So we are making it easy to combine the very best tours that the Ningaloo Reef has to offer… that is our 5 Night Ningaloo Escape & a whale shark tour.
We’ll make all the hard decisions for you with this awesome package…take our advice and get the most out of your visit to the Ningaloo Reef.
This package is based on a stay in Coral Bay but contact the Sail Ningaloo team for assistance tailoring a package to suit you for a stay in Exmouth, or any other requirement
Whale Shark Day tours are available in Coral Bay from the end of March through to mid June and in Exmouth from the beginning of April through to the end of July.
|Wednesday, 1st March 2017||6th-Mar||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Please enquire||Dedicated Diving|
|Monday, 13 March 2017||18-Mar||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||1 Cabin Available||Dedicated Diving|
|Friday, 24 March 2017||29-Mar||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL||Special *6th Night FREE|
|Friday, 14 April 2017||19-Apr||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Thursday, 27 April 2017||2-May||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||1 Cabin Available|
|Thursday, 11 May 2017||16-May||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Wednesday, 17 May 2017||22-May||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL||6 Night Available|
|Tuesday, 6 June 2017||11-Jun||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Friday, 16 June 2017||21-Jun||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||1 Cabin Available|
|Monday, 17 July 2017||22-Jul||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Monday, 24 July 2017||29-Jul||5 Night Dedicated Diving||Available||Dedicated Diving|
|Thursday, 3 August 2017||8-Aug||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Sunday, 13 August 2017||18-Aug||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Wednesday, 19 August 2017||24-Aug||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL - Waitlist||Dedicated Diving|
|Friday, 25 August 2017||30-Aug||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Saturday, 9 September 2017||14-Sep||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Saturday, 30 September 2017||5-Oct||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Friday, 6 October 2017||12-Oct||6 Night Escape||Available|
|Tuesday, 17 October 2017||22-Oct||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Sunday, 3 December 2017||8-Dec||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Wednesday, 13 December 2017||18-Dec||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
Upgrade your deluxe double cabin onboard Shore Thing to a stateroom for an additional $600 pp
Ningaloo Reef Resort:
Add an additional night to your stay at the Ningaloo Reef Resort from $219 per night twin share.
*All rates are quoted in Australian dollars per person, including Goods and Services Tax (GST)
*Please enquire about single traveller, triple share and child rates.
Enjoy a relaxed transfer from Learmonth (Exmouth) Airport to Coral Bay in a spacious, air-conditioned 11 seater minibus taking you directly to board “Shore Thing” at the local marine facility for a 4pm departure. Should timing allow, enjoy a late afternoon snorkel or dive before enjoying a cool drink as the sunsets and the vessel sails to its overnight anchorage. Before the evening meal is served, have a go at fishing from the back deck, with the opportunity for a fresh caught meal.
Following breakfast, enjoy a morning snorkel at “Pandora’s Garden”, a beautiful coral garden exhibiting stunning plate coral formations and home to numerous marine turtles. After morning tea set sail for our next snorkel location where we see reef sharks and rays getting cleaned as we snorkel along sandy underwater pathways fringed by hard coral outcrops rising to the waters surface. Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet buffet lunch before immersing yourself into Ningaloo’s clear waters or relaxing on the deck of Shore Thing. The day winds down with another snorkel before a sumptuous two-course meal. At the end of each day review your photos or the images the crew has collected over the day of the various species of reef fish and corals. Learn and discuss the unique behaviours of the marine creatures you have observed and get some advice on the best way to interact and experience the best that Ningaloo has to offer.
Sailing north into Chabjuwardoo Bay we navigate via Stanley Pool and explore the edge of the contrasting waters where the sand has been shaped by the waters movement to form distinct pools of deep blue water. We seek out dugongs, dolphins and whales (seasonal) as we travel to our day’s snorkelling and diving destinations. With multiple opportunities to snorkel numerous coral gardens, your crew and guides will select the best sites based on the conditions. Snorkel and Dive sites along this section of the reef are only visited by Shore Thing and have been personally named by the crew. Some of the favourites include “The Fishbowl”, “Holey Moley”, “Turtle Pond” and “Lost City”.
After breakfast, step ashore and explore the ruins of the historic whaling station at Norwegian Bay, abandoned in the 1950’s. Learn about life in the whaling days on this remote stretch of coastline and have the opportunity the snorkel the “Finn Shipwreck”, an old whaling chaser. We seek out dugongs and dolphins as we travel to our afternoon snorkelling and diving destinations, which could include “The Green Mile”, a feeding ground for green turtles. This afternoon step ashore at Point Cloates and enjoy watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean with a birds eye view from the top of the sand dunes, before returning to Shore Thing for the evening.
After breakfast enjoy a leisurely kayaking trip along the secluded coastline of Jane’s Bay, keeping an eye out for large rays resting and turtles feeding in the shallow waters. Your crew and guides will then select the best snorkel or dive sites based on the conditions; some of the favourites include “Cloates Corner”, “The Benan Shipwreck” and “Central Station”, seeing hundreds of species of colourful reef fish and a good chance to see reef sharks and turtles cruising by. We seek out dugongs and dolphins as we travel to our evening’s anchorage at Point Maud. From June – October there is a fantastic opportunity to observe Humpback Whales as they migrate along the Ningaloo coast.
Enjoy a presentation from your guide on Manta Ray biology and behaviour along the Ningaloo Reef and then snorkel with one of these graceful rays where you can assist identifying the Manta Rays via photo identification. Before a sumptuous buffet lunch, enjoy one last snorkel or dive at “Asho’s Gap” which is a cleaning station for grey reef sharks. Watch as the sharks swim in to a large cabbage coral and hold themselves in the currents with their mouths open, whilst small cleaner fish dart in and out of their mouths and gills.
Return to Coral Bay approximately 12:30pm for your complimentary transfer to Ningaloo Reef Resort and spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, wandering through the sand dunes or simply enjoying a cool beverage at one of the cafes or bars around town.
Meet at 7:30am to join your complimentary transfer to the jetty again and board your vessel to go in search of the largest fish in the ocean …. the graceful Whale Sharks. Swimming along with these gentle giants is simply an incredible encounter you will always remember. A spotter plane is used to guide the vessels to the Whale Shark therefore maximizing the success rate. The dedicated crew is passionate about the conservation and research of the mystical creatures of the deep with the aim being your safety first and your time spent in the water swimming with these elusive creatures. Return to Ningaloo Reef Resort for your final night in Coral Bay reminiscing on the adventure of a lifetime!
Be collected at 9:15am from Ningaloo Reef Resort for your transfer back to Learmonth Airport to catch the 11:30am Qantas flight back to Perth and beyond with special memories of your time on the Ningaloo Reef.
Return Airport Transfers
2 Nights stay at the Ningaloo Reef Resort in a Castaway unit,
Whale Shark Day Tour
5 Night Ningaloo Escape With Sail Ningaloo:
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