Whale Shark Snorkelling Ningaloo – Day trip

Do you want to meet the Whale Shark face to face? Then, Wildthentic gives you the opportunity. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Australia and enjoy a unique experience!

This adventure is like none other. At Ningaloo Reef you will get to experience swimming with the largest fish in the ocean. Therefore, expert tour guides will instruct you on how to interact with the majestic whale shark.

Nothing humbles a human more than being in the presence of Nature’s greatness. For this reason, this activity grants you the opportunity to be awed.

Before the whale shark snorkeling begins a team will fly out and search for the whale sharks overhead. This ensures that our team knows the whale shark whereabouts and can strategically boat travellers out without the possibility of disturbing the shark’s natural movements. Then the fun begins!

You will spend the day frolicking with the ocean’s biggest and cuddliest fish. Our expert team will brief you on the sharks’ behaviour and feeding patterns. You will also learn how to approach these animals in order to ensure optimal playing time!


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Befriend one of the ocean’s most fascinating and loveable creatures while swimming in a wonderland. Ningaloo sets the setting for a marvelous encounter with the largest fish in the world. Watching whale sharks approaching you as you prepare to touch and play with them is deeply moving.

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The advertised Price above is based on three persons booking the activity, however we can also run the tour for one person.

The Price for one person has variation depending on how many people. 1-2 Adults USD330 per person; 3-10 Adults USD320 per person, Child (6-11 years old) USD230 per person, for more information or to book this activity please contact us here.


Get a close encounter to the largest and gentlest marine mammal on the planet.

Starting time


Departure point

Pick up from your accommodation


Full day.  (approx. 8 hours)

Ending point

Returns to original departure point


1-2 Adults USD330 per person; 3-10 Adults USD320 per person,

Child (6-11 years old) USD230 per person.


1 Aug – 31 Oct 2018


  • 7:00 Meet at the local office.
  • Board the custom-designed stable vessel and head to UNESCO World Heritage site of Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.
  • Free snorkelling lesson in shallow lagoon before to meet the whale sharks.
  • Lecture on board from marine biologists about whale sharks as you follow the spotter plane looking for the whale sharks.
  • Buffet lunch on board and drinks and snacks throughout the day.
  • The adventure begins! The group split in 2 smaller groups and get in the water for a close encounter with the largest marine mammal on Earth.
  • Once everyone had a magical experience with the shark, you move on to explore more of the Ningaloo Reef. All the while filmed by a professional videographer.
  • Time for a celebrating drink, to reward your efforts and adrenaline times (a beer or glass of sparkling wine).
  • Back on shore your trip ends. Don’t forget to collect your free video at the office.


  • Group size: Min 2 – Max 10 (20 pax on the boat but only 10 at a time in the water)
  • Age restrictions: Minimum age: 6 years old
  • Difficulty: Average. You must be reasonably fit and comfortable swimming to join this activity. The size of the whale shark (about 40-metre length) can be quite impressionable but totally safe to swim around as they move so slowly.
  • Inclusions: Snorkeling gear (Masks, Snorkels, Fins and stinger suits and wetsuits provided for all guests), marine biologist on board, spotter plane, snorkeling lesson in Ningaloo Reef, buffet lunch, snacks hot and soft drinks, free video from professional, celebrating drink, fully customized boat to ensure the best experience, highly qualified crew, marine park fees, whale shark swim guaranteed, donation to shark research, free return transfer from your hotel.
  • Exclusions: travel insurance, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this experience.
  • Local operator information: Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
  • Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


  • Swimming suit
  • Sunscreen
  • anti-motion sickness tablet
  • A set of dry clothes for post activity
  • Camera and spare batteries (we provide dry bags for cameras), (waterproof camera if you have or dry bag)

UNESCO World Heritage site of Ningaloo Reef Marine Park

Well-known for its great population of whale sharks (300 to 500) from March to August, Ningaloo Reef, in Western Australia, is a protected marine park listed as UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011 which covers over 260-kilometre length.

Beside its warm crystalline waters and colorful reefs, Ningaloo is also home to charismatic species such as the dugong (sea cow), manta ray, whales and dolphins but also loggerhead, Green, Hawkesbill and Leatherback turtle.

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