Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef is the experience of a lifetime. Join a whale shark watching or snorkelling tour from Exmouth or Coral Bay and experience the ultimate wildlife encounter. Every year, between mid March and mid July, these gentle giants of the ocean congregate in the Ningaloo Marine Park following the mass spawning of coral. Harmless to humans, they are the world’s largest species of fish and can grow up to 18 metres in length.
The opportunity to swim with whale sharks in the Ningaloo Reef region attracts visitors from far and wide to Exmouth and Coral Bay. It’s one of very few regions in the world where they congregate regularly in coastal waters and are easily accessible for whale shark tours.
Check out the list of Coral Bay whale shark tours and Exmouth whale shark tours, or visit the Exmouth Visitor Centre website to find out more about whale shark watching tours on the Ningaloo Reef or to organise your swim with the whale sharks.
Swim with the Whale Sharks
Stephen Scourfield, Travel Editor of the West Australian newspaper, got out on the reef to swim with the whale sharks of Exmouth.