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Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing

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Coral Bay, Australia
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About Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing
Experience Ningaloo Reef in your own time, away from the crowds and in style! Join Sail Ningaloo aboard the luxury sailing catamaran 'Shore Thing'. Small group tours include freshly prepared gourmet meals, equipment and activities (snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing), and your accommodation on board in four well appointed double cabins. Tours depart from Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef and are available for three, five or nine nights in duration. Tours depart between March and December each year.
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skb1405 wrote a review 13 May
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family of 5 (with 3 sons aged 18,14,12) were thrilled with this experience. We were so lucky with the other 4 guests on the boat too who loves the ocean and great company too. Friends had been on board in 2019 and recommended it - we booked it then and managed to finally get there in April 2022. It was absolutely worth the wait and reschedules. The crew were brilliant, the fresh food and catering was delicious (and Kate kindly ensure our 6ft7 eldest was filled up) and the water experiences for snorkeling and intro dives were breathtaking. Sitting on the trampoline reading a book and taking in the sunsets, perfect. Night fishing, squid, tiger shark, manta rays galore…too many moments to name. We are so grateful we got to see this amazing Ningaloo Reef up close and with this company, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Kate, Duke and Hendrick and the office crew.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from SailNing, Owner at Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing
Responded 2 days ago
So great to finally be able to welcome you and your family on board Susan! Amazing to hear your experience was worth the wait + so much more, there is certainly a good mix of adventure and relaxation available for everyone when exploring Ningaloo Reef on board Shore Thing. We hope to see you all again soon!
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Adele wrote a review Apr 2022
Maleny91 contributions24 helpful votes
If you enjoy Scuba Diving and/or Snorkelling, then this all inclusive (alcohol is extra, but at very reasonable prices), small catamaran boat trip, is the perfect way to experience the best of Ningaloo's inner and outer reef system, departing from Coral Bay. The staff were all lovely and attentive, the meals served were delicious, and the dive and snorkel sites were mostly great (always weather dependant). For the lovers of sea life, there was an abundance of beautiful corals, anemones, such a great variety of fish life, shark life, nudibranches, turtles, and the list goes on. We also saw a whale shark swim past, and a beautiful Manta hung around whilst we all jumped in the water and snorkelled with it. I saw the biggest Moray Eel and Crayfish that I've ever seen, and we even got to see a pair of octopus flirting with each other. On one snorkel I spent about 10 mins hanging out with an octopus that wasn't interested in hiding in a hole ... just the 2 of us, watching each other, enjoying the interaction. Memories have been made, never to be forgotten. Thank you to all the crew ... Luke, Hailey, Kate, Heather and Duke for going out of your way to make our experience with you so memorable ... and also to Chrissie in the office. If you're wandering how long to spend in Coral Bay before the start of your trip ... NOT MUCH ... would be my recommendation. Whilst the boat trip is brilliant, and Cape Range is beautiful, as is the snorkelling, Exmouth has a much better vibe and there's definitely much more to do there. This Ningaloo Reef experience was awesome ... put it at the top of your bucket list . . AND JUST DO IT!
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Response from SailNing, Owner at Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for joining a Sail Ningaloo marine-safari Adele! We say we see something new/different on every tour and your trip certainly took the cake with the majestic whale shark cruising over the top of a dive site - very rare occurrence! Wow-ee! So fantastic to have you both on board for a week full of unique experiences & we hope to see you again.
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Andrew J wrote a review Apr 2022
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Had an absolute blast with Luke, Jono, Kate and Heather aboard Shore Thing. We could not ask for a better crew nor experience and you must do it if visiting the Ningaloo. The whole experience was effortless with the team booking other tours and accomodation in Exmouth post Sail Ningaloo as well as organising airport transfers - everything was effortless and enjoyable. The tour itself was a highlight of our trip with all the snorkel time and wildlife we saw. Especially loved the effort to find and dedicate time to swim with the Manta Rays. The team was very relaxed and would do their best to find any specific wildlife we wanted (dugongs, 6 species of shark, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and plenty of lovely fish and corals to name a few) Cannot recommend Sail Ningaloo highly enough - just wish we had longer!
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Response from SailNing, Owner at Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing
Responded 3 weeks ago
Amazing Andrew! Manta Rays are one of our favourites too. Thanks so much for joining us on board Shore Thing to experience all of the above and more. We always aim to exceed our guests expectations and love to hear what you enjoyed the most. We look forward to seeing you next time!
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Jim R wrote a review Nov 2021
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Having my whole family along to enjoy this amazing experience was wonderful. Thanks to the great crew.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from SailNing, Front Office Manager at Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Thanks for joining us a second time Jim and bringing all the family with you this time :)
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Perth_Fine_Foods wrote a review Oct 2021
Perth, Australia186 contributions64 helpful votes
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My partner and have now experienced Sail Ningaloo for two 5 night Dive Adventures and cannot wait to return! The first was in March 2021 and the second in October 2021. Both crews, both staff and guests onboard were phenomenonal! We were delighted Dive Master Hendrik was onboard for both trips. Everything was absolutely sensational... The food, the onboard accommodation, organisation for both snorkelling and dive sites, the boat, the banter and the bliss of Coral Bay and Ningaloo Reef. It's rare to find an experience in Western Australia that we rate as up there with the best you can find - but here it is. Thank you to all that looked after us, the crew, the owners (Luke was on our first trip in March and we clocked up 19 dives in 5 nights - super impressed!). The effort to locate our marine friends was second-to-none, the ladies behind the scenes organising, Hendrik and course our two onboard families of new diving friends. Memories for a life time!
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