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Humpback Whale Swim Tour - Ningaloo Reef

Start the day with a spotter plane flight before diving in for a snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef and the chance to swim with whale sharks!

map Exmouth, Australia
Duration
Duration
1 day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7.00 am - 4.00 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low/Medium
Meals
Meals
Included
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What's Included

  • Spotter plane flight
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits 
  • Buffet Lunch, refreshments, tea, coffee, water
  • Complimentary beer or champagne
  • See Humpback whales in their natural habitat
  • Option to upgrade to swim with whales

What's excluded

  • Upgrade to 'swim with the whales' for adult $235, child $284
  • All video & photos of your day are available for just $30. 

Why do we love this

We love that you travel by plane on this trip. You get to see the whales from the air before zooming down to meet them which is pretty cool!

WHAT TO EXPECT

This is a whale watching tour with a difference. Watch these giants of the sea from above before zooming closer for a better look. Those who want to will have the option to upgrade and swim with the Humpback whales!

The day starts with a snorkel on the beautiful Ningaloo Reef before you start the whale watching fun.

You'll be travelling by spotter plane today, which means the chance to see these stunning beasts from above. Enjoy the scenic flight over Ningaloo Reef and catch glimpses of whales cruising the reef.

Travelling by plane means your captain is able to spot the best swim opportunities, maximising the chance to swim with the Humpback Whales. You'll search for the best pod of whales to watch and swim with, and you may even spot an out of season whale shark. 

If the perfect whale is encountered, or a whale shark is spotted, you'll begin your journey down for a swim! Upgrade to swim with the whales for adult $235, child $284 onboard. 

Groups of 5 swimmers plus a guide and videographer are in the water at a time. If you'd prefer to stay on deck, non-swimming guests can observe the whales as the boat manoeuvring as close as 50 meters! This is half the distance of any other whale watching cruise in Australia and gives you a very special view of the whales as they display their natural behaviours. 

If you're swimming, you'll carefully head into the water with your guide and begin to approach the animals. Swimmers can approach as close as 30 meters from the whales! This gives an excellent surface view of the animals and allows the swimmers to hear their beautiful songs. 
You'll also enjoy spotting other animals like dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, orcas and turtles.

Allow a full day for this tour. Pickups begin at 7 am. Tour returns 4 pm. Pickup/drop off from select locations included. 

Please note that whales are completely wild and this tour does not disrupt their natural behaviours in any way. For this reason, it is not guaranteed that all swimming guests will experience an in water interaction. 
Before entering the water swimmers will be required to take a quick in water swimming assessment as required by license conditions. You must be physically fit, over 13years old, and have snorkelled within the past 6 months to be eligible to enter the water with a whale.

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  • You must be physically fit, over 13years old, and have snorkelled within the past 6 months to be eligible to enter the water with a whale.
  • Please note that whales are completely wild and we do not disrupt their natural behaviours in any way. For this reason we cannot guarantee that all swimming guests will experience an in-water interaction.
  • We reserve the right to alter or cancel specific dives/tours/courses without notice due to weather, sea conditions, minimum numbers or other factors.
  • We always recommend that you travel with flexibility in your itinerary and with travel insurance - please contact your local travel agent for details on the best travel insurance for your travel needs.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance.
  • Date changes are subject to availability and must be made more than 48 hours in advance.

Pickup Locations
  • Exmouth Escape Resort 7am
  • Mantarays Resort 7am
  • Meet at Exmouth Dive at 7.05am. 2 Pelias St
  • Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Resort 7am
  • Ningaloo Lodge 7am
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  • Exmouth Escape Resort 7am
  • Mantarays Resort 7am
  • Meet at Exmouth Dive at 7.05am. 2 Pelias St
  • Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Resort 7am
  • Ningaloo Lodge 7am
  • Ningaloo Visitor Centre 7am
  • Osprey Villas pick up at 7.05am
  • Potshot Hotel pick up at 7.05am
  • RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park 7am
  • SalSalis 7am Add transfer session
  • Tantabiddi Boat ramp meet at 7.45am
  • TBC
  • Town Shop 3B Kennedy St 7am
  • Yardie Homestead pick up at 7.40am

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