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Ningaloo Reef 1-Hour Glass Bottom Boat Tour: Coral Viewing Fantasy Tour
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Ningaloo Reef 1-Hour Glass Bottom Boat Tour: Coral Viewing Fantasy Tour

By Ningaloo Glass Bottom Boat
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About
The Ningaloo Reef is one of the largest fringing reefs in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this tour, discover the underwater wonders of the reef without getting wet and admire the vibrant coral formations from a glass-bottomed boat. Learn more about the different marine life from your guide and look out for green sea turtles, butterfly fish, parrotfish, and more.

Ages 0-99, max of 28 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Spectacular underwater views from a glass bottom boat
  • Spot green sea turtles, colorful coral, and butterfly fish
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Experience the Ningaloo Reef without getting in the water

  • 1 Hr Coral Viewing Tour on our Glass Bottom Boat
  • Entry/Admission - Ningaloo Glass Bottom Boat
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Start:
  • Tantabiddi Boat Ramp, Yardie Creek Rd, North West Cape WA 6707, Australia
    MEET at Tantabiddi Boat Ramp at 9:10AM Departure Point: Ningaloo Reef - Tantabiddi Boat Ramp (located 37km from the nearby town of Exmouth) Address: Tantabiddi Boat Ramp, Yardie Creek Road Directions: Travel time from Exmouth to Ningaloo Reef (Tantabiddi boat ramp): 30 minutes. Distance: 37km.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72725P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Please provide us with your email address for tour updates
    • 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 28 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72725P1

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Tantabiddi Boat Ramp
      Yardie Creek Rd, North West Cape WA 6707, Australia
      MEET at Tantabiddi Boat Ramp at 9:10AM Departure Point: Ningaloo Reef - Tantabiddi Boat Ramp (located 37km from the nearby town of Exmouth) Address: Tantabiddi Boat Ramp, Yardie Creek Road Directions: Travel time from Exmouth to Ningaloo Reef (Tantabiddi boat ramp): 30 minutes. Distance: 37km.
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      Ningaloo Glass Bottom Boat
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      1 Hour Coral Viewing Tour Discover the incredible coral gardens of Ningaloo Reef through large glass panels only inches below your toes. Our open aired Glass Bottom Boat means you can see above AND below. With engaging and informative commentary by our friendly and experienced crew its an hour well spent! Please Note: There is no courtesy bus available with this tour. This tour is meet at Tantabiddi only.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Ningaloo Glass Bottom Boat
      1,192
      Australia
      Joined in November 2010
    • deanrZ4542DX
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An experience in the most amazing water with a very professional crew
      Such an amazing trip out to the Ningaloo reef with a wealth of knowledge and information on the coral and sea life by a marine biologist, the crew made the trip informational with a good sense of humour. Felt extremely safe snorkelling and was very glad we took the trip. $90 each was a lot cheaper than I expected, would highly recommend.
      Written 11 February 2024
    • Likesmifood
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mind blowing
      Made the long drive from Perth totally worthwhile. Wonderful morning watching the creatures of Ningaloo Reef both from the boat, excellent boat skippering Caitlin, and in the water with mask and snorkel, all provided. An abundance of fish on the reef just like swimming in an aquarium, only 10 times better. Craig provided an insight into the area on our short trip from town to the boat in a air conditioned bus and is clearly passionate about the environment and his boat. Caitlin, a marine biologist makes science interesting and fun bringing an added dimension to a wonderful trip. Thanks guys for a once in a lifetime experience.
      Written 7 February 2024
    • pru2018
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and snorkelling
      Great tour with Craig and Caitlin. Loved the boat and even more the snorkelling on a fantastic reef. Saw a fabulous Shark Ray. Very enjoyable
      Written 30 January 2024
    • matthO6685PM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic snorkelling spot
      Fantastic experience! Full of interesting facts and a great snorkelling spot. Not offering longer tours in January but worth the short trip if you can. Craig and Caitlin were fantastic hosts.
      Written 18 January 2024
    • 511glena
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Most knowledgeable tour in the gulf!
      Having now done both Glass Bottom Boat tours available in Exmouth, I can safely say this is the better experience. The tour guides clearly know the local history and habitat in a way you'd only expect from someone who genuinely loves and cares about the region and wants to share that with others. The price is remarkably good for the experience provided, being collected from our accomodation as opposed to having to meet at a jetty is a huge plus. The reef we went to was comparable in quality to the islands, but only a fraction of the distance. Local knowledge meant we were able to see such a diversity of marine life in a single trip. It even felt convenient with our 10 month old baby which can normally make such experiences challenging. Will do it again!
      Written 9 January 2024
    • clarefD4500LW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful reef with great guides.
      Craig and Caitlin were great - so knowledgeable about marine life and they both have a great way of engaging everyone. So much banter and so much fun. We saw the beautiful reef, amazing fish, a sting ray, a tiger stark and mating turtles! A brilliant tour!
      Written 28 December 2023
    • Kenwalker226
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highlight of our trip to Exmouth.
      Excellent ! A boat trip across the reef with lots to see and with really good information, followed by guided snorkelling to get up close to everything. Caitlin and Rhiannon were terrific guides. We aren’t the most experienced snorkellers and we were very well looked after. A great half day trip. Thoroughly recommended.
      Written 5 December 2023
    • michellemN6703PM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Snorkel and Glass Bottom Boat
      A fabulous experience. We were well looked after by Tash and Kate in terms of their knowledge and the equipment supplied. Recommended by Michelle
      Written 2 November 2023
    • Denzel F
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience! Must do!!!!!
      We went on a tour and our guide was Gabby and she was exceptionally helpful and had a lot of fun facts for me and the other participants. The scuba diving was absolutely beautiful and the services were amazing!!! Highly recommend!
      Written 1 November 2023
    • 847melb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience - the kids loved it too!
      The kids wanted to go on a glass bottom boat and boy are we glad we booked with this company. We did the 1 hour tour as we weren't sure how long we could keep the kids interested, luckily our guide Caitlin was brilliant! Not only was she excellent keeping everyone's attention, her knowledge of the area, coral and sea life was next level. I definitely recommend looking them up when up visiting Exmouth.
      Written 28 October 2023
    • 111viviennet
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended
      We went on the four hour trip. The two guides were amazing - we got an interesting commentary throughout. (Much better than the snorkelling trip by a different glass bottomed boat company in Coral Bay which had very little information provided.) Recommend highly.
      Written 28 October 2023
    • Curious49572645303
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Snorkeling and Coral view bonanza
      Fabulous experience snorkeling and viewing coral reef with two competent female crew members. Both knowledgeable and experienced marine biologists who provided great insights of the reef as well as the two local sites we visited. Tash pointed out turtles swimming near the Mildura wreck which was a bonus and Caitlin pointed out spectacular coral formations. All in all a great experience exploring the magnificent Ningaloo Reef.
      Written 24 October 2023
    • Carla R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memorable morning!
      Totally exceeded expectations, thank you for an amazing half day. Boat and viewing glass panels clean and seating accessible for everybody to get a good chance to see below. Staff were knowledgeable and passionate and I could see they genuinely wanted to do the little things to make people’s trip one to remember. Commentary was interesting and enjoyable to listen to. Willingness to offer and provide assistance to my young children outstanding and comforting to see they have an understanding of young children’s needs. Perfect way to spend a half day while in Exmouth. Totally recommend.
      Written 23 October 2023
    • Quest60208411941
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best tour in EXMOUTH
      What an amazing trip,we can not thank Tash and Caitlin enough , the information and passion they have on the tour was sensational. Don't bother going somewhere else. This is BEST tour in exmouth. We will be back next season.
      Written 18 October 2023
    • JCS005
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great trip, fun and informative!
      We had a fantastic time with NGBB. The tour was great fun, informative and brilliant. Caitlin was incredibly knowledgeable and we learnt a lot in such a fun way. Danni's snorkelling assistance was brilliant. We saw turtles and rays and amazing coral. Would highly recommend!!!
      Written 15 October 2023
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    Keith M
    Perth, Australia123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    We went on the two hour tour, upgraded at no charge after the one hour tour was cancelled due to weather condition. Alec, the guide, was knowledgeable and quick witted, and we felt totally safe in his hands, both on the boat and for those who went snorkelling. When they did need to change the tour due to the weather, their communication with us was excellent.
    Written 7 August 2020
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    SeniortravellerPerth
    Perth39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2022
    We had a very entertaining and informative trip with Conner - he had certainly done his homework with passion and we couldn’t fault his extensive knowledge of the reef and its inhabitants. He was able to pitch his delivery at all levels and “chased” different sea creatures so children, and we, could be excited by seeing them. There were several small children on our trip and at no time did they appear to lose interest. Well done Conner!
    Written 2 June 2022
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    Thanks, our crew really know their stuff and our crew also know where to take you snorkeling for the best experience on Ningaloo.
    Written 6 June 2022
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    japerth2018
    Perth, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    This is a great half day introduction to the coral reef. The coach was spot on time in picking us up from our accommodation, and the guide Nae was very knowledgeable in pointing out landmarks and places of interest on our way to the boat ramp. We saw a large turtle and many different species of fish, all before we started our snorkelling on the reef. We even had a tiger shark swim under the boat on the way back to the jetty! Gavin the skipper has had decades of experience on the water in Exmouth, so really knows the different species of marine life and where to find them on the reef. Highly recommended.
    Written 5 April 2021
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    Thank you for your kind review, it’s certainly taken a long time to build the knowledge to share with you all.
    Written 6 May 2021
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    Jessica A
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021
    Was an informative and engaging tour with a friendly & funny tour guide. The only downside was the weather (which is obviously uncontrollable). Even so, amazing to see all the different kinds of coral and marine wildlife, whilst hearing lots of interesting information about what we saw.
    Written 21 November 2021
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    Hi Jessica, thanks so much for takiong the time to provide some feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip out with Ningaloo Glass Bottom Boat and saw plenty of our amazing marine life. As you say, we cannot control the weather, but hopefully you are able to come back one day and the weather will be great for you then.
    Written 10 December 2021
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    Julie T
    Mandurah, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2021 • Family
    What an incredible morning. We could have stayed aboard for hours and continued to be entertained by our funny, relaxed, and knowledgeable guide. The kids were engaged and learning, we were engaged and learning, everyone had a lovely time. Thanks for a wonderful experience. Sorry for the average photo!!
    Written 8 July 2021
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    Thanks for coming out with us guys, so glad you enjoyed your time with us.
    Written 8 July 2021
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    Lauren C
    Perth3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2020 • Family
    Loved it! Even our 3 month old bub was fascinated watching the fish. We were lucky enough to spot some amazing marine life and the “captain” of the tour was brilliant. His commentary made the trip. Highly recommend.
    Written 24 July 2020
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    Venturing F
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2020 • Family
    We were so delighted with our glass bottom boat tour and would recommend it to anybody! Alex our skipper was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, funny and so awesome and patient with my two little girls!! The information he provided us with about the reef and the whole area was amazing. He knew the names of every fish and coral and no question was too small! We were so close to the huge bombies and we got to see turtles too! You could tell Alex loved his work and the ocean is his home. Thank you for a truly wonderful experience.
    Written 5 July 2020
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    TahyaH
    Onslow, Australia17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2021
    Took our 2.5 year old on this tour and it was great. Unfortunately cold and windy prior to the tour, but visibility still was okay and it warmed up towards the end - cant control the weather.
    The tour itself was enjoyable, our tour guide was lovely and she addressed the commentary with humor and made it fun.
    Great for kids, would definitely recommend :)
    Written 25 July 2021
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    Thanks for your feedback. We think out latest Skipper is turning out very well too. She has lived in the area for a very long time and is full of knowledge and has a passion for our beautiful reef.
    Written 28 July 2021
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    Claire A
    Western Australia, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2020
    We are a family of 4 and had a lovely time viewing the coral and many spectacular fish and even saw a turtle. Our guide (sorry, I don't remember his name) was interesting, knowledgeable and humorous.
    We've done glass bottom trips in different places and countries and agree that this was one of the best.
    Written 16 July 2020
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    Nelluda
    Perth, Australia175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    This was the only tour we could get on after everything else, including our swim with the whale sharks, had been cancelled due to weather conditions. Alex our skipper and guide was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. He brought us back promptly as the weather was about to turn. Loved seeing the reef and fish.
    Written 21 August 2020
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