Live Ningaloo
Live Ningaloo
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Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursEco ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Live Ningaloo is an oceanic touring company. We focus all of our efforts on high quality interactions. We accomplish this by keeping our groups small (up to 10) and offering our vessel by private charter only. We snorkel with humpback whales whale sharks and manta rays. Experiences with dungeons, dolphins, sharks, and other whales are common on the Ningaloo Reef.
Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Tamara C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The crew were amazing, explained everything clearly, full of knowledge and had a great sense of humour. We had an amazing day on the water in a small group of 10 and had the privilege of swimming with a beautiful and majestic whaleshark for 45mins. Would highly recommend this tour it well and truly ticked off a bucket list item.
Written 9 April 2024
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Hi there, It's so lovely to hear you had such an incredible day with us, our crew is passionate about making every trip special and it sounds like they truly succeeded with your adventure! Knowing that we helped tick off a bucket list item for you is incredibly rewarding for us. Thank you for your high recommendation and for sharing your experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more unforgettable moments on the Ningaloo Reef! - Gigi
Written 10 April 2024
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Janelle C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What an amazing day swimming with the whale sharks. Was able to get into the water every time as live Ningaloo have small groups of 10 people on the boat at the time.
Their team were amazing and were so great to make sure that we had an enjoyable day.
Would highly recommend choosing this company as they were amazing!
Can’t wait to do this again
Thankyou to the team for an incredible day
Written 3 April 2024
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Hi there Janelle, We're overjoyed to hear about your amazing day with us! It's wonderful to know that our commitment to small group sizes enhanced your experience, ensuring you didn't miss a single moment in the water. Thank you for your kind words about our team. We're thrilled they could contribute to making your day enjoyable and memorable. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're so glad you're already looking forward to your next adventure with us. We can't wait to welcome you back for another incredible day. Thank you for choosing Live Ningaloo and for taking the time to share your experience. - Gigi
Written 8 April 2024
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peach_293
Central Coast, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolutely the best whale shark swim experience there is. The limit of 10 people per tour really makes this a special experience where everyone has maximum opportunities to swim with the whale sharks. The whole team we had, Zach, Katie, Justin, and Tash were all so skilled, knowledgeable and friendly. Even though the crew do this every day, they still make the effort to learn everyone's names, engage in a genuine way, and make sure everyone has the best day possible. The boat is so lovely, the food delicious, and best of all the whale sharks are just as incredible as you hope. Thanks again to the great crew for a phenomenal day, I can't rate it highly enough.
Written 2 April 2024
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Hi there, It’s heartwarming to hear your feedback! We truly believe in making each tour special by limiting the number of guests, and I’m thrilled it enhanced your experience. It’s important to us that every guest feels seen and valued, and we’re glad our efforts to create a personal and memorable day shone through. Thank you for appreciating the boat, the food, and the magnificent Whale Sharks. It’s guests like you that make what we do so rewarding. Your high praise means the world to us, and we can’t wait to welcome you back for another phenomenal day. - Gigi
Written 8 April 2024
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john w
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Fantastic day from start to finish. Lovely crew, really well organised, lots of great info and great with the kids (11 & 12).

Really good setup in the water, saw 7 whale sharks, dolphins, turtles and reef sharks. Also had two amazing reef snorkels at the start and end of the day.
Written 31 March 2024
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Hi there John, What lovely feedback! It’s wonderful to know that our crew's efforts, organisation, and informative approach added to your positive experience. Seeing Whale Sharks, along with Dolphins, Turtles, and Reef Sharks - it sounds like an incredible adventure. Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for more amazing encounters in the Ningaloo! - Gigi
Written 8 April 2024
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Arun D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Brilliant whale shark tour. Justin and the gang were fantastic, very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We swam with whale sharks for around 90 minutes which was awesome. A great day out!
Written 28 March 2024
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Hi there Arun, We are thrilled to hear you had a great day out with us! It's so lovely to hear that the crew made such a outstanding impression. Being in the water with Whale Sharks truly is an amazing experience, and we're so glad you got to enjoy it here on the Ningaloo! Thanks for sharing your experience, and we hope to have you join us for another great day out in the future! - Gigi
Written 8 April 2024
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aknight871
Newbury, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The best whale shark operator in Exmouth! They are the only boat that limits trips to 10 people (all the others are 20, which means you have to rotate because only 10 swimmers are allowed in with a whale shark at any one time). The staff were all incredible with an amazing knowledge of the ocean. The service was faultless, if anything was the slightest bit wrong the staff made every effort to rectify it immediately. We had three fantastic whale shark swims and I cannot recommend the experience and Live Ningaloo enough.
Written 27 March 2024
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Hi there, Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We're delighted to hear that our commitment to smaller group sizes enhanced your experience, allowing for more personal and uninterrupted time with the Whale Sharks. Our crew's passion for the ocean and dedication to providing exceptional service shines through in your feedback, and we couldn't be prouder. We strive to ensure every detail is just right, and it's heartening to know that our efforts to address any issues promptly made a positive impact on your adventure. Hearing about your three fantastic whale shark swims brings us immense joy, and we're grateful for your high recommendation. It's guests like you that make what we do so rewarding. We can't wait to welcome you back for more incredible encounters on the Ningaloo Reef! - Gigi
Written 8 April 2024
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Chan D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
BOOK THIS TRIP! We were the second whale shark swim of the season and we got to swim with 2 whale sharks, for 45 and 30 mins each!

Justin, Murray, Katie, Tash, and the rest of the crew were fantastic. From their wealth of knowledge about marine life and the reef to their respect and clear passion for what they do, we felt so comfortable, safe and informed the whole time. They go above and beyond to provide an unparalleled, ethical experience. They have a spotter plane which is used to find the whale sharks and they are super helpful in and out of the water for whatever you may need.
Written 12 March 2024
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Hi there, We are absolutely thrilled to hear you had such an amazing time with us, especially getting to swim with whale sharks not once, but twice, and for so long! Justin, Murray, Katie, Tash, and the entire crew will be over the moon knowing they helped make your experience so memorable. We pride ourselves on our respect for the marine environment and our passion for sharing it ethically with others. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another adventure on the Ningaloo Reef! - Gigi
Written 8 April 2024
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Eduardo R
London, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I went at the end of August with Live Ningaloo to swim with Humpback whales. I had an amazing experience, i don’t regret the increased price tag due to the low number of swimmers and the amazing treatment from Kate and all the crew in the boat. We swam with a whale shark followed by 5 humpback whales within 30 mins. We snorkelled in the outer reef and saw a grey nurse shark and a hige sting ray and we had a nice snorkel in the lagoon where they even tried to help me find a leopard shark or a wedgefish. We didn’t find them but we saw amazing marine wildlife and the team and everything was the best possible! I hope to go back again!
Written 30 September 2023
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Hi there Eduardo, How incredible to have experienced the sheer wonder of the humpback whales and a whale shark in such a short time span. It's moments like these that remind us of the ocean's boundless beauty. Katie and the crew take great pleasure in ensuring every guest feels special, and it's truly gratifying to know that their efforts, coupled with the intimacy of our smaller groups, resonated with you. Even though the leopard shark and wedgefish decided to play hide-and-seek, it's wonderful to hear you still had an awe-inspiring snorkelling adventure. Thank you for your glowing feedback. We would absolutely love to welcome you back for another deep-sea escapade in the future! - Gigi
Written 2 October 2023
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Priscilla B
Seville, Spain18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This is a fantastic team, dedicated to giving guests the best possible experience out on Ningaloo Reef.

First, they never take more than 10 passengers on the boat. The reason you want a small group is that only 10 people are allowed in the water when swimming with a whale shark, and only 7 people are allowed in the water when swimming with a hump back whale. So having a small group means that no one misses out when the mega- fauna come swimming by and you don’t waste time waiting for other people to have their turn.

Secondly, the crew and their service was amazing. With 9 guests on board, we had 4 crew members and the business owner looking after us. There is a professional photographer (Justin) taking your photos for you (so no need for a camera), the reef expert (Tash) really knew her stuff and was as excited about the sightings as we were.

On deck we had Mike who kept us fed on snacks, lunch and drinks, and best of all helped people in and out of the water in a very kind and dignified way (I’m a bit older and larger, so I was very grateful for the care shown).

Our skipper (Curtis) had us in all the best spots (thanks to the overhead plane’s instructions) and would stop at the drop of a hat if he saw something cool. For example, the plane spotted one whale shark, and every boat cooperated so all customers on all boats could swim with it. But our skipper randomly found a baby whale shark out on the reef, let everyone get in the water with it, and the baby whale shark played games with our group, doing loops around us in the ocean. Amazing. Our skipper also pointed out hammer head sharks, giant squid, turtles, whales with cubs …. So many amazing sights.

This is a family owned business and it shows. They treat you like family friends.
Written 26 September 2023
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Hi there Priscilla, Reading your feedback gave us the warm and fuzzies. At the core of Live Ningaloo, we're incredibly passionate about offering intimate and memorable experiences, so it's delightful to hear that our commitment to small group sizes made a difference in ensuring everyone had ample opportunity with our underwater marvels. We're incredibly proud of our team – thank you for your praise. The chance encounter with the playful baby whale shark sounds like a dream, and it’s moments like these that make each trip so unique and special. Your recognition of our family-owned essence and the care we put into treating each guest as family friends means so much to us. We're truly grateful for your thoughtful and detailed review. Looking forward to having you aboard for another adventure someday. - Gigi
Written 27 September 2023
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Dale G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
What’s great day. Conditions were challenging, and swam with whale shark a number of times. The crew went above and beyond to get us in the water and have an amazing humpback experience as well. There were only 5 of us swimming in water with a humpback mum and her really big calf. This is something we will always treasure. Special call out to the awesome Katie and fantastic photographer Justin. Well supported by capitain Curtis and mighty mike. Also, call out to the wonderful spotter Nadia who managed to navigate Mother Nature for us.
Live Ningaloo may be a little more expensive, and the reason for that is that the numbers they take are lower - more time in water and more personalised experience.
Front office experience with the lovely Gigi also great -really responsive and helpful.
We will be back with them-for sure
Written 21 September 2023
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Hi there Dale, So great to hear about your memorable day with us, especially under challenging conditions. Our crew always strives to provide unforgettable experiences, and it warms our hearts to hear this response! Being in the water with a humpback mother and her calf truly is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. A special thank you for acknowledging the dedication of our crew. Your kind words are deeply appreciated. It's our commitment to ensure smaller groups for that personalised touch, and we're glad you felt the value in that. Also, thank you for highlighting the front office experience; it was a pleasure assisting you. We eagerly await your return and the opportunity to curate another exceptional experience for you. - Gigi
Written 24 September 2023
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