We’ll take you to the best places to snorkel and scuba dive, surrounding you with pristine corals and an abundance of marine life.
Our destination is the beautiful Sandy Point and Pelican Point Sanctuary. A perfect place to explore the shallow reef lagoons either by kayak or you can experience it by donning a mask, snorkel and fins – some of the best coral and reef fish you will see along the Ningaloo Reef.
For scuba divers, a 3 night tour visits a variety of dive sites rarely visited by other divers and reef sharks, turtles, groupers and sting rays are a common sight, along with all of the macro critters, such as nudibranchs, moray eels and octopus.
Manta Rays are commonly found feeding in shallow waters close to Coral Bay and we are often presented with the opportunity to snorkel alongside these majestic marine animals.
Enjoy walking along sparkling white beaches and viewing Turtles in their natural feeding grounds. Dugongs can also be seen on occasions grazing on seagrass beds and inquisitive dolphins can often be seen chasing fish throughout the clear water.
Between June and October, Humpback Whales are a common site on the outer reef as they make their way north on their annual migration and return south with their calves for the summer.
“My wife and I took a 3 day tour of the reef on Shore Thing, Sail Ningaloo. It was one of the most beautiful holidays we’ve ever had! The catamaran was so impressive – comfortable luxury. The snorkelling was simply fantastic – sharks, turtles, tropical fish galore, manta rays, cuttlefish to name just a few….The food on board was restaurant quality, and a VERY good restaurant at that! However, what held all these wonders together were the crew on board….I can’t recommend the whole operation more highly.
|Cabin Type||1st April 2021 - 31st December 2021|
|Stateroom King/Twin||$2,600 per person|
|Deluxe Double, Port side with shared facilities||$2,250 per person|
|Deluxe Double, Starboard side with shared facilities||$2,100 per person|
*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.
|Sunday, 5 December 2021||8-Dec||3 Night Snorkel & Dive Getaway||Available|
|Friday, 10 December 2021||13-Dec||3 Night Snorkel & Dive Getaway||Available|
|Wednesday, 15 December 2021||18-Dec||3 Night Snorkel & Dive Getaway||Available|
As the tour departs at 4pm, you can fly in to Learmonth in the afternoon (last flight arrives around 14:30 pm) and board the vessel straight from your airport transfer. You are also able to fly out the afternoon the tour returns on the last departing flights (Qantas 15:00 pm on weekdays or approximately 1300 on weekends).
Sail Ningaloo is pleased to offer airport transfers to/from Learmonth airport for all our departing tours (prices start from $90 per person – please mention when making a booking enquiry).
Once you arrive in Coral bay take the short transfer to board “Shore Thing” at the local marine facility for a 4pm departure. Enjoy a late afternoon snorkel or dive near “Five Fingers Reef” 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 “The Stag Forest”, a beautiful coral garden exhibiting stunning branching coral formations and home to numerous marine turtles. After morning tea set sail for our next snorkel location the “Sanctuary” where we see reef sharks and turtles cruising and large rays resting 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 and well deserved rest.
After breakfast enjoy a leisurely kayaking trip along the secluded coastline to Pelican Point, 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 favorites include “Syd’s Harbour” and “Goliath’s Den”. We seek out dugongs and dolphins as we travel to our evenings anchorage at Point Maud. From June – October there is a fantastic opportunity to observe Humpback Whales as they migrate along the Ningaloo coast.
Sailing to more snorkel sites to experience the best marine life based on the conditions. Ningaloo Reef and Coral Bay is home to a resident population of coastal Manta Rays that frequent the inner reef to mate, give birth and feed. Enjoy a presentation from your local guide on Manta Ray biology and behavior 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 with the option to catch the afternoon airport transfer to Learmonth airport, or relax in Coral Bay for a couple of extra nights and join a whale shark tour in season, or just chill out on the beach.
Airport Transfers between Learmonth Airport and Coral Bay are available to meet all scheduled Sail Ningaloo Tours at a cost of $90 per person each way via prior arrangement.