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Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia

Whale shark season is scheduled for 2023 in Exmouth, WA. We understand that you want to enjoy the warm Indian Ocean with us. Embark on an adventure of a lifetime with our Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark tour – where the crystal clear waters of Exmouth await! We are pleased to announce that whale shark tours will resume for the 2023 season in mid-February, following the relaxation of federal and state government restrictions. Despite ongoing restrictions, we are confident in our ability to conduct a safe and enjoyable Ningaloo tour that prioritizes information and fun. Our luxury whale shark vessel has a spacious deck that meets current government restrictions for social distancing, ensuring safe operations.

Take advantage of our early bird tour prices by booking now

Our team has gone above and beyond to ensure your safety and satisfaction! We’ve aced the WA Government Hospitality Hygiene Course Training and made modifications to our vessels and tours with your well-being in mind.

Due to changes in bookings, we recommend booking now for the new 2023 whale shark season to ensure availability. We’re thrilled you’re interested in swimming with whale sharks! Before you take the plunge, let’s chat about the safety of our tour for you and your loved ones. Yes, it is compliant with all government directives and guidelines.

As restrictions are lifted, we are taking careful steps to ensure the safety of our guests, community, and crew as we prepare to reopen the reef for everyone’s enjoyment.

The Heron Charters luxury vessel offers ample deck space for social distancing and prioritizes hygiene with crew members trained in the AHA Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course. The tours on the vessel provide an opportunity to be outdoors and on the great ocean for a significant portion of the day.

What modifications did Ningaloo Whale Shark n Dive make to resume their Exmouth whale shark tours?

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  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that come into contact with the public.
  • Implementing smaller group sizes according to regulations.
  • Hand-washing is encouraged regularly.
  • COVID-19 protocols in place.
  • Briefings are organized to ensure compliance with social distancing guidelines and to accommodate family units and social bubbles.
  • The tour utilizes designated cups for drinking, which are clearly marked and assigned to each individual.
  • Hand sanitizer, hand soap, and tissues are provided for convenience.

I have a booking for Exmouth in the upcoming months, but travel restrictions are preventing me from reaching the destination. Any recommendations for what actions to take? The government is gradually allowing more activities. We are proceeding cautiously. Consider rescheduling closer to the date. We offer 2-year validity vouchers for date changes, according to our terms and conditions.

Embark on an epic underwater adventure with Ningaloo Whale Shark n Dive – the ultimate 5-star rated, ECO-certified experience that’ll leave you with unforgettable memories of swimming alongside the majestic whale sharks. Additionally, guests may have the opportunity to encounter manta rays, dugongs, dolphins, Ningaloo reef fish, turtles, humpback whales, and diverse coral within the Ningaloo Reef near Exmouth, Western Australia.

Ningaloo Whale Shark n Dive Tours offers all necessary equipment for swimming with whale sharks, along with knowledgeable tour guides and a professional photography package at no additional cost. Dive into the adventure of a lifetime with Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim Tours, where you’ll make unforgettable memories of swimming alongside the gentle giants of the sea. The weather in the Exmouth region and Ningaloo waters has been favorable recently, and the forecast looks promising for June and July. We look forward to your visit as regional borders in WA are lifted and travel restrictions are eased. Greetings from the whole crew at Ningaloo Whale Shark Tours! Bob, Sharon, and the gang wish you a whale of a time and lots of good vibes for your health!

Book your whale shark swim for 2023 today and receive over $350 worth of complimentary extras included with each whale shark tour  in Exmouth. Experience a snorkeling excursion on the Ningaloo Reef during both the morning and afternoon. A marine biologist is offering educational talks on whale sharks and the Ningaloo Reef while on board. Stand-Up Paddle Boards Coffee made by a barista is offered on the airplane. A gift bag featuring items related to whale sharks will be given to guests free of charge. We offer a complimentary bus transfer service from your accommodation. Our professional underwater photographer offers free photos of your adventure. Gear is provided for free, including a wetsuit (size K-90+), mask, snorkel, and fins. Refreshments will be provided for individuals over the age of 18 after swimming at no additional cost. A safety tender will be provided for all swims to ensure follow-up measures. The establishment offers 5-star healthy meals and refreshments throughout the day, accommodating all dietary requirements upon request. We offer a guarantee for swimming with whale sharks.

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Whale Sharks: March – Aug

Turtles: All Year

Manta rays: All Year

Humpback Whales: May-Oct

Dolphins: All Year

Coral Spawn: March – April

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The 2023 whale shark season at Ningaloo Reef is scheduled to begin in mid-February. We recommend booking early to ensure availability, especially as there have been changes in bookings due to recent travel restrictions.

We have implemented several safety measures, including:

  • Rigors cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces
  • Smaller group sizes to comply with regulations
  • Regular hand-washing encouragement.
  • Use of designated cups for each individual and provision of hand sanitizer and tissues
If travel restrictions prevent you from reaching Exmouth, consider rescheduling closer to your planned date. We offer 2-year validity vouchers for date changes, in line with our terms and conditions.
Our tours offer a chance to swim with whale sharks and potentially encounter manta rays, dolphins, and other marine life. We provide all necessary equipment, a professional photography package, and educational talks by a marine biologist. Our luxury vessel is equipped for social distancing and hygiene, and we offer 5-star meals and refreshments, accommodating dietary requirements upon request.

When booking a whale shark swim, guests receive over $350 worth of complimentary extras, including:

  • Snorkelling excursions on Ningaloo Reef
  • Stand-up paddle boards and coffee
  • A gift bag with whale- and shark-related items
  • Complimentary bus transfer service
  • Free photos from our professional underwater photographer
  • Free gear rental (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Refreshments for individuals over 18 post-swim
  • A safety tender for all swims
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