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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 luxury Whale Shark Sailing Catamaran, Windcheetah, 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, ride the boom net, 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!

Still want to join our tour but don't want to swim with a Whale Shark? Join us as an Observer!
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Spend a day cruising the beautiful world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef  and experience the thrill of swimming with a Whale Shark, the largest fish in the world!! 

You will be welcomed on board our beautiful sailing catamaran the Windcheetah for a full day of snorkelling the reef, swimming with a whale shark, spotting an array of spectacular marine life and depending on the weather, extra activities in the afternoon such as stand up paddle boarding or kayaking.

This is an all inclusive tour! We give you all your snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, tea/coffe and a glass of sparkling to celebrate. Our professional photographer will take amazing photos above and below the water, and these are included in the price also. Complimentary photography package!!

Return transfers to you accomodation in Exmouth also included. You will love our boat, our crew and the whole experience of swimming with a Whale Shark!
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing experience

Absolutely amawing. Everything was top professional and safe, and the crew was great. We were swimming with 4 whalesharks. It was amazing. They took care of guests not so comfortable in the water, and everybody had a great snorkel. We also met dolphins, turtle, humberback...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Amazing experience for all

We went out to swim with the whale sharks with Ningaloo discovery on a luxury sailing catamaran and it was the most amazing experience ever for all of us. We were able to get in. And swim with two different sharks a total of 5...More

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing swim with the whale sharks

An Amazing day and were able to swim with a whale shark 5 times and were fortunate enough to have 1 whale to swim past us at the same time. Staff were excellent and we were so lucky to travel on the Catamaran

Thank Barbara B
NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Barbara B Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated! 5 swims AND a humpback whale sighting! What a wonderful result! We hope to see you again, please enjoy the free photo package :) Safe Travels Bec and the Ningaloo Discovery Team!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exciting, Friendly and an Awesome Adventure!

My family and I went on this amazing tour. The crew on board were very professional and friendly. The wet suits, snorkels and other equipment were all supplied which was very convenient. The swim with the whale sharks was out of this world, my first...More

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NingalooDiscovery, Office Assistant/Whale Shark Guide at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thanks for the review and the recommendation! We are so glad you and your family had an AWESOME whale shark experience! Even though it's winter we think you forget all about the temperature once you're swimming with the biggest fish in the sea! Warm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Whale shark swim

Fantastic day out. Crew all very professional and enthusiastic- Scary Tom, Laura, Normal Tom, Bridgit and Holly. Got 4 swims with the whale shark , brilliant. Just go out and do itMore

Thank Lee J
Sarah E, Office Assistant/Whale Shark Guide at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lee, Thanks for the great review. We are stoked you had a fantastic day, not too sure how stoked Tom will be to hear he got called Normal Tom haha! He goes by the nick name Blackbeard Tom! Come back and visit us again!...More

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