1 Day Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Sailing Catamaranfrom Exmouth

Adults from $280

Journey with us in a sailing catamaran and a chance to swim with a whale shark and a humpback whale!

Whale sharks are regular 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 abundant with marine wildlife during the month of August and on any given day Mother Nature may present the chance to view or swim with Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, Turtles, dugongs, dolphins and a huge diversity of tropical fish and corals.

The tour offers guests the most well-built and convenient viewing platforms to observe and interact with this wildlife from the decks of the 58ft luxuriously designated sailing catamaran. Join the crew for a day out on “Windcheetah” and 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 on-board 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 interesting 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.

**Please note that you must have basic swimming ability to participate in water activities.


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Departures: August to Mid-October

  Start Finish Duration
1 Day Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Catamaran 7:30am 4:00pm 8.5


Ticket Details Price
Adults $280
Children (0-14 yrs) *1-16 years $195
Concession *Senior $250
Family (2+2) $890


Book your Extras now so you don’t miss out!

Hotel Transfers Pick-up at Learmonth Airport $65 per person
Tour Extension Upgrade onboard: Swim with a Humpback Whale/Whale Shark fee $50 per person



Group Size: 20ppl max

  • Sailing Catamaran – 60ft.


  • Courtesy Pick-up from Learmonth Airport (extra cost of $65 per person)
  • Courtesy Pick-up from Exmouth Accommodation
  • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board
  • Marine specialists on-board to answer all your questions and guide you
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with marine life such as Humpback Whales, Whale Sharks and Manta Rays.
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board
  • Stand up paddle boards and kayaks for use in afternoon snorkel (weather and time permitting)
  • Morning Tea
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • All government fees and charges
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day. That’s right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 1 customer reviews)

54321 We saw a Whale Shark!!! OMG this was such an amazing experience and a wonderful tour to be part of. The staff were super friendly and made sure that everyone was ok. Being shoulder season I didn’t expect to see one. Not only did we see a whale shark but we had the opportunity to dive with it 4 times. If you are booking a tour, this is the one to book! Thankyou soo much ??
Ben Gould — 8 October, 2019


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Learmonth Airport


Pickup at Learmonth Airport (Extra Cost)

Exmouth Accommodation


Pick-up from Exmouth accommodation

Ningaloo Reef

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.

Morning Tea

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.

Buffet Lunch

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

Ningaloo Reef

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 and may encounter with other marine life that may be around

Ningaloo Reef

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

Afternoon Tea

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

Exmouth Accommodation


Drop off at Exmouth Accommodation

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