmost respect to the whale sharks. Ningaloo Discovery will do absolutely everything possible to have guests swimming in the water with a whale shark! Whale Shark Swim Tours from Exmouth are rated as the worlds best practice. We operate under extremely well managed guidelines to ensure we can continue to enjoy being in the water with minimal impact for years to come.


Ningaloo Discovery's team are extremely experienced and passionate about interacting with these animals in a wonderful, respectful way and we want you to join us! Ningaloo Discovery offers guests a whale shark experience on-board a large, custom fitted, shaded and spacious 56ft powerboat, INVESTIGATOR. She has been extensively refurbished to offer two huge areas of seating and viewing for guests and easy, direct access to and from the water. Her upper deck sits almost 5 m above the water and boasts 360 degree viewing for spotting all the amazing wildlife we may encounter, whilst her lower deck is well protected from the elements should it get a bit windy and is extremely spacious and comfortable. There is also a lounged area in the cockpit offering sheltered wildlife viewing options. With the use of our very own spotter plane, our pilot will direct us to whale sharks and any other marine life spotted from above.


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.


Guests who book on as "observers" are welcome to participate in all itinerary activities except for entering the water with a whale shark.
You will experience warm friendly staff, fun activities, delicious food and memories to last a lifetime from the minute we pick you up to the moment we say goodbye. Our priority is making your day the best we possibly can!

So what are you waiting for? Book now and get swimming with a Whale Shark ticked off your bucket list!

Our amazing itinerary for the day:

- Starting from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation in our private bus. Listen in or chill out during the drive down the coast as we’ll be telling you all about what you're about to experience before being taken out to the INVESTIGATOR whale shark vessel where you will be greeted by our friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. We’ll take exceptional care of you and ensure everybody is 100% at ease, feeling confident and excited! 

- Moments later immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef at one of our beautiful snorkel spots in the sheltered lagoon. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! Take this time to ask questions, get snorkelling tips, make sure your gear fits and practice getting on and off the boat before your Whale Shark swim. Our guides will be right there with you in the water to steer you in the right direction, and to pay special attention to any modest swimmers. Feel free to grab one of our floating noodles should you feel like the extra bit of flotation.

- Now you can enjoy morning tea as our plane gets searching for Whale Sharks. Our crew will organise you into small intimate groups and as soon as a whale shark is spotted, swimming guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and get ready for one of the greatest moments of your life! You are about to swim with the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark! 

- Your group and your guide drop in and get up close and personal to the worlds biggest fish, this is your chance to experience wonder and marvel at the sheer size, grace and elegance of the whale shark! Most of these sharks are between 4 and 12 metres long but have been known to grow as large as 18 metres!

- This may not be your only whale shark swim, the pilot has been busy searching for another gentle giant to swim with, and on their call get ready to do it all again… and again!

- After we have spent as much time as possible with the whale sharks you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as we cruise the reef in search of any other wildlife. Manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, turtles, dugongs and anything else that may be around. 

- Now we head back inside the lagoon where the water is turquoise blue and anchor up at a new special spot on the reef for another snorkel. Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our stand up paddle boards or a glass bottom kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

- Relax with some refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore before the crew return you safe and sound and full of smiles back to your accommodation. 

- The experience lives on as we will provide you with access to all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!

Tour Includes:

  • Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat will take you onboard Investigator, a purpose built charter vessel.
  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 4pm approximately
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and return. Flying in to Learmonth on the early flight? No problem, for an extra fee we can pick you up form the airport and take you directly to the boat. You could be swimming with a whale shark the same day!
  • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water as much as you need. Interesting informative spiels about the area and the marine life will keep you entertained too.
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with whale sharks
  • Maximum of 10 swimmers in each group
  • In-water experiences with a whale shark
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, and fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • 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)
  • Yummy morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea provided, we can cater to dietary needs
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • Celebratory glass of sparkling wine
  • Whale shark swimmer certificate which also allows you discounts on further tours!
  • All government fees and charges included in the price (2% transaction fee applies to credit card payments)
  • Complimentary professional photography package of the day. Thats right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!

What should I bring?

  • Your excitement and positivity!
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling
  • Sea sickness medication if you feel like you may need it

See what our guests say about us!

Don't take our word for it! Check out our Tripadvisor Page and see what other travellers have said. We pride ourselves on all our amazing reviews and would love you to take a look for yourself!

  • Duration : 9 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $249.00

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Ningaloo Reef Sunset Sails

Ningaloo Reef Sunset Sails

A 2 hour afternoon sunset sail on board a 60ft luxury sailing catamaran viewing marine wildlife and the magical colours of the Cape Range in the late afternoon glow!

Ningaloo Reef Sunset Sails ( Tour Length 3.5/4 hours)


Includes 

* Return air conditioned coach transfers to and from your accommodation in Exmouth

* A 2 hour afternoon sunset sail on board a 60ft luxury sailing catamaran viewing marine wildlife and the magical colours of the Cape Range in the late afternoon glow

* Professional, friendly, qualified crew providing interpretation on the Ningaloo Reef

* The opportunity to assist with setting the sails or simply relaxing on our trampolines or day beds and taking the magic of the afternoon in

* Jump on board our cargo net for a refreshing tow through the lagoon

*A complimentary glass of sparkling wine

*Shared nibbles platter provided onboard

* Epic photo opportunities 

* BYO refreshments or extra nibbles if want


Available for 24 guests

** extra guests may be accommodated if they self drive - contact us for confirmation



  • Duration : 225 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $119.00

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Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim on a Sailing Catamaran

Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim on a Sailing Catamaran

HUMPBACK WHALE SWIM ON THE SAILING CATAMARAN FEATURED ON TOURISM AUSTRALIA'S 2016 CAMPAIGN. Join us and the amazing Humpback Whales on the beautiful World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth.

Humpback Whale Swim on a Sailing Catamaran - August, September and October.

Ningaloo Discovery is excited to announce that we’ve been selected by the Department of Parks and Wildlife to operate in the first ever in water Humpback Whale Swim Tours conducted from the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Marine Park, from Exmouth. This is the first time this exciting opportunity will be trialled in Western Australia with only a handful of other locations around the world commercially licenced to offer this amazing experience. The Ningaloo Marine Park is recognised as one of the major migratory routes for these magnificent creatures on their annual journey from Antarctica to the Kimberley region with an estimated 30,000 passing by and resting in the sheltered waters in 2016.

Ningaloo Discovery offers guests a Humpback Whale experience on-board a very stable, spacious 60ft sailing catamaran, which provides a 360-degree viewing platform and the opportunity to lounge and relax on the comfortable day beds, bow nets and various seating spots while soaking up and enjoying the beauty of the Ningaloo Marine Park and all the amazing wildlife we may encounter. With the use of our very own spotter plane, our pilot will direct us to pods of whales and any other marine life spotted from above.

Swimming with a Humpback Whale in their natural environment is an extraordinary life changing experience, one not to be taken for granted, and as such is conducted with the utmost respect to the whales. Each day presents a unique experience, and some whales are more interactive than others. Humpback Whales are very inquisitive creatures and it is quite possible they will seek interaction with humans and swim close to us. Ningaloo Discovery will do absolutely everything possible to have guests swimming in the water with a Humpback Whale! 

The crew of Ningaloo Discovery are very experience in reading the whales behaviour and interaction viability. Your small group of 7 and your guide will slide into the water and aim to swim with a majestic Humpback Whale, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience. 

Guests who book on as "Observers" are welcome to participate in all itinerary activities except for entering the water with a Humpback Whale.

You will experience warm friendly staff, fun activities, delicious food and memories to last a lifetime from the minute we pick you up to the moment we say goodbye. Our priority is making your day the best we possibly can!

*Please note you do need to be a strong & confident swimmer for the humpback whale swim*

Our amazing itinerary for the day:

- Starting from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken out to the Windcheetah sailing catamaran where you will be greeted by our friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. 

- Moments later immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef at one of our beautiful snorkel spots in the sheltered lagoon. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! Take this time to ask questions, get snorkelling tips, make sure your gear fits and practice getting on and off the boat before your whale swim.

- Now you can enjoy morning tea as our plane gets searching for Humpback Whales. Once located we will get nice and close with the boat to observe these gentle giants as they cruise the reef. The pilot, skipper and crew will asses the whales behaviour and then whale swimming guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and we will do our best to get you interacting with them in the water! Observers will watch the action from the comfort of the Windcheetah's bow. If these whales are not viable to swim with, our pilot will find us more!

- After we have spent as much time as possible with the Humpback Whales you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as we cruise the reef in search of any other wildlife. Manta Rays, Dolphins, Whale Sharks, Turtles and anything else that may be around. 

- Now we head back inside the lagoon where the water is turquoise blue and anchor up at a new special spot on the reef for another snorkel. Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards or a Glass Bottom Kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

- Relax with some refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore before the crew return you safe and sound and full of smiles back to your accomodation. 

- The experience lives on as we will provide you with access to all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!!!


 TRIP INCLUDES

  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 4pm
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and return. Flying in to Learmonth on the early flight? No problem, for an extra fee we can pick you up form the airport and take you directly to the boat. You could be swimming with a Humpback Whale the same day!
  • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water as much as you need. Interesting informative spiels about the area and the marine life will keep you entertained too.
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with Humpback Whales
  • Maximum of 7 swimmers in each group
  • In water experience with the Humpback Whales and close up views for Observers
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board if required
  • Marine specialists onboard 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 boards and kayaks for use in afternoon snorkel (weather and time permitting)
  • Yummy Morning Tea, Buffet Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided, we can cater to dietary needs
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • Boom net for towing along behind the vessel through the shallows of the lagoon (weather and time permitting)
  • All government fees and charges included in the price (2% transaction fee applies to credit card payments)
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day. Thats right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!

What should I bring?

We provide so much that all we recommend you bring is the following:
  • Your excitement and positivity!
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling
  • Sea sickness medication if you feel like you may need it

See what our guests say about us!

Don't take our word for it! Check out our Tripadvisor Page and see what other travellers have said. We pride ourselves on all our amazing reviews and would love you to take a look for yourself!

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $300.00

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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Sailing Catamaran (shoulder season) × × × × × × ×
Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Sailing Catamaran (shoulder season)

Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Sailing Catamaran (shoulder season)

JOIN US FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE ON THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD HERITAGE LISTED NINGALOO REEF, JUST OFF EXMOUTH. On our Ningaloo Eco Tour onboard a super stable sailing catamaran.

Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Sailing Catamaran - Shoulder Season - August, September, October

Whale sharks are frequent visitors to the Ningaloo Reef, even after the official whale shark season is over. This means that 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.

We offer guests the most stable and comfortable viewing platforms to view and interact with this wildlife from the decks of our 60ft luxuriously appointed sailing catamaran. Join us for a day out on “Windcheetah” as we 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.

Your day includes the opportunity to snorkel the reef, view Humpback Whales, spot turtles, dolphins and dugongs.  If the opportunity presents itself to swim with a Humpback Whale or Whale Shark the option is there to upgrade onboard on the day for an additional "Humpback Whale/Whale Shark Swim Fee" of $50 cash per person. We also often encounter the curious and interactive Manta  Rays and do our best to get you for a swim with these inquisitive and majestic creatures at no extra charge.

Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up paddle Boards or a kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

Our amazing itinerary for the day:

- Starting from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken out to the Windcheetah sailing catamaran where you will be greeted by our friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. 

- Moments later immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef at one of our beautiful snorkel spots in the sheltered lagoon. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! Take this time to ask questions, get snorkelling tips, make sure your gear fits and practice getting on and off the boat before swimming with any marine life.

- Now you can enjoy morning tea as our plane gets searching for any marine life in the area, anything the pilot finds, we will get you up close with the boat to observe.  If a Humpback Whale or Whale Shark is spotted the pilot, skipper and crew will asses the conditions and if deemed suitable, guests wishing to purchase an upgrade will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and we will do our best to get you interacting with them in the water! All guests will be invited to swim with a Manta Ray if we find one at no charge.

- Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as we cruise the reef in search of any other wildlife that may be around on the day. 

- Now we head back inside the lagoon where the water is turquoise blue and anchor up at a new special spot on the reef for another snorkel. Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards or a Glass Bottom Kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

- Relax with some refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore before the crew return you safe and sound and full of smiles back to your accomodation. 

- The experience lives on as we will provide you will all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!!!


 Tour Includes

  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 4pm
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and return. Flying in to Learmonth on the early flight? No problem, for an extra fee we can pick you up form the airport and take you directly to the boat. You could be swimming with marine life the same day!
  • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water as much as you need. Interesting informative spiels about the area and the marine life will keep you entertained too.
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with marine life such as Humpback Whales, Whale Sharks and Manta Rays!
  • Small groups when swimming with marine life to ensure everyone gets a great experience
  • Opportunity to swim with Whale Shark and/or Humpback Whale on the day if we locate them. The government "Humpback Whale/Whale Shark Swim Fee" is just an extra $50 cash per person, not per animal! 
  • No charge to swim with Manta Rays if we encounter them!
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board if required
  • Marine specialists onboard 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 boards and kayaks for use in afternoon snorkel (weather and time permitting)
  • Yummy Morning Tea, Buffet Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided, we can cater to dietary needs
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • Boom net for towing along behind the vessel through the shallows of the lagoon (weather and time permitting)
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day. Thats right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!
  • Please note: 2% transaction fee applies to credit card payments

What should I bring?

We provide so much that all we recommend you bring is the following:
  • Your excitement and positivity!
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling
  • Sea sickness medication if you feel like you may need it

See what our guests say about us!

Don't take our word for it! Check out our Tripadvisor Page and see what other travellers have said. We pride ourselves on all our amazing reviews and would love you to take a look for yourself!

  • Duration : 9 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $250.00

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Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim on a Powerboat × × × × × × ×
Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim on a Powerboat

Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim on a Powerboat

HUMPBACK WHALE SWIM ON A LUXURY POWERBOAT Join us and the amazing Humpback Whales on the beautiful World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth.

Humpback Whale Swim on a Powerboat - August, September and October.

Ningaloo Discovery is excited to announce that we’ve been selected by the Department of Parks and Wildlife to operate in the first ever in water Humpback Whale Swim Tours conducted from the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Marine Park, from Exmouth. This is the first time this exciting opportunity will be trialled in Western Australia with only a handful of other locations around the world commercially licenced to offer this amazing experience. The Ningaloo Marine Park is recognised as one of the major migratory routes for these magnificent creatures on their annual journey from Antarctica to the Kimberley region with an estimated 30,000 passing by and resting in the sheltered waters in 2016.

Ningaloo Discovery offers guests a Humpback Whale experience on-board a very stable, spacious 60ft luxury powerboat, which provides a 360-degree viewing platform and the opportunity to lounge and relax on the comfortable day bed, flybridge couches and various seating spots while soaking up and enjoying the beauty of the Ningaloo Marine Park and all the amazing wildlife we may encounter. With the use of our very own spotter plane, our pilot will direct us to pods of whales and any other marine life spotted from above.

Swimming with a Humpback Whale in their natural environment is an extraordinary life changing experience, one not to be taken for granted, and as such is conducted with the utmost respect to the whales. Each day presents a unique experience, and some whales are more interactive than others. Humpback Whales are often inquisitive creatures and it is quite possible they will seek interaction with humans and swim close to us. Ningaloo Discovery will do absolutely everything possible to have guests swimming in the water with a Humpback Whale! 

The crew of Ningaloo Discovery are very experience in reading the whales behaviour and interaction viability. Your small group of 7 and your guide will slide into the water and aim to swim with a majestic Humpback Whale, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience. 

Guests who book on as "Observers" are welcome to participate in all itinerary activities except for entering the water with a Humpback Whale.

You will experience warm friendly staff, fun activities, delicious food and memories to last a lifetime from the minute we pick you up to the moment we say goodbye. Our priority is making your day the best we possibly can!


*Please note you do need to be a strong & confident swimmer for the humpback whale swim*

Our amazing itinerary for the day:


- Starting from 7:20am, you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken out to Investigator, our luxury powerboat, where you will be greeted by our friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. 

- We then set off for the Ningaloo Marine Park, whilst heading out we take some time to provide interpretive information on Humpback Whale behaviours and  the Ningaloo in general. We then find the best spot on the day to enter the water for our first snorkel. Take this time to ask questions, get snorkelling tips, make sure your gear fits and practice getting on and off the boat before your whale swim.

- Now you can enjoy morning tea as our plane gets searching for Humpback Whales. Once located we will get nice and close with the boat to observe these gentle giants as they cruise through the water. The pilot, skipper and crew will asses the whales behaviour and then whale swimming guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and we will do our best to get you interacting with them in the water! Observers will watch the action from the comfort of Investigator. If these whales are not viable to swim with, our pilot will to their best to find us more!

- After we have spent as much time as possible with the Humpback Whales you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as we cruise the coast in search of any other wildlife. This could include Manta Rays, Dolphins, Whale Sharks, Turtles and anything else that we may be lucky enough to encounter. 

- Weather and time permitting our skipper will find another snorkel spot for a second snorkel after which we have a leisurely run back to our mooring whist taking in the scenery and watching for more Whale antics enroute.

- Relax with some refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore before the crew return you safe and sound and full of smiles back to your accomodation. 

- The experience lives on as we will provide you with access to all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!!!


 TRIP INCLUDES

  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 3pm
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the vessel and return. 
  • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water as much as you need. Interesting informative spiels about the area and the marine life will keep you entertained too.
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with Humpback Whales
  • Maximum of 7 swimmers in each group
  • Our best efforts to facilitate an in water experience with the Humpback Whales and close up views for Observers
  • Snorkelling in the Ningaloo Marine Park
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • 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)
  • Yummy Morning Tea, Buffet Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided, we can cater to dietary needs
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • All government fees and charges included in the price (2% transaction fee applies to credit card payments)
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day. Thats right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!

What should I bring?

We provide so much that all we recommend you bring is the following:
  • Your excitement and positivity!
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling
  • Sea sickness medication if you feel like you may need it

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  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $300.00

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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Powerboat (shoulder season) × × × × × × ×
Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Powerboat (shoulder season)

Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Powerboat (shoulder season)

JOIN US FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE ON THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD HERITAGE LISTED NINGALOO REEF, JUST OFF EXMOUTH on our Ningaloo Eco Tour onboard a luxury powerboat.

Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Powerboat - Shoulder Season - August, September, October

Whale sharks are frequent visitors to the Ningaloo Reef, even after the official whale shark season is over. This means that 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.

We offer guests the most stable and comfortable viewing platforms to view and interact with this wildlife from the decks of our 56ft luxuriously appointed Powerboat. Join us for a day out on “Investigator” as we 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.

Your day includes the opportunity to snorkel the reef, view Humpback Whales, spot turtles, dolphins and dugongs.  If the opportunity presents itself to swim with a Humpback Whale or Whale Shark the option is there to upgrade onboard on the day for an additional "Humpback Whale/Whale Shark Swim Fee" of $50 cash per person. We also often encounter the curious and interactive Manta  Rays and do our best to get you for a swim with these inquisitive and majestic creatures at no extra charge. Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up paddle Boards or a kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

Our amazing itinerary for the day:

- Starting from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken out to Australia Blue where you will be greeted by our friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. 

- Moments later immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef at one of our beautiful snorkel spots in the sheltered lagoon. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! Take this time to ask questions, get snorkelling tips, make sure your gear fits and practice getting on and off the boat before swimming with any marine life.

- Now you can enjoy morning tea as our plane gets searching for any marine life in the area, anything the pilot finds, we will get you up close with the boat to observe.  If a Humpback Whale, Whale Shark or Manta Ray is spotted the pilot, skipper and crew will asses the conditions and if deemed suitable, guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and we will do our best to get you interacting with them in the water!

- Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as we cruise the reef in search of any other wildlife that may be around on the day. 

- Now we head back inside the lagoon where the water is turquoise blue and anchor up at a new special spot on the reef for another snorkel. Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards or a Glass Bottom Kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

- Relax with some refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back to shore before the crew return you safe and sound and full of smiles back to your accomodation. 

- The experience lives on as we will provide you will all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!!!


 Tour Includes

  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 4pm
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and return. Flying in to Learmonth on the early flight? No problem, for an extra fee we can pick you up form the airport and take you directly to the boat. You could be swimming with marine life the same day!
  • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water as much as you need. Interesting informative spiels about the area and the marine life will keep you entertained too.
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with marine life such as Humpback Whales, Whale Sharks and Manta Rays!
  • Small groups when swimming with marine life to ensure everyone gets a great experience
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • 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)
  • Yummy Morning Tea, Buffet Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided, we can cater to dietary needs
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day. Thats right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!
  • Please note: 2% transaction fee applies to credit card payments

What should I bring?

We provide so much that all we recommend you bring is the following:
  • Your excitement and positivity!
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling
  • Sea sickness medication if you feel like you may need it

See what our guests say about us!

Don't take our word for it! Check out our Tripadvisor Page and see what other travellers have said. We pride ourselves on all our amazing reviews and would love you to take a look for yourself!

  • Duration : 9 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $195.00

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Summer Eco (Whale Shark) Tour on Sailing Catamaran × × × × × × ×
Summer Eco (Whale Shark) Tour on Sailing Catamaran

Summer Eco (Whale Shark) Tour on Sailing Catamaran

Come and explore the sheltered lagoon and its countless snorkelling sites full of beautiful corals, tropical fish, turtles, rays and dolphins! If our planes finds a whale shark we will go and swim with that too!

Whale Sharks are frequent visitors to the Ningaloo Reef, even after the official Whale Shark season is over.  This year we are extending our Eco Tours into the summer months to see just how long they stick around for! 

This means that on board our Summer Eco Tours which run from November to December, whilst we can’t guarantee any Whale Shark swims, guests will have the opportunity to swim with the one if sighted by our spotter plane.  The summer is also when large numbers of turtles come to the Ningaloo to breed and lay their eggs, so we will be on the look out for them too!

We will set off early to try and get the best of the day before the sea breeze comes in, to explore the sheltered lagoon and its countless snorkeling sites home to a whole host of beautiful corals, tropical reef fish, turtles, rays and dolphins.  We will send our pilot up for a couple of hours to check if there are any Whale Sharks around and venture out onto the back of the reef to have a swim if one pops up.

We offer guests the most stable and comfortable viewing platforms to view and interact with this wildlife from the decks of our 60ft luxuriously appointed sailing catamaran. Join us for a day out on “Windcheetah” as we 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.

Your day includes the opportunity to snorkel the reef, spot turtles, dolphins and mantas. If the opportunity presents itself to swim with a Whale Shark the option is there to upgrade onboard on the day for an additional "Whale Shark Swim Fee" of $50 cash per person. 


We also might encounter the curious and interactive Manta Rays and do our best to get you in for a swim with these inquisitive and majestic creatures at no extra charge.  

Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up paddle Boards or a kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef.

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $240.00

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Lagoon Snorkel and Sail Half Day

Lagoon Snorkel and Sail Half Day

For half a day, snorkel the reef, talk with marine specialists, sail the lagoon and ride in our famous cargo net, which kids love, but is not just for kids!

We will set off early to try and get the best of the day before the sea breeze comes in, to explore the sheltered lagoon and its countless snorkeling sites home to a whole host of beautiful corals, tropical reef fish, turtles, rays and dolphins.

We offer guests the most stable and comfortable viewing platforms to view and interact with wildlife from the decks of our 60ft luxuriously appointed sailing catamaran. Join us for a day out on “Windcheetah” as we set sail through the shallow turquoise lagoons.

Your half day tour includes the opportunity to snorkel the reef, talk with marine specialists, sail the lagoon and ride in our famous cargo net, which kids love, but is not just for kids! (Photos are not included on this tour).


Our amazing itinerary for the morning:

- Starting from 7:00am, you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken out to the Windcheetah sailing catamaran where you will be greeted by our friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits.

- Moments later immerse yourself in the waters of Ningaloo Reef at one of our beautiful snorkel spots in the sheltered lagoon. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! 

- Now you can enjoy morning tea after your snorkel as we start to cruise through the lagoon, and if the wind is in our favour we will get out the sail!

- Catch a ride on our famous cargo net, as we tow you through the turquoise lagoon!  

- After your morning on the boat our team will transfer you back to your accommodation for around midday, so you’ll be back in time for lunch!

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $135.00

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  • Duration : 1 Days (approx.)
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