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The ancestry of the whaleshark goes back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods: 245-265 million years ago
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Your Humpback Whale Tour Itinerary
Get ready to be blown away by the grace, size and presence of the massive, magical, magnificent humpback whale.
Summary of your Humpback Whale Tour Itinerary follows – if you have any questions please let us know. Please note that times are indicative only and may vary by one hour or more, depending on the day.
7:00am on : Passengers picked up from the front of their accommodation in Exmouth (or Exmouth Visitors Centre or Tantabiddi port.)
8:00am : Arrive at Tantabiddi port, board your humpback whale cruise boat and meet your crew, whilst they issue you your gear.
8:30am : Depart Tantabiddi and heading towards one of the passages through the Ningaloo Reef to get out into the open ocean.
9:00am : First snorkel on the amazing corals of the Ningaloo Reef. Crew working with whale swimmers to optimize your snorkeling technique to make it as easy as possible for you to be quiet and quick in the water.
9:30am : Spotter plane up and off to look for humpback whales and the other amazing sealife of the Ningaloo.
10:00am : Delicious Morning Tea served to get caffeine and sugar into the bloodstream for upcoming whale interactions! Pilot begins radioing through whale sightings and ratings of pods to Skipper.
10:15am : Vessel starts cruising the reef approaching likely pods of humpback whales to swim with – and also manta rays and whalesharks if a suitable opportunity arises
12:30-1:00pm(ish) : Gourmet lunch served – usually after we have headed into the inner Reef, depending on weather and waves and whether we have swum with whales yet.
1:30pm on : – depending on success swimming with whales, maybe back out for more whale interactions, or possibly second snorkel and SCUBA dives on the Ningaloo Reef.
3:00pm : Afternoon tea
3:15pm : cruise back towards Tantabiddi on the look out for dolphins, turtles, dugongs on the inner reef.
3:45-4:00pm : Board tender to be ferried back to shore
4:00pm : Board bus for trip back to Exmouth
4:30-5:00pm : Passengers dropped off in front of their accommodation in Exmouth