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Ningaloo Reef Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

  • Full-day kayak and snorkeling tour at Ningaloo Reef, from Exmouth
  • Visit the Ningaloo Marine Park and adjacent Cape Range National Park
  • Choose a kayak and snorkel tour that is suitable for all levels of experience
Ningaloo Reef Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
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Ningaloo Reef Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
From US$168.00
Spend a day kayaking and snorkeling around the coral reefs of Ningaloo Marine Park on a full-day tour from Exmouth. A 45-minute drive takes you into Cape Range National Park where your guide provides all necessary gear and an introduction to kayaking and snorkeling basics. When ready, set off on the turquoise waters to see an abundance of marine life such as turtles, rays, reef sharks, colorful fish and the occasional dolphin or dugong. Your tour includes morning tea, lunch, snacks, snorkeling and kayaking gear, an informative guide and transportation.
What to Expect
Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. The reef is approximately 199 miles (320 kilometers) long and is Australia's largest fringing coral reef and the only large reef positioned very close to the mainland. It can range from 492 feet (150 meters) to 9 miles (15 kilometers) offshore and encompasses a massive 1,930 square miles (5,000 square kilometers) of ocean with 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral in all. Ningaloo Reef is famous for swimming with whale sharks, its superb for snorkelling and diving.

During winter months, the reef is part of the migratory routes for manta rays and humpback whales and it is home to dolphins and dugongs. The beaches of the reef are an important breeding ground of the loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles. You'll be amazed to see a huge variety of wildlife, both marine and terrestrial. The sheltered lagoons have the clearest turquoise water imaginable. Within the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park there are numerous sanctuary zones, totaling 34% of the total area, all with outstanding natural features and attractions.

Tour Highlights

  • Travel in your very own double sea kayak, and
    get up close and personal with the amazing wildlife of Ningaloo. Turtles, rays,
    and schools of jumping fish are often spotted from the kayaks. You may also see
    dolphins or dugong (in season).
  • Snorkel amongst the amazing coral and colourful
    fish of Ningaloo Reef, and take the opportunity to snorkel from your kayak (if
    conditions allow) – an experience you won’t soon forget!
  • Pull up on beautiful sandy beaches for a
    delicious morning tea and lunch, all freshly prepared by your guide
  • Enjoy commentary on the history, culture and
    natural wonders of the local area on the drive to our kayak launching spot on
    the day

Double sit-inside sea kayaks with rudders, paddles, life jackets, long sleeve sun shirts, sun hats, dry bags for valuables, morning tea, lunch, snorkeling gear, snacks and transport is provided. You will need to bring drinking water, sunscreen, bathers/boardies, camera, towel, thongs/sandals.
Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great time sea kayaking and snorkeling

Definitely worth doing. The three of us had a great time. The wind was a bit strong so we only kayaked about 2km against the current snorkeled from the kayaks then leisurely kayaked back with the current. We then drove down the coast and snorkeled...More

Thank Wendy1545
Deb C, Office Admin at Exmouth Adventure Co, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Wendy1545 for your review. We hope those that had never kayaked before have caught the bug and give it a go again. We're happy to have introduced your group to the underwater joys of snorkelling as well.

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Kayaking aqua waters with a tail wind

Thanks to the Exmouth Adventure team for a great day paddling the turquoise waters of the inner Ningaloo reef. Because of the strong south-westerly breeze, the team organised a drop-off to the south end of the paddle - a great way to see the devine...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Harvey0848
Exmouth_Adventure_Co, Manager at Exmouth Adventure Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Ahhh who doesn't love a good tail wind?! Thanks for the review and we're really happy that you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Fun, but a bit pricey

My guide was very accommodating and friendly. But I think more was promised than received as far as reef wildlife we'd see on the trip -- I definitely understand that the company has no control over the reef or weather conditions, and I'm thankful for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Roxxanne P
Exmouth_Adventure_Co, Manager at Exmouth Adventure Co, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Roxxanne P. Yes unfortunately we have no control over the weather, and we do try to choose the best location on the day, taking into consideration many factors such as wind, tide, swell and our client...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile
Aquaman personalised tour!

We had a fabulous full day kayaking trip with Alex aka known as Aquaman as our guide ;) Before we even set off on the Kayaks we had the absolute pleasure of Turtle sightings off the beach! Alex was super informative about the marine life...More

Thank Christaoc
Exmouth_Adventure_Co, Manager at Exmouth Adventure Co, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks for the great review Christaoc, really glad that you enjoyed your tour with Aquaman :-)

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Superbly run, perfectly paced, loads of fun.

Spent a day sea kayaking and snorkeling with the guide Alex and four others who I could now call friends. Alex is a superb guide, immediately friendly and putting everyone at ease. I have a teaching background and to see how he accommodated a range...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gourmetswine
Exmouth_Adventure_Co, Manager at Exmouth Adventure Co, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks for the review gourmetswine! We think Alex is a great guide too, and the snorkelling at Ningaloo is world-class. Consider this an open invite to come back to join our party anytime :-)

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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
It depends on where the cruise ship is docking: if it's in Perth/Fremantle it's more than 1200km (750 miles) to Exmouth. Even if you docked in Geraldton, that's 832km (516miles). If you are leaving the ship in Fremantle your... More