Three Islands Whale Shark Dive
Join Exmouth’s only multi-award winning whale shark tour – proud Silver and Bronze medal winners on 6 occasions in the WA Tourism Awards.
From the moment guests are welcomed aboard Three Islands Whale Shark Dive’s 17 metre vessel for a day of adventure with the whale sharks and marine life of Ningaloo Reef, they can feel the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Specialising in whale shark snorkel tours, Three Islands operate the tours between March and July out of Exmouth on the stunning Ningaloo Reef. Few snorkelling experiences compare with the thrill of swimming alongside the biggest fish in the ocean.
From courtesy pick-up to drop off your tour includes everything;
•Qualified, friendly guides with many years of experience in Marine Tourism
•Quality snorkel gear and wetsuits for adults and children. Prescription masks available.
• Morning tea, delicious buffet lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments. Salads prepared fresh daily. Dietary requirements catered for.
• FREE Photo CD from the day - valued at $50! (1 CD per booking group)
• Extra in-water support if required e.g. life jacket, buoyancy vest, noodles, snorkel tuition
• Exclusive use of Spotter Plane to find whale sharks
• Safety boat ALWAYS in attendance while you swim
• A reef snorkel to start the day and finish if time permits
•No sighting policy – 3 options including free repeat tour on the next available day or a partial refund!
Although the tour focus is on whale sharks, an amazing variety of seasonal marine life such as manta rays, turtles, dolphins, whales and even dugongs may be sighted during the cruise.
This family owned and operated company is staffed by passionate and professional team members who are dedicated to ensuring this unique marine wildlife encounter on Ningaloo Reef is extremely enjoyable and totally memorable from beginning to end.
Three Islands offers a high quality whale shark eco-adventure tour. Few experiences compare with the thrill of swimming alongside the biggest fish in the ocean. Though intimidating to most on first gaze, their majestic presence soon mesmerises everyone who shares this experience.
Join us on a typical whale shark adventure with Three Islands...
Your day starts with the journey to the west side of North West Cape. From the beach you are transferred to Draw Card where you are warmly greeted and assisted on board by our skipper and the two guiding staff. Once on board, the crew are introduced, you will be fitted with snorkel equipment and, before the boat leaves its moorings, a vessel safety briefing is given.
A short cruise through the lagoon and the marine adventure begins with an introductory snorkel on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo reef. If required, assistance and snorkel tuition can be provided by your guides. A site briefing including safety procedures and reef etiquette is delivered.
Once back on board the star attraction becomes the focal point. Over morning tea, a whale shark interaction briefing is given by your guide who explains the code of conduct. All aspects of what is about to happen is covered. At the conclusion of the brief the vessel fires into life and you can feel the anticipation build as we head to the outer reef waiting for the spotter plane to notify us that a whale shark has been found. The crew mixes with and chats to everyone, answering any questions you might have. Then, the radio crackles and the adventure is about to begin. The deck begins to buzz and you try and remember points of the briefing while maintaining your composure. A mix of sheer excitement with a hint of apprehension is visible on even the most experienced swimmers faces.
"What am I about to do? I'm jumping in the ocean with the worlds biggest fish!?
As the boat is lined up, what awaits our first group of swimmers?
Faces down, you see it emerging from the distance with its massive mouth wide open, as it gets closer and swims past apprehension becomes amazement and the excitement builds as guests swim along with their own big spotty fish.
The adrenalin builds while waiting to be picked up, ready to do it again and again. Our experienced photographer is always there capturing moments that will long be remembered. Once the whale shark interactions are over, we head back to the inner reef to conclude the day with another reef snorkel on Ningaloo.
What do our guests take away? An experience of a lifetime! Satisfaction in the knowledge they have supported eco-tourism, and witnessed something as awe inspiring as the whale shark in its own environment in a sustainable manner. We also guarantee a good nights sleep after the tour. A day in the warm waters of Ningaloo swimming with the whale sharks and other marine life will leave the fittest guest slightly tuckered out!
We believe there's no other experience like it!
We are looking forward to an exciting whale shark season in 2016! Tours commence Monday 14th of March!
2013 Silver Medal Western Australian Tourism Awards
2012 Silver Medal Western Australian Tourism Awards
2011 Silver Medal Western Australian Tourism Awards
2010 Bronze Medal Western Australian Tourism Awards
2009 Silver Medal Western Australian Tourism Awards
2008 Finalists in the Western Australian Tourism Awards.
2007 Silver medal winners Western Australian Tourism Awards.
Our booking office/internet cafe is located in the Driftwood Centre, Shop One, 1 Kennedy St, Exmouth WA 6707. We are a few shops done from local restaurant 5 Kennedy St. Please phone 99491994 or Freecall1800 138 501
Cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to tour will receive full refund of monies paid*. Cancellations made within 48 hours to 24 hours from tour incur 50% charge of the total tour fee. Cancellations made 24 hours or less from tour including no shows or cancellations on the day incur 100% charge of the total tour fee.
A date transfer can be made up to 48 hours of the tour subject to availability.
A full refund will be given for tours cancelled due to bad weather minimum number policy or mechanical breakdown. *Please see our full Terms and Conditions. Please note passengers joining the tour as snorkelers must be able to swim unassisted.
Hours: Office hours are 9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. 9.00am to 12.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Ningaloo Visitor Centre
PO Box 149
Exmouth WA 6707
Ph: (+61) 08 9949 3070
Opens 7 days a week
9:00am to 5:00pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Australia Day, Labor Day and Good Friday.