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Address: Off the North West Cape, Yardie Creek Rd | Ningaloo Marine Park, Exmouth Region, Ningaloo, Western Australia 6707, Australia
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+61 427 996 833
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Ningaloo Reef Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
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Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Snorkeling Adventure from Exmouth
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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef from Exmouth

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Fabulous place to visit! Step off the beautiful white beach and into the warm sea, and you are immediately surrounded by beautiful coloured fish and corals. Snorkelling from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Barnet, Herts
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Barnet, Herts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous place to visit! Step off the beautiful white beach and into the warm sea, and you are immediately surrounded by beautiful coloured fish and corals. Snorkelling from the beach is brilliant, but taking a boat trip out further is even more rewarding. This place is idyllic and the sunsets are to die for. Highly recommend and cant wait to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Beach was nice but really crowded (the down side of being a really popular tourist attraction) snap on a pair of goggles and a snorkel and dive into a magical underwater world. So much amazing coral formations and hundreds of fish. Swim in the warm water and watch as the sea bed disappears into the blackness the further out you... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We did some snorkeling and dives at the Ningaloo Reef recently, snorkeling done up at the Oyster Stacks near Yardie/Exmouth then some dives from Coral Bay where we saw lots of reef sharks, turtles and whale sharks! They were a ways away from us in the water but they were still huge. Ningaloo Reef is one of the best reefs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having visited the Barrier Reef on two occasions and seen the devastating effects of coral bleaching on the reef, I would highly recommend the Ningaloo Reef to anyone visiting Western Australia. There is no need to book a tour a tour or take a long boat trip out to the reef: once visitors reach the beach in Exmouth it's as... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Over the last 11 winters, we've stayed for 9 on the Ningaloo Reef-sometimes at Yardie Creek Homestead CP and always in the same holiday in Coral Bay. I love the weather (most of the time) and the fact the water is usually around 24c. We have a small boat and fishing inside the reef is easy and rewarding. We see... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We did a snorkeling trip with Ningaloo Reef Glass Bottom boat. The guide (Alec) was fantastic and lifted everyone from the get-go. Navigated like a champ every time that we say something interesting underneath (Sea turtles etc). Stopped for wonderful snorkeling for 45 min or so which was the perfect amount and no stressing us. Beautiful area in general with... More 

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is as good as the best of the barrier reef, but much more accessable once you've got here. Exmouth is pretty but small. Staying in the park has to be booked online. Very affordable but fully booked in school holidays. Amazing snorkeling at Turquoise Bay and Oyster Stacks. Can hire snorkeling gear at visitor centre (great place). Lots of... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a real gem in Western Australia. We are divers and this site offered a better experience snorkeling than half of the dives that we've done in SE Asia and some off the Great Barrier reef. There's something magical about it. Oyster stacks is the highlight where you're just over a meter over the the coral and it's lit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Had a wonderful day and with several enthralling encounters with the whale sharks. We were really impressed by the obvious dedication of the crew and their commitment to making sure that everyone had the best time – which they certainly seemed to. Being confident that the crew are always in control is essential to feeling safe in the water so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

we were at ningaloo reef in june. there was nothing for do something except giant whale diving. but whale diving is very very very expensive, its almost 500 dolar.

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