Whale Shark Sighting Eco Tour - Ningaloo WA

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See the iconic Whale Sharks on WA's Ningaloo Reef, in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will see you up close to the whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef.

Ningaloo Reef (Exmouth)
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Item: WH15486AL
Our Price: $295
$260 child (4 - 16)

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  • Description
    • Get out on the water for a day cruising around Ningaloo Reef
    • See gigantic whale sharks and amazing marine life up close
    • Learn about whale sharks from you knowledgeable crew

    Enjoy an up-close view of the biggest fish in the sea on this full day whale shark eco tour on the Ningaloo Reef. You'll be picked up from Exmouth and taken on an action-packed day of wildlife spotting around the stunning Ningaloo Reef waterways. 

    After you've been picked up from your accommodation, your whale shark eco tour begins with an introduction to your boat for the day; a tourism award-winning 65-foot vessel with two storeys. On board there's a huge undercover lower deck with comfortable seating and easy access to marlin board at water level, plus a huge upper deck for observation and soaking up the sun.

    You'll be accompanied by a friendly, knowledgeable crew who will tell you all about the iconic whale sharks and the Ningaloo Reef. Enjoy a delicious morning tea while a spotter plane searches for whale sharks, and head out to the location once they've spotted them.

    The whale sharks are absolutely gigantic, and it's a sight you need to see in person to fully appreciate. They swim very slowly, so you have plenty of time to get a magnificent view and unbeatable photos. Look out for other wildlife as you cruise around the reef, as turtles, manta ray’s, dugongs and dolphins often make regular appearances and between August and November.

    Please note: This package does not include a swim. This experience operates from the end of August until October only.

    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Minimum age is four years

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Dress for the weather on the day (a jumper is also advised!)
    • Sunscreen, hat and skin protection
    • Seasickness medication (BYO as by law it cannot be provided)

    What is Supplied

    • Full day whale shark spotting boat tour (approximately 8 hours)
    • Transfers can be organised from your Exmouth accommodation - persons staying outside Exmouth will need to make their on way to the meeting point
    • Spotter plane to find the sharks
    • No show policy:if you don’t see a Whale Shark go again for free
    • Morning tea, lunch (with vegetarian options) and fruit platter
    • Hot and cold drinks
    • All DPaW fees and taxes included in your fare

    More Information

    Q. Are Whale Sharks dangerous?
    A. No they are not. They are a totally harmless filter feeding fish, this means they can not eat humans!

    Q. How do you find the Whale Sharks?
    A. The experience provider locates the Whale Sharks using a spotter plane. They share a spotter plane with other companies, which means that they can have the plane in the air for longer and have up to 3 spotter planes looking for Whale Sharks at any one time. Not only does this mean a better success rate, they also have a better chance of locating multiple whale sharks.

    Q. What if I don't see a Whale Shark?
    A. This is an uncommon occurrence. In the unlikely even that no Whale Shark is sighted, one free tour is offered to all passengers on board. 

    Q. Are Exmouth and Coral Bay both the Ningaloo Reef?
    A. Yes, Exmouth and Coral Bay are both situated on the Ningaloo Reef, however are on opposite ends of the reef. There is an approximate one hour drive between Coral Bay and Exmouth.

    Q. What is a whale shark?
    A. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean. A fully grown Whale Shark can reach up to 18m in length. Whale Sharks encountered on the Ningaloo Reef are most commonly between 4-12m long. A male Whale Shark is mature at about 8.5m in length. Whale Sharks can weigh up to 15 tonnes and have mouths over a metre wide. Yet they survive by filtering zooplankton such as copepods and krill through thousands of tiny teeth arranged in 300 rows located in their gills. 

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Ningaloo Reef (Exmouth)

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