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“Faultless experience in Ningaloo”

Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing
Ranked #7 of 17 things to do in Coral Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The remarkable thing about Sail Ningaloo is its uniqueness. No other operator offers the same experience on the reef. We spent 5 days on Sure Thing and did not see another boat outside of Sandy Bay harbour. The trip was nothing short of brilliant and the standard of care excellent. The facilities on board are of a high standard and the catering that Lannie dished up was of Michelin star quality. if you want to see the real reef, both scuba and snorkelling, this is the only way to do so. My wife and I have travelled extensively around the globe and we would rank our experience on Sure Thing up there with the best. Thanks Lannie, Luke and Dee

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We spent 3 days and 4 nights aboard "Shore Thing" - it was so wonderful, it felt like we were away for a whole month. I never knew West Australia has its own "barrier reef" in Ningaloo Reef, (best it stays that way!) - While we've been to the Barrier Reef twice on the Quickslivers, I have to say, our experience with the Sail Ningaloo team aboard the "Shore Thing" on the Ningaloo Reef was the BEST ever. The crew were top class, along with fabulous meals and snacks being prepared all the time. Safety, care and your enjoyable experience were the crew's top priority - nothing was too much trouble - they have all the gear and information about everything. While unplanned, we even got to have a scuba discovery experience with David - he was unbelievably more than special at this task - one of those people and life time experiences that won't be forgotten.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Sail Ningaloo aboard Shore Thing lived up and exceeded all our expectations and I'd recommend it to anyone reading and debating about the adventure. From my first inquiry, Lannie provided prompt and professional information and recommendations that proved valuable. Once onboard we met Luke and crew Ali and Travis who all were top notch. The boat itself has a spacious layout and is very comfortable. We loved the ability and flexibility to do multiple dives (optional) and snorkels each day then end the day with some fishing and a cold beer as we reflected on the highlights; all while being taken care of by experts. We experienced the best snorkels I've ever done in my life (the snorkeling offered more marine diversity than the diving!), beautiful views onto the reef from stable Shore Thing, and delicious freshly prepared food, the trip was seamless and plain awesome! And, it's all done with professionalism and pure respect and passion toward the Ningaloo Reef. I could go on . . .
My wife and I did the 3 night tour with 2 other couples whom are friends and 2 great ladies; a fun group! This is a top experience you won't forget! Well Done

2  Thank NelsonLife
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Having traveled the world extensively we can honestly say Sail Ningaloo is a very special and unique eco tourism experience. To be able to get to places that are pristine and beautiful ,to snorkel on coral reefs , shipwrecks with fish life abounding that rivals anything ... anywhere, is just incredible. We walked on beaches with no one else in sight. This is what Sail Ningaloo enabled us to do on a five day sail with Luke (Captain) and his crew of two(Ali and Travis). Shore Thing is a large(luxury) catamaran and we had one of four rooms on board with a king size bed. The yacht had plenty of room to move around and find a private place to contemplate the scenario and chill out quietly. It was the ideal holiday to wind down and relax. Food and service by the crew was first class with an excellent menu (restaurant class) that included some of our catch. Luke took us to places that are not on any map (apart from his). His knowledge of the eco system, diving and history of the Ningaloo area is a real winner.
We are not divers and have not snorkeled before (have done Whale Shark trip though) but having a professional team (including qualified dive master) meant we really got into it and had a real go at snorkeling. In the end we did not want to get out of the water. We traveled with another diver who happily did his scuba diving as we snorkeled around. He said it was the best. We felt compelled to write this recommendation it was so good. We told Luke he was in the TOP FIVE for trips we have done anywhere. It is real value for money, maybe we should keep it a secret.

Thank Hel_Ray
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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

What do you get when you have a beautiful 52 ft catamaran, a top notch crew, knowledgeable dive master, fresh food that rivals the best city restaurants and the Ningaloo Reef? The Shore Thing and a fantasy come true!

Every place we dove or snorkeled was amazing - like putting your face in an aquarium. We saw so much life - from fish to sharks to manta rays. This has got to be the best place to experience the reef.
A great big thank you to Luke and Lannie for making my fantasy a reality. If you want to be spoiled and spend 3 days and nights having a blissful experience then book this now! I need to start planning now for the 5 day!

Thank MexicoLover100
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