Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024

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Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024

BOOKEASY 2024 Whale Shark Snorkelling Adventure Tour (APR-JUL)

Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024

Priority Plus Whaleshark Tour Booking | April – July

Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024

Priority Plus Whaleshark Tour Booking | August – October

Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024

Priority Plus Humpback Whale Tour Booking | July onwards


Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024
 
As the WA state government relaxes its restrictions, whale shark cruises in Exmouth will resume for the 2024 season from March to August. While some restrictions, such as social distancing, remain in place, the excursions are being presented in an entertaining, instructive, and, most importantly, safe manner for you this season.

Swimming with whale sharks is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The weather in Exmouth and the water in Ningaloo have recently been ideal, and the forecast for the Whale Shark Season is even better. Take advantage of the opportunity to snorkel among these gentle giants.

Is Exmouth the Best Spot in the World to See Whale Sharks?

There is no doubt that Exmouth, in Western Australia, is the best area to swim with whale sharks since there are specific viewing sites just for those swimming with whale sharks. There are boat restrictions at whale shark sighting locations, which is one of the reasons why Exmouth is such a fantastic location for snorkelling with these gigantic creatures.

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The name “whale shark” refers to the fish’s size, being as large as some species of whales, and also to its being a filter feeder like baleen whales.

Types of Whales in Western Australia

  • Whale Sharks: 

Whale Sharks are found in the waters of the Ningaloo Reef, migrating between March and August.

  • Orca Whales:

Orca Whales, also reputed as the Dinosaurs of the Deep, are sighted in the Bremer Canyon, 5 hour South East journey away from Perth from January to March.  During the next three months they can be seen feeding on the krill at the Perth Canyon.

  • Pilot Whales:  

Pilot Whales are spotted at the Bremer Canyon too during January to March. They too move towards the Perth Canyon in search of food during March to May.

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  • Sperm Whales:   

The Bremer Canyon is also the feeding ground for the Sperm Whales.  They are sighted here from January to March too. From March to May the Sperm Whales can be seen at the Perth Canyon.

  • Beaked Whales:   

The Beaked Whales too can be sighted at the Bremer Canyon during the period of January to March every year.   They too can be spotted at the Perth Canyon from March to May.

  • Blue Whales:   

The endangered Blue Whales are among the many that goes to feed on krill at the Perth Canyon.  They can be spotted here during March to May.

  • Humpback Whales: 

The endangered Humpback Whales pass through Broome and Exmouth Gulf as part of their migratory journey from August to October when they can be spotted.

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The whale shark is the largest non-cetacean animal in the world. Evidence suggests that whale sharks exhibit sexual dimorphism with regards to size, with males not growing as large as females.

A Fantastic Experience Is Guaranteed

As docile and slow-moving as they are, whale sharks spend most of their time near the surface. Visitors need only be skilled swimmers to participate in this incredible in-water experience.

Typically, March through August are prime months for sightings of Ningaloo whale sharks. It is common for the season to last far into September and even into October. To experience this real bucket list thrill, go to Exmouth this year.

What Would the Typical Tour Be Like?

The first thing you’ll notice after arriving at the first snorkelling spot is the crystal-clear water and the variety of colours of the fish as they dart in and out of the coral formations. You have nothing left to do except take in the wonders of the coral reef gardens and the hundreds of species of fish that can be found in their midst, thanks to the assistance of expert in-water guides. You are in good hands, regardless of your swimming skill or experience, and you need not be scared about missing out.

When a whale shark is seen and confirmed, prepare for the boat’s arrival.

You’re waiting for the signal from your trusted guide that it’s time to leap into the water. Once the whale shark passes, you can get up close and personal with the majestic creature.

Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024
The whale shark is primarily pelagic, and can be found in both coastal and oceanic habitats.

 

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Useful Tips for Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024

  • This year, book your accommodations, and your whale shark swim in advance to prevent disappointment.
  • Children over the age of five and capable of swimming may participate in a tour with their parents.
  • Exmouth-Coral Bay flights connect to Learmonth, where you may rent a vehicle and take a bus into town.

Whale Shark Facts and Figures

  • The whale shark is among the world’s most giant, heaviest, and longest-living fish in terms of size, weight, and length of time on the planet. It has a huge mouth opening (1-2 meters) with 50-100 rows of tiny “teeth.” Filtration of feed plankton from the water is accomplished by using the teeth.
  • Because it feeds mainly on plankton, this species, despite its size, is considered safe for people.
  • Over 20 tonnes, they may grow to 12 meters in length! Even if they enter adulthood at age 35, they may live for 100 years or more. 

Whale Shark Season in Exmouth 2024

Whale sharks migrate annually, with Exmouth’s Ningaloo Reef being a prime spot to witness them. During the Whale Shark Season in Exmouth, from March to October, these gentle giants also traverse the East Coast and other global locations, offering unique snorkelling experiences for enthusiasts worldwide.

Experience the wonder of the Whale Shark Season in Exmouth at Ningaloo Reef. From March to October, join eco-tours to witness the world’s largest fish up close—a bucket list thrill guaranteed in crystal-clear waters.

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