Ten Places In Western Australia Where You Can See Whale Sharks

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Experience marine nature

The Major reefs in the Ningaloo area have many renowned whale shark tour operators. The Average cost for a person to Swim with Whale sharks in Western Australia is around AUD $ 380 to $ 400 per Adult person. The average duration for a Whale sighting tour is 2 to 3 hours.

Some of the top Whale shark tour operators from where you can get a cruise are:

Places in WA to spot Whale Sharks

Ningaloo Reef

Whale shark season in Ningaloo Reef starts in April and last until July. The time frame can slightly vary each year. Whale sharks can come in late March and stay until August, so it is better to contact the tour operator of your choice to check what is the situation.

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a very small village where it’s a leisurely 5-minute ride in Coral Bay from the three Whale shark tour offices to the vessel.


There about seven whale shark tour operators in Exmouth. Exmouth is 40 kilometers from the reef.

Margaret River

With a 6-month season, from June to early December, Your Margaret River Region is one of the best places to whale watch in Australia.


Whale watching cruises in Geographe Bay between the months of March to July. Experience Humpback whales just wanting to play in the protected waters around Busselton in beautiful Geographe Bay.

Bremer Canyon

Visit Bremer Canyon, the only place in Australia where you can observe large pods of Orcas, on a guided tour from Albany.


The tour operator Mandurah Cruises we will take you to explore the vast, calm, inland waterways and the Indian Ocean in and around beautiful Mandurah and the world-renowned Peel-Harvey Estuary, where whales & dolphins can be sighted.


Blue Whale Watching Expeditions are available from Fremantle. These tours range from 5 to 7 hours.


Humpback heaven in Kalbarri, otherworldly wilderness featuring stunning coastal lookouts, breathtaking river gorges, and, when we visited in late August, more than its fair share of humpback whales.


Denham is the gateway for exploring the beautiful and fascinating Shark Bay World Heritage Area.  Watching Whales, windsurfing and swimming are popular experiences available from Denham and there are numerous boat ramps. 

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