Book one of the best Exmouth Whale Shark Tours on Investigator and swim with the whales sharks on Ningaloo Reef out of Exmouth. Join our boat and swim or snorkel with these amazing creatures. 

This boat is run by an award winning, eco certified operator licensed to conduct Whale Shark Swim Tours on  Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth Western Australia.

Duration:  8 hours approx

Depart:  07.45am

Return: 04.00pm

Exmouth Whale Shark Tours on Investigator - March, April, May, June and July!

Swimming with a whale shark is un unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience.  Furthermore, it is something on everyone's bucket list!

More about Whale Sharks

Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean, growing up to a possible 18 m long! Ningaloo Reef plays host to these amazing animals every year from March until August. This is the only place in the world where whale sharks congregate so predictably, in such large numbers.

Whale sharks are completely harmless to humans as they filter feed on plankton and other microscopic organisms. That's why on Ningaloo Reef, we are lucky to be able to enter the water with them on a daily basis and swim alongside as they cruise about the reef. As such, swimming with a whale shark in their natural environment is an extraordinary experience. It is thus never taken for granted and always with the utmost respect to the whale sharks themseleves. 

Investigator - The Boat

Investigator's is a large, custom fitted, shaded and spacious 56ft powerboat. She has been extensively refurbished to offer two huge areas of seating and viewing for guests. Direct access to and from the water is super easy. Moreover, her upper deck sits almost 5 m above the water and boasts 360 degree viewing. As such, this is perfect for spotting wildlife. Her lower deck is aslo protected from the elements should it get a bit windy. Finally, there is also a lounged area in the cockpit offering sheltered wildlife viewing options.  

Your small group of 10 will enter the waters of Ningaloo Reef and swim with a whale shark.  

Guests who book on as "observers" are welcome to participate in all itinerary activities except for entering the water with a whale shark.

The Itinerary

Starting from 7:45am, you will be picked up from your accommodation in our private bus. Thereafter, you can simply listen or chill out during the drive down the coast. We will be telling you about your upcoming experience.

After you board the Investigator, you will be greeted by our crew. Next, you will be fitted with masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. As such, we will take exceptional care to ensure everybody is 100% at ease, feeling confident and excited! 

- Moments later, the action begins. You will immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of Ningaloo Reef. We have a sheltered spot where you will see an array of corals and colourful fish. Sometimes we'll even see turtles and rays!

- Our guides will be right there with you at all times. This will include in the water. They are three to steer you in the right direction, and to pay special attention to any modest swimmers.  

Morning Tea 

- Enjoy morning tea as our plane gets searching for Whale Sharks. Our crew will organise you into small intimate groups As soon as a whale shark is spotted, swimming guests will be directed to put their snorkel gear on and get ready! You are about to swim with the biggest fish in the world! 

- Your group and guide drop into the water. This menans you will get up close and personal in the water with them. Remember, most of these whale sharks are between 4 to 12 metres in length. However, some have been known to grow up to18 metres!

- This may not be your only whale shark swim. This is because the pilot has been busy searching for another gentle giant to swim with. We are always on call, so get ready to do it all again… and again!

Lunch time!

- Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while we cruise the reef in search of other wildlife. In particular we look out for Manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, turtles and dugongs.   

- Now we head back inside the lagoon. This is where the water is turquoise blue and anchor up at a new special spot on the reef for another snorkel. Hopefully, the weather and time will allow you to try your hand at one of our stand up paddle boards. Or perhaps a glass bottom kayak is your thing. Even an afternoon snorkel is possihble.

Transfer back to your accommodation

- Relax with some refreshing afternoon tea and a glass of sparkling wine on our way back.  The crew will return you safe and sound to your accommodation. 

- The experience lives on as we will provide you with access to all the photos of the day taken by our professional photographer free of charge!

Exmouth Whale Shark Tours on Investigator Includes

  • Whale Shark Swim on a Powerboat will take you onboard Investigator, a purpose built charter vessel.
  • Complimentary bus transfers from your accommodation in Exmouth to the boat ramp and return. Flying in to Learmonth on the early flight? No problem, for an extra fee we can pick you up form the airport and take you directly to the boat. You could be swimming with a whale shark the same day!
  • Spotter aircraft 
  • Maximum of 10 swimmers in each group
  • Snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef
  • Quality snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, and fins of all sizes
  • Wetsuits of all sizes
  • Flotation aids and life jackets available on board if required
  • Marine specialists onboard 
  • Stand up paddle boards and kayaks for use in afternoon snorkel (weather and time permitting)
  • Yummy morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea provided, we can cater to dietary needs
  • Sunscreen, water, dry area for your belongings and shade on board
  • Celebratory glass of sparkling wine
  • Whale shark swimmer certificate which also allows you discounts on further tours!
  • All government fees and charges included in the price (2% transaction fee applies to credit card payments)
  • Complimentary professional photography package of the day. Thats right, ALL THE PHOTOS FOR FREE!

What should I bring?

  • Your excitement and positivity!
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for after snorkelling
  • Sea sickness medication if you feel like you may need it

For more information on the power boat and our Exmouth Whale Shark Tours on Investigator,  or any whale shark tours in Exmouth or Coral Bay, call 1300 799 758 now.



from $485 pp


April through July each year. Prices are subject to change without notice. 

1300 799 758


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