Exmouth and Coral Bay are both situated on the Ningaloo Reef, however, are on opposite ends of the reef. There is an approximate 1hr drive between Coral Bay and Exmouth.
Dive in Ningaloo Reef & Coral Bay with Whale Sharks
Our whale shark tours provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for individuals. These are gentle and placid creatures, entirely comfortable with the presence of humans as they make their way along the coast. If you can swim, you can swim with the whale sharks.
Spotter planes operated by tour operators ensure that you know exactly where the whale sharks will be, getting you to the action quickly and efficiently.
Why Ningaloo Reef?
The seasonal aggregation of Whale Sharks in the Ningaloo Marine Park is linked with an increase in the productivity of the ocean around the time of the mass coral spawning in March/April each year. Ningaloo Reef is one of the few places in the world where Whale Sharks appear regularly in numbers.
Ningaloo Reef is in Australia and it is one of the most unique places to visit in Australia. Each year tourists visit Ningaloo Reef in Australia to swim and snorkel with whale sharks and see the amazing variety of marine life. Ningaloo Reef is the only place in Australia where whale sharks are found in large numbers at predictable times and are easily accessible to snorkelers.
Best Times to Come
A whale shark tour between late May and August often involves whale shark and manta ray swimming, watching the stunning surface displays of the humpback whales and then being surrounded by whale song as you snorkel the Ningaloo Reef too.
When and Where Do Whale Shark Tours Operate?
Join a whale shark watching or snorkeling tour from Exmouth or Coral Bay and experience the ultimate Whale Shark diving experience. Every year, between mid-March and mid-July, these gentle giants of the ocean congregate in the Ningaloo Marine Park following the mass spawning of coral.