Ningaloo Reef Tour Gallery

July 1st Escape (3 Nights): Family Fun at Ningaloo:

Ningaloo provided unforgettable memories for all ages! Squeals of delight from our young guests as they encountered shimmering chromis, a variety of stingrays and a loggerhead turtle. 

Relaxing sunset sails offered stunning views. While diving Ningaloo Reef unveiled moray eels and even wobbegong sharks. Snorkelling with turtles was a highlight for all as were the majestic manta rays, . Fun for the whole family!

https://www.sailningaloo.com.au/tour/3-night-snorkel-dive-getaway/
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June 28th Escape (3 Nights): Manta Magic on Ningaloo

Ningaloo Reef sailing delivered! Guests enjoyed thrilling encounters with chevron barracuda, turtles, and colorful fish like sweetlips and lionfish. Catfish swirled in the current, while stingrays provided serene moments. Topside, humpback whales continued their migration. Underwater, reef sharks and a tawny nurse shark added to the excitement. 

The stars of the show: mass manta ray encounter! Guests swam alongside multiple manta rays, many performing breathtaking barrel rolls.

https://www.sailningaloo.com.au/tour/3-night-snorkel-dive-getaway/
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Ningaloo's Getaway: Action & Romance Under the Sun: 

Ningaloo Reef pulsed with life on our June 25th tour, making this 3-night getaway an action-packed adventure!  From the vibrant dance of trevally and chromis to the graceful glide of lagoon rays, the underwater world was a constant source of wonder for both snorkelers and divers.  Juvenile yellow boxfish, playful rabbitfish, and clams added to the captivating scene.  Plus the unforgettable experience of snorkeling with turtles, a Ningaloo Reef classic.

Ningaloo reef sailing offered breathtaking views as we cruised alongside an increasing number of breaching humpback whales, their migration in full swing!  The real entertainment began underwater, watching the hilarious antics of a feisty male manta named Rastus attempting to woo one of Ningaloo's resident beauties, Isabel.

This Ningaloo escape is just a taste of the incredible experiences waiting for YOU.  Are you ready for an adventure filled with action, romance (of the underwater variety!), and unforgettable encounters?

https://www.sailningaloo.com.au/tour/3-night-snorkel-dive-getaway/
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Ningaloo's Getaway: Ningaloo Shines, Rain or Shine:

Ningaloo Reef turned up the charm on our June 14th getaway, proving that a little rain can't wash away the wonder!  Ningaloo's wildlife thrives rain even with overcast skies and speckles of rain, and the smiles of our guests and crew were as bright as ever.

Imagine sharks and turtles enjoying a relaxing clean-up by cleaner fish – a natural spa treatment.  Spotted and slate sweetlips added splashes of color, while an active octopus entertained us with its playful antics at the base of a mooring.  Leopard whiptails and graceful lagoon rays foraged while a sleepy wobbegong shark was nearly missed with its amazing camouflage, and curious moray eels peeked out from their coral hideaways.

The magic didn't stop there!  The awe-inspiring sight of barrel-rolling manta rays and the breathtaking spectacle of breaching humpback whales.  An unexpected visit from a beautiful sea snake, twisting and twirling in the deep blue, added another layer of wonder to the adventure.

And as the clouds parted, the skies came alive with spectacular speckled sunsets, a fitting end to unforgettable days.  Ningaloo Reef adventures are truly special, rain or shine.

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Ningaloo's Getaway: Adventure Under Overcast Skies:
This Ningaloo Reef tour cast its spell on our action-packed 3-night getaway on June 11th proving that even overcast days can't dampen the magic that awaits both snorkellers and scuba divers.
While the sun may not have always been blazing, the underwater world exploded with life.  Foraging porcupine rays stirred up the sand, while graceful turtles glided serenely by.  Schools of catfish scouring the ocean floor and longnose coralfish added bursts of color to the vibrant reef.  Lionfish swayed with their elegant fins, while christmas tree worms created a mystic touch.  Playful humbug fish darted amongst the coral, and powerful trevally surged by.
The real showstopper was an encounter with a humpback whale!  This magnificent creature breached the surface, leaving us unsure whether it was expressing joy or simply showing off its impressive acrobatics.  What an unforgettable moment!
Ningaloo Reef never disappoints, come rain or shine, this snorkelling & scuba diving Ningaloo Reef adventure is a perfect example. 
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Ningaloo's Escape: Unforgettable Encounters Await:
Ningaloo lived up to its reputation and then some on our incredible June 5th 5 night escape! 
Drifting over fields of staghorn corals, vibrant with life.  Moray eels peeking curiously from their homes, while wobbegong sharks, lionfish, and cuttlefish add to the underwater spectacle.  Swirling schools of baitfish creating  whirlwind of energy alongside shimmering sweetlips and fusiliers, creating a mesmerizing ballet.
As the sun sets, a whole new world awakens.  Night dives reveal a captivating shift in the reef's dynamics, with a curious octopus even climbing all over the camera in its quest to understand this strange visitor!
But the adventure doesn't stop there. Sailing along, wind in our hair, we spotted playful dolphins and watched majestic humpback whales cruise Ningaloo waters.  Plus the unforgettable experiences of swimming with manta rays, which this trip provided more than once during it's time. Their graceful movements leaving everyone awestruck.
This highlight reel is just a taste of the incredible underwater world  our guests discovered – Ningaloo has it all! 
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Ningaloo's Escape: Land & Sea Adventure:
Ningaloo unfolded its wonders on our unforgettable May 31st escape aboard the Ningaloo Liveaboard! This 5-night adventure, captured perfectly in this highlight reel, is a celebration of everything this incredible place has to offer.

Crystal-clear waters unveiled a kaleidoscope of life as we drifted over shallow coral gardens. Schools of convict surgeonfish, vibrant chromis, and curious catfish swirled around us in a mesmerizing underwater ballet. Stingrays glided effortlessly by, while playful batfish and reef sharks added to the excitement. An elusive, perfectly camouflaged wobbegong shark provided a rare and unforgettable encounter.

The vibrant blues and oranges of the coral gardens mirrored the stunning beauty of the surrounding environment. Fiery sunsets painted the sky in unforgettable hues, a perfect backdrop for our underwater adventures. We witnessed the majesty of a spotted eagle ray and the Moorish idol, a fish so beautiful it seems almost unreal.

But the adventure didn't stop there! We ventured onto land, exploring the ruins of the historic Point Cloates lighthouse and surrounding buildings – a testament to the area's rich history. A thrilling climb to the top of towering sand dunes allowed us to toast the setting sun with cheers, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Snorkelling with turtles, sharks, octopus, pufferfish and exploring the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef aboard the Ningaloo Liveaboard – this escape was a perfect blend of land and sea adventures.

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Ningaloo's Snorkel Paradise: A 3-Night Colour Explosion:  Our May 28th Ningaloo getaway was a glorious 3-night snorkel adventure. Guests drifted along in crystal-clear waters, marveling at the vibrant dance of convict surgeonfish, butterflyfish, and chromis flitting amongst the shallow plate corals. The sheer diversity of life was like swimming through a real-life aquarium.

Foraging porcupine rays stirred up the sand, while turtles napped peacefully on the seabed. Excited anemonefish darted in and out of their colorful homes, a testament to the symbiotic wonders of the reef. Fields of staghorn and finger corals provided a stunning backdrop, their intricate structures teeming with life.

The vibrant colors were unforgettable – the electric blue of giant clams, the sunshine yellow of spotted sweetlips, and the fiery tangerine hues of the setting sky. Guests explored hidden crevices, searching for shy cuttlefish and watching busy worker parrotfish nibble on the coral. This Ningaloo experience offered a window into the incredible underwater world of the Reef.
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Ningaloo's Short & Spectacular: A 3-Night Whirlwind: 

Ningaloo packed a punch on our action-packed 3-night getaway on May 24th. Crystal-clear waters teemed with life, from mesmerizing schools of striped catfish to vibrant convict surgeonfish adding bursts of color to the coral reefs.  An octopus, although hiding cleverly under a ledge and displaying its impressive camouflage skills, did not elude us.

The magic truly unfolded when we encountered majestic manta rays soaring effortlessly through the water so close to the shore we had an audience while we swam with them. 

A swirling fever of pink whiptails danced across the sand flats, a mesmerizing spectacle unlike any other.  An elusive epaulette shark, rarely seen out in the open, ambled along the bottom, while a sleepy leopard shark enjoyed a lazy afternoon with its tiny remora friend hassling it like a child to show it some attention.
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⛵ Come sail away with us ⛵
Dive into Ningaloo’s underwater realm. Sunset snorkels with turtles on remote reefs are one of our favourites as the shades of the sunset meld with the underwater world. #yachtlife #sailningaloo #oceanadventure #ParadiseAtSea @australiascoralcoast
Ningaloo's Hidden Gems & Manta Magic: A 5-Night Extravaganza: 

Ningaloo unveiled its hidden treasures on our May 19th escape!  This 5-night adventure was overflowing with unforgettable encounters.

Crystal-clear shallows teemed with life!  Schools of buffalo bream shimmered in the sunlight, while graceful leopard whiptail rays glided effortlessly by.  Octopus and cuttlefish showcased their remarkable camouflage skills, transforming before our eyes.  Curious moray eels peeked from their coral hideaways, and lionfish added a touch of flamboyant beauty.

If we have to pick some ultmiate favourites (even though it was all amazing) then that would be the epic swims alongside majestic manta rays and the unexpected appearance of rarely seen mobula rays off the back of the reef was a moment we'll never forget!
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⛵ Imagine yourself sailing aboard Shore Thing, a 51ft catamaran for only 8 guests, exploring the hidden gems of Ningaloo Reef. Dive, snorkel, kayak, and stand-up paddle board in the crystal-clear waters, then relax with gourmet meals and personalised service from the expert crew. Experience the reef in unrivalled comfort and style on this unforgettable escape.
💦🪸🤿 1st June is World Reef Awareness Day 🤿🪸💦

We are so privileged to enjoy snorkelling and diving amongst pristine coral gardens. That doesn't mean we can be complacent though! The bespoke adventures we’ve curated on board Shore Thing are driven by sustainability and respect of the reef’s precious ecosystem, to ensure future generations can enjoy the delicate beauty of the Ningaloo Reef as we do.

Coral images taken on board Sail Ningaloo's 19th May tour.
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Ningaloo's Familiar Faces & Fantastic Encounters: We were thrilled to reunite with some familiar faces on our May 14th escape and create some more unforgettable memories for all.  Our 5-night adventure was overflowing with underwater wonders.

Clouds of striped catfish, chevron barracuda, and shimmering buffalo bream dancing next to graceful turtles gliding by. A shy cuttlefish and a sleepy tawny nurse shark reminded us to check all the nooks and crannies of the vibrant coral reef, and stingrays provided moments of tranquility.  Exploring the crevices of one of our favorite sites, Holey Moley, offered a glimpse into the hidden wonders of the reef.

Ningaloo's famous sunsets didn't disappoint!  This time, the fiery hues were intensified by stunning cloud formations, all mirrored in the glassy-calm waters typical of this time of year.  Hoisting the sails to catch the winds of time and jump backwards exploring historical shipwrecks.

Some extraordinary highlights included a glorious swim with one of our Coral Bay resident manta rays, Batty, and watching playful humpback whales, some of the first arrivals of the season, added to the excitement.  And to this the unexpected visit from some inquisitive tiger sharks provided a thrilling taste to an unforgettable adventure.

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Spot the odd one out. Has anyone else seen a yellow silver drummer/ buffalo bream before?
Ningaloo's Epic Encounters: Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: Ningaloo surpassed even our wildest dreams on our May 9th escape! Divers and snorkelers alike were doing celebratory somersaults – and with good reason! This 5-night adventure was overflowing with epic encounters, captured perfectly in our highlight reel.

Amazing visibility and glassy-smooth waters greeted us, even on the outer reef. Sunsets painted the sky in fiery orange hues, while remote beach walks offered moments of tranquility. More magic unfolded underwater.

Schools of fish exploded with color – shimmering fusiliers, powerful trevally, mesmerizing buffalo bream, sweetlips, and snapper danced in a vibrant ballet. One of our favorite sites, Lost City, lived up to expectations, teeming with life. White-tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, and tawny nurse sharks patrolled the crystal-clear depths, while porcupine rays and leopard whiptail rays added a touch of wonder to the ocean floor.  Eagle rays and majestic manta rays soared by, leaving us speechless.

The excitement continued with lionfish, mesmerizing cuttlefish transforming before our eyes, playful batfish, schools of glassfish, and curious moray eels. Even an octopus joined the party, showcasing its impressive camouflage skills.

Special highlights included a rare northern wobbegong shark, a sight that left everyone awestruck, and a majestic manta ray performing a breathtaking barrel roll in the crystal-clear waters above a historic shipwreck.  This unforgettable encounter is sure to become a legend!

This Ningaloo escape is just a glimpse of the incredible underwater world waiting for YOU on your next Ningaloo Reef adventure.  Get ready for an experience that will leave you forever changed!

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Ningaloo Reef sets the stage for an unparalleled underwater journey. Dive into pristine waters to swim alongside manta rays amidst vibrant corals and fish. Sail Ningaloo offers exclusive access aboard a luxury sailing catamaran, ideal for small-group adventures in an aquatic paradise. Experience diving like never before, where nature’s greatest spectacles unfold beneath the waves. #ningalooreef #divingParadise #LuxuryYachtCharter #MarineAdventure
What’s better than a leopard shark? ….2 Leopard sharks dancing together in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Reef. Captured on tour by @cloe_marin1 on tour with @sail_ningaloo cruising and exploring the Ningaloo Reef @australiascoralcoast @australiantourism @_tourism_australia
Ningaloo's Unforgettable Adventure: Mantas & More

6th April 3 night tour - Visibility wasn't always crystal clear this trip but even the ocean has its off days, and it didn't stop us from having an epic adventure!  The excitement of encountering majestic manta rays performing their signature barrel rolls never gets old no matter how many times you see it!

Tranquil moments of glassy water provided stunning views of the vibrant coral reefs, all set against breathtaking orange sunsets.  We explored the turquoise depths through kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and diving, encountering a diverse array of marine life.

This Ningaloo escape is a testament to the resilience of adventure.  Even with some reduced visibility, the underwater world unveiled its wonders.

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Banded Snake Eels - While we were lucky to see this guy our and about in all his glory, banded snake eels are primarily nocturnal creatures. Come nightfall, they transform into sleek hunters, using their keen sense of smell to track down crustaceans and small fish.

Banded snake eels are ambush predators, spending most of their time hidden in sandy crevices or coral reefs. Their slender bodies allow them to squeeze into tight spaces, making them masters of disguise.

Banded snake eels often get mistaken for dangerous sea snakes because of their black and white banding, but that's just a clever trick!  Banded snake eels are not poisonous and completely harmless to humans.

In fact, their black and white bands are a classic example of Batesian mimicry. This means they  imitate the look of a venomous animal, in this case the yellow-lipped sea krait, to scare away predators.

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