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Whale shark season in Exmouth.
Exmouth is known as the epicenter for Whale Shark tourism in Australia. This town is located on the doorstep of world famous Ningaloo Reef which is world famous for swimming with whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales. Therefore, it’s a great destination to visit and any traveler would fall in love with the wonders of nature Ningaloo Reef has to offer.
The drive from Perth to Exmouth takes fifteen hours. The Whale Shark season starts at the beginning of March till the end of July. Therefore the best times to schedule your trip to Exmouth is between March and October. April to July are the best months for snorkeling with whale sharks The whale sharks viewed at Ningaloo Reef are generally four to twelve in length. They cruise the world’s oceans in search of concentrations of plankton to feed on and the Ningaloo Reef is one of the places where you can view them in large numbers
It is not only swimming with the whale sharks, but there are many other ways you can experience these wonderful creatures. You can spend the day swimming with the whale sharks, manta rays and tropical fish on Ningaloo Reef and thereafter enjoy a sunset sail, seafood dinner and then sleep by the sounds of the ocean on a luxury Catamaran. You can also go on an Ocean and Soul Safari which is a six day guided yoga retreat. You also have the option of looking at the whale sharks from above if you go on a microlight over the reef.
Whale Shark Tours
Confident swimmers can enjoy a day tour of snorkeling this Whale Sharks. These tours depart daily during the season from both Exmouth and Coral Bay. The tours are full day tours. The tours begin with a snorkel on the coral gardens of the Ningaloo Reef Lagoon. This tour offers the chance to see some extraordinary marine wildlife. Spotter planes head up to locate the whale sharks along the outer edge of Ningaloo Reef.
You will be provided with a guide who will make you aware on how to safely and successfully swim with a Whale Shark. A guide will be in the water with you at all times and only ten people can snorkel with a whale shark at any given time. The length of your swim depends on regulations, behaviour of the whale shark, numbers of whale sharks in the area and also fitness of your swim group. When there are multiple whale sharks you can do multiple swims with multiple whale sharks. The journey back to shore gives you the chance to spot humpback whales, manta rays, dugongs, spinner dolphins and also if you wish you can do a quick snorkel over another gorgeous coral garden.
All Whale Shark tour companies provide tour packages which are priced between $40 to $1300 depending on the type and number of swimmers. These Tour Packages include transfers from your accommodation, buffet lunches, refreshments, and all snorkeling gear. Wetsuits, prescription masks are available on request and should be mentioned at time of booking.
No sighting policy
All whale shark tour companies follow a no sighting policy which means that if no whale sharks are sighted on your tour, you can go out on the next available day for free, or book in a future date. All whale shark tour companies will have either an underwater photographer or videographer onboard, Plan your trip ahead and experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. You are sure to end up with an ocean-full of memories of your best holiday ever