Swim with Whale Sharks - Australia

Every year from April to July, the world’s biggest fish congregate along the Ningaloo Reef. These are the whale sharks. The chance to snorkel with these gentle giants is the opportunity of a lifetime.

These massive but harmless filter feeders can grow up to 54 ft (18m) long. They cruise the world’s oceans in search of concentrations of plankton to feed on, and the Ningaloo Reef is one of the only places on the planet they appear regularly in large numbers. Very little is known about the biology of these creatures, so research is ongoing.

Day tours to snorkel with whale sharks depart daily during the season from both Exmouth and Coral Bay. This extraordinary experience is open to confident swimmers of all ages.


Tourism Western Australia, Swimming with a whale shark (Rhincodon typus), Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s Coral Coast: Tourism Western Australia

Accommodation

Sal Salis

With just nine luxury wilderness tents hidden amongst the dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis provides a unique place from which to explore Western Australia’s coral coast and one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets. The attraction lies in the...

El Questro

In the middle of almost 1 million acres of Wilderness Park and 60 miles (100km) from the nearest town, the luxury of El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia's rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top,...

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