Ningaloo whale shark swim on a sailing catamaran
Starting from 7.30am, you will be picked up from your accommodation in a private bus. Listen in or chill out during the drive down the coast as you are told all about your xperience before being taken out to the Windcheetah sailing catamaran, where you will be greeted by your friendly crew and fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits.
Moments later immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef in a sheltered lagoon. Here you will see an array of corals and colourful fish, sometimes even turtles and rays! Take this time to ask questions, get snorkelling tips, make sure your gear fits and practice getting on and off the boat before your Whale Shark swim. Your guides will always be in the water to steer you in the right direction, and to pay special attention to any modest swimmers.
Following your swim enjoy morning tea while the plane searches for Whale Sharks. The crew will organise you into small groups and as soon as a Whale Shark is spotted, swimming guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and get ready. Your group and your guide drop in the water to get up close and personal with the worlds biggest fish. Most of these sharks are between 4 and 12 metres long but have been know to grow as large as 18 metres! After spending as much time as possible with the Whale Sharks you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as you cruise around the reef.
Head back inside the lagoon where the water is turquoise blue and anchor up at a new special spot on the reef for another snorkel. Weather and time permitting try your hand at one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards or a Glass Bottom Kayak during the afternoon snorkel for a different view of the reef before the end of your trip.