Ningaloo Discovery Whale Shark Tours
Join Ningaloo Discovery on an incredible adventure to swim with Whale Sharks, Hump Back Whales, Mantarays, Turtles and more. Our local and experienced crew boast a fun, exciting, and adventurous environment of the highest standard. Being owner-operated means we’re right there with you and truly care about our business. This shines through in everything we do and sets us above the rest.
We have over 30 years of maritime experience and 20 years in marine tourism under our belt in addition to hosting fully qualified, knowledgeable, professional, and passionate crew who all hold an up to date DPaW Whale Shark Interaction Guiding Certificate to ensure the utmost safety and enjoyment of all of our passengers sending them back time and time again.
Our vessels are prime whale shark expedition catamarans with all of the amenities you desire. Want something a little extra? We are the only Whale Shark vessel to supply a range of water toys on board available for your use including paddle boards and kayaks!
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
•Coach transport from Exmouth and return
•Delicious morning tea
•Healthy, yummy lunch
•A complimentary photography package
•Stand up paddle board
•Celebratory glass of champagne
•Whale shark swimmer certificate
*Please note there is a $50 upgrade fee on our Eco Tours for those who choose to take the plunge with either whale sharks or humpback whales
There are definitely a few options when you decide you’re ready to take the plunge and swim with the biggest fish in the ocean, but none quite like us!
Our Whale Shark License was awarded to us. That’s right, we didn’t buy the rights to provide you with this experience we earned it! Our license was the first to be released in years and after the hefty process of sifting through many applicants, the Department of Parks and Wildlife decided that due to our high standards, long running reputation in the Eco Tourism industry, our extensive knowledge, and passion for Whale Sharks and the marine environment, we deserved to operate these tours. Team that with a strong and vibrant crew who retain their position with Ningaloo Discovery season after season and it’s clear that this isn’t just our job, it’s our life. We want to share with you everything that makes us happy, excites us, and invite you to play in our very own aquatic backyard that we call home. Our Ningaloo Discovery family is fast growing, with most guests who join us returning year after year, because they trust us, it’s worth every minute!
Excited to kick start the season on the 20th of March 2016! Bring on the best season yet with Ningaloo Discovery operated by Charter 1!
2015 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Ecotourism Bronze 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Tour & Transport Operator Finalist Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation
Ningaloo Discovery is located at Ningaloo Caravan & Holiday Resort directly opposite the Exmouth Visitor Centre. Please call 0428 604 794
Cancellations must be made in writing (post or email) and received by Ningaloo Discovery before the time constraints detailed in our cancellations and conditions policy. To avoid any miscommunication requests for cancellations or amendments over the phone will not be accepted.
At least a 50% deposit of the total booking fee is required to secure your booking. Remaining balance must be paid at least 7 days prior to your departure date. Ningaloo Discovery reserves the right to release any seats that remain unpaid within 7 days of the tour date.
Date transfers (rescheduling) are permitted up to 7 days prior to the departure date; any changes made 7 days - 48 hours prior will incur a $25.00 re-booking fee.
No rescheduling is permitted within 48 hours of the departure date.
Cancellations made 7 days - 72 hours prior to the departure date will result in the loss of 25% of the total booking fee.
Cancellations made 48 - 72 hours prior to the departure date will result in the loss of 50% of the total booking fee.
Cancellations made within 48 hours prior to the departure date will not be refunded.
Refunds onto credit cards due to customer cancellations will incur a $25.00 processing fee.
Missed tours cannot be refunded or rescheduled. If we are picking you up from the airport and your flight is delayed longer than half an hour we cannot delay our tour and will need to leave the airport (pick up fees and tour costs are non refundable in this circumstance for this reason we recommend travel insurance).
Promotional discounts apply to full priced adult fares and not valid during Australian school holiday periods.
All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a swimming adult on all Ningaloo Discovery tours.
Activities and itineraries are at the discretion of the skipper on the day (decisions will be made with guests best interests in mind. Safety and guest enjoyment will always be our priority).
Cruise departures are subject to weather conditions. Tour departures are subject to minimum numbers.
*Please note that we reserve the right to transfer guests between our tour vessels. This will be rare however if circumstances mean that conducting the tour on one vessel will be more safe and enjoyable than the other then we will take the necessary steps to ensure our guests experience is as safe and as enjoyable as possible. If minimum numbers are not met on one tour you will be offered a free upgrade to the tour of higher value. If you are transferred onto our powerboat due to slightly implement weather we will refund any difference in price. We guarantee that we will always do our very best to ensure you the most amazing day out on the reef as possible.
Hours: From March 9.30am - 5.30pm daily
Ningaloo Visitor Centre
PO Box 21
2 Truscott Cresent
Exmouth WA 6707
Ph: (+61) 08 9949 3070
Opens 7 days a week
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
9.00am to 1.00pm
Christmas Day and Good Friday.