Humpback Whale Tour


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.

Swim with Humpback Whales

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.

From 1st August to mid-September, tour courtesy pickups commence at 9.15am from your Exmouth accommodation, returning at approximately 5.00 – 5.30pm. Departing and returning from the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp. From mid-September to the end of October, pick ups commence at 9.30am from Exmouth townsite, with the tour departing from the Exmouth Marina at 10.00am and returning 5.00 - 5.30pm to the Marina.

We start the day with a either a boat cruise through the lagoon to our morning snorkel site, or a cruise from the Exmouth Marina to the tip of the North West Cape where our Humpback Whale interactions take place. A long the way we’ll take in the sites that make Ningaloo unique; the Navy Pier, Mildura Wreck, Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Lighthouse Bay. We will also conduct an introductory reef snorkel along the way.

Once a group of whales are located, we will observe them for a while and if our experienced staff determine it is safe to do so, swimmers will be allowed to enter the water to try for an in water interaction. 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 there are no repeat tours, refunds or guarantees will be available.

All you need to bring are a towel, sunscreen, hat, bathers, camera etc. – the normal things you would take to the beach, and any other personal items you think you may need. If you are prone or can suffer from motion sickness, seasickness medication is advisable. If you have your own snorkelling equipment, you may also bring this along.

Our Interaction Tours run from 10am to 5pm, departing from Tantabiddi Boat Ramp (August) or the Exmouth Marina (from early-Sep to end of October).

Whats Included

The BIG things. Some might do one or the other but we are genuinely a bespoke tour, the best value outthere and the ONLY company that does ALL the inclusions. Please see here for full Terms and Conditions.

  • Courtesy transfer to and from the tour
  • A warm welcome on boarding the vessel
  • 14 swimming passengers maximum
  • In-water interaction groups of 7 people maximum
  • Morning snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Highly qualified skipper and crew
  • Snorkel gear and wetsuits for adults and children included. Prescription masks are also available

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  • Delicious buffet lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments. Dietary requirements can be catered for
  • FREE Photo CD of your day. Alternatively BYO USB or request a download link emailed to you.
  • Extra in-water support if required e.g. lifejacket, buoyancy vest, noodles, snorkel tuition
  • Exclusive use of Spotter Plane to find the most interactive Humpback Whales
  • Well maintained, 17 metre vessels with large spacious flat, shaded decks, cushioned seating, marlin board with in-water ladders
  • Complimentary glass of champagne or beer as we cruise back to the Marina


With the best no-sighting policy


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 there are no repeat tours or refunds available. We can however, offer a second trip at 50%.

*Conditions apply. Please contact us for full Terms and Conditions.

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Child(13yr - 17yr)$295
Family(2A & 2C)$1150
Observer Child (7yr - 12 yr)$125

*Minimum age of 13yrs to interact with Humpback Whales in water

What you need to bring

  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Towel and Bathers
  • Dry clothing & a warm jacket for the afternoon
  • If you are prone to motion sickness or unsure, seasickness medication is advisable.

Reasons to go

  • Exclusive & intimate tour, with 14 '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!