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.

Tour Itinerary

Your day starts at approximately 7.15am when the Three Islands' air conditioned courtesy bus picks you up from your Exmouth accommodation for the 36 kilometre journey to the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp departure point. During the drive to Tantabiddi, an informative and factual commentary on local points of interest is given, including the Cape Range National Park. The day's program is also outlined, helping to ensure you feel relaxed, informed and comfortable about the upcoming day's events.

From the boat ramp you are transferred to the 17 metre "Draw Card". Once on board, wetsuits and snorkel equipment are fitted, the crew are introduced and a vessel safety brief is given.

A short cruise through the lagoon and the marine adventure begins with an introductory snorkel on the beautiful inner Ningaloo Reef. Here we have the chance to see a turtles, sting rays, reef sharks, octopus, and a myriad of colourful fish amongst the coral. There are over 500 species of fish and 250 species of coral here on the World Heritage Listed, Ningaloo Reef!

If required, assistance and snorkel tuition can be provided by your tour guides. Floatation aids are also available. While you are in the water, we always have our safety tender close by too.

By the time your morning snorkel has finished, our dedicated spotter plane has gone up to locate our first whale shark for the day as we head out to the outer reef.

Our aim is to get you as much in-water time with the whale sharks as we can! The goal is for you to have multiple swims throughout the day with these beautiful gentle giants!

There will be 1 - 2 groups on the day, with a maximum of 10 per group plus your photographer and in-water guide. Each group will take turns swimming with the whale sharks allowing everyone a good view and good rest inbetween swims! 

Scrumptious morning tea, delicious buffet lunch and afternoon tea are supplied during the day with refreshments always available. 

Time permitting we’ll finish the day with another reef snorkel on Ningaloo before heading home with a celebratory beer or champagne to finish up a lovely day on the water.

You may also have the opportunity to swim with manta rays if spotted (from late May) and see humpback whales from the boat (from June).

We arrive back to your Exmouth accommodation between 4-4.30pm.

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
  • morning snorkel on the ningaloo reef
  • highly qualified skipper & crew
  • snorkel gear & wetsuits for adults & children prescription masks also available
  • dedicated spotter plane to locate the star attraction
  • morning tea, delicous buffet lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments. Dietary requirements can be catered for

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  • free photos of your day
  • safety tender always in attendance while you swim
  • extra in-water support if required e.G. Bouyancy aids, noodles, snorkel tuition, hand to hold
  • well maintained, 17 metre vessel, with large spacious decks, cushioned seating, marlin board & in-water ladders
  • 20 swimming passengers maximum. In-water groups of 10 at a time
  • a complimentary glass of champagne or beer for the cruise home
  • all dpaw fees & taxes included. No hidden costs
  • carbon neutral – we are partnered with carbon neutral and have planted over 5000 trees in wa since joining the program


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. $100 refund per person
3. Or a transferable, repeat voucher valid for 2 years

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

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Child(17yr and under)$315
Family(2A & 2C)$1380

What you need to bring

  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Towel and Bathers
  • Camera
  • Dry clothing & a warm jacket for the afternoon
  • If you are prone to motion sickness or unsure, seasickness medication is advisable.
  • If you prefer to use your own snorkelling equipment, feel free to bring your own gear.

Reasons to go

  • Maximum of 20 places per tour, and only 10 snorkelers at a time with any whale shark
  • Highly qualified, knowledgeable and passionate crew
  • Safety tender ALWAYS in attendance while you swim
  • Extra in-water support if required; buoyancy aids, snorkel tuition, even a hand to hold!
  • Spacious, shaded deck with cushioned seating, and marlin board with in-water ladders
  • Best No Sighting Policy including free repeat tour or partial refund*
  • A multi-award winning tour. WA Tourism finalists 10 years running with 9 medals
  • Exclusive whale shark spotter plane to locate and direct us to the star attraction