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Sub Sea Explorer

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Robinson Street | Shop 12, Coral Bay Arcade, Coral Bay, Western Australia 6701, Australia
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Perfect for young children

We chose this tour mainly so that our kids could get the chance to observe marine life without... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jolil79
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Great tour awesome staff!!

Really enjoyed the tour, very interesting! The staff were very accommodating and friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
touringaus2018
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Perth, Australia
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The most popular coral and fish viewing in Coral Bay - GUARANTEED. The Sub Sea Explorer is the only semi-submersible tourist vessel in Western Australia and was purpose-built to allow passengers to go below deck for a 360 degree look at the World-Class coral garden of Coral Bay. One traveler described a trip on the 'Sub' as "the highlight of his whole Western Australian travels". Another described it as "my own cinema seat to the ocean and beyond". Come aboard and be amazed at the spectacle of the 500 species of sub-tropical fish and 250 species of coral that make Coral Bay a true Wonder of the Natural World. You will not be disappointed. Guaranteed.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Robinson Street | Shop 12, Coral Bay Arcade, Coral Bay, Western Australia 6701, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this tour mainly so that our kids could get the chance to observe marine life without snorkelling but we ended up having a great time too. The crew was really nice and patient, the ocean was beautiful and we really enjoyed taking turn...More

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Peter T, Owner at Sub Sea Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jolil79, Thanks for the great review, and yes, we agree that the Sub Sea Explorer is the best vessel in Western Australia for kids (big and little) to see all the brightly coloured fish that live over the Ningaloo Reef. Many thanks again and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour, very interesting! The staff were very accommodating and friendly. Definitely recommended!!!

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Peter T, Owner at Sub Sea Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your kind review. We always try and please our passengers with great tours. Welcome back any time. Sub Sea Team.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Great experience, thank you. Very professional staff, very knowledgeable and very nice. Coral was spectacular! This boat has the advantage of not being weather-dependent.More

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Peter T, Owner at Sub Sea Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks very much for your kind review. Our vessel is a semi-submersible where you sit below the water line and watch the fish and corals from windows on the sides of the vessel. We are proud that we own the only semi-submersible on the Ningaloo...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely experience In coral bay. Booking was easy, getting there easy, very attentive and passionate staff onboard. We're very accommodating to us and our 4 year old twins even when it came to snorkeling. The marine biologist was great ;)

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great one hour tour of the coral this morning. Stunning views and great crew with lots of information shared. Thanks guys 😎

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

It was a great way to view the reef. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable and we anchored up at an excellent place for snorkeling. The boat definitely offered a different perspective on the reef from the more traditional glass bottom boats, seeing outwards rather...More

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Peter T, Owner at Sub Sea Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for your review and comments. Yes, we are proud that we are the best and most popular way to see the reef. Having a semi-submersible vessel rather than a glass bottom is certainly a BIG advantage. Many thanks again, Peter.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Sub Sea Explorer, fantastic and knowledgeable crew who made the trip for us. 5 plus stars. The veiwing from the glass bottomed boat and the snorkeling was out of this world. Laid back crew making everyone more than welcome. Highly recommended.

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Peter T, Owner at Sub Sea Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks very much for your lovely comments, we certain do everything we can to make sure your trip across the World Class Ningaloo Reef is something you'll never forget. Clearly it worked! Peter

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Hubby and I went out on the snorkeling and coral view tour today and had a fantastic time. Steve, Georgie and Ruby were just wonderful and an absolute hoot. Even though we were rank amateur snorkelers we just loved seeing all the fish and coral....More

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Peter T, Owner at Sub Sea Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi Trish, great and accurate review we feel! Our snorkel site is called The 'Aquarium' and it is certainly a beaut! Our staff are brilliant and they make every trip special for each and every passenger. Come back and see us again. Pete

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Great coral experience. Well planned and presented. All gear provided. Great snorkelling experience with the fish. Thank you Georgina. AndreMore

Thank Andre D
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Peter T, Owner at Sub Sea Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thanks for your review Andre, and really glad you enjoyed your trip. The coral viewing has been described as the best in Coral Bay and with the Sub Sea's complete underwater viewing windows, our 1 hour coral viewing is certainly the best in Western Australia....More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Last week our family went out on the Sub Sea for the third time....absolutely love it. This time we went for the 2 hour snorkeling tour and our children (10,10 and 8) had an amazing time. A huge thank you to Steve and Georgina who...More

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