Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing

Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing

Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing
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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.
Coral Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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CJS
Florida5 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
As part of our 6 week Australian trip, we spent 3 nights on A Shore Thing and 3 nights at Sal Salis. The snorkeling was amazing. Swam with Manta Rays! The food prepared by Kate was fabulous.. Fresh and very tasty. Accommodations were very nice. Chris, the skipper, was a great captain as well as a masterful grillmeister. The crew was attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable.

Sal Salis was a fascinating experience. Glamping on the beach, exquisite food, snorkeling outside our tent.

I would strongly recommend the combo trip. Perfect way to experience Western Australia.
Written 3 October 2023
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We are always so pleased to hear our Ningaloo itineraries that incorporate some other amazing places and experiences make a guests holiday in this wonderful region all the better. We are glad you had the perfect way to experience this beautiful part of Western Australia and thank you for your lovely review and for joining us onboard!
Written 4 October 2023
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Melanie B
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Aug 2023 • Couples
Incredible experience. Loved every minute of it. Food was good, dive master excellent and skipper a legend. Cabins whilst compact were very comfortable. Highly recommend.
Written 20 September 2023
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Thanks Melanie :) Glad you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for the lovely review!
Written 22 September 2023
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Tonya S
Nairobi, Kenya32 contributions
Put this on your bucket list!
5 nights on ShoreThing exploring the Ningaloo Reef with the enthusiastic and experienced Sail Ningaloo crew is a trip of a lifetime.
The yacht is spacious and comfortable, ideally fitted for snorkelling and diving.
We explored several different and varied reef sites each day. The diversity of coral, fish and marine life all round was magnificent.
The crew looked after us amazingly well. The meals are varied and delicious. The helm immensely knowledgeable about the area and the yacht. The marine biologist on board a wealth of information and immensely professional in looking after us in the water when both snorkeling and diving. It was an amazing privilege to explore Ningaloo in this way. Thank you
Written 18 September 2023
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Hi Tonya, Thanks so much for your glowing review of our tour and crew :) We love to hear such amazing feedback and I know our crew will be immensely happy to hear that you loved every minute of it. They work very hard to give the best tour possible. We look forward to maybe welcoming you back again one day in the future! Regards, The Sail Ningaloo Team
Written 22 September 2023
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Graham
Perth, Australia36 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
This was a trip of a life time it was absolutely amazing, so much marine life to see wether snorkelling or Scuba diving. The crew were exceptional. Thanks again
Written 11 September 2023
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Graham, thank you for your review and we're so happy to hear you had a great experience onboard Shore Thing. Thanks again for joining us too!
Written 12 September 2023
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Shanna R
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Aug 2023 • Couples
Spent 5 days with Luke, Bonnie and Kate on Shore Thing off the coast of western Australia. Awesome experience! We saw 7 species of sharks, were surrounded by humpback whales much of the time, saw countless fish and beautiful, healthy coral. Great food and great service. My wife and I highly recommend
Written 9 September 2023
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Thank you for the lovely review. It was our pleasure welcoming you both onboard Shore Thing and great to hear you had an awesome time.
Written 10 September 2023
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Michael J
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We have both travelled widely. This turned out to be not just another trip. It was an experience; one of the very best kind. There is the reef. Amazing coral, amazing sea life small and large – some very large – and the time over 5 days with 14-15 snorkelling (or scuba) occasions each in different places allowed an appreciation of the complexity of the marine ecosystem. For example, I had never heard of a cleaning station and the sight of shark after shark coming in for “cleaning” attention from small fish was awesome.

However, this would have been simple, pretty, one dimensional sightseeing without the crew’s depth of knowledge and passion for this area. Before each dive / snorkel we had a briefing on why we were in that particular place, what we might see and why we might see it. As well as the marine life there were shipwrecks and we had the history of those before we went into the water. As we looked at them through our masks, it was sobering to think about the history and the circumstances.

The attentiveness of the super friendly and helpful crew, the amazing food, the comfort of the boat itself, and the skipper’s flexibility and adjustment of the sites we stopped at made the trip an experience of the very best kind. Their passion for this area was infectious.

Michael and Jan, Dulwich, South Australia
Written 2 September 2023
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Dear Michael & Jan, Thank you for this thoughtful and extensive review. We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time. Our crew love imparting their knowledge and experience with our guests and it is great to hear it was so warmly received and fulfilled the whole experience for you.
Written 4 September 2023
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Tnmeyer1
Hamburg, Germany4 contributions
Aug 2023
The five nights dedicated diving were awesome. The corals in Coral Bay are the most beautiful hard corals we had seen in a long time. The waters were full of humpbacks, sharks and mantas. The crew and our dive instructors were world class. They produced a movie about our trip and the diving. What an amazing effort for our little group. We watched it 20 time since we left the boat. In summary: Amazing, amazing, amazing. Go if you can!
Written 26 August 2023
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Meyer Family, we were thrilled to finally be able to welcome you all on board Shore Thing after many years in the making and great to hear you all had a fantastic trip. Thanks again for joining us for such a memorable tour!
Written 29 August 2023
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gfdnugent
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
July 2023 • Family
The organising crew were simply outstanding in getting all the details and logistics sorted well in advance and then the crew on the boat were wonderful in making our diving and snorkelling adventure a trip to remember. The experience was well beyond our expectations and the Sail Ningaloo team made the special well over the top.
Written 7 August 2023
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It was a pleasure assisting with your booking and we loved having you all onboard. We're glad it was a wonderful experience and thanks again for joining us!
Written 7 August 2023
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Kevin R
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July 2023 • Couples
They organise at least 3 water based activities a day, mostly diving amongst the amazing inner reef area of Ningaloo. The fish, coral structures, turtles, manta rays, whales and sharks are in abundance and are a testament to the health of the reef.
The young crew of Shore Thing looked after us and the food was excellent. Sailing Ningaloo is one of the best ways to see one of natures wonders.
Written 4 August 2023
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Kevin, thank you for your review. We are lucky to operate in this pristine environment and share the amazing reef and it's wonders with our guests.
Written 5 August 2023
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Col W
4 contributions
Crew were First Class. Food was amazing. The Adventure was so much fun and cruised with lovely people. A must do if you want to see beautiful sea life and swim in beautiful waters Had the best time and will be back again
Written 3 August 2023
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Great to hear you had a wonderful time onboard Shore Thing and we can't wait to welcome you back again in the future.
Written 5 August 2023
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