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Every year from April to July following the mass spawning of coral, the world’s biggest species of fish congregate in the Ningaloo Marine Park. These are the Whalesharks! The chance to snorkel with these gentle giants is the opportunity of a lifetime and visitors from all over the world head to the Ningaloo Reef during Whaleshark season. These massive filter feeders can grow up to 18m long. They cruise the world’s ocean in search of concentrations to feed on. Ningaloo Reef is one of the only places they appear regularly in large numbers. Very little is known about the biology of these creatures so research is ongoing.
These full day charters include transfers from your accommodation, buffet lunches, refreshments and all snorkelling gear. The prices start from $360 per person.
All companies do have a NO SIGHTING POLICY which means that if no Whale Sharks are sighted on your tour, you can go out on the NEXT AVAILABLE DAY FOR FREE.
We do suggest that you book your Whale Shark tours well in advance if you are coming during the peak season and that you plan your Whale Shark tour at the beginning of your holiday. This affords you the best possible chance to go out the next available day should you not see any Whale Sharks on your first tour.
All the tours follow the same general structure. They begin with a snorkel on the reef first. This is to make sure that everyone can swim and that everyone is comfortable with their equipment. While you are in the water the spotter planes will head up to try and locate your Whaleshark and hopefully by the time you are finished on your reef snorkel a Whaleshark has been spotted and you can begin your journey toward its location.
Only ten people can be snorkelling with the Whaleshark at any given time. This is governed by the licenses issued via the Department of Environment and Conservation. A ‘ Whaleshark spotter’ will be in the water with you at all times. You are required to snorkel 3 metres away from the Whaleshark body and 4 metres away from their tail. Please be aware that your Whaleshark swim will be in the open ocean outside the reef, therefore a confident swimming ability is recommended. Companies generally have a videographer onboard, who for a fee, can provide you with a visual record of your day.
We are happy to book your Whaleshark Tour – just ask at our reception. Here are a few to have a look at – Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours, Ningaloo Whaleshark N Dive, Ningaloo Blue Charters, 3 Island Whaleshark Dive, Oceanwise or Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim. So what are you waiting for? This is an experience you will never forget.
Take a tour on the Glass Bottom boat to view the spectacular world of the Ningaloo reef. There are a range of tours to choose from that will keep everyone happy and they pick-up from our recepetion area. Tours include:
This eco-tour discovers the fire coral gardens, green sea turtle habitats, plenty of coral bombies, and a kaleidoscope of colourful fish in the Tantabiddi Sanctuary Zone and beyond. Easy going tour with full commentary from a passionate reef-fanatic for those who do not want to get wet.
This eco-tour explores all that is seen in the 1 hour Coral Viewing Fantasy Tour, plus encompasses a snorkeling stop at one of our snorkeling locations. In addition to the above, we cruise to deeper waters to investigate 1000 year old corals and larger fish habitat.
Customers on the bus will also have an opportunity to explore the Jurabi Turtle Discovery Centre, see Mildura Shipwreck, and take on the breathtaking ‘birds eye’ views of the Ningaloo Reef from the historical Lighthouse Lookout.
For More information or to find out more visit Ningaloo Ecology Tours.
Peter and Mandy Maier invite you to join their tour for a leisurely, relaxing and eco-friendly 1 hour boat cruise, aboard our safe, comfortable and well shaded vessel ‘Yardi’. Why not make the tour apart of your adventure around the west side of the NW Cape. Enjoy the stunning Pilbara gorges, unique flora and fauna, aboriginal history and the beautiful environment.
Book your Yardie Creek Boat Tour experience through our reception.
For those of us who like to walk on the wild side of life! Take a Quad bike tour to see Exmouth’s natural including creak beds, , wildflowers in the right season and wonderful abundant wildlife.
Quad bike tours are run throughout the year and provide a more fun way to explore Exmouth. Checkout the ‘Quad and Prawn Tour‘ to taste the local seafood and enjoy a quad tour on the same day! Or go on one of the more adventurous tours such as the ‘Splash Ride Tour‘, ‘Night Prowler Tour‘ or the ‘Treasure Hunt Tour‘ a must do for the kids.
For a bit of fun and excitement book for a group, for one or two people or for the whole family on a Quad bike tour at the office. Heaps of fun and laughs for all ages.
For more information visit Argo and Quad Tours Exmouth.
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