Swim With The Whale Sharks Day Trip

An experience on everyone's bucket list!


SWIM WITH THE BIGGEST FISH IN THE OCEAN! Join us for a once in a lifetime experience swimming with a Whale Shark on the beautiful World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth.

Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat - March, April, May, June and July!
Ningaloo Discovery is an award winning, eco certified operator licensed to conduct Whale Shark Swim Tours on the Beautiful Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth Western Australia! 
Swimming with a Whale Shark is un unforgettable once in a lifetime experience that people come from all over the world to do. It is something on everyones bucket list! Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the world growing up to a possible 18m long! Ningaloo Reef plays host to these amazing animals every year from March till the end of July, it is the only place in the world where they congregate so predictably and in such large numbers.
Whale Sharks are completely harmless to humans as they are filter feeders, feeding on plankton and other microscopic organisms. Here at Ningaloo Reef, we are so lucky to be able to enter the water with them on a daily basis and swim alongside as they cruise the reef. Swimming with a Whale Shark in their natural environment is an extraordinary life changing experience, one not to be taken for granted, and as such is conducted with the utmost respect to the Whale Sharks. Ningaloo Discovery will do absolutely everything possible to have guests swimming in the water with a Whale Shark! Whale Shark Swim tours at Exmouth are rated as the worlds best practice. We operate under extreemly well managed guidelines to ensure we can enjoy being in the water with them at minimal impact to the point where it is considered by experts all around the world that we don't actually impact on them at all!
Ningaloo Discovery's team are extremely experienced and passionate about interacting with these animals in a wonderful, respectful way and we want you to join us! Ningaloo Discovery offers guests a Whale Shark experience on-board a large, shaded and spacious 60ft powerboat, which provides ample space and comfort while soaking up and enjoying the beauty of the Ningaloo Marine Park and all the amazing wildlife we may encounter. With the use of our very own spotter plane, our pilot will direct us to Whale Sharks and any other marine life spotted from above.
Your small group of 10 will enter the waters of Ningaloo Reef and swim with a Whale Shark. You will be in awe as you immerse yourself in this truly extraordinary experience.
Guests who book on as "Observers" are welcome to participate in all itinerary activities except for entering the water with a Whale Shark.
You will experience warm friendly staff, fun activities, delicious food and memories to last a lifetime from the minute we pick you up to the moment we say goodbye. Our priority is making your day the best we possibly can!

So what are you waiting for? Book now and get swimming with a Whale Shark ticked off your bucket list!!!


Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: nil

Fitness Requirement: all fitness levels

What's included

  • Return transfers from accomodation to vessel
  • Meals and drinks throughout the day
  • All snorkelling equipment and wetsuits mask, snorkel, fins of all sizes
  • Professional photography package of the day
  • Spotte plane to find whale sharks and other wildlife
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your¬†accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and return.
  • For an extra fee we can pick you up from the Learmonth airport and take you directly to the boat.
  • Experienced,¬†professional award winning crew on board and supporting you in the water
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board if required
  • Stand up paddle boards and kayaks for use in afternoon snorkel (weather and time permitting)
  • Yummy Morning Tea, Buffet Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • Celebratory glass of sparkling wine
  • Complimentary gift pack per group booking
  • Whale Shark Swimmer Certificate which also allows you discounts on further tours!
  • Complimentary Professional Photography Package of the day. Thats right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!
  • Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat will take you onboard Highland Spirit, a purpose built charter vesse
  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 4pm approximately
  • In water experiences with a Whale Shark
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Spotter aircraft to ensure best possible opportunity of sighting and swimming with Whale Sharks
  • Full day tour, 7:45am - 4pm approximately

What To Bring

  • Hat, towel and swimming clothes
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling


Day 1 : Whale Shark Swim
We will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to spend a full day cruising Ningaloo Reef. Start your morning snorkelling coral gardens followed by morning tea on board. Our spotter plane will then look for a whale sharks for us to swim with. Enjoy this magical experience swimming with the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark. Lunch is served while we cruise Ningaloo Reef searching for more wildlife. If time and weather permit, more snorkelling, use our kayaks and paddle boards! Relax on the way back with a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate. We will return you to your accomodation after the tour and give you access to download all the professional photos of the day.
Meals :Lunch


  • Departs 7 days per week from March 20th - July 31st
  • Pick up times:
    • 7:30am - Ningaloo B&B
    • 7:40am - Mantarays Resort
    • 7:40am - Exmouth Escape Resort
    • 7:45am - RAC/BIG4 Cape Holiday Park
    • 7:45am - Ningaloo Caravan & Holiday Resort
    • 7:45am - Exmouth Visitors Centre
    • 7:55am - Ningaloo Lodge
    • 7:55am - Potshot Resort/YHA Backpackers
    • 8:00am - Sea Breeze Resort
    • 8:15am - Lighthouse Caravan Park
    • 8:20am - Yardie Creek Homestead
    • 8:25am - Meet at Tantabiddi Boat Ramp
    • Other - Please advise Ningaloo Discovery
  • Tour returns approx 4:30pm

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Snorkelling

Available Extras

There are no additional costs associated with this tour

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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