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Ningaloo Reef 5-Night Ningaloo Escape

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Day 1 - As the tour departs at 4pm, you can fly into Learmonth in the afternoon (last flight arrives around 12:05pm) and there is plenty of time to get to Coral Bay and have a look around before joining us on board. Should timing allow, enjoy a late afternoon snorkel or dive before enjoying a cool drink as the sunsets and the vessel sails to its overnight anchorage.

Day 2 - Following breakfast, enjoy a morning snorkel over beautiful coral gardens exhibiting stunning plate coral formations and home to numerous marine turtles. After morning tea set sail for our next snorkel location where we see reef sharks and rays getting cleaned. Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet buffet lunch before immersing yourself into Ningaloo’s clear waters or relaxing on the deck of Shore Thing.

Day 3 - Sailing north we navigate via Stanley Pool and explore the edge of the contrasting waters where the sand has been shaped by the waters movement to form distinct pools of deep blue water. We seek out dugongs, dolphins and whales (seasonal) as we travel to our snorkel/dive destinations. Sites along this section of the reef are only visited by Shore Thing and have been personally named by the crew.

Day 4 - After breakfast, step ashore and explore the ruins of the historic whaling station at Norwegian Bay, abandoned in the 1950’s. Learn about life in the whaling days on this remote stretch of coastline and have the opportunity the snorkel the “Finn Shipwreck”, an old whaling chaser. Visit more stunning snorkel/dive destinations. This afternoon step ashore at Point Cloates and enjoy watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean with a birds eye view from the top of the sand dunes, before returning to Shore Thing for the evening.

Day 5 - After breakfast enjoy a leisurely kayaking trip along the secluded coastline of Jane’s Bay. Follow this by more snorkel/dive sites such as “Cloates Corner” and "The Benan Shipwreck”. See 100's of colourful reef fish and a good chance to see reef sharks and turtles cruising by. We seek out wildlife as we travel to our evenings anchorage at Point Maud.

Day 6 - Ningaloo Reef and Coral Bay is home to a resident population of coastal Manta Rays that frequent the inner reef to mate, give birth and feed. Enjoy a presentation from your local guide then snorkel with one of these graceful rays where you can assist identifying the Manta Rays via photo identification. Before a sumptuous buffet lunch, enjoy one last snorkel or dive at “Asho’s Gap” which is a cleaning station for grey reef sharks. Watch as the sharks swim in to a large cabbage coral and hold themselves in the currents with their mouths open, whilst small cleaner fish dart in and out of their mouths and gills.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Coral Bay WA 6701, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick ups from Exmouth Hotels available as well at a cost


  • Learmonth Airport, Western Australia Australia
Departure Time
4:00 PM
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Freshly prepared gourmet meals & snacks Tea, coffee, fruit juices & soft drinks Linen and bath towels, beach towels Snorkelling Equipment Kayaking equipment Suncream Fishing equipment Scuba tanks and weights Sail Ningaloo Sample 3 day menu
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Airport Transfers between Learmonth Airport and Coral Bay are available to meet all scheduled Sail Ningaloo Tours at a cost of $90 per person each way via prior arrangement.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dive Hire Equipment (BCD & Regs)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers unless child is sharing with 2 Adults
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an absolutely terrific time on this trip!! We saw a beautiful variety of marine life, and had the entire reef/place to ourselves which was pretty special. The boat was very comfortable, clean, and well-equipped. I thought the food was fabulous (I failed to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank chelley_jellybelly
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most incredible experience aboard the Shore Thing on our 5 night dedicated diving live aboard and highly recommend this trip to all! We could not have asked for a better start to our Australian Adventure to celebrate a couple of milestone anniversaries....More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank GreedyMoo
Reviewed 28 July 2019

From the moment we were picked up from our accommodation in Exmouth to the time we were delivered to the airport in good time to catch our plane, we couldn't have asked for better treatment. From the extremely comfortable cabin to the most delicious food...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank Gsfl13
Reviewed 20 July 2019

Fabulous staff, food and snorkelling. We had a whole lot of fun, saw amazing marine life and made new friends. The best way to see the diversity of the reef.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank jennyGeelong
Reviewed 8 July 2019

Sail Ningaloo is the best way to experience Ningaloo Reef. I loved time aboard from start to finish.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Fleurbee2019
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