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Shoulder Seasons

Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim's Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season Start Dates

The majority of whalesharks leave the Ningaloo Reef sometime between the end of July and middle of October each year. Exactly when is very much dependent of Mother Nature and appears related to the La Nina and El Nino currents. Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim's Shoulder Season for these whaleshark tours starts when the company has not swum with whalesharks three tours in a row.

  • In 2022, our Shoulder Season has not yet commenced
  • In 2021, our Shoulder Season has not yet commenced
  • In 2020, our Shoulder Season commenced on the 14 August.
  • In 2019, our Shoulder Season commenced on the 4th September
  • In 2018, our Shoulder Season commenced the 21st September
  • In 2017, our Shoulder Season commenced on the 1st October