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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Luxury Sailing Catamaran

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    What to Expect
    Our air-conditioned bus will collect you straight from your doorstep where you’ll be greeted by our fantastic crew members and welcomed on your journey of a lifetime! Listen in or chill out during the drive down the coast as we’ll be telling you all about what you're about to experience.
    Get ready to board our luxury Whale Shark Sailing Catamaran, Windcheetah, meet the rest of your crew for the day and set off in comfort. We’ll take exceptional care of you, fit you for your fins, masks and wetsuits and ensure everybody is 100% at ease, feeling confident and excited! 
    Warm up by having a morning snorkel on Ningaloo Reef, one of the most beautiful reefs in the world and discover an abundance of coral, tropical fish, turtles and potentially even manta rays or dugongs. Our guides will be right there with you in the water to steer you in the right direction, and to pay special attention to any modest swimmers. Feel free to grab one of our floating noodles should you feel like the extra bit of flotation.
    While you're busy exploring the reef, the spotter plane has already departed and is searching for our first Whale Shark cruising nearby.
    When a Whale Shark has been spotted, it’s all systems go! The Skipper heads the boat towards the Whale Shark’s location. There’s a buzz in the air, the excitement and anticipation mounts amongst crew and passengers alike. You will then be split into two groups and prepare for your jump into the crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo…
    You and your guide drop in and get up close and personal to the worlds biggest fish, this is your chance to experience wonder and marvel at the sheer size, grace and elegance of the Whale Shark! Most of these sharks are between 4 and 12 metres long but have been know to grow as large as 18 metres!
    Our professional photographer is all the while capturing every moment and from the very best angle for you to take home.
    It’s likely that this won’t be your only shark, the pilot has been busy searching for another gentle giant to swim with, and on his call get ready to do it all again… and again!
    It’s hungry work, don’t we know it! We’ve already got lunch on the way as we sail back in to look for Manta Rays, Dugongs and even Humpback Whales (when in season). You’ll get yet another chance to pack more into your trip, ride the boom net, go snorkelling or make use of our Kayaks and Paddle Boards to surrender those last bits of energy you’ve got stored away to this wondrous aquatic playground.
    To celebrate, kick back and enjoy with a glass of sparkling and a seasonal fruit platter while we meander our way back to mainland. Wrap things up with a comfortable cruise right back to the front of your accommodation. You’ll walk away wondering how you didn’t do it all sooner!
    Still want to join our tour but don't want to swim with a Whale Shark? Join us as an Observer!
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    All reviews cargo net amazing experience whale shark swim beautiful animals once in a lifetime bucket list excellent photos capable hands positive energy special thanks thank you so much special mention food was great glass of champagne entire crew the staff were great fish
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Staff were lovely. We had Holly, Bridget, Tim, Rich and Re on the Windcheater. They all got so excited when we got the call for the whale shark sighting and their enthusiasm was contagious. Loved the day! I’m a fairly strong swimmer but my partner...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank GreenSlugs
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello! Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad you and your partner had a great day out on the Ningaloo swimming with whale sharks and you felt in safe hands with our crew. Safe travels and we hope you enjoy...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Actually swimming with the whale sharks is a day I will never forget. However, the crew of the Windcheater made the whole experience an effortless and thoroughly enjoyable experience which is not always easy with 5 and 8 year old boys. From the bus pickup...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Stewartsontour2019
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello! Wow, thank you so much for your amazing review :) We are soooo glad that you and your family had an amazing day out on the water with us. Good on your son for giving it everything and being a fully fledged mer-man by...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    A fantastic shout out to the staff who were extremely helpful. Especially Tim who helped me in the water. All the crew Holly, Jade, Jordy, Cam & Tim just awesome. Swam 3 times with the Whale shark & Manta Ray. Highly recommend Ningaloo Discovery

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Solotraveller1960
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello! Thank you so much for your great review, we are really happy that you enjoyed your time out on the water with us! Enjoy your photos from the day :)

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Freaking awsome, definatly experience of a lifetime but hopefully more than once, we saw so much wildlife, the catamaran was the perfect way to see them, it is an amazing part of our world. The tour.. staff were amazing, professional, the captain had the right...More

    Thank Darelyn B
    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Darelyn, Thank you for your awesome review :) Sounds like you had incredible day out there and we are so glad you enjoyed it! Safe travels and we hope to see you again-maybe next time to swim with a humpback whale :)

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Such a fantastic experience swimming with the whale sharks! Also got to see humpback whales, mandarays and turtles! The Catamaran was perfect for the weather. The staff were so amazing to Brigid,holly,tim,Jade and Troppy thank you all for an amazing day!

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    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely review :) Sounds like you saw a little bit of everything on your whale shark tour. Enjoy your photos from the day and safe travels :)

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    copnag67
    August 1, 2019|
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    Response from DeannaBanana3011 | Reviewed this property |
    Around March to July is the best time, but at the moment the humpback whales have migrated north and so are around. I think you can now do humpback whale swims
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    FrequentFlier636746
    July 2, 2019|
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    Response from FrequentFlier636746 |
    Thanks, on the website there are no dates for August, just not sure if they add them later or they stop operating at end of July.
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    debg944
    March 27, 2019|
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    Response from AlwaysHungree | Reviewed this property |
    We just went and they seem to cap at 20. It's perfect. You're all in the water together but split in groups of ten to comply with the laws.
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