Water activity

Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

4.6 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Coral Bay Ecotours
Water activity

Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

Activity provider: Coral Bay Ecotours
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From US$ 368.99 per person

Likely to sell out

Depart from Coral Bay to Ningaloo Reef for an 8 to 9-hour tour to swim with whale sharks. They are the biggest fish in the sea and make an annual appearance here between March and June.​

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Explore the Ningaloo Reef on a 8 to 9-hour boat tour
  • Swim with whale sharks, turtles, and other marine life
  • Celebrate the day with a glass of champagne and a fruit platter
  • Enjoy a fully catered lunch, morning tea, and afternoon tea
Full description
Join this 8 to 9-hour whale shark safari aboard Thunder. This vessel has been designed for comfort and has a large area for seating and standing, both downstairs and upstairs, and a 360-degree view from the wheelhouse. It is the perfect way to experience one of the few places in the world where these big beautiful whale sharks choose to visit.  Your tour will begin at 7:30 AM. Take a short bus transfer to the jetty to board the vessel. Then, head out for your first reef snorkeling experience in the beautiful coral gardens. You will encounter numerous fish, reef sharks, and other marine species. After morning tea, your journey to the outer reef will begin. By this time, the spotter plane is already searching for your whale sharks and informing the crew of any other exciting marine life they have spotted along the way. The crew will do their best to allow you to experience as much wildlife as possible during the tour.  Once the spotter plane has found a whale shark, the boat will make its way to it. You will be split into 2 groups of 10 and take turns to swim with the whale shark. To ensure that the whale sharks are not disturbed at their natural habit, you are allowed a maximum of 1 hour of swimming time with them. The boat stops on the return journey for a second reef snorkel at a different site. To finish the day, you can celebrate with a glass of champagne and enjoy a fruit platter.
  • Snorkeling equipment and wetsuit
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea, and buffet lunch
  • Champagne and fruit platter
  • Tour photographs

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Meeting point

Coral Bay Ecotours, Peoples Shopping Village, 4 Robinson St, Coral Bay WA 6701.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions
  • Please contact the local operator 1 day before your tour to confirm the status of the tour
  • Please bring warm clothing, towels, sunscreen, and a water bottle
  • Please note that although every effort is made to provide you with the opportunity to see and interact with the wildlife this cannot be guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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The experience was amazing made even more so by the awesome crew. I've never come across an entire crew who were all on a mission to make sure we had the best experience ever. Thank you all so much for your care, consideration, professionalism, fun and laughter. Well done!

March 28, 2023

The reef snorkelling was great. Outside the reef with the whale sharks everything happens very quickly, the more nervous might be given the option of doing the second drop if conditions are choppy. The staff are very supportive. Wear long flippers for greater propulsion in the water

March 28, 2023

We had an absolutely amazing experience with you guys and Thnks for looking after a couple of older wannabies on this trip And to come away with a priceless collection of photos from Alex certainly capped it all off for us Great memories to savour till the next time Highly recommended to anyone looking There are only 5 stars to mark but I would add several more Thanks once again Ray n Poh Sum

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 203509