Did you know?
Whalesharks are covered by protective legislation in the Republic of the Maldives, the Philippines and off the United States Atlantic and Gulf coasts (Pogonoski et al. 2002).
- Humpback Whale Swimming
- Whale Swim Watch and Wonder Tour
- What's The Difference?
- Whale Watchers Welcome!
- Whale Swim Guarantees
- Tour Itinerary
- What's Included?
- Keeping You Safe
- Humpback Whale Tour or Whale Shark Tour?
- What Our Guests Think
- When's The Best Time to Come?
- How To Swim With A Whale
- IMPORTANT : Real risk of missing out
- Essential Tour Info
- Info about Humpback Whales
Is This Tour for Me?
If you’re wondering whether swimming with whales is right for you – it’s a good question.
If you are thinking of swimming with a humpback whale, its more full on than our whale shark tours. Whale shark tours suit people of most shapes, sizes and ages. Humpback whale swimming requires you to be a confident swimmer and able to swim unaided in the open ocean for up to five minutes at a time. You also need to be able to swim quickly in burst if asked to do so by your guide. And snorkel quietly without splashing the closer we get to the whales.
If you are capable of this, we would LOVE to take you out into the Ningaloo to experience looking a whale in the eye.
If this sounds a tad frantic, then you are more than welcome to join us for one of the best value marine tours in Australia – come out as a whale-watcher and see the amazing surface displays of the humpbacks up very close and personal for yourself. As well as watching the swimmers interacting with the whales, and interacting with other amazing sealife on the Ningaloo. (You get to swim with any manta rays we encounter for free during your tour, and have the option to upgrade to swim with a whale or whale shark if there are spaces available and you are feeling confident.)
Our very experienced crew are almost all expert dive instructors, who have spent years teaching people how to snorkel well and become more confident in the open water.
Is the tour suitable for children?
Children thirteen years or younger are not usually allowed to swim with a humpback whale unless their parents can vouch that they are very confident, independent snorkelers that will easily be able to keep up with their in-water group and not require any assistance from the parents whilst in the water. (We do need to reserve the right to exclude the child from their group if this turns out not to be the case, with no refund or voucher being due or payable in this situation.)