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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
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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat
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 Highland Spirit, 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!
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Reviewed yesterday
What a trip!

Thank you Daisy for your amazing photos of us with the Whale Shark. We swam with the biggest fish in the world and have excellent and clear proof. Thank you Kate for your expert knowledge and care of all of us, you are AWESOME, I...More

Thank twadvisor
Reviewed yesterday
Brilliant day in challenging conditions

Such a fantastic day on July 29, 2018. While this was at the end of the season with few sharks off the reef and BIG swells, the crew and skipper ensured we had a memorable day. We saw a mother and dugong calf while exiting...More

Thank Chriso3000
Reviewed 2 days ago
Up close and personal

An amazing experience. Our team led by skipper Matt, and three lovely ladies in Kate, Daisy and Blaise treated us with utmost care and provided service beyond expectations. The teams knowledge on sharks and sea life in general was also very commendable. We were treated...More

Thank Neville C
NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Neville, Thanks for the awesome review! It sounds like you had an incredible day, with 3 different whale sharks AND humpback whales! What a treat! Come back and visit us again one day! Warm regards, Bec The Team at Ningaloo Discovery

Reviewed 1 week ago
A day out on the reef

From get go to days end it was full on. As a yachtsman I am very conscious of proper seagoing procedures. From the start, on the bus a briefing was given as to the days activities. On the tender the guests were loaded very professionally,...More

Thank betty b
NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant/Whale Shark Guide at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Betty, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a cracker of a day! Whale sharks, humpbacks and mantas is very very lucky! We are stoked you felt the day was well organised and that everyone, young and old, was well looked...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience with great customer service!

Just came back from a great whale shark swim! Tom and Daisy picked us up (and later dropped us off) at our campsite and gave us a very good introduction. On the boat, we got very nice food (amazing Asian slaw later!) and promptly saw...More

Thank Svenja S
Sarah E, Office Assistant/ Whale Shark Guide at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Svenja, Thanks for your awesome review! I was out with you yesterday and despite some fast sharks and challenging conditions what an epic day we all had!! You all did so well jumping in the ocean countless times and what a treat seeing so...More

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