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From Exmouth: Ningaloo Reef Swim with Humpback Whales

Product ID: 108142
Climb aboard a luxury catamaran and get back to nature on an amazing cruise to the Ningaloo Reef. Swim and snorkel with an array of marine life and get the chance to interact with humpback whales up close.
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Duration: 1 day
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Pickup included

Pick up from Exmouth accommodation: 7:30 am - Ningaloo B&B; 7:40 am - Mantarays Resort; 7:40 am - Exmouth Escape Resort; 7:45 am - RAC/Big4 Holiday Park; 7:45 am - Ningaloo Caravan & Holiday Resort; 7:45 am - Exmouth Visitors Center; 7:55 am - Ningaloo Lodge; 7:55 am - Potshot Resort / YHA Backpackers; 8:00 am - Sea Breeze Resort; 8:15 am - Lighthouse Caravan Park; 8:20 am - Yardie Creek Homestead.
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  • Interact with humpback whales in Ningaloo Reef
  • Snorkel at the UNESCO World Heritage Ningaloo Marine Park
  • Relax aboard a luxury catamaran
  • Benefit from the use of stand-up paddleboards, glass bottom kayaks and a boom net
Full description
Following pick-up from your Exmouth accommodation, get a short commentary on the drive to the boat ramp. Board the luxury "Windcheetah" catamaran and set sail for the crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo Reef. Enjoy morning tea as you cruise to the outer reef searching for humpback whales with the help of a spotter plane. Once spotted, observe the magnificent creatures from a 360-degree viewing deck. 

Get the chance to swim with a humpback whale in their natural environment! This is an extraordinary experience and not to be taken for granted. It is conducted purely on the whale’s terms. They are very inquisitive creatures and it is quite possible that they will seek interaction with you and swim up close. If the conditions are right, your small group of 7 people, plus your guide, will slide into the water for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Feast on a delicious buffet lunch on the way back inside the reef, and look for other marine life, such as dolphins, turtles, manta rays and dugongs from the boat. Spend the afternoon snorkeling, or make use of the complimentary stand-up paddleboards, glass-bottom kayaks and a fabulous boom net. Then, sail back to shore and get dropped off at your accommodation in Exmouth to enjoy your evening at leisure.  
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Experienced crew
  • Snorkel equipment, including mask, snorkel and fins
  • Wetsuits
  • Marine specialist on board
  • Complimentary stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and glass-bottom kayaks
  • Buffet lunch and morning and afternoon tea
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure the best possible opportunity of swimming with whales
  • Complimentary professional photo package of your day

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Meeting point

8:25 am - Meet at Tantabiddi boat ramp, Exmouth, Yardie Creek Rd, North West Cape WA 6707.

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Important information
Know before you go
• All persons entering the water must have basic swimming capabilities
• You are welcome to bring your own snorkeling equipment if you prefer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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A must do experience

If there is one thing you do in Exmouth, spend a day with Ningaloo discovery on their catamaran. The crew are brilliant and the boat very comfortable and easy to access from the ocean swims. We did get to swim with a whale shark despite it being end of season. I can not recommend this enough, it’s just an incredible experience. If you have Daisy, Holly or Kate on your boat, you’ll have the best time. They’re awesome!

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October 11, 2019

A definite must do

Everything about this experience was amazing The crew are awesome and go out of their way to ensure everyone on board has an encounter with the whales An unforgettable day!!!

September 22, 2019

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Ningaloo Discovery

Product ID: 108142