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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat

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    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 spacious powerboat, 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, 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!
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had an incredible day out on the investigator. The entire day was organised beautifully and the staff were so helpful . We would recommend anyone who comes to Exmouth to book a day swimming with the Whale sharks. We had four dives with the...More

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

    Hi Amanda, Thank you for your great review :) We are stoked you had a wonderful day out on the reef with us and enjoyed swimming alongside the biggest fish in the sea! Enjoy your photos from the day and we hope to see you...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our family had an incredible experience with the Ningaloo Discovery team, one we will cherish for a long time. Both my husband, two young daughters and myself were lucky enough to have three swims with a whale shark, and two beautiful snorkels during our adventure....More

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

    Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely review :) Sounds like you and your family had a great day out there and we are so glad you were able to experience the Ningaloo Reef and all its beauty! Enjoy your photos from the day...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This was one of the most awe inspiring experiences of my life and without Tim and the excellent and enthusiastic crew I would not have been able to swim with the whale shark. I am not a strong swimmer and was having a little difficulty...More

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    NingalooDiscovery, Front Office Manager at Ningaloo Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you and your husband had a great time out there swimming the magical creatures of the Ningaloo Reef. Enjoy your photos from the day and safe travels!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    What an amazing day on the Investigator. We got two swims in with the Whale Shark, an experience I will never forget. Whilst waiting for the Whale sharks we also got to see the breaching of two amazing Humpback Whales. The food was incredible and...More

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

    Hi Guys, We are so glad you had a great day! It sounds like the Ningaloo turned it on for you on your tour! We are also glad you liked the bubbles to top it all off! Thanks so much for the lovely review. Safe...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Super friendly and helpful staff made for an excellent day out on the water. We jumped off the boat for three snorkel spots - was excellent! Food was also brill and of course the bubbles at the end of the day! Super fun day, thanks...More

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

    Hi Krystal, Thanks so much for your lovely review :) We are so glad you enjoyed your days out the reef with us! Look forward to seeing you again to use your repeat voucher to swim with the whale sharks!

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    jow775
    August 21, 2019|
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    Response from Solitude1557 | Reviewed this property |
    Water temp 23-24 deg Celsius which is perfect. Operator also supplied lightweight cotton jump suits which were more for UV and stinger protection and not for warmth.
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    kinwai2014
    April 24, 2019|
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    Response from theimmortallego | Reviewed this property |
    When I did it, mid-April, you got a sting suit which is similar to a wetsuit and the thrill of chasing the shark keeps you warm. Until you get out. Then just get a towel.
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