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Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Snorkeling Adventure from Exmouth

  • Explore the coastal area with a guide: whale sharks can be elusive
  • Don’t worry about packing a lunch, it’s included along with tea, snacks, and refreshments
  • No need to rent extra equipment: make use of masks, snorkels, fins, wet suits, stinger suits, and flotation aids
Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Snorkeling Adventure from Exmouth
From USD 218.40
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Includes the opportunity to swim with whale sharks
From USD 288.52
Observer Tour
This tour is for those that still want to enjoy the Ningaloo Reef and perhaps snorkel on the reef or with Manta Ray's but do not wish to swim with a Whale shark.
From USD 218.40
Western Australia’s World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast has some of the world’s most beautiful reefs swarming with marine life. With this tour, skip generic snorkeling outings and head straight for the elusive whale sharks. Swim with the gentle giants as they make their way along the country’s west coast during their annual migration during the period from March to August.
What to Expect
Your whale shark adventure begins at approximately 7.30am with pickup from your accommodation in Exmouth by air-conditioned bus. Travel by road for approximately 30-minutes to to Tantabiddi Boat Ramp where your boat and crew await.

By 9am you'll be snorkeling on the beautiful Ningaloo Reef. A spotter plane begins looking for whale sharks and once spotted, your whale shark experience begins with the opportunity of swimming with the gentle giants of the Ningaloo Reef.

Morning tea, afternoon tea and a full buffet lunch are included, as well as refreshments throughout the day. The tour ends with a few more swims on the Ningaloo Reef, before heading back to your accommodation at approximately 4pm. Snorkel gear, wetsuit and floating noodles (as required) are all included in the price.

For those who do not want to swim with whale sharks, please select the observer option at the time of booking. You will still have the opportunity to snorkel amongst the other amazing marine life on Ningaloo Reef.
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Reviews (94)
1 - 5 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2018
Exceptional staff in emergency

We had a really great experience with Kings - including three swims with one whale shark, sighting of two giant turtles, humpback whales and even dolphins. But what was even more remarkable was the staff - we had an emergency incoming over radio and they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Freelog
Deb C, General Manager at Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Exmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your review Freelog. The emergency that occurred on the reef that day on another operators tour was unfortunate. Our boat and crew were willing to assist in any way possible for a positive outcome. We understand that any activity on the water...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Amazingly successful day on the Nigaloo Reef

Off to the reef on a day with almost perfect weather most of the people were hoping to snorkel with Whale Sharks and maybe Humpback Whales, and they weren't disappointed. The staff on the boat found 5 Whale Sharks to us swim with and around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Derek B
Deb C, General Manager at Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Exmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you Derek B for your review. With encounters with 5 Whale sharks and 8 Humpback Whales you really were treated to the best of Ningaloo. Not to mention the turtles and dolphins. I'm so happy to read that you had a fabulous day.

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Staff were amazing

Have just arrived back from a day with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours and want to say what an awesome time we had. Being an almost snorkelling virgin the crew gave very clear instructions and made sure I was comfortable with every step and we all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jill P
Deb C, General Manager at Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Exmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you Jill for your review. After guidance from our Crew I'm sure you'll be a snorkelling expert in no time. So happy that we could introduce you to the wonders of the underwater world. We thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 24 August 2018
awesome day, quality service

They made it fun, respected the whaleshark and other marine life and made sure everyone got to experience marine awesomeness! Safety was also guaranteed with good procedures. In sum: big thumbs up!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Arjan V
Deb C, General Manager at Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Exmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks Arjan for the big thumbs up! We're happy you got to experience the marine awesomeness!

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Wonderful day that realised all our expectations.

Unbelievable sightings of humpbacks & their calves, whale sharks, dugongs & turtles as well as magnificent schools of fish of all shapes & sizes on snorkell drift. Highlight of day was 2 swims with the majestic whale shark. Staff were so helpful, knowledgeable & great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janette P
Deb C, General Manager at Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours Exmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks Janette for your review. There is so much happening on the reef at the moment that people are spoilt for choice. I'm glad our helpful crew were on board to make the most of your experience.

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Marina B
16 July 2018|
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Response from Patricia1209 | Reviewed this property |
Whale sharks generally start appearing in April. I guess the best idea would be to contact the company. They would be able to give you more specific details.
12 July 2018|
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Response from wellyboot001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Took 11 and 5 year old. The 11 year old thought it was the best day of his life and participate in everything. The 5 year old had a snorkel but chickened our at the Whale Shark swim. She spotted them from the boat. My... More
22 June 2018|
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Response from Jovyyyl | Reviewed this property |
I think definitely will get to witness the gorgeous of the whale shark by following the tour. Especially now is the whale shark migratiing season to Exmouth. The good point for booking this tour if on the day itself there is... More
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