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Swim with Whale Sharks in Exmouth, on the Ningaloo Reef

Our Whale Shark Interaction Tour is from Mid-March – Early August

Swimming with a whale shark is the experience of a lifetime - a unique and amazing wildlife interaction that will live with you forever. Join the award winning team at Three Islands Whale Shark Dive as we take you on a snorkeling experience like no other.

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Swim with Humpbacks

On our humpback whale interaction tour, in exmouth on the ningaloo reef

Early August - Late October

From the 1st of August to the end of October, we will be operating Humpback Interaction Tours on the stunning Ningaloo Reef.

Ningaloo Reef sees one of the largest populations of migrating Humpback Whales in the world. These majestic creatures cruise past the West Australian coast each year, providing the perfect opportunity for us to observe them, and if the conditions are right, snorkel alongside for an out-of-this-world experience.

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An Adventure to Remember for a Lifetime

At 3 Islands our goal is to provide the highest levels of customer service and to give you the most opportunity we can to swim with whale sharks. After all, that is why you are here.

Mick Husband
Managing Director

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With Our Award Winning Tour

  • Wallace & Goldsmith Families

    We expected & hoped for whale sharks but the manta rays, humpback whales and delicious salads were something extra. The team at 3 Islands are to be congratulated for their professionalism & friendliness.

  • Leesa and Rod, AUS

    Fantastic, easily the best service from staff we have experienced in WA – Well done guys. Thanks.

  • Paul, USA

    We had a great day on board and thoroughly enjoyed our day. It’s the little things that count. Like the information on the local area that was given in the bus on the way out. The staff were great and happy to help out which was appreciated by us 60+ veterans.

  • Tracey

    Just wanted to say thank you for the most brilliant day. The crew were without exception, enthusiastic, well informed, helpful, professional and absolutely respectful of the aquatic environment and the amazing, beautiful whale sharks we were so lucky to engage with. We would recommend Three Islands in a heartbeat. Absolute 10 / 10 experience from start to finish!

  • Sean and Amy, UK

    What a great day, Thanks very much. We thought you must write your own TripAdvisor reviews. Not anymore!

  • Penni

    Thank you for all the encouragement. I arrived as a spectator but then got into the wetsuit and had the most fabulous day. A great big thank you to all the wonderful staff.

  • Hubbard Family

    Thanks for a once in a lifetime experience. One that we all will never forget, we all enjoyed it. The kids were made to feel welcome and the crew went out of their way and looked after them in and out of the water.

  • Peter and Wendy, UK

    It was the most awesome experience, the staff were fantastic, especially Georgia, they made us feel so safe and we had so much fun as well. The catering was awesome and to swim with the whale sharks is a once in a lifetime experience, highly recommend to everyone.

  • The Van Heemst Family

    Thank you for a truley wonderful 'once in a lifetime' experience. The boat and crew were professional and personable and made the whole day a fantastic adventure.

Whale Shark Interaction Tour

An award winning snorkelling experience

The dedicated Three Islands guiding staff are absolutely passionate about their work and love to share their intimate knowledge of whale sharks and the marine environment with guests. Guests are safe in the hands of our experienced crew, who have many years of marine experience and operate the vessel with precision to ensure your safety.

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Key Features

The BIG things. Some might do one or the other but we are genuinely a bespoke tour, the best value out there and the ONLY company that does ALL the inclusions.

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  • Dedicated spotter plane to locate whale sharks and other marine life. Our own plane lets us work away from the crowds, set our own timetable and spend more time searching for sharks for you to swim with!
  • Experienced and highly regarded operators. Our crew are highly qualified and are some of the most experienced on the reef.
  • Passionate and dedicated guides with marine science backgrounds.
  • Safety tender always in attendance while you swim.
  • Industry leading 'No Sighting Policy'. Our No Sighting options are customer focused and give the greatest flexibility of any on offer.
  • Free Photo Package of your day from our professional photographer.
  • We are a multi award winning tour. We have been WA Tourism Finalists for 10 years running, with 9 medals in the bag. Be rest assured you are joining a first class experience.
  • Ranked number one on Tripadvisor for over 10+ years out of the last 12 for tours in Exmouth.
Child(17 & under)$295
Family(2A & 2C)$1300


With the best no-sighting policy


On the rare occasion we do have a no sighting, our policy gives you the 3 following options;

1. Free repeat tour on the next available day*
2. Or a $100 refund per person*
3. Or a transferable, repeat voucher valid for 2 years*

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    We are beyond thrilled to still be seeing whale sharks here on the Ningaloo Reef!

    Techincally outside of their normal season, from March to July, there have been lots of Whale Shark sightings over the last few weeks! 

    Our Ningaloo Eco Tour, is a full day snorkel tour on the stunning reef which aims for whale shark and manta ray swimming if the plane locates one. 

    Our Ningaloo Eco Tour is available until mid-October 2020. With only a few weeks left, this could be your last chance to swim with the biggest fish in the sea for 2020! 

    Our tours are all inclusive; transfers, meals & refreshments, snorkelling equipment, photos and as always, our first class crew. 

    At $295 for a snorkelling adult, you won't find a tour cheaper than ours with all our added inclusions, it is great value for money!

    For more information on our Ningaloo Eco Tour, feel free to contact the friendly office staff on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 08 9949 1994.

    Warm and sunny regards, 

    From the 3 Islands Team

Swimming with a whale shark on the Ningaloo Reef is an amazing experience. One of the most unique snorkeling experiences is a whale shark snorkeling tour on Ningaloo Reef with Three Islands Whale Shark Dive. For some tour participants swimming alongside a whale shark is a life changing experience. While swimming with a whale shark during the tour, guests can swim 3 metres from the side of the whale shark and 4 metres from the tail. All snorkeling gear is supplied on the whale shark tour. It is a good idea to have some snorkeling experience but if guests cannot snorkel, staff will give snorkeling lessons. Snorkeling is easy and very relaxing, just breathe through the snorkel. While snorkeling on Ningaloo Reef amazingly colourful tropical fish can be seen swimming amongst the corals. There are many different varieties of fish and corals to see while snorkeling. Three Islands Whale Shark Dive always start the whale shark adventure with a guided snorkeling tour on Ningaloo Reef. The participants can try out their snorkeling gear while snorkeling on the reef. When snorkeling alongside a whale shark it is easy to see the whale shark because it swims just below the surface.

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