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Swim with Whale Sharks in the Ningaloo Reef: 3 Island Shark Dive provided by 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive

Swim with Whale Sharks in the Ningaloo Reef: 3 Island Shark Dive

Swim with Whale Sharks in the Ningaloo Reef: 3 Island Shark Dive
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Explore the aquatic wonderland of Ningaloo Reef with 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive! Specialising in Swim with Whale Shark Tours, 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive operate full-day snorkel tours between mid-March and mid-August. With courtesy bus transfers departing from Exmouth at 7.15am, and returning at 4.30pm.  Swim alongside whale sharks, snorkel the reef and spot seasonal sea life such as turtles, dugongs, manta rays, whales and more during this fun, safe and informative eco-tour. From courtesy pick-up to drop off the tour includes everything; • delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon platter, • snorkel gear and wetsuits, • assistance from experienced staff, • morning reef snorkel, • exclusive spotter plane to locate whale sharks and marine life,  • a safety support tender, • Free Photos from your day, • The best No-Sighting Policy.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 91643P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Buffet lunch
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Ningaloo Reef
Exclusions
  • There are no exclusions
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up times will vary from different accommodation providers. Please contact us to confirm your specific pick up time. Guests may also meet directly at the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp. Please contact office staff to confirm details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Buffet lunch
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Ningaloo Reef
Exclusions
  • There are no exclusions
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up times will vary from different accommodation providers. Please contact us to confirm your specific pick up time. Guests may also meet directly at the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp. Please contact office staff to confirm details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ningaloo Reef
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Explore the wonderland of Ningaloo Reef and have the chance to see whale sharks, dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, turtles, whales and other seasonal marine life on this fun, informative and safe eco-tour.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Morgan H
Perth, Australia10 contributions
Jun. 2021
We got the pleasure of going out with the 3 Island crew in Jun 2021, the whole experience was amzaing and the whole team we had on the day were so great, they explained how everything would work, even with a visual show using a toy whale shark, plane & doll!
they took the time out to have a chat with everyone and answer all the questions everyone had!
We only saw one whale shark that day however got to swin with it a few times!
At one point we had to wait to have a turn of swimming the shark, so they took us back to the reef so we could snorkel and stay warm!
The food was great and 100% would return!!
Written 15 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jenm1960
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions
Aug. 2021
We had the most memorable and exciting experience on our day out with 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive. Every part of the day was planned and executed by the 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive team for our enjoyment and to have the most memorable experiences. The team were so knowledgeable about the beautiful Ningaloo Reef and all it has to offer. Their assistance in the water to snorkel meant you felt safe. The boat was so well appointed and comfortable. The catering was delicious, Having the spotter plane meant that we did not miss out on anything happening in the sea around us.
I would definitely do the 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive again. Best value ever for an awesome experience.
Written 7 September 2021
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Robyne N
2 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Solo
I highly recommend 3 Islands. Fantastic staff who go above and beyond.Bucket List Experience. Top Notch.
Written 21 August 2021
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Thank you so much, Robyn! Thrilled to know you had a great time with the 3 Islands crew :)
Written 6 September 2021
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Joanne R
Perth, Australia19 contributions
Wow! I’m in my 50’s and went with a group of friends for an eco tour! What a brilliant day, another tick off the bucket list! This was THE best day, we experienced not only whale sharks, but whales, dusky whalers, turtles, dolphins and beautiful coral and fish. This tour was for both the young and old. The staff were exceptional, and a big thanks to Nicole, Tricky, Amy and Gabby. Highly recommend this for any fitness level - just do it!
Written 17 August 2021
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Brittney B
Hi Joanne We are so delighted to hear about your great day on the water with us! We feel so fortunate to be able to share the beauty of the reef with our guests and for our guests to be equally as excited such as yourself. Thank you for taking the time to share!
Written 19 August 2021
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John G
Carnarvon, Australia2 contributions
The reviews are to be believed, excellent day. Lovely first snorkel on the inner reef, beautiful and a great chance to test your gear out, followed by a nice snack and a coffee, staff are great as they explain the sights as you head out to swim with whatever the spotter plane finds, we were lucky enough to locate a whale shark and swim with it three times, which was plenty. Then a lovely lunch as we headed for another snorkel at another inner reef spot in the arvo. What more could you want for a very reasonable price. Pics all included as well, which is good. No hard sell here like other companies. Can’t recommend enough. Thanks for the experience guys!
Written 15 August 2021
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Brittney B
HI John Thank you for taking the time to leave such a sensational review! There is so much great marine life being spotted on the beautiful Ningaloo Reef at the moment - we are happy you chose to experience this with us! Thank you again!
Written 19 August 2021
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Roving571211
2 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
My family & I went out on the whale shark dive on the 20th of July. The whole day and experience could not have been more perfect. Special thanks to the excellent crew Gabi, Nicole, Sarah, Tricky & Jarrad for making this an adventure of a lifetime. You guys are amazing! We’ll be back 😃
Written 13 August 2021
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Brittney B
Hi Roving We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us! Our crew love what they do and love sharing this amazing experience with our guests. Thank you for taking the time to write this great review and we do hope to see you again soon!
Written 13 August 2021
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Hals49
Mornington Peninsula, Australia15 contributions
This was hands down one of the top experiences of my life. I travelled solo on the the last Whale Shark Swim for the season, 8th Aug 21. I was extremely nervous but thanks to the amazing crew I had the best time possible. I am not a strong swimmer, and even though I said I was ok, Sam ( I think his name is Sam, slightly reddish beard) towed me over to the first snorkelling spot. This allowed me much more time to snorkel amongst the beautiful fish and very healthy coral. Thanks Sam.

The spotter plane found 3 Whale Sharks that day, we got to swim with 2 of them. It was overcast and choppy, I was really afraid, I would have chickened out for sure if Sarah hadn't offered to help me. She calmly reassured me and stayed right by my side and gave me the float to hold and she towed me. She kept me close the whole time and totally looked after me........... Sarah did this for me 3 times! She also swapped my snorkel, corrected my goggles, and removed my flippers each timen so I could easily get back on the boat (I'm 63). I thought I was too much trouble after the first time, but Sarah really encouraged to go back in and assured me it was no trouble (I'm sure it would have been).

I can't tell you how much it meant to me to have that amazing experience. To all the crew, please don't ever under estermate the value of your reassurance and assistance to allow people to experience the magic of being so close to those beautiful creatures the Whale Sharks. Thank you all so much and especially thanks to you Sarah for assisting me on each swim with them. I could not have done it without you and I will never forget it.

Thank you Amy for your kindness too and the amazing pics!
Whale Sharks aside, the whole trip was wonderful! We saw many hump back whales and dolphins, the skipper got us close and made sure we had plenty of time with them also.

The food was very fresh and delicious, the information we were given both on the bus and the boat was interesting and well delivered. I liked the way crew worked well together too, it was a really good vibe. The other people on the tour were also lovely and supportive. There was also the opportunities to snorkel with out the Whale Sharks.

Thanks for an exceptionally wonderful day!
Written 12 August 2021
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Brittney B
Hi Hals49 We cannot thank you enough for sharing your experience. We are so happy you felt safe and encouraged by our staff and had the chance to swim with the Whale Sharks and snorkel the amazing Ningaloo Reef :) Our crew is the best in the biz and we are elated that you thought so as well! Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience and we do hope to see you for another tour in the near future.
Written 13 August 2021
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Gavin D
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Couples
I can not thank the staff enough on the seafari yesterday. I was struggling with my anxiety after the first part of the day. Sara and EJ where so helpful in getting me out there to not miss out on viewing the Whale shark. Sara was so helpful in calming me down and reassuring everything will be OK and worth it and didn't leave my side while out there. I got an amazing experience and view of the whale shark that I will never forget. The staff where so kind in constantly checking in on myself and other members of the group in seeing how we where travelling through out the day also. I would 100% recommend going out with them and can't wait to do it again whenever I get the chance.
Written 27 July 2021
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clueygem
3 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
The Crew, they we're all awesome. Had a great day and didn't disappoint with swimming with whale sharks 4 times.
Written 26 July 2021
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Thank you so much, Geoffrey!! So glad to hear you had a great time swimming with the whale sharks, they are truly something else!
Written 27 July 2021
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jordy1981
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
I had the pleasure of taking my two young daughters along to dive with the whale sharks onboard with 3 islands. Both my girls (9 and 11 years old) were both super nervous leading up to the day but within minutes of being greeted by the crew I could tell a huge weight had been lifted off their shoulders.. The crew were absolute professionals and made the experience an unforgettable day.. They were super fun, knowledgeable, interactive and genuinely as excited to see not just whale sharks but all sorts of different marine life as we were.. They also provide some amazing professional photos of the experience and lunch that was a great array of salads, meats and breads followed by fruit. I couldn’t recommend them enough
Written 25 July 2021
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We are so pleased you and your family had a memorable day with us! It is so lovely to hear your daughters were able to enjoy the day although being hesitant to start with. The crew are magnificent at easing any concerns, especially with the little ones :) Thank you so much for choosing 3 Islands to do your whale shark experience!
Written 27 July 2021
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By: 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive
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Wonderful Experience
As a non-swimmer, I was able to enjoy the whaleshark experience due to the care and support provided by the 3 Islan
Craigh9877
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Outstanding
Thank you for one of the best experiences in my life, could not speak more highly, the staff were amazing, very inf
vanno26
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Amazing!
A huge thank you to Gabby, Sam, Chrissy and Noss for an amazing day. They were patient, enthusiastic and professio
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Tick off the bucket list!!
Absolutely amazing experience! We were blessed to be able to swim with both the whale sharks and the humpback whale
almo_oz
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Humpbacks and whale shark swimming.
My wife and i had an excellent day out, managed to get into the water with some humpbacks which had been playing ha
lisatails
lisatails
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Excellent Eco Experience
We went on an eco tour last month with our 2 little kids (3 and 5 years). The crew were so happy, helpful and the b
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Incredible experience
The crew was amazing and made the trip a lot of fun. We were lucky enough to have multiple swims with humpbacks as
Lanzavolpe
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE
What and amazing experience. We would highly recommend doing the Whale Shark Swim. A enjoyable day out with a great
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Best Ningaloo Marine snorkel trip
Went on the eco tour and was the most perfect day trip. Saw whale sharks, hump backs, turtles and the most amazing
gingerPerth
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**MUST DO EXPERIENCE**
Did the eco tour today was totalling blown away🤩🤩🤩 was lucky enough to see the whale sharks even though end of t
matthD6176SN
matthD6176SN
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Amazing experience
Amazing day, swam with Whale Shark 3 times! Saw lots of hump backs with calves, lovely staff and food provided. Def
988barbaras
988barbaras
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Awesome
Best day ever! I have done quite a few tours on this trip, but this boat did it the best out of all. Great modelin
teena2014
teena2014
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Whaleshark swim
Great day out. Buzz being out in the ocean waiting for the go signal. Great staff and skipper. Felt very safe.
murraygeneff1
murraygeneff1
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Totally Amazing
One of the best days ever, Crew were so amazing and just so full of love and enthusiasm for the Whale Sharks and al
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3 islands Whale Shark Dive
Unbelievable experience!! Complete care and attention throughout the day , from the welcome on board , provision of
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