SWIMMING WITH HUMPBACKS

Swimming with a humpback whale  is an amazing experience as these beautiful creatures are graceful, intelligent, and at times, incredibly engaging. Each encounter is privilege.

Ningaloo Whalesharkndive is one of Exmouth’s premier tour operators with a long and successful history of fulfilling people’s dreams of swimming with the whalesharks, turtles, fish and all the other fantastic wildlife found here on the Ningaloo reef and we are extremely excited to be part of the first swimming with the humpback trials on our coast.

Our experienced and passionate crew aboard the 65ft Aliikai offer the perfect platform for this incredible adventure.

For many years we have been captivated by the thousands of humpback whales that pass by Ningaloo, with their size, beauty, and antics enthralling people from all around the world. There aren’t words to describe the humbling feeling and the connection you experience when you are beside a creature as impressive as a humpback whale.

We now have the opportunity to be a part of their world and swim quietly along with them to experience a small part of their journey.

 

TRIAL

This unique trial starts the first of August and will end late October, this coincides with the ending of the Whaleshark season in late July. There maybe the opportunity in the early part of the season to swim with both humpback whales and whale sharks on the same day if conditions are favourable and the animals are willing to join in.

PRICES

$369 – adult swimmer over 13 years

$195 – for observer

INCLUDE IN THE TOUR

  • Complimentary bus transfers from and to your accommodation
  • Experienced, passionate guides who are all qualified dive professionals
  • Qualified Marine Biologist on board
  • Professional Photographer on-board – Professional photos of your day included free of charge
  • Restaurant-catered meals for morning tea, gourmet lunch (including local Kailis prawns) – Special diets can be catered for, please notify us before!
  • Barista-made morning Coffee, tea, soft drinks and chilled filtered water
  • All new dive equipment (incl. corrective lens masks), noodles and life vests if required
  • Humpback spotter planes
  • In-water radio communication with spotter plane
  • Hot fresh water showers after in-water activities
  • Up-to-date scientific research and interpretive material provided
  • Gift bag on return
  • All government fees are included

THE HUMPBACK ADVENTURE

Every year over 30,000 humpback whales pass our Ningaloo reef at different stages of their migratory journey and we now have the opportunity to enter their world and swim quietly alongside them to experience a small part of their journey.

Our aim is to use our spotter plane to find a humpback or a pod of humpback whales that are resting as these slow moving whales are more likely to be interested in interacting with our swimmers and providing that breath taking experience you will never forget.

There will be only 7 swimmers in the water at any one time along with our guide and photographer to capture this truly amazing event. There may be the opportunity in the early part of the season to swim with both humpback whales and whale sharks on the same day if conditions are favourable and the animals are willing to join in.

YOUR DAY

Our day will start with you being picked up and delivered to our beautiful boat Aliikai. Once on-board we start with a barista made coffee, a briefing, and then head out to the reef for our morning snorkel.

People wanting to swim with the humpbacks will need to be able to demonstrate a reasonable ability to swim and be over the age of 13. Anyone just wanting to join for the day as an observer or snorkel in only the morning and afternoon snorkels doesn’t have to have the same level of ability as a humpback whale swimmer.

After our morning snorkel the plane will search for a resting pod and we will make our way out to spend some time with these guys and see if they are interested in swimming with us. When the humpback swimming is finished for the day we serve a fresh buffet style lunch with all drinks provided. If time permits, we’ll move into one of our favourite snorkeling spots for another explore of the Ningaloo reef. We will have you back in Exmouth later in the afternoon.

This is a full day adventure and because we are engaging with animals none of it can or will be rushed. Our experienced skipper and crew will decide on which humpbacks look interested in swimming with us and move on to another pod if they look more suitable.

ALIIKAI

Our vessel Aliikai provides the perfect platform to maximise your experience. She is 65ft of luxury with an enormous extended fly bridge for viewing all of the wildlife action. She has also been purpose built as dive vessel to ensure easy access in and out of the water.

Your day is professionally catered for by a local restaurant ensuring a fabulous selection of gourmet foods to choose from plus drinks and nibbles.

Aliikai’s crew live the reef and are passionate about the ocean and the sea life.  They are ready to share this incredible experience with you and make it not only safe but exhilarating and unforgettable.

“Amazing Experience”

Humpback whale tour. Fantastic time, heaps of whales, knowledgeable and friendly
staff, good food, the sunset was spectacular. Highly recommended.

$349pp

ADULTS

$195pp

Observer / Snorkeller

Book an experience of a lifetime!