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Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim

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Exmouth, Australia
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About Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim
Experience wonder with us! Each day we have the privilege of taking guests from all over the world out to swim with the amazing whalesharks, and or humpback whales and or mant rays, and experience the marine wonderland that is the Ningaloo Reef. We are all about whaleshark tours the way they are meant to be - safe, fun, full of wonder and truly memorable. Our aim is simple : to give each and every one of our customers one of the best tours they have ever been on. Because we own and operate our own spotter plane to find you whalesharks to swim with, for the last 10 years our guests have spent longer actually swimming with a whaleshark than guests on any other tour. (And isn't that why you go on a whaleshark tour in the first place?)
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Chelley75 wrote a review Yesterday
South Perth, Australia23 contributions24 helpful votes
What an amazing experience swimming with the whales this week, the water was extremely choppy and a little overwhelming for those of us less experienced at snorkeling but the crew looked after us extremely well both in and out of the water. I have to give a special mention to Amy, thank you for taking the extra time with me when I was apprehensive, your confidence gave me the confidence to give it go and it was so worth it. If anyone is sitting on the fence about doing this experience while in Exmouth just go for it. No one in our group of 8 people ranging in age from 46 to 63, 6 swimmers and 2 observers was dissatisfied with the day.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Junglechick91 wrote a review Yesterday
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Brilliant! My tour was at the very end of the season but they still managed to find a whale shark for us to swim with, and they got us in the water with him 5 times! I felt confident that they were following all rules and had the welfare of the whale shark as a top priority. The snorkel was at a great location and the guides were fantastic. All crew members were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and kind. The food was fantastic too, I was pleasantly surprised how well they catered to my dietary needs. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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TJ wrote a review 10 Sep
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The team Dan, Amy, Sharn, Pete, Kieren, and volunteers Kirsten and Rafael, were simply the best crew to take us out on the Ningaloo reef for the day. They were a high energy, extremely knowledgeable and super fun bunch of people to spend the day with. The food was delicious and Sharn (spelling!) took the best photos of us all. We got multiple swims with a slow moving, happy and lazy whale shark, which suited my swimming fitness perfectly. The snorkelling gear was very well maintained and I thoroughly enjoyed my day. It was totally worth my time and the cost. I would definitely go again!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Beachgirl wrote a review Aug 2021
Canberra66 contributions104 helpful votes
We had an amazing day out on the water. We were looking forward to swimming with the whale sharks, which we did get to do, but the highlight of the day was actually watching a pod of Orcas, hunt and separate a baby humpback from it;s mother and kill it. I was crying and hiding behind my towel, but honestly, who gets to see this! The staff were so excited and like little kids. We felt pretty priveleged. From the time you are picked up the experience begins. Nae and Jazz, (sorry if I spelt that wrong) entertained us on the 40 minute trip to the jetty, and then from there it all ran like clock work. The staff and the volunteers went above and beyond to make our day special. On top of all this we had orginally booked this trip back in March 2020 and had to cancel as the coutnry was shut down. Matt and the staff were more than happy to keep our money in credit and threw in an extra on top. They didn't need to do that, but they did. Highly recommend these guys. Amazing day.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from NingalooWhalesharks, Crew at Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review Susie! You are spot on about the Orca hunt - whilst very confronting, they are so rare to see live and the crew certainly get excited about that privilege too! We appreciate your praise for the crew who looked after you during your tour, we love getting feedback! On behalf of us all at NWSS stay well and enjoy your next adventure!
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mhoneychurch21 wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our tour. It was perfectly run and we felt safe with the crew. They were professional and offered great advice and had a good knowledge of the area. They were great fun too! We saw many humpbacks and swam with them too. An incredible experience and we felt very safe. We were also lucky as we swam twice with the Whalesharks. I would definitely recommend you guys and want to thank you so much for a brilliant day! (17th August so please say thanks to the crew and also the volunteers who were also lovely)
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from NingalooWhalesharks, Crew at Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! As I'm sure you heard through out the day - "safety is the number one priority onboard". Second to safety is of course having fun so we are so relieved we hit that mark to! We love sharing the magic of the Ningaloo as it truly is a unique place. Thank you so much for coming onboard and loving your day! Best wishes for all our future travels. Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim crew
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