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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Sailing Catamaran × SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
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 OUR LUXURIOUS 60FT SAILING CATAMARAN 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. 

- 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 
  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 3 to 4pm approximately
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp 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 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
  • 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 $545.00

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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat × SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
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. 

- 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 - 3 to 4pm approximately
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp 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 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
  • 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 $485.00

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Sunset Sail in the Exmouth Gulf Book Now 7 Available Book Now 26 Available × × × × ×
Sunset Sail in the Exmouth Gulf

Sunset Sail in the Exmouth Gulf

Join us for a sundowner in the Exmouth gulf on our 60ft luxury sailing catamaran! Look for wildlife such as humpback whales whom migrate to protected gulf waters over the cooler, winter months.

Come and join us for a spectacular sundowner in the Exmouth Gulf on our 60 ft luxury sailing catamaran! During the cooler, winter months, guests can coast along under sail whilst looking for wildlife such as humpback whales. Kick back and lounge around on our trampolines, daybeds or beanbags and take in the serenity or if you have energy to burn get involved with hoisting and trimming the sails. Watch the colours of the evening unfold with the spectacular Nor’ west Cape and Exmouth Gulf as your backdrop. We supply a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and nibbles for your enjoyment but you can also BYO additional beverages on board. 


Please meet us at the Exmouth Marina (behind the Exmouth Game Fishing Club) at least 5 minutes prior to your tour. 


Includes:

- 2 hours on Luxury Sailing Catamaran (itinerary depends on time of year and sunset)

- Nibbles and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine “on the boat”.

- Amazing 360 degree viewing platforms to observe wildlife including turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and humpback whales in season.

- Filtered water, cordial, tea and coffee available complimentary on board.

*We cannot guarantee the viewing of wildlife.*

  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $79.00

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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 an Eco tour on our sailing catamaran and the opportunity to swim with megafauna such as whale sharks, humpbacks and manta rays!

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.

Your day includes the chance to snorkel the Ningaloo reef and if our spotter plane is successful at locating viable megafauna, you may have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks, humpback whales or manta rays. 

The Ningaloo Reef is alive with marine wildlife during the months of August - November and on any given day, Mother Nature may offer the opportunity to view or swim with whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays, turtles, dugongs, dolphins and a huge variety of tropical fish and corals. In previous years, we have had a high success rate of orchestrating in water interactions during our shoulder season. However, our success is highly dependent on mother nature. Our boat crew and spotter plane will do their very best to locate suitable megafauna for our guests. Please note, we do not offer any guarantees at this time of year and on occasion, may be unsuccessful at orchestrating an interaction with any specific megafauna.

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 “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. 

Our marine interactions occur out the back of the reef in the open ocean. Ocean conditions can be subject to wind, swell, currents and tides. At times, this can cause the vessel to move, as guests enter and/or exit the water.  As such, a reasonable level of fitness is required by participants to enter/exit the water. 


ITINERARY:

- Starting from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken out to our vessel 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. If a viable humpback whale, whale shark or manta ray is spotted by 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. 


- 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 (roughly)

  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp 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 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

  • Pool noodles available on board to assist with snorkelling if required (please note, guests are required to have a basic level of swimming ability)

  • Marine specialists onboard to answer all your questions and guide you

  • 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 : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $395.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

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 an Eco tour on our sailing catamaran and the opportunity to swim with megafauna such as whale sharks, humpbacks and manta rays!

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.

Your day includes the chance to snorkel the Ningaloo reef and if our spotter plane is successful at locating viable megafauna, you may have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks, humpback whales or manta rays. 

The Ningaloo Reef is alive with marine wildlife during the months of August - November and on any given day, Mother Nature may offer the opportunity to view or swim with whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays, turtles, dugongs, dolphins and a huge variety of tropical fish and corals. In previous years, we have had a high success rate of orchestrating in water interactions during our shoulder season. However, our success is highly dependent on mother nature. Our boat crew and spotter plane will do their very best to locate suitable megafauna for our guests. Please note, we do not offer any guarantees at this time of year and on occasion, may be unsuccessful at orchestrating an interaction with any specific megafauna.

We offer guests the most stable and comfortable viewing platforms to view and interact with 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. 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 marine interactions occur out the back of the reef in the open ocean. Ocean conditions can be subject to wind, swell, currents and tides. At times, this can cause the vessel to move, as guests enter and/or exit the water.  As such, a reasonable level of fitness is required by participants to enter/exit the water. 


ITINERARY:

- Starting from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken out to our vessel 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. If a viable humpback whale, whale shark or manta ray is spotted by 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. 

- 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 - 3 to 4pm (roughly)
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp 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 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
  • Pool noodles available on board to assist with snorkelling if required (please note, guests are required to have a basic level of swimming ability)
  • Marine specialists onboard to answer all your questions and guide you
  • 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 : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $369.00

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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
  • 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 $395.00

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Sunset Sail in the Exmouth Gulf

Sunset Sail in the Exmouth Gulf

Join us for a sundowner in the gulf on our 60 ft luxury sailing catamaran! Look for wildlife such as humpback whales whom enter the protected gulf waters in the cooler, winter months

Come and join us for a spectacular sundowner in the Exmouth Gulf on our 60 ft luxury sailing catamaran! During the cooler, winter months, guests enjoy coasting under sail, looking for wildlife such as humpback whales and indulging in our nibbles platter and complimentary glass of bubbles. Feel free to BYO additional beverages on board. Kick back and lounge around on our trampolines, daybeds or beanbags and take in the serenity or if you have energy to burn get involved with hoisting and trimming the sails. Watch the colours of the evening unfold with the spectacular Nor’ west Cape and Exmouth Gulf as your backdrop.

Includes  - 

2 hours on Windcheetah from (itinerary depends on time of year and sunset)

Complimentary bus transfers to and from select, local accomodation. Bus transfers are limited to the first 24 passengers to book and must be arranged in advance. 

Nibbles and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine

Amazing 360 degree viewing platforms to observe wildlife including turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and humpback whales in season.

Filtered water, cordial, tea and coffee available complimentary on board.

Whale Watching Approximately July - November

*We cannot guarantee the viewing of wildlife.

  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $98.00

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