Package the ultimate Ningaloo Reef activities all-in-one with this amazing Humpback Whale Safari week….
Now it is easy to combine the very best tours that the Ningaloo Reef has to offer to create our 7 Night Ningaloo Humpback Whale Safari Package.
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.
Ningaloo Humpback Day tours are available from the 1st August through to October.
|Saturday, 5 October 2019||10-Oct||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Monday, 14 October 2019||19-Oct||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||1 Cabin Available|
|Friday, 29 November 2019||4-Dec||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Thurs, 5th March||10-Mar||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Sun, 15th March||20-Mar||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Sat, 28th March||2-Apr||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Thurs, 9th April||14-Apr||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Fri, 24th April||29-Apr||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Sun, 3rd May||8-May||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL||Dedicated Diving|
|Wed, 13th May||18-May||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Tues, 26th May||31-May||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Tues, 2nd June||7-Jun||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Fri, 12th June||17-Jun||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Mon, 22nd June||27-Jun||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Tue, 14th July||19-Jul||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Fri, 24th July||29-Jul||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL||Dedicated Diving|
|Mon, 3rd August||8-Aug||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Thurs 13th August||18-Aug||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Wed, 19th August||24-Aug||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||FULL|
|Wed, 2nd September||7-Sep||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available||Dedicated Diving|
|Sat, 12th September||17-Sep||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Tue, 22nd September||27-Sep||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Sat, 10th October||15-Oct||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Tue, 20th October||25-Oct||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Sun, 29th November||4-Dec||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
|Wed, 9th December||14-Dec||5 Night Ningaloo Escape||Available|
Upgrade your deluxe double cabin onboard Shore Thing to a stateroom for an additional $650 pp
Ningaloo Reef Resort:
Add an additional night to your stay at the Ningaloo Reef Resort from $230 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. You will 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. 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 inner lagoon 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”, 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. Following our land excursion 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 guides will then select the best 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. Following a safety briefing, snorkel with one of these graceful rays where you can assist identifying the Manta Rays via photo identification. Before a 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. 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 Humpback Whales. Head to the open ocean to observe whales in their playground. When deemed safe, by the trained crew members, slide into the water in small groups to get an underwater viewpoint of these huge, awe-inspiring whales frolicking. A spotter plane is used to guide the vessels to the whales therefore maximizing the success rate. 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.
Catch the 11:30am Qantas flight back to Perth and beyond with special memories of your time on the Ningaloo Reef.
Return Airport Transfers
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