Western Australia
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Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

1. Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

Join this 8 to 9-hour whale shark safari aboard Thunder. This vessel has been designed for comfort and has a large area for seating and standing, both downstairs and upstairs, and a 360-degree view from the wheelhouse. It is the perfect way to experience one of the few places in the world where these big beautiful whale sharks choose to visit.  Your tour will begin at 7:30 AM. Take a short bus transfer to the jetty to board the vessel. Then, head out for your first reef snorkeling experience in the beautiful coral gardens. You will encounter numerous fish, reef sharks, and other marine species. After morning tea, your journey to the outer reef will begin. By this time, the spotter plane is already searching for your whale sharks and informing the crew of any other exciting marine life they have spotted along the way. The crew will do their best to allow you to experience as much wildlife as possible during the tour.  Once the spotter plane has found a whale shark, the boat will make its way to it. You will be split into 2 groups of 10 and take turns to swim with the whale shark. To ensure that the whale sharks are not disturbed at their natural habit, you are allowed a maximum of 1 hour of swimming time with them. The boat stops on the return journey for a second reef snorkel at a different site. To finish the day, you can celebrate with a glass of champagne and enjoy a fruit platter.

Snorkel with Sharks at AQWA

2. Snorkel with Sharks at AQWA

Plunge into the beautiful world of AQWA’s shipwreck coast aquarium and come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish.  Enter the 3-million liter shipwreck coast, Australia’s largest single aquarium, and be led on an amazing, underwater tour by a PADI qualified Divemaster. Have a close encounter with seven different species of sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of Western Australia’s most prized and precious fish, like dhufish, pink snapper, kingfish, trevally and more.

Diving with Sharks and Admission to AQWA

3. Diving with Sharks and Admission to AQWA

Plunge into the beautiful world of AQWA’s shipwreck coast aquarium and come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish. Qualified divers aged 15 and over can participate in this adventure — please note that you must possess a valid dive qualification. The tour takes a maximum of four people. You’ll enter the 3-million liter shipwreck coast (Australia’s largest single aquarium) and be lead on an amazing, underwater tour by a PADI qualified Divemaster. This guided dive is 30 to 45 minutes long and you also get free all-day general admission to AQWA. This is your chance to have a close encounter with seven different species of sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of Western Australia’s most prized and precious fish, like dhufish, pink snapper, kingfish, trevally and more.

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What people are saying about Western Australia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We had an absolutely amazing experience with you guys and Thnks for looking after a couple of older wannabies on this trip And to come away with a priceless collection of photos from Alex certainly capped it all off for us Great memories to savour till the next time Highly recommended to anyone looking There are only 5 stars to mark but I would add several more Thanks once again Ray n Poh Sum

Great day swimming with the whale sharks. Lovely knowledgeable staff, the boat had plenty of shade. Nice healthy lunch (some wholemeal rolls would have been appreciated). Excellent day

Swimming with the whale sharks definitely ticked a big one off my bucket list !!!! Truely amazing . The team in the boat were wonderful !

Awesome experience swimming with creatures much bigger than you . The guide was informative and very helpful. Would recommend 10/10

An amazing experience!

Dive master Cheryl was great! Surreal experience!!