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Coral Viewing & Snorkel Tour, Exmouth 2hrs
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Half Day Snorkel + Coral Viewing Exmouth
Whale Shark Adventure Swims Exmouth 2023 Season
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Lagoon Explorer | Full Day Kayak & Snorkel Tour
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30min Gulf Classic
Humpback Whale Swim & Watch Tour 2023
Whale Shark & Whale Watching Ningaloo Eco Tour August to October 2023
60 min Birds Eye View Ningaloo
Swimming with Whale Sharks on the Ningaloo - Exmouth WA - 1st March to 31st August - 2023
BOOKEASY 2023 Whale Shark/Humpback/Eco Sea Life Tour (AUG-SEPT)
20th APRIL 2023 Solar Eclipse with a Constellation of Whale sharks
Sunset Humpback Whale Watching Cruise - September to Late October
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Perth to Monkey Mia 4 Day
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Private Luxury Tour, Exploring the Reef at Your Own Pace
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Outer Reef or Muiron Island Dive and Snorkel Tour
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Your Boat for a Day
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Humpback Whale Watching Cruise (Day Trip)
Humpback Whales Interaction
Overnight Island Fishing Fishing Adventure (3-6days)
Sunset Humpback Whale Watching Cruise Gift Card
Planning your 2021 adventures? Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to swim with whale sharks at Coral Bay, Western Australia from June to October when you travel from Perth to Exmouth. Find out more about Perth to Exmouth Bus Tours Tour Exmouth to Perth, Read Below.
Perth to Exmouth Tours
The pickups start at 7.30 am at the YHA on Wellington Street and then continue around convenient locations in Northbridge and Highgate. The first stop is at Yanchep National Park for a close encounter with some koalas, in summer we have a go at sandboarding in Lancelin. After lunch it is off to our overnight accommodation at Cervantes (Dorms).
Then it’s off to the famous Nambung National Park to see the world famous Pinnacles at Sunset, the only time to see them, and there might even be a Full Moon.
We pass through historical Greenough, Greenough Wildlife Park, and the unique horizontal trees before arriving at the Hutt River Province, a small breakaway country and the second largest on this continent. Meet Prince Leonard and hear about his passion for his own country. The coastal gorges of Kalbarri National Park will take your breath away with their beauty, migrating whales may be seen from the cliff tops in season during your Perth to Exmouth tours May 2021.
We travel deep into Kalbarri National Park to the awesome Z-Bend gorge for some optional abseiling ($30) and a hike down into this 400 million-year-old landscape and get surrounded by sheer cliffs, enjoy a swim in a secluded pool if you like (in season). We also take a drive out to Nature’s Window. After lunch, we enter the Midwest Outback, land of few people and huge sheep stations. We drop into the strange Hamelin Pool Stromatolites before entering the World Heritage area of Shark Bay and the unique Shell beach.
You will arrive at Monkey Mia in time to meet the world-famous Bottle Nose Dolphins, enjoy a real close encounter and some free time before we head off to Eagle Bluff. From our clifftop spot we may see below us heaps of wildlife including sharks. Travelling ever northwards.
We stop on the Tropic of Capricorn before we arrive at Coral Bay. Here the beautiful Ningaloo Reef is just meters from the white sandy beach. Wear some snorkelling gear (optional $10) and swim over and thru the coral gardens and large amounts of brilliantly colored fish, soak up the sun and be a beach bum or jump on board one of the glass bottom boats for a trip out over the reef. Late this afternoon we make our way up onto the Northwest Cape and into Exmouth.
Today is yours to do as you want, or you can come on our FREE explorer tour out to Cape Range and Turquoise Bay with us if you like. It’s a FREE tour and a great way to see what’s around Exmouth. Overnight accommodation, Potshot Resort.
During your Perth to Exmouth tours May 2021 the overnight stop at the Old Convent at Northampton is where spooky things can happen. We will stop along the way regularly for anything we may see of interest also fuel, lunch, smoke, toilets etc.
Travelling down the highway further we arrive in Perth at our departure point at approximately lunch time.
What to Bring:
Insect repellent, Hat, Sunscreen, Toiletries, Walking shoes, Towel, Swim suit, Warm jumper, Camera, Torch, Small cabin bag (for day use items). Please keep luggage to a minimum.
Perth to Exmouth Backpacker Hostels
1. Perth (top 5 budget-friendly hostels)
Coolibah Lodge Backpackers
A vibrant, fun, and fully licensed hostel offering an affordable, comfortable, and clean stay in a friendly atmosphere. Free facilities include city maps, light breakfast, BBQ, tea/coffee, and 2 hours of free daily internet in the common area. Other amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, a licensed bar (+18 only), and a tour booking desk.
Contact: – +61 8 9328 9958
Website: – www.coolibahlodge.com.au
The Emperor’s Crown Hostel
A clean and modern hostel offering high-quality and affordable accommodation for backpackers. Its located 5 minutes from Perth CBD. The hostel has functional mixed-gender or female-only dorms with bunk beds. Some dorms feature en suite bathrooms. Amenities such as unlimited free Wi-Fi in the common area, air conditioning at night, and secure lockers are also available.
Contact: – +61 8 9227 1400
Website: – www.emperorscrown.com.au
Hay Street Traveller’s Inn
A standard and affordable hostel with a relaxing atmosphere. Offers single-sex dorms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Some private rooms have en suite showers and shared toilets. Popular amenities include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, an outdoor pool, a shared lounge with a TV, communal kitchens, and laundry.
Contact: – +61 8 9221 9880
Website: – www.haystravellersinn.com
A relaxed hostel with a colorful front courtyard, offering streamlined mixed-sex and female-only 4-, 6- and 8-bed dorms. All the rooms have free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and shares gender-segregated bathrooms. Besides, the hostel also offers a shared kitchen, TV lounge, a modern dining area, laundry, BBQ, and an outdoor seating
Contact: – +61 8 9328 9468
Website: – www.spinnershostel.com.au
Koalas Perth City Backpackers Hostel
Set amid cafes and eateries in East Perth, this hostel offers mixed-gender dorms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Popular amenities include free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, a TV lounge featuring Netflix, and a game room with a pool table. Amenities such as BBQ area, laundry facilities, parking, and air-conditioning are also available.
Contact: – +61 8 6507 3660
Website: – koalasperth.com
Eshcol Springs Backpackers
A basic backpacker hostel at a very reasonable price in a peaceful atmosphere where you can meet nice people. The hostel offers a communal kitchen, communal bathrooms, laundry facilities, pool table, and table tennis. Other facilities include air conditioning, internet, parking, and TV. Camping facilities are also available on request.
Contact: – +61 457 406 463
A smoke-free, family-friendly hostel that makes you feel at home. The hostel offers a shared kitchen, shared bathroom, a shared lounge area with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Other amenities besides these include a BBQ grill, air conditioning, laundry, and free usage of pushbikes for around town. The most popular feature at this hostel is their famous chill-out verandah.
Contact: – +61 8 9927 1332
Geraldton Backpackers on the Foreshore
A kid-friendly hostel offering rooms, including family rooms fitted with a shared bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Some rooms feature views of the sea, garden, or the city. The hostel has free Wi-Fi, and a shared kitchen at the property. Other amenities include two lounge areas with a flat-screen TV, pool table, free parking, and tea/coffee maker in all rooms.
Contact: – +61 8 9904 7342
Website: – www.geraldtonbackpackers.com.au
5. Bluff Point
Nightcap at Wintersun Hotel
Located at Bluff Point in Geraldton, the Nightcap at Winston offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning facilities. Other amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, iron, and an ironing board, and a TV. Besides, you also get access to two bars, an outdoor pool, a licensed restaurant, and an outdoor beer garden.
Contact: – +61 8 9923 1211
Kalbarri Backpackers YHA
Located in a friendly atmosphere, the hostel offers spacious dorms, comfortable twin/doubles or family rooms with free Wi-Fi. All rooms have shared bathrooms or you can also upgrade to a private en suite accommodation. Alongside, you get amenities such as 2 communal kitchens, laundry, BBQ area, an outdoor pool, and bike/water sport rentals.
Contact: – +61 8 9937 1430
Website: – kalbarribackpackers.com
7. Coral Bay
Ningaloo Coral Bay Backpackers
A budget hostel with unfussy private rooms and shared dorms sleep between 4 and 10 guests. Most rooms have shared single-sex bathrooms with en suite facilities in some private rooms. Other amenities include a licensed bar, table tennis, pool table, outdoor pool, lockers, an internet room, well-equipped kitchen, and BBQ. Tour booking facilities are also available at the reception.
Contact: – +61 8 9948 5100
Website: – www.ningaloocoralbay.com/backpackers
Escape Backpackers YHA, Exmouth
A standard backpacker hostel offering air conditioning, food/restaurant, game room, TV/internet room, kitchen, and en suite bathrooms. The hostel is located at the backside of the potshot hotel resort. So you get access to some resort amenities such as three nice pools, an attached bar and restaurant. Besides, there is also an outdoor lounge with BBQ facilities.
Contact: – +61 8 9949 1200
Website: – www.yha.com.au/hostels/wa/pilbara/exmouth
The hostel has double and twin rooms, offering free Wi-Fi along with a common room for watching TV or relaxing. Bike hire, tour bookings, and town information are readily available from reception. As a new property, the hostel is part of the Exmouth Ningaloo Caravan & Holiday Resort. So backpackers have access to some of the resort’s 4-star facilities including the pool.
Contact: – +61 8 9949 2377
Website: – www.exmouthresort.com
Exmouth Country Lodge & Campsite – Hostel
A smoke free-hostel offering 18 units with free-Wi-Fi in all rooms, shared bathrooms, and in-room kitchens. Besides, the hostel also offers, free self-parking, a bar/lounge along with free-Wi-Fi in some public areas as well. Other amenities include a kid’s club, barbecue grills, a storage area for luggage, a terrace, and a picnic area. There is also the convenience of an airport shuttle.
Contact: – +44 1395 276626
Website: – www.exmouthcountrylodge.com
Exmouth is the gateway to the Ningaloo Reef which the whale sharks frequent annually to feed on the migration.
Find out more about tours to Exmouth
Perth to Exmouth Bus Tours Tour Exmouth to Perth. Want to see what’s between Perth to Exmouth? The best way is to book yourself on one of the many Perth to Broome Tours for the full experience.
Whale Sharks Manta Rays Humpback Whales
The likelihood of swimming with the whale sharks stands at 95 percent from late March to late July each year. You will get to swim with the whale sharks and the manta rays, and the humpback whales as well. So this is a great destination to go on a trip from late March to around October.
The movement of the Whales is water temperature-dependent.
Possibility for interaction
Whale sharks will arrive around the mid-month of March that depends on the full moon, and feeds until July or August. The highest possibility of interaction with these creatures is from April to July.
The whale sharks will come close to the reef during this time of the year. Manta rays are present in the reef throughout the year but are abundant from May to September.
Size of the Whale Sharks
Whale Sharks can grow up to 18 m in length, and the mouth will have a width of over a meter. Ningaloo will see whale sharks with a length of 6 to 11 meters long. In locations like Mexico, whale sharks will only grow for two to six meters in length.
Best times to visit
If you are looking to avoid crowds, March, May, and June are the ideal months. Avoiding April would be a good idea as masses of tourists will come to experience the thrills. It again becomes busy in July and becomes quiet at the end of July.
Climate Autumn and Winter
The region will consist of a hot tropical desert climate. April to September will have autumn and winter. During these months, there will be pleasant temperatures in the range of 25 degrees Celsius.
Experience the Whale sharks
Exmouth can be a place to visit at any time of the year. Due to the world’s highest interaction rate with whale sharks, tourists can be guaranteed a successful swim with them. Ningaloo is also one of the only places where these giant harmless fish can be reliably located and large aggregation.
The highlight of many an overland tour from Perth to Broome or in reverse, Karijini National Park is the embodiment of tranquillity as you immerse yourself amongst its ancient, wild landscape and is a must on any WA tour itinerary.
Spanning 627,422 hectares just north of the Tropic of Capricorn (to give you an idea of the climate here) Karijini sits in the Hamersley Range and comes up as number 2 on Western Australia’s largest national parks, being beaten only by the Rudall River National Park.
The climate at Karijini can mostly be described as tropical/semi-desert, with summertime seeing an average rainfall of 250 – 350 mm and temperatures often exceeding 40 degrees Celsius – meaning the ideal time to visit is autumn, winter and early spring (March – September).
Looking out at Karijini you’ll be confronted with mountains, escarpments, valleys and dwarfing gorges interlaced with rocky waterways carved out over 2,500 million years ago. Some of the most spectacular gorges to visit being Dales Gorge, Fortesque Falls, Weano Gorge and Oxers Lookout.
Karijini is the traditional homeland of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga people who have occupied the lands for more than 20,000 years with practices such as “fire stick farming” that have encouraged a vast diversity in vegetation in the park today. Visit in the cooler months and you’ll bear witness to yellow cassias flowers, wattles, northern bluebells and purple mulla-mullas to name just a mere handful of the botanical display on show.
It’s not all flora when it comes to Karijini however, as the park is also home to some weird and wonderful Australian wildlife. In Karijini you’ll be able to spot a vast variety of birdlife alongside red kangaroos, euros, rock wallabies, echidnas, bats, geckos, goannas, pythons and all manner of scaly creatures! Interestingly you may even spot little mounds of pebbles which are built by a local rodent species known as the Western Pebble-mound mouse.
You may also spot some rather striking columns whilst exploring Karijini also known as termite mounds so keep your eyes peeled for these impressive and towering sculptures.
Visiting Karijini is the perfect excuse for swimming in the many water holes to cool down from the oppressive heat. Bushwalking is also a great activity whilst visiting the park, as you can see nature up close, but just remember to stay back from the edges of gorges as they present a casual 100 metre drop to give your vertigo a run for its money.
Check out Kimberley Wild for a range of tours visiting this spectacular national park at kimberleywild.com.au
Red Earth Safaris are here to show you the best of the west coast of Australia, between Perth and Exmouth. We take care of everything, so you can really enjoy experiencing the wonders of the sunset & coral coast.
We run backpacker tours throughout the year in Western Australia, so whatever time of year you visit our beautiful country, we’ll be ready to show you around! Perth to Exmouth Bus Tours Tour Exmouth to Perth.
Australia’s West Coast
Perth to Exmouth Bus Tours Tour Exmouth to Perth. Australia’s West Coast has just as much to offer as the more frequented East Coast including reefs, rocks, and endless beaches. If you’ve come to Australia’s west coast to explore, make sure to take a trip from Perth to Exmouth.
You’ll come across some truly spectacular scenery along the way. The best thing about traveling in this coastal region of WA is that every month there’s another amazing natural wonder happening.
From the Whale Shark season to turtle hatchings or perhaps you want to experience Skeleton Beach. Here there are thousands of baby reef sharks congregate in the natural shark nursery. Whatever time of year you make the trip, be prepared to be amazed. Although there’s an endless list of destinations to visit, we’ve singled out 5. The highlights destinations that we think you have to check while hopping up this awesome coastline. Happy Travels with bbmlive.com.
View of the Indian Ocean, south of the Lancelin pier.
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Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. It is within the Shire of Gingin at the end of Wanneroo Road (State Route 60), and a few kilometres from the start of the Indian Ocean Drive.
Lancelin is close to the shipwreck site of the Vergulde Draeck or Gilt Dragon that was wrecked on rocks close to shore in 1656. The town has a permanent population of over 600, and swells to 2,500 during the peak holiday period around Christmas – New Year.
Things to do and places to see in Lancelin
The only beach landing for Sky Divers in Western Australia
Famous for its epic sand dunes, Lancelin is a great place to hop off whilst making your way up the West Coast. With stunning beaches, you’ll get your first taste of WA’s unspoiled coastline. You can also get in on some action by sandboarding down the dunes.
Backpacker Tours Geraldton Western Australia
Known as ‘Sun City’ because of its regular eight hours of sun per day and year-round high temperatures, Geraldton has fabulous surrounding beaches and activities. The waters are pristine, conditions are so ideal for windsurfing that it’s regarded as one of the best spots in the world; lessons and equipment are available for hire. Call the Visitor’s Centre on 9921 3999 or drop in and see them on Chapman Road.
Gerro is a famous destination on Perth To Broome Tours and is also an ideal spot to do a scuba courses, because if you get your fins here you’ll avoid the rush in Exmouth. The awesome archipelago known as the Houtman Abrolhos Islands lie 60km off Geraldton. Their breathtaking beauty belies a horrible history, as these isles were the scene for the grisly Batavia massacre, when 125 passengers and crew were brutally killed by a psychopath following a shipwreck in 1629.
Now they are a diver’s paradise. Coral reefs surround the 122 islands and the warm waters have visibility levels of up to 30 metres, which is as close to perfect dive conditions as you are likely to find. There are hundreds of fish varieties and harmless reef sharks are also common. As news travels about snorkelling and diving conditions to rival, or even beat, the Great barrier Reef, the islands are becoming increasingly popular. The isles are also home to sea lions, dolphins and humpback whales in season. Abrolhos trips offered by local operators often include the chance to surf, windsurf, dive and fish.
In 1970, on farmland about the size of Hong Kong, the Casley family seceded from the Commonwealth, because of an dispute over tax, and formed an independent state, the Hutt River Province. Drop in and Prince Leonard or Princess Shirley will share their unique story with you. They even have their own postage stamps and you can get your passport stamped. A visit to this ‘principality’ is included in several tours available from Geraldton or Perth.
From Geraldton a number of trips run into the surrounding areas, like the picturesque Greenough River, 20-minutes south of the town, with its leaping fish and abundance of birds. Within comfortable driving distance north of the Geraldton you can find awesome coastal cliffs; watch the surf pounding into the rocky shore and see the hundreds of native birds which call the cliffs home. Great fishing is also available, although caution should be taken when seas are rough.
Visit museums and the amazing St Francis Xavier Cathedral, or just check out the nightlife. Even on a Sunday evening, both pubs in town often have live bands and are heaving. With a sizeable population of 35,000 Geraldton has all the conveniences of a city, but the cool atmosphere of a coastal country town.
The scenery very much changes as you approach Kalbarri National Park. Gone are the sensible sands of Lancelin and in their place, great rock faces loom in front of you. Kalbarri is where you’ll find ancient gorges and waterways. Here you can enjoy kayaking down the Z-bend or take a famous tourist snap at ‘Nature’s Window’ – a naturally formed rock that frames the landscape beyond.
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Kalbarri is a part of the traditional lands of the Nanda people who were recognized as the traditional owners of more than 17,000 square kilometers (6,600 sq mi) of land and water in the Yamatji region, in Western Australia, on 28 November 2018. Nanda people have been awarded exclusive native title rights over several key areas including Paradise Flats, Bully, Willie Mia, Mooliabatanya, and Syphon pools. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monkey Mia is a must on your journey up the coast. A tropical resort awaits you with plenty of accommodation and activities on offer. One you can’t miss is meeting the world-famous Monkey Mia dolphins. These dolphins have been swimming into the shallows for years, so if you’re a fan of these playful marine mammals then join in the fun and get right up close to these wild dolphins.
For a real taste of WA’s beach bum lifestyle, Shark Bay is the perfect hop off on your journey to Exmouth and is a great place to enjoy a spot of sea kayaking. If activities really are your thing then you can also get in on the action with windsurfing and kiteboarding. Shark Bay is also where you’ll find rusty-red sand dunes juxtaposed with pristine white sands on the beaches, perfect for a photo opportunity.
As you reach the northern end of your journey up the WA Coast you’ll be in the perfect territory to encounter the West’s answer to the Great Barrier Reef. The Ningaloo Reef. Snorkeling and scuba diving are a must here and Coral Bay and Exmouth offer the perfect launchpad to explore the Reef. Visit from late March to early September and you’ll also have the chance to see the Whale shark’s as they migrate past the West Coast of Australia.
Next Stop Broome
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|Location||1,681 km (1,045 mi) NNE of Perth|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Broome|
Broome, also known as Rubibi by the Yawuru people, is a coastal, pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 1,681 km (1,045 mi) north of Perth. The urban population was 14,445 in June 2018 growing to over 45,000 per month during the peak tourist season (June to August).
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The Roebuck Bay Hotel
The Roebuck Bay hotel features a purpose-built live gig venue with amazing lighting and sounds that are state of the art. For more info visit www.roey.com.au.
Western Australia travel company, Aussie Wanderer, is giving every passenger 10% off all tours when you book and travel before 29th February 2016.
Travelling up and down the West Coast of Australia, Aussie Wanderer provide unforgettable one-way and return tours to Exmouth, Broome, Albany and even Darwin, from one to 19 days. Experiences include snorkelling in the Ningaloo Reef, meeting the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia, wine tasting in Margaret River and exploring the rugged landscapes and coastal paradises of Kalbarri, Shell Beach and Coral Bay.
On an Aussie Wanderer tour, all accommodation, transport and meals (as listed) are included. You also have the help of a knowledgeable guide and can choose from included and optional activities.
The Ningaloo Reef Marine Park and land surrounding Coral Bay is teaming with wildlife above and below ocean. The diversity of wildlife found on the reef in this area could be described as EPIC, AWESOME and quite simply AMAZING. Coral Bay get’s around 270 species of coral, 500 species of fish, marine turtles, and dugongs. Manta rays are a unique feature of Coral Bay as we have one of the few resident populations in the world and are able to see them year round.
Visit Coral Bay Eco Tours website for more Information
Coral Bay Wild Life
Kangaroos, a wide variety of lizards, and resident and migratory birds are just some of the wildlife that can be seen around the township of Coral Bay.
- Coral: The Ningaloo Reef owes its existence to a warm water current called the Leeuwin Current. This current originates in the Pacific Ocean. The fact that this current flows down the western coast, it makes it unique on the globe. There is no other large land mass on earth that has a warm water west coast current, and consequently there is no other significant coral reef situated on the western edge of any large land mass on earth.
- Manta Rays: Manta Rays are the largest of the rays and can be found in Coral Bay all year round. Few known places in the world are lucky enough to have a ‘resident’ population of mantas and see them on a regular basis. And Coral Bay Eco Tours can offer the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants here in Coral Bay.
- Whale Sharks: Whale sharks are the largest know fish in the ocean growing up to 20m in length! These gentle giants feed on small fish and plankton and come to the Ningaloo Reef between April and July to feed. Tour companies like Coral Bay Eco Tours are helping to gather important information by taking photos of the individuals we swim with and passing them along to researchers. This data collection method will hopefully help us to gather more information on migration patterns and the life history of these animals.
- Humpback Whales: Around 14 species of whale have been spotted on the Ningaloo Reef including sperm whales, killer whales, southern right whales and minke whales. Here in Coral Bay we will often see the characteristic ‘blow’ of these whales just past the edge of the reef and are sometimes lucky enough to have them coming into Bateman’s Bay for some rest and relaxation.
- Turtles: There are 7 species of marine turtle and we find 3 of those here on the Ningaloo Reef. The loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles are the varieties that we see in this region. Turtles are air-breathing reptiles that are thought to have evolved around 100 million years ago.
- Reef Sharks: The amazing coral reef forms a nice tranquil lagoon about 750 metres from Coral Bay (Skeleton Bay), where mother reef sharks leave their young to hang out until they are big enough to go out into the main reef and look after themselves. The great thing about this is that the water is only about 50cm (20″) deep and between October and January people can observe the sharks just by standing on the beach.
- Dolphins: The Bottlenose Dolphin or otherwise called Tursiops Truncatus. These dolphins are very social animals and live in small groups called pods, there can be up to 12 in a pod.
- Dugongs: The Dugong (Dugong dugon), sometimes referred to as a sea cow, is the only true marine mammalian herbivore. Recent estimates suggest that there are approximately 14,400 dugong in the Shark Bay/Ningaloo Reef/Exmouth Gulf region, the majority being found in the Shark Bay area.
Coral Bay Tours – Tour Packages
Humpback Whale Marine Safari
The Department of Parks and Wildlife have granted special licenses for a select few tour companies, including Coral Bay Ecotours, to participate in a trial of In-water interactions with Humpback Whales.
For Swimmers: Adult $365 / Child $275 / Senior $350 / Family $1195
For Observers: Adult $185 / Child $130 / Senior $175 / Family $599
- Reef experience snorkel where you may encounter turtles, reef sharks, stingrays and various species of fish
- Swim with humpback whales
Morning and afternoon tea, full buffet lunch, hot and cold drinks throughout the day, all snorkeling equipment and a long wetsuit is included.
Whale Shark Safari
Whale shark season in Coral Bay is usually from late March to July following the mass spawning of coral in the Ningaloo Marine Park. The spacious vessel, Kai Aura, with its roomy downstairs and upstairs, luxurious interior, 360 degree visibility from the wheelhouse, on board shower and 24 inch flat screen TV with DVD player – to just mention a few features – will make your trip most comfortable
For Swimmers: Adult $395 / Child $280 / Senior $380 / Family $1249
For Observers: $265
- Your day begins with a magnificent reef snorkel where you may encounter turtles, reef sharks, dugongs, rays, hundreds of fish species and coral.
- After the first snorkel head out into the open ocean in search of our whale sharks.
Morning tea, buffet lunch (variety of meats, gourmet salads, fresh local bread and condiments) fresh fruit, coffee, tea & cordial are on the menu. All snorkel equipment including wetsults is provided. Our videographer takes pictures and video footage available for purchase after the tour for an additional fee – a fantastic memento of your special day.
Marine Eco Safari-Manta Rays
The highlight of this fantastic marine ecotour is the opportunity to swim with the awe inspiring manta ray, which the professional Eco tours staff will endeavor to deliver, in what has become almost a daily event in Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef.
Price: Adult $175 / Child $100 / Senior $165 / Family $499
- snorkel on the magnificent Ningaloo coral reef, seeing hundreds of types of reef fish and exciting aquatic life such as reef sharks, turtles, giant clams and octopus.
- Snorkeling in Coral Bay with one of the largest winged creatures Manta Rays
Includes wet suits and snorkel equipment, fantastic food (morning tea, full lunch and afternoon snacks), drinks (coffee, tea, milo and cordial).
3 Hours Turtle Ecotour
Our Turtle Tour is the best way to view turtles feeding in their natural surroundings. Our experienced crew and their in-depth knowledge of our local turtles species and behaviour, will show you the best way to view these amazing animals.
Price: Adult $79 / Child $45 / Senior $73 / Family $215
- As the only turtle tour conducted on a glass bottom boat, this great value tour also provides you with the opportunity for coral viewing, fish feeding and snorkeling at two specially selected sites.
Snorkeling gear is provided and coffee/tea/milo and biscuits are also included.
Coral Viewing and Snorkeling Tour 1Hour
Price: Adult $41 / Child $30 / Senior $38 / Family $130
- With its very shallow draft, spacious layout and superior design our glass bottom boat, Nhanya-Ku, is perfect for taking you over the beautiful coral formations found in the lagoon gardens of the inner reef. One hour Coral Viewing may be the perfect tour for you to experience all the wonderful fish and different coral formations without having to get in the water. Whilst on board, our knowledgeable crew gives an informative talk about the many things you’re seeing under the glass.
Coral Viewing and Snorkelling Tour – 2 Hours
Price: Adult $58 / Child $40 / Senior $54 / Family $180
- Coral Bay Eco Tours- two-hour Snorkel & Coral View tour also takes place on board Nhanya-Ku. Not only can you see the reef passing by under the glass, but you also have the opportunity to snorkel at two beautiful sites.
- Immerse yourself amongst hundreds of tropical fish and view magnificent coral gardens, along with other amazing wildlife that calls our World Heritage Ningaloo Reef home.