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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Luxury Sailing Catamaran

  • Search for whale sharks in UNESCO-listed Ningaloo Reef by luxury catamaran
  • Observe marine life such as manta rays, dolphins, and dugongs
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch with bubbly and morning/afternoon tea
Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Luxury Sailing Catamaran
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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Luxury Sailing Catamaran
From $300.56
Experience the thrill of spotting a whale shark—the largest fish in the world—during this catamaran sail in World Heritage–listed Ningaloo Reef. A professional photographer takes photos above and below the water while you swim at a safe distance from these gentle giants. Spend your day snorkeling, relaxing on deck,  stand-up paddleboarding, or kayaking (weather permitted). Morning/afternoon tea, lunch, and a glass of bubbly are provided.
What to Expect
Our air-conditioned bus will collect you straight from your doorstep where you’ll be greeted by our fantastic crew members and welcomed on your journey of a lifetime! Listen in or chill out during the drive down the coast as we’ll be telling you all about what you're about to experience.

Get ready to board our luxury Whale Shark Sailing Catamaran, Windcheetah, meet the rest of your crew for the day and set off in comfort. We’ll take exceptional care of you, fit you for your fins, masks and wetsuits and ensure everybody is 100% at ease, feeling confident and excited! 

Warm up by having a morning snorkel on Ningaloo Reef, one of the most beautiful reefs in the world and discover an abundance of coral, tropical fish, turtles and potentially even manta rays or dugongs. Our guides will be right there with you in the water to steer you in the right direction, and to pay special attention to any modest swimmers. Feel free to grab one of our floating noodles should you feel like the extra bit of flotation.

While you're busy exploring the reef, the spotter plane has already departed and is searching for our first Whale Shark cruising nearby.

When a Whale Shark has been spotted, it’s all systems go! The Skipper heads the boat towards the Whale Shark’s location. There’s a buzz in the air, the excitement and anticipation mounts amongst crew and passengers alike. You will then be split into two groups and prepare for your jump into the crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo…

You and your guide drop in and get up close and personal to the worlds biggest fish, this is your chance to experience wonder and marvel at the sheer size, grace and elegance of the Whale Shark! Most of these sharks are between 4 and 12 metres long but have been know to grow as large as 18 metres!

Our professional photographer is all the while capturing every moment and from the very best angle for you to take home.

It’s likely that this won’t be your only shark, the pilot has been busy searching for another gentle giant to swim with, and on his call get ready to do it all again… and again!

It’s hungry work, don’t we know it! We’ve already got lunch on the way as we sail back in to look for Manta Rays, Dugongs and even Humpback Whales (when in season). You’ll get yet another chance to pack more into your trip, ride the boom net, go snorkelling or make use of our Kayaks and Paddle Boards to surrender those last bits of energy you’ve got stored away to this wondrous aquatic playground.

To celebrate, kick back and enjoy with a glass of sparkling and a seasonal fruit platter while we meander our way back to mainland. Wrap things up with a comfortable cruise right back to the front of your accommodation. You’ll walk away wondering how you didn’t do it all sooner!

Still want to join our tour but don't want to swim with a Whale Shark? Join us as an Observer!
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Reviews (89)
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile
Just Book it Already!

We loved our time with Ningaloo Discovery! The whale sharks are indescribable, so I won't try, but this company and crew is top notch. They are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. It was a day of big waves and strong currents and I had a great...More

Thank Renae M
NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hi Renae, Thanks for the great review, it sounds like you had an amazing whale shark experience! We are so glad you liked everything from the crew, to the catering to the stars of the show, the whale sharks and the humpbacks! We hope you...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Highly Recommended

What an amazing day out on the Ninglaoo reef. This company offers an experience for all levels of snorkeling skills. But if you have children or am not a strong snorkeler then I recommend this company. I saw ten amazing children swim with a Whale...More

Thank NickyCurnow
NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Hi Nicky, Thanks for the great review! We like ''Team Awesomeness''! We are so glad you felt well looked after by the crew and that you got a good look at the beautiful whale shark! We try and support all sorts of swimming and confidence...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Highly Recommended

We swam with the whale sharks in May. It was very windy and had large swells however our day on the Catamaran with Ningaloo Discovery was AMAZING. I'm not a great swimmer so Scary Tom looked after me and towed me along so i could...More

Thank Erica V
NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hi Erica, Thanks for the epic review and sharing those pics! You're very lucky to have had Scary Tom looking after you, scary by name and not by nature! Even through the wind and swell it sounds like you had a great day and whale...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile
Awesome Experience!

Ningaloo Discovery are a fantastic company, and the best outfit in Exmouth to explore Ningaloo with. The staff were amazing, and very knowledgeable and helpful. Having the options of catamaran or powerboat is great. Obvious choice for your trip on the Ningaloo! Thank you very...More

Thank TommyWMelbourne
NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hi Tommy, Thanks for the review, and the praise! We are stoked you think so highly of Ningaloo Discovery! We love having the 2 boats and giving customers that choice! We hope to see you back in Exy soon! Warm Regards, Daisy The Team at...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile
Whale(shark) of a time!

My wife and I had an amazing day out on Ningaloo reef. Swimming with whale sharks was something I’ll never forget and was the cherry on top of our Coral Coast adventure. Big shout-out to Daisy and Holly who helped make the day!

Thank antipodeman
NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi, Thanks for the awesome review! We are stoked to have helped provide the cherry on top of your Coral Coast, adventure! That's great you liked the crew and felt they enhanced the day for you :) Warm regards, Bec The Team at Ningaloo Discovery

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