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Reviewed 8 November 2020

Incredible day out! I have been on so many boat tours and this was the best by far! Although Whale Sharks are out of season, the team managed to find one with their spotter plane and we had 4 swims with the whale shark which was an unbelieve experience! The team we're so knowledgeable and wanted to ensure everyone had the best possible day. Gen the marine biologist and Holly the photographer were brilliant, Gen was searching out more marine life in the snorkel such as reef sharks, we saw a sting ray, explaining fish species and more. We managed to swim with a Leopard Shark too! We would have never have seen/found these without the help of the girls. Sarah the skipper and Jack the deck hand were super friendly, Jack was even helping an older gentleman swim and get him in and out of the water due to him struggling slightly.
The food was excellent, beautiful spread for lunch and stunning boat! They even finished the day with a glass of bubbly which was a lovely touch.
I would highly recommend this company and if we visit Exmouth again we will be back!
Thanks so much for a fantastic day.
p.s - the photos the photographer takes on the day are uploaded to a free platform for all to use/view which you'd normally have to pay for.

Date of experience: November 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

Out of season whale shark spotting!
Spent the day with 20 lucky people sailing on a luxury Catamaran, being waited on all day with hotel pickup, food and a champagne ending.
A friendly team who took the safety protocols seriously with plenty of tips and advice for a varied demographic in terms of age, as well as snorkelling experience. Well done to Daisy, Jen, Cam and Tom who ensured our family, and others had a great day out!

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank CamD D
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NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2020

Hi Cam!

We are so glad that you had a great day out and got to swim with a whale shark this late in the season! How awesome is that?!

Thank you for your epic review! We will relay this to the crew, they will appreciate it very much =)

Warm Regards,

Ningaloo Discovery Team

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Reviewed 13 October 2020

Had the best day ever! Crew were informative and fun. Food was awesome and whale shark dive unreal!!

Date of experience: October 2020
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NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2020

Hi there!

So glad you had an awesome time with us!


Don't forget to download your free photos!

Have a great day!

Warm Regards,

The Ningaloo Discovery Team

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Reviewed 12 October 2020 via mobile

We did the whale shark swim in shoulder season on October 10th. The crew were Lorena, Jordy, Joley, Chelsea and skipper Tom. They did a great job of making sure we all knew what to expect and how to be safe in the water and get the most out of the experience. We started with a snorkel in the lagoon over a patch of reef and saw lots of different colourful fish. Being shoulder season we knew that it would be a gamble as to whether we actually saw a whale shark and the crew did a good job of managing our expectations in that regard. We were lucky though and the spotter plane found a whale shark for us to swim with. It was an amazing experience, we were in two groups and the crew made sure everyone who wanted to had a good chance to swim with the shark. The first time can be a bit overwhelming because you have to get in and swim quickly and it all happens very fast. If you go in and are feeling overwhelmed after the first time I definitely recommend going in again if you have a chance, you'll feel calmer the second time and be able to take it in more. We got to go in three times total and then afterwards went for another snorkel back in the lagoon and saw a turtle and a stingray and lots of fish. We also saw dolphins and humpbacks on the water so we were very fortunate.
The crew were really excellent, they were all very friendly and really committed to making sure everyone had a good experience. They were very approachable to ask questions and gave us some interesting facts about the reef and the marine life through the day. The food on board was also really nice and plenty to go around through the day. I felt very safe the whole time despite being in the open ocean in slightly choppy water and not being able to see the bottom! My friend is not a confident swimmer and had only snorkelled once before and even he was able to get in and see the shark and feel safe and comfortable doing so. They have pool noodles you can take in if you aren't a strong swimmer and there's an experienced guide with you the whole time who can help you out if you're struggling.

Thanks Ningaloo Discovery for an excellent day on the water to cap off our trip to Exmouth!

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NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2020

Hi there!

Thank you so much for your epic review! Its so nice to hear back from people's experiences, and it looks like you had a great time out with us and that our crew took good care of you.

How awesome is it to have swam with a whale shark this late in the season?! Definitely a great result =) Thank you for your kind words to the crew, we will definitely pass this onto them, they will appreciate it very much to know you had a great time with them.

Don't forget to download your photos!

Warm Regards,

The Ningaloo Discovery Team

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Reviewed 10 October 2020

This trip was excellent and amazing. The crew were wonderful and attentive. Unfortunately, we were unable to swim with a humpback whale that day, but we did get to swim with a whale shark! The crew were well organized and made sure that everyone was safe in the water and was able to have their photo taken with the whale shark.
The lunch served was delicious, healthy and vegetarian friendly! Lots of snacks were provided as well.
I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone and if I am ever in the area again I will try for the humpback!!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 960naomia
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NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2020

Hi Naomi,

It sounds like you had a great time out with us and that the crew took good care of you!

So incredibly lucky to have swam with a whale shark this late in the season, definitely a great result!

Thank you for your awesome review of us, and don't forget to download your photos!

Warm Regards,

The Ningaloo Discovery Team

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