Exmouth Whale Shark Tour

Exmouth Whale Shark Tour
Whale sharks have a wide menu to pick from as the biggest fish in the ocean, reaching lengths of 40 feet or more. Fortunately for most water creatures—and us!—plankton is their favorite food. They use their gigantic gaping mouths to scoop up these microscopic plants and animals, as well as any little fish that happen to be around, while swimming close to the water's surface.


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Sunset Cruise Tour
Sunset Sail
Exclusive day fishing Charter
Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Sailing Catamaran
Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales Eco Tours
GAMEX Annual Fishing Competition
Whale Shark Snorkelling Adventure Tour (APR-JUL)
Private Luxury Tour, Exploring the Reef at Your Own Pace
Island Adventures (6 Days)
Outer Reef or Muiron Island Dive and Snorkel Tour
Swimming with Whale Sharks – March to August
Day Trip Fishing
Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat
90 min NorCape Explorer
Whaleshark Swim + Free SCUBA Dive
60 min Birds Eye View Ningaloo
30 min Gulf Classic
PADI Dive Courses
Full Day Outer Reef/Islands Snorkel Tour
Sunset Whale Sail
Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim & Eco Tour on a Sailing Catamaran (Shoulder Season)
Ningaloo Reef Double Dive Tour
Your Boat for a Day
Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim on a Sailing Catamaran
Kitesurfing Safari
Skippered Bare Boat Hire
Humpback Whale Watching Cruise (Day Trip)
Humpback Whales Interaction
Overnight Island Fishing Fishing Adventure (3-6days)
Sunset Humpback Whale Watching Cruise Gift Card


Exmouth Whale Shark Tour (When do the Whales get to Exmouth)

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Whale sharks prefer warm waters and can be found in all tropical oceans. Every spring, they are known to migrate to the continental shelf off Australia’s central west coast. The Ningaloo Reef’s coral spawning provides a bountiful supply of plankton for the whale shark. Whale sharks are placid fish that will sometimes take swimmers for a ride despite their size. Despite the fact that they are officially categorized as a vulnerable species, they are still hunted in parts of Asia, such as the Philippines.

Exmouth Whale Shark Tour Season

Swimming beside the world’s largest fish is one of the greatest bucket-list activities. Exmouth is one of the few places in the world where sightings of whale sharks are nearly certain during the season. The majority of tours depart from Exmouth, with pickups from nearby camper parks and hotels.

The greatest time to scuba dive with whale sharks in Australia is during the Australian autumn months, which run from March to June each year. Swimming with whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed if you visit the area. The world’s largest fringing reef is Ningaloo Reef.

Exmouth Whale Shark Tour March & April

March and April are hotter, like a tropical beach holiday without the humidity. Two very special events during these times are the coral spawning that swims out on the Ningaloo reef and baby turtles that come out of their nest on the beaches along the Cape and make a crazy run for the relative safety of the waters of the inner Ningaloo Reef.

Whale Shark tours from Exmouth
The whale shark holds many records for size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate.

Exmouth Whale Shark Tour May & June

At the end of May and June, two and three of the three big whales join the whale sharks of the Ningaloo Reef. And the first of the humpbacks begin to pass by on their way to their calving grounds off the Kimberley. A whale shark tour between late May and August is often about whale shark and manta ray swimming, watching the stunning surface displays of the humpbacks and then surrounded by whale songs while you also snorkel the Ningaloo Reef!

That said, many inhabitants of the city, apart from the fact that they are busy, see that July is the best month to live and tour on the Ningaloo, with beautiful weather, great sea life and the Big Three Whales that are commonly observed during whale shark tours.

Exmouth Whale Shark Tour August, September to October

August weather usually stays nice. Until the whale sharks leave, it is often possible to swim with humpback whales, whale sharks, and manta rays during your visit to Exmouth. September and October offer warmer weather, perfect for escaping winter in the south. Humpback whale swimming and viewing tours continue.

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Whale shark mouths can contain over 300 rows of tiny teeth and 20 filter pads which it uses to filter feed.