The world’s largest humpback whale population, estimated at 30,000, annually migrates south along the Ningaloo Reef. Tourists have the chance to get close to the humpbacks as spectators on-board a boat, or while in the water as they swim past or rest in the temperate Ningaloo waters. To ensure the safety of the swimmers, and the welfare of the whales, only five (5) people will be in the water at any one time.
Unlike the Ningaloo Whale Shark tours that run from March to July, the Humpback Whale tours will be conducted over the entire area of the Ningaloo Marine Park waters, which includes the 300 kilometres of reef between Coral Bay and Exmouth, the North-West Cape, Lighthouse Bay, the Murion Islands, concluding at Bundegi Beach within the Exmouth Gulf.
Celebrating five years of UNESCO World Heritage status, the Ningaloo Coastline stretches for 300 kilometres and home to whale sharks, 500 fish species, six turtle species, manta rays, and dolphins.
Exmouth operators are still swimming with whale sharks in addition to humpbacks, when possible. Where else on earth can you swim with whale sharks, humpback whales and mantra rays – all in one day? At Ningaloo you can!
The trail will run until 30 November 2016. See the video and learn more about the experience, including operators, tour price inclusions and how to book. For more information visit Australia’s Coral Coast.