An encounter with a humpback whale is a magical moment.     

A Humpback Whale Tour with Three Islands is a day you’ll cherish forever. From the first friendly welcome onboard to the last smile for the camera, we make sure you take plenty of enjoyable memories home with you.

Join 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive for an encounter to remember. From the 1st of August to the 31st 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.

Once a whale is located, and our experienced staff determine it is safe to do so, swimmers will be allowed to enter the water.

Humpback Whales are known to be quite curious creatures, so the interaction is all up to them! They may approach you for a closer look, or they may just pass by.

As we can all appreciate with Mother Nature, every day is different and every tour unique. Our Humpback Whale Interaction Tours will be conducted with safety as our first priority, for the whales and for you!

While we will do everything we can to ensure a Humpback Whale Interaction, we cannot guarantee that you will get to swim with these truly amazing mammals. Unfortunately no repeat tours or guarantees will be available.

Our Interaction Tours run daily, from 10am to 5pm, departing from the Exmouth Marina.

  • What we supply
    • Courtesy pick up and drop off from Exmouth accommodation and Naval base
    • All quality snorkel gear and wetsuits, for adults and children
    • Morning tea, delicious buffet lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments included
    • Free photo CD from your special day created by our experienced photographer
    • Exclusive spotter plane to locate the most interactive whales
  • All you need to bring.
    • Sunscreen, hat, towel, bathers, and a warm jacket for the afternoon.
    • If you are prone to motion sickness or unsure, seasickness medication is advisable.
    • Please also feel free to bring your own alcoholic drinks for after the in-water activities as we cruise back to the Marina.
  • The little things that make a difference.
    • Exclusive & intimate tour, with 10 'interactors' maximum, onboard 55ft ‘Drawcard’
    • Highly qualified, professional crew who are absolutely passionate
    • Exclusive spotter plane use
    • Extra in-water support if required e.g. buoyancy noodles, snorkel tuition
    • Shaded deck and cushioned seating, with in-water ladders
    • Free Photos from your day!


Adult: $325

Children: $295 (13 – 17 yrs)

Child: $165(12 and under)

*passenger only, no swim option

It is 3 Islands policy that children swimming with humpback whales must be 13 years and older. Children under the age of 13 are more than welcome to join the tour, but will not be allowed to enter the water.

  • Max of 10 ‘interact-ors’
  • Max 14 on board
  • Max 4 under 12yrs
  • Max 2 adult observers
    • All part of the magical three islands experience

    • 2015-tourism-finalistAccreditation

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