Deluxe Whale Swim Tour
4 HOURS OF SPOTTER PLANE
Full day tour on the Ningaloo reef from 7:15am-4pm.
We travel thru the Ningaloo area viewing numbers of whales cruising the reef.
With use of our Plane, we are directly guided in for the best swim opportunities. As we operate our own dedicated plane for up to 4 hours, we maximise the chance to swim with resting Humpback Whales.
Beginning with a morning snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef for ALL guests. Our spotter plane will start the search for the best pod of whales to watch and try to swim with, or an out of season whale shark.
If the perfect Whale is encountered, or a whale shark is spotted, we will begin our in water swims. Non-swimmer guests will be eligible (When group swim numbers allow), to upgrade to swim with the whale or whale shark for the additional difference in price structure. Other animals often spotted can include; dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, orcas, turtles, the list goes on!
Tour includes - Snorkelling equipment & wetsuits. A delicious Buffet Lunch, refreshments, tea, coffee, water & complimentary beer or champagne is also included.
All video & photos of your day are yours for Free! (Souvenir usb $19.95 extra).
We will finish the day off with as much snorkelling on the reef as time will allow. Complimentary pickup/ drop off service is available from all accommodation around Exmouth town.
For a succesful Humpback Whale Swim. A private dedicated Plane is the only way to have reasonable success with these elusive mammals. This is a dedicated Whale Swim Tour. (Don't get fooled with a promise of a Whale swim on a standard Eco Tour).
We also include an in-water interaction Guarantee... If you don't get to experience an in water interaction with a Whale, Whaleshark or Manta Ray, you get 50% off the ticket price of your next Whale swim tour.
Kids 13 up to 16 $399
Whale watchers can upgrade to a Whale / WhaleShark Swim by paying the difference.
We reserve the right to alter or cancel specific dives/tours/courses without notice due to weather, sea conditions, minimum numbers or other factors. We always recommend that you travel with flexibility in your itinerary and with travel insurance – please contact your local travel agent for details on the best travel insurance for your travel needs.
Proof of Age required for Seniors and Family/Child Rates.
ALL HUMPBACK WHALE ADVENTURES
Relax and enjoy the ride on our well-equipped stable boats, as we travel from Exmouth Marina or Tantabiddi to view Humpback Whales in their natural habitats. During their annual migration over 30,000 Humpback Whales visit Ningaloo every year to calf, mate and rest in the Gulf area during winter. With the largest migration of whales in Australia this congregation at Ningaloo offers the best humpback whale interactions in the world.
With vessels like “Jazz” 2, a west coaster with spacious back deck or the “Prime”, a stable catamaran with a walk around bow, you will have a full 360° view from all of our vessels. On all humpback whale swims you will have a Maximum group size of 7 swimmers with a guide & Videographer in the water. If a suitable resting Whale is found we will spend time gaining the animals trust, which may take 30 minutes. When we find a whaleshark we will have groups of 10 passengers with a swim guide & videographer, able to swim with these magnificent fish.
All Video & photos from yours for Free! (Souvenir usb $19.95 extra).. For whalewatching, we can manoeuvre to within 100m of the whales. If the whale chooses to swim over to us – we will shut down the engines and enjoy the close interaction from the vessel. On whale swim tours - If the whale is very subtle, the boat will move within 75M of the whale, where the first group will enter the water 75M from the whale, we will then swim slowly toward the whale trying carefully not to splash or scare it, to within 30M. Should the Whale approach us we are allowed to get as close as 15M to the Whale. Should the Whale attempt to get closer we will swim away to maintain at least 15M of distance. This is an in-water experience that will give you the thrill of being close to such a large Mammal with surface views closer than you can imagine, with luck you may even see the whale under the surface. Entering the water for the purpose of swimming with a Whale, Whaleshark or Manta Ray, is considered a swim by definition, Dept. of Parks & Wildlife fee’s will be charged to EDC. EDC & Crew will at all times try to offer a safe enjoyable experience, where possible, but cannot guarantee a wild animal will want to interact with us.
We may consider at anytime the activity may become unsafe, where we will immediately recall all persons out of the water. At no time will we attempt to enter the water if there is a calf present. A calf by definition is a whale up to 1/2 the length of its mother and dependent on its mother. Minimum age of 13 years to swim with the humpback whale, you must be a comfortable, good snorkeller to participate, as this is an activity that requires good snorkel skills & involves serious distances to swim. A snorkel test will be conducted to ensure that swimmers meet minimum requirements as determined by the crew. This activity can be dangerous, whales are very large, unpredictable Mammals that could become aggressive if they feel threatened. They could move very quickly, faster than any human can swim. By participating in this tour you accept that the risks of swimming with a wild animal could be hazardous resulting in injury.
Exmouth Diving Centre’s Exclusive
Humpback Whale In-Water Interaction Guarantee Policy !!!
Ok so what is this all about?
Simply we want you to have a good in-water interaction on the Ningaloo Reef.
So what we offer exclusively at Exmouth Diving Centre is our in-water interaction Guarantee.
This means if by chance you do not get an interaction with a Humpback Whale, Whale Shark or Manta Ray, you can come again on the next available tour for 50% OFF !!!!
Here are the basic conditions for our Guarantee’s:-
1. If we do not get to have an in-water interaction with a Humpback Whale, Whaleshark or Manta Ray as they cannot be found that day, we give you the swimmer a 50% OFF repeat on our next available Humpback Whale Swim tour. This is a confirmed seat at 50% Off the ticket price. If we cannot accommodate your travel plans, we will issue you with a 50% off discount voucher that is valid for 3 years to come back and try again.
* Only if there are available seats on a tour confirmed with more than 7 swimming passengers.
* Only one discounted tour for the person who was originally booked on the swim tour with E.D.C.
* Cannot be transferred to another customer who booked on a swim tour with E.D.C.
* Cannot be exchanged for a refund.
* Available for up to 3 years after your first tour and is Weather dependant.
* Issue of repeat due to the discretion of the skipper and boat crew on the day, Management has the final decision.
* If more than one person is offered a discounted seat from the same tour, the available seat is offered in order of who ever booked first.
* E.D.C. has the right to change allocation of seats, dates of tours, fee’s etc as required.
* when a repeat is issued, the Free Video & Photos will not be produced on that tour but will be produced on your Repeat Tour.