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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat

  • Greatly increase your chances of spotting whale sharks with a company that utilizes spotter planes
  • Includes a buffet lunch, as well as morning and afternoon tea
  • Snorkel in confidence under the watchful eye of your guides
Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat
From $290.10
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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat
From $290.10
Spend a day out on the water and experience the thrill of swimming alongside whale sharks on this guided powerboat tour from Exmouth. You have a much better chance of seeing the sharks than you would independently as the company makes use of spotter planes to find. Besides snorkeling on Ningaloo Reef, and discovering an abundance of coral, tropical fish, turtles, and perhaps even manta rays or dugongs, you can make use of the provided kayaks and paddle boards.
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 spacious powerboat, 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, 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!
Reviews (69)
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile
Great Support for a Weak Swimmer

Fantastic experience - other reviews give good descriptions of what to expect. If, like me, you are an inexperienced snorkeler and/or a weak swimmer, then do talk to the Ningaloo Discovery staff about it. They gave me excellent encouragement and practical assistance, which helped me...More

Thank JohnH5418
NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi John, Thanks for your review, we are so glad that even if you're not the most confident swimmer, that you still made the decision to come out whale sharking with us! We are glad our awesome crew looked after you so well and made...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile
Unforgettable adventure!

The tour was simply amazing. We were very lucky that we saw two beautiful whale sharks as they are usually leaving Exmouth in August. The crew was welcoming and also well organized. They made sure that our snorkeling gear fitted perfectly and sent us for...More

Thank Adventurer237548
NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi, Thanks for the great review and your tiny suggestion is a great suggestion! We are glad everything went smoothly for you from the gear, to the shark swims to the photos! We appreciate your recommendation too! Warm regards, Bec The Team at Ningaloo Discovery

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from the most wonderful day on the water with the most fabulous team. We swam with a female whale shark many times and have a lovely snorkel on the outer reef where we saw turtles. On the way back to the...More

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

Hi Becca, What a lovely review! Thank you so much! We are so glad you had such a good day and that you felt the crew complimented the tour! Come back and visit us again one day! Warm regards, Bec The Team at Ningaloo Discovery

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Best start to our holiday!

We had the most amazing day snorkelling and swimming with the whale sharks on August 20th. The knowledge and hospitality of the crew was first class. Kate, Blaze, Mike and Matt did an incredible job and worked tirelessly to ensure each and every passenger had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank norrislauren86
NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hi Norris Lauren! Thanks for your review, what an awesome start to your holiday!! We are stoked you enjoyed your whale shark experience with us on the Ningaloo and that you felt the crew did everything to make sure fun was had by all! Warm...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile
Unforgettable Expetience

Thanks Matt, Holly, Blaze and Kate. Our whale shark swim was an unforgettable experience. We appreciated everything you did onboard to make it so amazing. Your patience with our two young boys made our day. Thank you!!!More

Thank Joanne B
NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Hi Joanne, Thanks for your review! That's great you and your family had a lovely day and that your two young boys were so well looked after by the crew. Have you checked out your free photos yet?! Warm regards, Daisy The Team at Ningaloo...More

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