Swim with Whale Sharks here in Ningaloo

Our whale shark tours provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for individuals, couples and families. These are gentle and placid creatures, entirely comfortable with the presence of humans as they make their way along our coast. There really are no requirements to join our tours. If you can swim, you can swim with the whale sharks. There are no age restrictions whatsoever.

Our tours are not just about swimming among the whale sharks, we are committed to educating you about these amazing creatures and the other marine wildlife you encounter too. Depending on the time of year, you will also see manta rays, turtles, dolphins, and much, much more. All of our tours have a qualified marine biologist on board to inform you more about their habits and their movements, and to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly and knowledgeable dive instructors, meanwhile, will be on hand to make your day as comfortable and fun-filled as possible.

We run our whale shark tours from our Exmouth base from March to August and we do not rely on chance to guarantee you an amazing day. Our spotter planes ensure that we know exactly where the whale sharks will be, getting you to the action quickly and efficiently.

As whale sharks are wild animals living in nature, there is an outside chance that there may be no sightings on a particular day. This is rare during the season, but it can happen. In this event, we guarantee a seat on the next available tour or a repeat voucher that remains valid for at least two years.


  • Marine biologist onboard
  • Underwater scooters
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Barista Made Coffee
  • Morning & Afternoon Snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Complimentary bus transfer
  • Free Photos!


Whale Sharks:

March – Aug


All Year

Manta rays:

All Year

Humpback Whales:

May - Oct


All Year

Coral Spawn:

March - April


All Year

Experience Whale Sharks in Style

We understand that diving with whale sharks in Ningaloo is an experience you may have only once in your lifetime, so our goal is to provide the safest and most comfortable experience that money can buy. Our 20 meter ‘ALIIKAI’ is the largest purpose-built dive vessel on the reef and has been recently refitted to offer the very best in safety, equipment and luxury.

Once you arrive on board from your complimentary transfer from your accommodation you will enjoy freshly made barista coffee. As we make our way to the swim site you can relax in our luxurious lounge or enjoy the stunning views on deck.

Once you arrive at the whale shark site we guarantee you an action-packed day. As well as swimming with the whale sharks, you can explore the reef using our underwater scooters or try out our stand-up paddling (SUP) boards. In the late afternoon you will be taken back to your hotel or resort. All of these extra features, including a delicious gourmet lunch, are included in the price of the tour.

Ningaloo Whaleshark-n-Dive puts a premium on our customers’ safety. All of our equipment is new and of the very highest standard. Meanwhile, our safety dinghy is with swimmers at all times when they are in the water.

Our crew will fit you out with diving gear ready for your morning snorkel, after which we enjoy morning tea before making our way out to the Whale sharks, Manta rays and other amazing marine life.

A gourmet lunch is served along with Kailis Prawns, cool drinks, chilled water and cordial.

We cruise the inner reef to locate the perfect snorkelling spot to use our underwater scooters, Stand Up Paddleboards and enjoy afternoon tea inside the pristine Ningaloo Reef.

Our professional photographer is busy throughout the tour taking photos alongside the Whale sharks and at the snorkel spots, this is all included free of charge!

Contact us at your convenience for more information or to make a booking.


Swimming with whale sharks is an experience you will never forget. Our whale shark tours on the Ningaloo Reef, situated off the stunning coast of Western Australia, allow you to get close to these creatures in all their majesty and see them in their natural habitat through our pristine, crystal-clear waters.

When we say you get close to the whale sharks, we mean really close! Once you arrive at the reef on our luxurious dive boat ‘ALIIKAI’, you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel among the whale sharks and other breath-taking marine wildlife, sometimes getting within as close as 3 metres.


Life changing, once in a lifetime, awe inspiring, incredible. These are the words we hear every day from our guests. Swimming 3 metres from a whale shark is an experience that will never be forgotten. All snorkelling gear is provided and if you can swim, you can swim with us. And actually swimming with the whale sharks is only part of the experience… get ready for an amazing, action packed day.


We are excited to announce that this amazing new tour will be starting in August. An incredible opportunity to swim with these giants of the sea as they migrate through the Ningaloo Reef. Ningaloo Whale Shark N Dive is proud to have been chosen to take part in the trial of offering these tours and allowing you to swim with these majestic creatures. Register your interest now.

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