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Ningaloo Experience
Hyden
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6 reviews
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“Wow wow wow...”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

This crew cared- they were really passionate about what they could show us and how to look after it. We took 2 kids and they accommodated that no worries, nothing was too much trouble. The numbers were great (only 12 of us) and it will be the highlight of our visit to coral bay.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne
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83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous Coral Bay”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

As a few of us wanted a personalised tour - this group was exactly right for us. The crew were extremely helplful and it was well worth money. We got to snorkel with all sorts of fish plus reef sharks and a mana ray. We felt safe and well looked after by the staff - all rew members had a great knowledge of the area and what we could expect. Would go again.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful personal experience, small group tour”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

With a maximum of 12 guests only, this tour is ideal for people like me who are not keen on tours with lots of people waiting turns like a production line. The crew were very helpful at all times. I went with a group of friends, one of them said it had been worth the money after the first 5 minutes in the water. The crew made sure were got up close to a manta ray, humpbacks, not to mention the turtles, reef sharks and fish over the coral reef. Highly recommend this small group tour.

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
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“Ningaloo Experience - Outer Reef Experience”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

As a group of 4 families, with children aged 8 - 15, we were after a personal touch with our trip to Coral Bay. After much research and speaking to all the operators in Coral Bay, we chose Ningaloo Experience, based on their group size ( max 12 ), their efficient communications, and previous positive TA reviews.

They exceeded all our expectations. Pedro, Fran, Julia and Kate were fantastic and were able to not only run an enjoyable tour but add interesting local and marine facts as we encountered Manta rays, turtles and humpback whales breaching within 100 metres of the boat, as well as countless varieties of fish.
We enjoyed it so much we chartered the boat again two days later for a combined snorkelling and fishing trip. The seas were more choppy than the first but we were able to tailor our itinerary to suit, something that may not be as easily done with a larger group. Despite this, due to Pedro's knowledge of the area over decades, we had another fantastic day with catches of snapper, mackeral and squid, enough to feed all of us for a couple of days. Excess catches were released.

We did the trips on the 8th and 10th of July 2013.
We will have no hesitation in joining the tour again on our next trip to Coral Bay.
As the tour name suggests, it is an experience, and one that we all thoroughly enjoyed.

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Excellent, must-do while in Coral Bay”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

What an experience! We did the Outer Reef Experience tour. It was amazing, we got to snorkel with a manta ray, reef sharks, turtle and heaps and heaps of fish. The skipper and crew provided a lot of information and were extremely knowledgeable, they also showed an honest awareness and care for the natural environment. The small group made it an even better experience, there was plenty of room for us to laze around on the boat as Pedro moved us from location to location. Definitely consider this when you book the tour. When there is only 12 people it is easy to get a good look at the fish etc in the water. I find it hard to imagine having 20 people snorkel around a manta ray or having to wait on board until it was your 'groups' turn to get in the water. The guys took a lot of care to talk about safety as well and made sure we were all comfortable in the water. My only tip would be to take some snacks on board. They provided morning tea but we were out on the boat until about 2pm (which is great) but by the end my husband and I were quite hungry. Some of the other passengers thought of bringing extra snacks but unfortunately we didn't.
Excellent tour, excellent crew, amazing reef! Do it, you'll love it!

Visited December 2012
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