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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat provided by Ningaloo Discovery

Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat

Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat
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from R 4 421,07 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Our air-conditioned bus will collect you straight from your doorstep where you’ll be greeted by our fantastic crew members and welcomed on your journey of a lifetime! 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. Get ready to board our spacious powerboat, meet the rest of your crew for the day and set off in comfort. We’ll take exceptional care of you, fit you for your fins, masks and wetsuits and ensure everybody is 100% at ease, feeling confident and excited!  Warm up by having a morning snorkel on Ningaloo Reef, one of the most beautiful reefs in the world and discover an abundance of coral, tropical fish, turtles and potentially even manta rays or dugongs. 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. While you're busy exploring the reef, the spotter plane has already departed and is searching for our first Whale Shark cruising nearby. When a Whale Shark has been spotted, it’s all systems go! The Skipper heads the boat towards the Whale Shark’s location. There’s a buzz in the air, the excitement and anticipation mounts amongst crew and passengers alike. You will then be split into two groups and prepare for your jump into the crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo… You 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! Our professional photographer is all the while capturing every moment and from the very best angle for you to take home. It’s likely that this won’t be your only shark, the pilot has been busy searching for another gentle giant to swim with, and on his call get ready to do it all again… and again! It’s hungry work, don’t we know it! We’ve already got lunch on the way as we sail back in to look for Manta Rays, Dugongs and even Humpback Whales (when in season). You’ll get yet another chance to pack more into your trip, go snorkelling or make use of our Kayaks and Paddle Boards to surrender those last bits of energy you’ve got stored away to this wondrous aquatic playground. To celebrate, kick back and enjoy with a glass of sparkling and a seasonal fruit platter while we meander our way back to mainland. Wrap things up with a comfortable cruise right back to the front of your accommodation. You’ll walk away wondering how you didn’t do it all sooner!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7954P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
TRIP INCLUDES: • Whale Shark Swim on a powerboat • Delicious morning tea • Healthy, yummy buffet lunch • Afternoon tea • Snacks • Tea/Coffee, Water • Snorkelling equipment • Wetsuits • Professional photos from your day (both in the water and above the water) at no extra charge by our professional onboard photographer • Kayaking equipment • Stand up paddle board • Celebratory glass of champagne • Complimentary gift pack per group booking • Whale shark swimmer certificate • Lunch • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
N/A
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up from all Exmouth accomodation locations. Ningaloo Discovery must be advised via email of accommodation location in order to arrange pick up. Directions: ESSENTIAL: GUESTS MUST ADVISE NINGALOO DISCOVERY VIA EMAIL OF THEIR ACCOMODATION LOCATION SO THE BUS CAN BE DIRECTED TO PICK UP.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
TRIP INCLUDES: • Whale Shark Swim on a powerboat • Delicious morning tea • Healthy, yummy buffet lunch • Afternoon tea • Snacks • Tea/Coffee, Water • Snorkelling equipment • Wetsuits • Professional photos from your day (both in the water and above the water) at no extra charge by our professional onboard photographer • Kayaking equipment • Stand up paddle board • Celebratory glass of champagne • Complimentary gift pack per group booking • Whale shark swimmer certificate • Lunch • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
N/A
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up from all Exmouth accomodation locations. Ningaloo Discovery must be advised via email of accommodation location in order to arrange pick up. Directions: ESSENTIAL: GUESTS MUST ADVISE NINGALOO DISCOVERY VIA EMAIL OF THEIR ACCOMODATION LOCATION SO THE BUS CAN BE DIRECTED TO PICK UP.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Anyone entering the water must have basic swimming ability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
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Shirinaki
Willetton, Australia5 contributions
What an amazing experience ♥️
One of the most amazing experiences of my life so far! Went out with the team at Ningaloo Discovery to swim with the whale sharks under cold and grey skies but made so much better thanks to the warm, excellent and professional care given by Skipper Cam, skipper assistant Jack, lovely swim buddies Genevieve and Lilly and the amazingly talented photographer, Katia. Thank you all for making the day so special and to conjure up 5 whale sharks for us to swim with - it was awesome!
Written 5 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy R
11 contributions
Bucket list experience with ningaloo discovery
May 2021 • Friends
Wow! Best day ever - definitely up there with the most incredible life experiences!
Ningaloo discovery did a great job at making the day extra special: Gypsie and Katia were awesome (great knowledge and incredible photos from Katia); skipper (looks like Matthew mcconaughey 😝) was professional and informative; lunch was fab and the nice touch of the sparkling wine to finish the day was perfect.
We saw 3/4 different whale sharks ranging from 3-7m and swam with them 4 different times.
100% recommend to anyone but would definitely book in advance!
Written 4 June 2021
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BoscoBritish
Sydney34 contributions
Wow!!!
May 2021
This was definitely one of of the best experiences we’ve ever had, and has been on our to do list for many years.
We found Ningaloo Discovery to be a very professional company who made every effort to ensure our experience was memorable.
The crew were fantastic, and worked hard to fit in as many Whale Shark swims as possible, we did six Whale Shark swims and two snorkels in total which was beyond our expectations.
We’d definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to swim with Whale Sharks out of Exmouth.
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

terrylyons2
Prague, Czech Republic13 contributions
Swimming with the Whale Sharks
May 2021 • Solo
Getting in the water 4 times and being within a meter of the whale shark every time. The staff was wonderful. From Captain Cam, first mate Jack , guides Nani and Lorna and photographer Holly they were excellent. I could not have had a better experience!
Written 1 June 2021
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Jan C
24 contributions
A sensational experience with nature
May 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful day. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the boat with a very interesting commentary on the way. After the safety talk we headed to a snorkelling spot for a quick snorkel to check all our gear was working ok. Back in the boat and within a very short time we were in the water swimming with at least 3 beautiful whale Sharks who decided to hang around for ages, which was so lucky for us all. We were served a delicious lunch as well as morning tea while coffee, tea, water or cordial was available all day. After our whale shark swim we motored to another snorkelling spot which was beautiful. A complimentary bubbly on board rounded off the day perfectly before heading back to shore and taken back to our hotel. The staff, Katia, Lily, Keira, Mitch and Jack were all amazing, whether it be taking photos of us all in the water, directing us to the best place to see the whale Sharks, helping anyone in the water who needed it, serving yummy morning teas or lunch, helping people back into the boat, just chatting and making everyone feel comfortable, steering the boat or being deckhand. All photos taken on the day were available for download within 48 hours. A truly wonderful experience!
Written 31 May 2021
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Annette T
Adelaide, Australia7 contributions
Ningaloo Discovery
A brilliant day with a well organised tour group. The team of Skipper Steve, Cartier, Chelsea, Nami and Kira made a highlight of our day so much better with their knowledge and friendly persona. The whale sharks were truly incredible. Thank you Ningaloo Discovery for a day that the four of us will never forget.
Written 29 May 2021
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Kimberley M
4 contributions
Highlight of the North West!
May 2021 • Couples
This tour was one of the most amazing things we have ever experienced! We were fortunate enough to have a lovely day and spot three whale sharks! Shoutout to the crew, Katia, Keira, Lilly, Jack and Mitch, for making the day exceptional! Cheers for the best day!
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, Sounds like you guys got super lucky out there with three whale sharks, thats so cool! So glad you had an amazing day out there and the crew looked after you :) Warm regards, The Ningaloo Discovery Team
Written 12 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bridget F
Bathurst, Australia7 contributions
Whale sharks swimming
We have waiting for a long time to do this tour so deciding who to travel with was a challenge but we know we chose the best. The experience was amazing made better by the crew, who were professional, fun and always there to help. We did the swim
May 26th . Thanks again for making it happen
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, So glad you guys had an awesome time and it was well worth the wait! Make sure you download all your photos from the day to enjoy the memories from your day on tour with us :) Warm regards, The Ningaloo Discovery Team
Written 12 June 2021
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Robyn C
Brisbane, Australia126 contributions
What a day!
From beginning to end up the whole day was a very slick and professional operation with really helpful and informative staff who went the extra mile from Loren our swim guide to Lorna the photographer, Flo who hauled me back aboard and Chelsea and Mitch our Captain looking for the sharks. Always happy and helpful weight to swim with 3 different ones . A lifelong memory!
Written 28 May 2021
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Hi there, Awesome to hear you had such a wonderful time out there on the reef! Sounds like the crew did a great job looking after you too, and you got lucky with the sharks! Don't forget to download your photos to keep re-living the day :) Kind regards, The Ningaloo Discovery Team
Written 12 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Donna
Broome, Australia1 contribution
Bucket list
We went on the Investigator on 25th May and it was so amazing right from the beginning. The Captain’s briefing was entertaining, the staff were so good. Special mention to Flo who was great helping the kids out of the water and answering all of Ethan 8 yes questions. And the whale sharks were truly amazing. Such an awesome day
Written 26 May 2021
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Hi there, So glad you loved your trip out with us! Thanks so much for letting us know how much you appreciated the crews help too, they love what they do and its always great to be able to share the magical reef out there with you guys! Warm regards, The Ningaloo Discovery Team
Written 12 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Great day Out
We were lucky to get out for the day as the previous 2 days had been cancelled due to the weather. We had booked
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Whale shark swim
Had an amazing day with Ningaloo discovery. From the time we picked up until we were dropped off the crew were so h
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Simply the best day out on the reef!
I couldn't have asked for a better day swimming with the Whalesharks out on the Ningaloo Reef. Our crew on board W
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The best experience
Thank you to all the Crew today Lily, Katia, Kira, Mitch and Flo on board Windcheetah, your hospitality, we have ha
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Awesome Experience!
We had the best day with our skipper, Jordy and his crew, Chynna, Lorena, Lily and Nami. The team were enthusiasti
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Wow!! Epic experience and crew ever!! A must do :)
The whole experience from booking to return was a flawless experience, uber friendly & professional.
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Swim with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo
An excellent experience with a wonderful crew. We swam with a whale shark and saw heaps of other cool stuff. Nami,
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This is the best way to enjoy your close encounter with Whalesharks
To take in the experience of the Ningaloo Reef and swimming with the Whalesharks, doing it with the Discovery team
Monkeylemonade
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Stellar
Absolutely outstanding experience and day out on the water. The attention paid by all the staff was next level and
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An amazing experience
We had the most amazing time. The staff (Holly, Gypsie, Lily, Jack and Jordy) exceeded our expectations. They were
nextdestination94
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no regrets
The day couldn't have been more perfect. we had 5 swims with 2x different whale sharks ranging from 6-7.5m. We had
jeeles62
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Once in a lifetime ( maybe )
Amazing experience , one we will never forget . We have said it's a once in a lifetime activity, but now we think w
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What a Spectacular Day
I knew this day was going to be a great one when I awoke to a stunning sunrise and a magnificent weather forecast.
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BUCKET LIST TICK
This is one of the BEST experiences I have ever had Fantastic day of adventure and a bucket list tick Amazing cre
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The best experience ever!!
The words of the crew, 'epic', 'awesome ', pretty much summed up the extra ordinary experience. From beginning to e
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