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Swim with Whale Sharks in Exmouth

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Private Tour

Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Swim

Dreaming of swimming with the world’s largest living sharks in the turquoise waters of Ningaloo Reef? Our Swim with Whale Sharks day tour is for you.

Join us and have the unmatched experience of safely snorkeling and swimming beside these gentle giants in an amazing natural interaction guided by our experienced crew.

We host a maximum of 10 guests on each whale shark swimming adventure, giving you the most intimate and bespoke tour experience, the greatest flexibility, and the most time in the water.

Standard Tour

What’s Included
  • Transportation: complimentary transfers to and from Exmouth township
  • Photos: complimentary professional digital photography on deck and underwater
  • Gear: Wetsuits and snorkel gear provided
  • Luxury Vessel: qualified skipper, deckhand, photographer, and marine scientist guide
  • Education: pre-swim informational session
  • Breakfast Snacks: Light morning tea and beverages
  • Delicious Lunch: Catered to all dietary requirements, including snacks
  • Celebration: A glass of bubbles at day’s end to toast your adventures
  • Afternoon Snorkel: An additional coral reef snorkel (conditions permitting)

Private Tour

Dreaming of your own private guided tour? On a private Live Ningaloo tour, you will have the most intimate and bespoke tour experience, the greatest flexibility, and the most time in the water with wildlife for up to 10 guests. It’s also a way for littles under 4 years old to experience the Ningaloo and their family.

We offer this tour with each of our seasons (Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, and our Eco-tours).  If you are seeking a very special marine swimming experience tailored for you or your group, our private tour is made for you. Our vessel, the Wave Rider, and experienced crew are at your disposal for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

On our private Whale Shark swimming adventure you will have the most intimate and bespoke tour experience, the greatest flexibility, and the most time in the water. The tour allows you to snorkel and swim beside 12 – 18 metre long Whale Sharks in the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean. By exclusively booking our boat, you can choose exactly who to share this magical experience with – we can host a group of up to 10 guests at a time.

Whale Shark swimming tours are suited to a range of ages and swimming abilities and we accept confident swimmers from 4 years of age. You do not need to be able to SCUBA dive to swim with Whale Sharks, as they swim close to the surface. Swimmers should be able to snorkel, swim freestyle and cope with currents and swell in the open ocean, and we can also provide flotation devices to assist those who require.

We may accept younger children who are very competent swimmers to swim with Whale Sharks and can also cater to some special needs and movement restrictions – please contact us to discuss. Passengers can also participate in our tours as an ‘observer’. Please note that one parent must accompany children on board the boat at all times.

Due to the limited availability of this tour, we encourage you to contact us well in advance to book a Private Whale Shark or Humpback Whale Swimming Tour.

Don’t need a private booking? You can join our small group Whale Shark Swimming and Adventure Day Tour or Humpback Whale Swimming and Adventure Day Tour instead. We are the bespoke tour specialists at Ningaloo Reef, specialising in small group tours for a maximum of 10 people.

Whale Shark Swimming Dates: mid-March – 31 July
Humpback Whale Swimming Dates: 01 August – 31 October
Eco-tours: 01 November – 31 December

Advance bookings for all tours are essential.