About Sail Ningaloo
Our philosophy is focused on immersing our guests in a purely natural, world class experience, with a high emphasis on interpretive and educational interaction whilst maintaining a world’s best practice minimum impact, environmentally sustainable tourism policy.
To achieve these amazing unforgettable experiences we simply mix a dash of personalised professional service with a twist of knowledge, passion, and dedication and we stir in a generous measure of luxury on a superbly appointed and spacious sailing catamaran. We then gently pour it into one of the worlds most spectacular and last remaining pristine coral reef systems situated in a remote and isolated corner of Western Australia’s rugged North West coastline… And there you have it, a truly memorable cocktail of an experience that dreams are made of.
View our awards and certifications. We are proud to say we are carbon neutral having calculated and offset our carbon emissions.
Meet the Team
Sail Ningaloo’s owner operators are Lannie and Luke Riley. They’re passionate and committed to providing each and every guest with a unique, personalised, world class eco experience exploring the best of Australia’s Coral Coast. Whether it is an action packed adventure or a relaxing laze about that you desire – we have something for you!
Luke and Lannie Riley feel they discovered a piece of paradise when they arrived in Coral Bay in 2007.
They introduced live aboard sailing tours to Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef, first operating tours aboard Shore Thing in 2010 and have enjoyed providing guests with ‘WOW’ experiences ever since.
You will more than likely chat to Lannie over the phone or by email when you make your enquiry or booking. She will go out of her way to help you plan and book your holiday to Ningaloo Reef aboard Shore Thing to ensure it is everything you expect and more! You will meet Luke on board Shore Thing where his passion and enthusiasm for the Ningaloo Reef and all of her inhabitants will rub off on you too.
Both Luke and Lannie are passionate about our natural environment and conservation. Luke had spent the best part of 4 years in the Seychelles being involved with various marine monitoring programs prior to moving to Coral Bay. Over two seasons Luke was a team leader with Marine Conservation Society Seychelles (MCSS) on their Whale Shark program, being involved with not only their Seychelles monitoring program but also being involved in an extraordinary expedition to research the whale sharks of Djibouti.
Luke has dived and snorkelled in numerous places around the world and rates Ningaloo Reef as the best there is, for healthy, vibrant coral and unrivalled marine life experiences. Conservation and protection of all that is underwater is Luke’s driving passion and he can’t wait to share and show you how special the underwater world can be.
Lannie has travelled to many exotic locations around the world but couldn’t think of a better country to call home than Australia. She has extensive experience as an interpretative tour guide having lead camping and hiking tours in Tasmania, the Red Centre and Northern Australia and snorkelling tours on the Great Barrier Reef.
Her early years in Coral Bay, monitoring turtles nesting on the beaches as coordinator for the Ningaloo Turtle monitoring program was a good fix for her love of the land and sea.