What’s the Difference?

Why Choose Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim?

We’re Exmouth’s best Whale Shark Tour Company.

In everything we do, Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim is committed to offering you the very best whale shark tour that we can. This includes leading the way as one of the world’s leading whale shark tour operators, including:

  • Our own Spotter Plane = Passengers Swim Longer with a Whale shark. Over the last ten years, our passengers have swum with whalesharks for significantly longer than customers on any other tour. Why? We are the only whale shark tour company in Exmouth to own and operate our own Spotter Plane to spot just for our whaleshark tour boat. We don’t share our spotter plane between our boats, we don’t charter planes, and we dont’ claim to have multiple planes in the air at once. We just have our pilot and plane up in the air, finding you a whaleshark to swim with. Simple!

What this means is we find you your very own whale shark to swim with. (Many of our competitors share a spotter plane between two to four other boats. This means they often have to line up for their passengers to have a turn swimming on the whale shark the spotter plane finds for this group of whale shark tour boats.)

Does this make a big difference? On average, over the last decade our customers have spent significantly longer in the water actually swimming with a whale shark than customers on any other whale shark tour. (And isn’t that why you're choosing a whale shark tour in the first place?)

The Best Whale shark Tour Guarantees in the world:

Our Whale shark Tour Guarantees lead the whale shark tourism industry world-wide:

  •  Our Sighting Guarantee (We believe this is the BEST guarantee offered by any whale shark tour company in the world.) If you are one of the very unlucky few who do not get to swim with a whale shark during your tour (which was less than 2% of guests in 2013), you can either - come out again free of charge on our next available tour to try again OR - if you have to leave town before you get the chance to come out again, you can get a whale shark tour voucher valid for three years to use when next in town, or to give or sell to someone else OR get cashback and pay just $200 for your tour. ;-)
  •  Best Price Guarantee (We are the only company to offer this) To make sure our guests get the best whale shark deal possible, we will match any cheaper advertised price for a whale shark tour - even after you have booked with us! Just bring it to our attention and we will cheerfully refund you the difference. Its our way of making sure you can be confident you are getting the best deal when you book with us.
  • Bad Weather Guarantee (We are the only company to offer this) If bad weather means you can't go out on your scheduled tour, you will be rescheduled onto the next available tour free of charge, or you get your money back. If, before 1pm whilst you are on your tour your Skipper decides that the weather can be described as “unenjoyable”, then you will get an opportunity to come out again on a standby basis on our next available tour free of charge when conditions improve.
  • Seasickness Guarantee (We are the only company to offer this) If you get seasick on your tour to the extent you cannot swim with the whale shark, you will be offered the opportunity to come out again on a standby basis on our next available tour free of charge to try again in more enjoyable conditions.
  • Good Swim Guarantee (We are one of the few companies to offer this) We guarantee you a Good Swim with a whale shark during your tour. If your group spends less than 1 minute in the water actually swimming with a whale shark (the average is 15 minutes plus), you will be offered the opportunity to come out again on a standby basis on our next available tour free of charge to try again.
    • The only whale shark tour company to win a Gold Medal for Best Adventure Tour in Western Australia, which is recognised as leading whale shark tourism globally.

We are the only whale shark tour company to have won a Gold Medal for Best Adventure Tour in Western Australia. How? By providing the very best whale shark tour we can each day, every day, and continually improving on how we run our tours to achieve this outcome. We aim to make our tour one of the very best whale shark tours you have ever been on. It’s a privilege when you choose us to take you out to swim with a whale shark. Our team knows it and commits to doing everything we can to ensure you truly love your tour.

    • Dive the Ningaloo Reef (or Try SCUBA diving) during your whale shark tour We are the only whale shark tour company to offer customers the opportunity to dive (if certified divers) or Try SCUBA diving (if not certified) on the Ningaloo Reef during their whale shark tour.

We do this for just $55 for divers and $95 for those wanting to try SCUBA diving for themselves – which is one of the cheapest SCUBA dives in Australia on one of the best dives sites in Australia!

    • Actively supporting, contributing to and working with indigenous Australia We are the only whale shark tour company in Exmouth to actively support and work with the local indigenous custodians, people and organisations.

We have been doing so for the last ten years, and we are committed to doing in every feasible way into the future. Its through working together that we will work things out so that all of our kids can have a better future.