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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Discovery Tour

Swim with a Whale Shark from March till July 2017

**Please note that you must have basic swimming ability to participate in water activities.**


  • Coach transport from Exmouth and return 
  • Delicious morning tea 
  • Healthy, yummy lunch 
  • Afternoon tea
  • Snacks 
  • Tea/Coffee, Water
  • Snorkelling equipment 
  • Wetsuits 
  • Professional photos from your day (both in the water and above the water) at no extra charge by our professional onboard photographer 
  • Kayaking equipment 
  • Stand up paddle board 
  • Celebratory glass of champagne 
  • Complimentary gift pack per group booking
  • Whale shark swimmer certificate


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 Whale Shark Discovery power vessel, 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 dropping into one of the most beautiful Reefs in the world at our first snorkel site 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 floatation.

While your busy exploring the reef, the spotter plane has already departed and is searching for our first Whale Shark cruising nearby.

Seen something that your curious about? Ask our guides! All of our crew members have a passion for the ocean (it’s their life!) and are your knowledge bank for all things aquatic.

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 mount 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 biggest fish in the world. 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 head 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, 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!


24 hours

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Indoor - N/A

Customer Guarantee

This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee and Cancellation Policy


This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

No Animals Allowed

Toilet facilities


Minimum Age

No minimum age

Important Information

At least a 50% deposit of the total booking fee is required to secure your place. Remaining balance must be paid at least 7 days prior to your departure date.
Cancellations and booking amendments must be made in writing (email) and received by Charter 1 / Ningaloo Discovery before the time constraints detailed in our cancellations and conditions policy. To avoid any miscommunication, requests for cancellations or amendments over the phone will not be accepted.
Date transfers (rescheduling) are permitted up to 7 days prior to the departure date, any changes made 7 days - 48 hours prior will incur a $25.00 re-booking fee.
No rescheduling is permitted within 48 hours of the departure date.
Cancellations made 7 days - 72 hours prior to the departure date will result in the loss of 25% of the total booking fee.
Cancellations made 48-72 hours prior to the departure date will result in the loss of 50% of the total booking fee.
Cancellations made within 48 hours prior to the departure date will not be refunded.
Tour departures are subject to weather conditions. Tour departures are subject to minimum numbers.
If a tour is cancelled due to either of these situations, you are entitled to reschedule the tour to a later available date or request a refund. If Charter 1/Ningaloo Discovery cancel a charter due to weather/lack of numbers every effort will be made to arrange passage on one of our partner companies at no additional expense.
*Please note: we reserve the right to transfer guests between our Whale Shark tour vessels. This will be rare however if circumstances mean that conducting the tour on one vessel will be more safe and enjoyable than the other than we will take the necessary steps to ensure our guests experience is as safe and enjoyable as possible. If minimum numbers are not met on one tour you will be offered a free upgrade to the tour of higher value. If you are transferred onto our power vessel due to slightly inclement weather we will refund any difference in price. We will guarantee that we will always do our very best to ensure you the most amazing day out on the reef possible.

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Senior (must hold valid concession card)

2 Adults + 2 Children



Senior (must hold valid concession card)

2 Adults + 2 Children

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About the provider

Charter 1, Exmouth, Western Australia

8 Murat Road,
Western Australia,

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