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Covid Cancellation Policy

One of the questions we get asked the most at the moment is; ‘What happens if my travel plans are effected by COVID lockdowns?’.

The answer is simple. Our standard refund policy is extremely flexible and under normal conditions cancellations can occur within 72 hours anyway.

COVID has proven it knows how to throw a spanner in the works though so if WA is locked down or travel restrictions are put in place within that 72 hour period we can offer a full credit for use at another time. Customer satisfaction and peace of mind starts well before the tour and we will work with you all the way to ensure your experience is memorable from start to finish.

Full details can be found here www.whalesharkdive.com/covidupdates

Looking for Things to Do in Exmouth? This Is the Ultimate List

25 October 2021

Exmouth is one of Western Australia’s secret, hidden gems. Surrounded by the warm, tropical waters of the Exmouth Gulf, it’s the gateway to the Indian Ocean and stunning Ningaloo Reef. This geographic wonder of stunning natural beauty has spectacular beaches and crystal clear turquoise water where thousands of whales and their calves migrate annually… including the iconic whale shark. 

The region is a 1 hour 50 min flight from Perth airport or, if you are feeling adventurous, it's a 13 hour drive north from the vibrant city of Perth. Whether by plane or car, the journey up the coastline is truly a magical journey. And, at the end, find the Ningaloo Reef with its stunning marine life, whale sharks, colourful corals and tropical fish.  

From its stunning beaches to its vibrant coastline, whale watching to scuba diving and everything in between, there is something for everyone. There are also the tidal rock pools at Jurabi Coastal Reserve where turtles nest when in season, and the new Ningaloo Aquarium and Discovery centre, which will keep the kids intrigued for hours, as they listen to fascinating stories of the Ningaloo.  

Whatever you decide to do, Exmouth has so many things to keep you smiling, and we’re here to make it a little bit easier for you by listing the best things to do while you’re there. So here it is: all of the best things to do in Exmouth. 

Things to do & see 


Swim with the whale sharks

Swim with the whale sharks

This is one of the best things to do in Exmouth. March to August is whale shark season, so if you find yourself in Exmouth throughout these months, book yourself an in-water adventure to swim with these amazing, gentle giants. This is a real bucket list item, especially considering Ningaloo is one of the only places on earth that whale sharks regularly appear.

There’s nothing quite like being in the water with these harmless sharks. And swimming with the whale sharks is heavily regulated by the Australian government - only 10 people can be in the water with the whale sharks at any given time. Which means you’ll get some truly incredible time with the largest fish in the world. 

If you want an out-of-this-world experience then this is on top of the ultimate things to do, make sure you book that Exmouth whale shark tour

Whale watching 

Whale watching 

From August to October you can watch hundreds of humpback whales migrating North with their calves. To have the best view of these magnificent mammals as they swim and frolic with their babies, you’ve got to get out there in their habitat. And the best way to do that is to jump on board a whale watch or snorkel experience. Here, you can get up close and personal, getting some amazing shots and even swimming with them. You can also cruise at sunset, so why not enjoy a glass or two of bubbles onboard?

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

If you want to experience the magic of heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park, you can snorkel and explore the beauty and underwater wonders of the reef. Ningaloo has an abundance of exotic fish and colourful corals and, if you are lucky, you may even get to snorkel with the sea turtles. And don’t worry if you’ve never snorkelled before - there are fantastic tour companies that will teach you, in one short lesson!

Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Whether you have lots of dives under your belt or a novice, you’ll find the waters of the North West Cape a mind blowing experience. The water and reefs are filled with exotic marine species, colourful corals and undersea formations. With so many different dive locations to explore, including the Muiron Islands, Navy Pier and Lighthouse Bay, no two dives will be the same.  Even if you’ve never dived before, why not enrol yourself in a PADI dive course, so you can make the most of Ningaloo Reef? 

Walk to the Vlamingh Lighthouse

Walk to the Vlamingh Lighthouse

 

Hit Scenic Lighthouse Drivew and venture up to the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse for breathtaking 360 degree views over the Exmouth Gulf and Indian Ocean. If you head up there at dawn or dusk, you’ll catch the sunrise over the Exmouth Gulf and the sunset over to the west over the Ningaloo Reef. 

Hike the gorges

Hike the gorges

If you prefer to be on land, you can hike in the Cape Range National Park which has stunning red, rocky gorges and amazing cliffs with mind blowing views. You’ll also get to see kangaroos hopping and frolicing around - and if you go at the right time of year you may be lucky and see some baby joeys poking their heads out of their mum’s pouch!

 Camp in nature

 Camp in nature

Camping in Exmouth is a great way to explore the region’s surf, reefs, walking trails, and other attractions - or just a great way to escape to nature, unplug and refresh yourself. There are a few campsites that have facilities that cater for all requirements and budgets.

Wine and dine

There are so many great restaurants and cafes in Exmouth - take your pick! Whether you want some local fresh seafood, something Italian inspired, modern Australian foods, or something a little bit fancier, there are mouthwatering dishes for everyone’s taste and budget.

From gourmet cafes to beach shacks, burger joints, restaurants, cocktail bars and microbreweries, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Why not spoil yourself and try the local culinary delights at a different place each day? After all, it’d be rude not to.

You can even stock up at Exmouth’s community markets, which are on every second Sunday during the season. In the morning you can start the day with a gourmet breakfast and grab a coffee whilst you check out the many arts and craft stalls. Make sure you purchase some of the amazing, local fresh produce, treat yourself to lunch, and taste some of the best seafood the region has to offer. There’s even live music and entertainment once a month in the middle of town, so let your hair down and enjoy what Exmouth locals have to offer.  

We know Exmouth

Here at Three Islands Whale Shark Dive, we’re passionate about everything this stunning region has to offer. Jump aboard one of our spectacular snorkel experiences to see the natural wonders of the Ningaloo, and swim with the largest fish in the world.