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Turtle Eco Adventure Tour

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Small Group
Max of 10 guests
(swimming or non-swimming)

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November – December

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Complimentary Transportation 
To and from Exmouth township

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Half-Day Tour
8.30 am – 12:30 pm
excluding transfer time

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Breakfast Snacks
Light morning tea and beverages

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Wetsuits and snorkel gear provided

Discover the beauty of Ningaloo Reef beneath its azure waters. Azure? It’s just a fancy way of saying “bright blue,” but it sounds exotic, doesn’t it?

Who doesn’t like turtles? They’re some of the most chill dudes and dudettes in the Indian Ocean.

With a maximum of 10 guests aboard Wave Rider, our luxury vessel, our Turtle Eco Adventure Tour, is an affordable half-day excursion that immerses you in the vibrant underwater world of Ningaloo Reef. 

Guided by our experienced crew, jump into the warm lagoon waters alongside the gentle sea turtles and other colourful reef inhabitants for a snorkelling adventure. 

Your Turtle Eco Adventure takes place in the Ningaloo Lagoon, a snorkeler’s paradise with an average depth of between two and four metres. We start with a relaxing cruise before a snorkel in the pristine lagoon waters. Floating above the coral reef, you’ll witness the stunning diversity of tropical fish, molluscs, and corals that call this protected nursery home.

Our commitment to small-group tours means you have the most flexibility, more time in the water, and a truly intimate encounter with the magnificent marine life of the Ningaloo Reef.

Want an even more intimate experience? Our Private Ningaloo Reef Eco tours allow you to book our vessel and crew all to yourself. Want to design a day tour? Done. 

Whether it’s your first time snorkelling or you’re a seasoned marine adventurer, our Turtle Eco Adventure Tour caters to various abilities and interests. The marine creatures of Ningaloo Reef are waiting just beneath the surface to welcome you into their world.

Reserve your spot on our Turtle Eco Adventure today and snorkell into a journey of exploration and wonder. Don’t miss this chance to connect with the vibrant life of Ningaloo Reef in a way you’ll never forget.

Advance bookings for all tours are essential.


While we take care of most essentials, there are a few creature comforts you should bring along to make your adventure even more amazing. Remember to pack light, it’s a boat adventure day.

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Hat and sunglasses

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Towel, bathers and sunscreen

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We do not take photos on this tour but we welcome you to bring your own gear.

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Dry clothing and a warm jacket

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Seasickness medication
If you are prone to seasickness or unsure

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Snorkelling gear
If you prefer to use your own snorkelling gear


While we like to think we’re the best at what we do, some things, like the weather, sea state, customer ability, wildlife location, etc., are occasionally out of our control. Every once in a while, this itinerary might change.

Because we keep our tours small, we’re pretty flexible. We will always try to take what’s on offer naturally on the Ningaloo Reef and make the most of the day at hand. We’ll always deliver the best tour we can. 

Below is a sample Turtle Eco Adventure Tour itinerary.

The day before your tour: Hydrate, avoid alcohol in excess and chill – you’re going to have an action-packed day, so prepare accordingly!

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Jump out of bed, splash your face with water, and get a nutritious breakfast. You’re about to have one of the most exciting days of your life!

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Live Ningaloo’s complimentary shuttle service will collect you from your accommodation. (Make sure you’ve let us know where you’re staying). For a complete list of where to pick up locations and times, check out our FAQs.

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After a 30-minute informative drive with our crew, you’ll arrive at Tantabiddi Boat Ramp on the west side. This is where we keep Wave Rider.

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Once we’re all on board and briefed by our Skipper, you’ll be kitted out with your outfit for the day—a mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit (if you haven’t brought your own).

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After you’re squeezed into your wetsuit and looking fabulous, we’ll head to our first snorkel spot for the day (location is weather and sea state dependant). You can expect to see coral, fish and perhaps even stingrays, turtles and more if you’re lucky! This is also an excellent opportunity to test out your equipment for the day and ensure everything fits and there are no leaks!


Hop back on Wave Rider for a warm cup of tea or coffee and a light snack. The day is just beginning!

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We’ll take a lagoon cruise to look for the next place to snorkel, and on the way, try to spot mating turtles and megafauna inside the lagoon (dugongs, sting rays, tiger sharks, dolphins, eagle rays, etc.)

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It’s time for your second snorkelling session of the day. Variety is the goal here. Throughout the day, you’ll see carpets of coral reef, curtains of swimming fish, and striking sand beds next to bommie reef.


Relax on a lagoon cruise back to shore. Live Ningaloo’s complimentary shuttle service will take you back into Exmouth Township and drop you at your accommodation. Can someone say “best day ever”?

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