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Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim & Reef Snorkel from Exmouth

Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim & Reef Snorkel from Exmouth

From US$ 317.63 per person

Take on the experience of a lifetime on a full-day tour where you will join Humpback whales in the water for a swim and snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Swim with Humpback Whales on a full-day tour from Exmouth
  • Enjoy snorkelling in the beautiful waters of Ningaloo Reef
  • Spend more time with the whales with a dedicated spotter plane
Full description
Join a full-day tour from Exmouth to swim with Humpback whales and snorkel along the world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Your day begins with an early pick-up from your accommodation in Exmouth. After meeting your crew, climb aboard the stable boat and motor out for a morning snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef. The spotter plane will start the search for the best pod of whales. The dedicated plane remains in the air for up to four hours, maximising your chance to swim with resting Humpback whales. If the perfect whale is encountered, or a whale shark is spotted, then it'll be time to get into the water with your experienced guide.  This is an in-water experience that will give you the thrill of being close to such a large Mammal with surface views closer than you can imagine, with luck you may even see the whale under the surface. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with refreshments available throughout the day. You might even spot dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, orcas, turtles, and more.  Your day will finish off with as much snorkelling on the reef as time will allow. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or beer on the journey back to the marina. You will be returned to your Exmouth accommodation around 5 pm. 
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Transport in air-conditioned minivan
  • Experienced crew
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuits
  • Buffet lunch & refreshments
  • Tea, coffee & water
  • Complimentary beer or champagne
  • Video & photos (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

2 Payne Street, Exmouth, Western Australia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks

Know before you go

  • Minimum age of 13 years to swim with the humpback whale
  • You must be a comfortable, good snorkeller to participate, as this is an activity that requires good snorkel skills & involves serious distances to swim
  • A snorkel test will be conducted to ensure that swimmers meet minimum requirements as determined by the crew
  • Non-swimmer guests may opt, when group swim numbers allow, to upgrade to swim with the whale or whale shark
  • All videos and photos of your experience can be purchased for AUD $20 on the day
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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Great experience. The crew went out of their way to ensure everyone had the opportunity to swim in the water with the Humpback whales multiple times . Awesome!!

August 10, 2021

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