- Exmouth has one of the most developed Whale Shark
in the WORLD!
- The NINGALOO REEF is the only place in Australia you
can swim with WHALESHARKS!
- Whale Sharks are in Exmouth from April to July.
Shark Eco Tours
Ningaloo Blue Dive offers the BEST Whale Shark tours
available on the Ningaloo Reef! We pride ourselves on
delivering a fun yet educational and professional tour
which is suitable for all ages! Our highly qualified team
of friendly staff are extremely passionate about the Whale
Sharks. They make EVERY effort to ensure your Whale Shark
Eco Tour with Ningaloo Blue is truly unique and an experience
you will never forget!
Why choose Ningaloo Blue
Ningaloo Blue Dive strives to offer more than any other
company in Exmouth by holding our tours at an exceptionally
high standard while supporting sustainable tourism.
- Safety Zodiac
- Transfers to and from your accommodation
- Government fees and charges
- Two snorkels on the Ningaloo Reef
- Snorkeling gear provided or BYO
- Delicious food all day. Includes morning tea, Buffet
lunch (vegetarians catered for daily), fruit platter and refreshments
- No show policy, if you dont see a Whale Shark go
again for FREE!
- Videograpgher on board; take a memoir home of your
special day! (additional cost)
- Complimentary Gift pack - includes Certificate stating
the day and date you swam with your first WhaleShark
& Whale Shark figurine.
Child RRP: $245
Observer RRP: $265
Frequently Asked Questions
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frequently asked questions about whale sharks.
About Whale Sharks
- Whalesharks are the largest fish in the ocean. A
fully grown Whale Shark can reach up to 18m in length.
Whale Sharks encountered on the Ningaloo Reef are most
commonly between 4-12m long. A male Whale Shark is sexually
mature at about 8.5m in length.
- Whale Sharks can weigh up to 15 tonnes and have mouths
over a metre wide. Yet they survive by filtering zooplankton
such as copepods and krill through thousands of tiny
teeth arranged in 300 rows located in their gills. These
are known as gill rakers.
- Whale Sharks are found in warm temperate seas between
the latitudes 30 degrees north and 35 degrees south.
The seasonal aggregation of Whale Sharks in the Ningaloo
Marine Park is linked with an increase in the productivity
of the ocean around the time of the mass coral spawning
in March/April each year. Ningaloo Reef is one of the
few places in the world where Whale Sharks appear regularly
- Very little is known about the breeding cycle and
mating habits of Whale Sharks. Whale Sharks however
do have internal fertilization and produce live young.
Males can be distinguished by the presence of two claspers
near the pelvic fin. These are absent on female sharks.
- Whale Sharks are fish and obtain their oxygen by filtering
sea water through their gills. They do not need to come
to the surface to breathe. It is believed that they
come to the surface to feed but their feeding habits
and normal behaviour remain a mystery. At the first
sign of danger Whale Sharks will dive for the bottom.
They have been known to dive to depths of 700m.
- Whale Sharks have 5 gill slits, 2 dorsal fins, an
anal fin, a very wide mouth, small eyes and a spiracle,
which is a round hole behind the eyes.. Whale Sharks
are closely related to bottom-dwelling sharks such as
the Wobbegong Shark, there scientific name is Rhincondon
- The skin on the back of the Whale Shark is about
7cm thick. It provides the Whale Shark with protection
and it will always bank towards the swimmers when threatened
to protect its relatively soft under belly. The pattern
of lines and spots seen on a Whale Shark helps them
to blend into their oceanic surroundings. These unique
patterns can be used to identify individual sharks.
Enjoy your swim of a lifetime with the Ningaloo Whale
Whale Shark Distribution