Ningaloo Ecology Cruises is a family-owned and operated multi-award winning business offering daily glass bottom boat trips throughout the heart of the Ningaloo Reef.
Spectacular marine fish, turtles, sting rays, corals and more – all come to life through our exciting Ningaloo Reef tours!
Our friendly and passionate tour guide, Alek, will share with you the wonders of Exmouth and the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef. Alek is a finalist in the FACET Golden Guide Award, making him one of WA’s top tour guides. An outgoing person who loves surfing, diving and everything about the Ningaloo Reef, he will make your trip enjoyable and informative. Complete with our great customer service, you can be rest assured that you’re going to have an unforgettable Ningaloo Reef tour experience!
Here at Ningaloo Ecology Cruises, we operate a glass-bottom boat that allows you to see the beauty of Exmouth and Ningaloo. Through our large glass panels, you can clearly see for yourself spectacular marine life that are only inches below your toes. We offer a Coral Viewing Fantasy Tour, and a Coral Viewing, Snorkelling and Coastal Explorer Tour.
Coral Viewing Fantasy
This eco-tour discovers the fire coral gardens, green sea turtle habitats, plenty of bommies, and a kaleidoscope of colourful fish. Easy going tour with full commentary from a passionate reef-nut for those who do not want to get wet.
Coral Viewing, Snorkelling and Coastal Explorer Tour
Encompassing a snorkelling stop on the Ningaloo Reef, this tour takes in all that is seen on the Coral Viewing Fantasy tour, plus allows us time to cruise to deeper waters to investigate 1000+ year old corals and larger fish habitat.
Customers on the bus will also have an opportunity to see the Mildura Shipwreck, and take on the breathtaking “birds-eye” views of the Ningaloo Reef from the historical Lighthouse Lookout.
Free coach pick up is available from Exmouth, or you can meet the tour directly at Tantabiddi Boat Ramp.
Humpback Whale Watching Tour
Ningaloo Reef is fortunate to host the majestic humpback whales along their west coast migration route. Every year from June until October these magnificent creatures are seen frolicking in the waters around Exmouth. And we are lucky to follow along with them!
Join us for Sunset Humpback whale watching in the Exmouth Gulf and the unique top end of the North West Cape peninsula (including the historical Navy Pier!) exploring the recovering habitats of Bundegi Reef or the Northwest Reef. Setting us apart from the competition is an opportunity to not only see the Humpback Whales, but also to have a unique perspective into the world they live in through our vessel’s large glass panels. Use of a HYDROPHONE allows a rare experience – hearing the whale songs through our speaker system (if any are singing during your tour).
Our 2.5 hour afternoon/sunset tour departs daily from mid-August to mid-October. Your experience is enriched by an interactive commentary from a captain with many years of experience. Free courtesy bus pickup from Exmouth, and light refreshments on-board will ensure that your Whale Watching tour will be an enjoyable experience.
Half Day Ningaloo Reef Snorkelling Bonanza Tour
Designed with the avid snorkeler in mind, this tour maximizes your time in the water whilst exploring the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef at 2 fantastic snorkeling sites.
Enjoy a sleep in and still spend 3 hours on the water on this afternoon glass bottom boat escapade and enjoy light refreshments served on-board!
With over 20 years’ experience guiding on Ningaloo we know every nook and cranny of the numerous sites we visit, and will be sure to teach you all about our “backyard”.
Home-cooked Foods Served On-Board – Yes, cooked in our home commercial kitchen, made with love by the owners. A range of delicious foods served for afternoon tea including mouth watering Anzac slice and of course, Exmouth’s famous “Mrs. Mac’s Orange Cake”.
Free coach pick up is available from Exmouth, or you can meet the boat directly at Tantabiddi Boat Ramp.