Whale Shark Tour March to July for 2017 season!! Book now to secure you spot!!
Coral Bay is one of the only places in the world where you can actually swim and snorkel with the whale sharks - the world’s biggest fish. It certainly is an experience of a lifetime and the main seasonal attraction for guests from all over the world. We’ll take you on a journey that you will never forget.
Whale shark season in Coral Bay is usually from late March to July following the mass spawning of coral in the Ningaloo Marine Park. These massive filter feeders can grow up to 18m long, but very little is known about the biology of these creatures, so research is ongoing.
The spacious vessel, Kai Aura, with its roomy downstairs and upstairs, luxurious interior, 360 degree visibility from the wheelhouse, on board shower and 24 inch flat screen TV with DVD player - to just mention a few features - will make your trip most comfortable.
The tour is approx. 8 to 10 hours. Your day begins with a magnificent reef snorkel where you may encounter turtles, reef sharks, dugongs, rays, hundreds of fish species and coral. After this first snorkel we then head out into the open ocean in search of our whale sharks.
Your tour is fully catered - morning tea, buffet lunch (variety of meats, gourmet salads, fresh local bread and condiments) fresh fruit, coffee, tea & cordial are on the menu. All snorkel equipment including wetsults is provided. Our videographer takes pictures and video footage available for purchase after the tour for an additional $60 - a fantasic memento of your special day.
As we are relying on Mother Nature, we are unable to guarantee that you will see a whale shark on your tour. However we do guarantee that our greatest efforts will be made to ensure you have a wonderful day.
We have a spotter plane searching for whale sharks to increase sightings. If you do not see a whale shark on your first tour we will offer you a free repeat on our next available tour (this offer does not apply to observers, is non transferable and is open for two years after your first trip. Government fees apply for non-sighting repeat tour tickets booked in a new calendar year). Alternatively you can join us on our ultimate Marine Ecotour for free.
Please keep in mind that this is an open ocean snorkeling adventure of a lifetime, so confidence in the water will increase your enjoyment on the tour.
(Minimum age to swim with whale sharks is six years.)
Whale Shark Tour: License K. Bailye HQ69375WSC
*This tour is considered an advanced snorkeling tour.
**Children (under 6 yrs, not swimming) are free of charge.
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