1 Day Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat from  Exmouth

Adults from $395

Head to Ningaloo Reef on a luxurious catamaran, snorkel with beautiful marine life, get the chance to swim with whale sharks and other exotic marine life and enjoy delicious meals on-board.

Swimming with a Whale Shark is an 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 world growing up to a possible 18m long! Ningaloo Reef plays host to these amazing animals every year from March till the end of July, it is the only place in the world where they congregate so predictably and in such large numbers.

  • Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat will take you on-board a purpose built charter vessel
  • 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
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure the best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with Whale Sharks
  • Maximum of 10 swimmers in each group
  • In water experiences with a Whale Shark
  • Snorkeling on the Ningaloo Reef with quality snorkel equipment 
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day. That’s right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!

Whale Sharks are completely harmless to humans as they are filter feeders, feeding on plankton and other microscopic organisms. Here at Ningaloo Reef, we are so lucky to be able to enter the water with them on a daily basis and swim alongside as they cruise the reef. Swimming with a Whale Shark 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 Whale Sharks. Ningaloo Discovery will do absolutely everything possible to have guests swimming in the water with a Whale Shark! Whale Shark Swim tours at Exmouth are rated as the worlds best practice. We operate under extremely well-managed guidelines to ensure we can enjoy being in the water with them at minimal impact to the point where it is considered by experts all around the world that we don't actually impact on them at all!

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


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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
1 Day Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour from Exmouth 7:30am 4:30pm 9 Hours


Ticket Price
Adults $395
Children (0-14 yrs) $270
Concession $349
Family (2+2) $1129



Group Size: 20ppl max


  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • Experienced, professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water as much as you need
  • Marine specialists onboard to answer all your questions and guide you
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with Whale Sharks
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board if required
  • Morning Tea
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Stand up paddle boards and kayaks for use in afternoon snorkel (weather and time permitting)
  • Celebratory glass of sparkling wine
  • Complimentary Gift Pack
  • Whale Shark Swimmer Certificate
  • All government fees and charges included in the price
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day. That’s right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!

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The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1



Our air-conditioned bus will collect you straight from your doorstep where you’ll be greeted by our fantastic crew members.

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!

Morning Tea

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!

Ningaloo Reef

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 know to grow as large as 18 metres!

Buffet Lunch

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 and anything else that may be around. 

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. 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. 



You will be returned to your accommodation approximately 9 hours after departure.

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