Snorkel & Dive Getaway

Join us on a journey to some of the most beautiful underwater areas of Ningaloo Reef, perfect for the most avid snorkeller & scuba diver…

Snorkel & Dive Getaway

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1 – OVERVIEW

Overview

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2 – ITINERARY

Day-by-Day Itinerary

As the tour departs at 4pm, you can fly in to Learmonth on the day of your tour departure and there is plenty of time to travel to Coral Bay and have a look around before joining us on board. Most days of the week you are also able to fly out the afternoon after the tour returns at 12:30pm. Sail Ningaloo is pleased to offer airport transfers to/from Learmonth airport for all our departing tours, please contact us for pricing and to discuss options if you are unable to find flights that you believe are suitable.

All of Sail Ningaloo’s tours cater for both snorkellers and scuba divers, from the not so confident, to experienced skill levels. You can expect to be offered 3 to 4 snorkelling activities per day depending on the time of year and scuba diving is offered on average 1 – 2 of those times, depending on the conditions of the day and sites visited. Being a shallow fringing reef, you can see & experience the best Ningaloo has to offer in shallow protected coral lagoons in any weather.

Day 1

Once you arrive in Coral Bay take the short transfer to board Shore Thing at the local marine facility for a 4pm departure. Enjoy a late afternoon snorkel or scuba dive near Five Fingers reef before enjoying a magical sunset over the Indian Ocean as the vessel sails to its overnight anchorage.

Day 2

Following breakfast, enjoy a morning snorkel at a site such as The Stag Forest, a beautiful coral garden exhibiting stunning branching coral formations and home to numerous marine turtles. After morning tea set sail for another exhilarating snorkel or scuba dive location, where you will have the chance to see reef sharks and turtles cruising by or large rays resting as we explore sandy underwater pathways fringed by hard coral outcrops rising to the waters surface. Enjoy a freshly prepared buffet lunch and relax on the deck, whilst keeping a look out for playful dolphins or shy dugong. The day isn’t over yet, enjoy a late afternoon snorkel when the reef’s inhabitants are winding down. As the sun sets, indulge in a sumptuous dinner and share memories of the day’s underwater adventures.

Day 3

Your crew and guides will select the best snorkel and dive sites based on the conditions. Ningaloo Reef boasts a mind-boggling variety of fish, turtles, and colourful coral formations, making every dive or snorkel an unforgettable adventure. You may like to enjoy a leisurely kayak or SUP, keeping an eye out for large rays resting and turtles feeding in the shallow waters. Between June and October there is a fantastic opportunity to observe Humpback Whales as they migrate along the Ningaloo coast.

Day 4

Ningaloo Reef and Coral Bay is home to a resident population of coastal Manta Rays that frequent the inner reef to mate, give birth and feed. Enjoy a discussion on Manta Ray biology and behavior along the Ningaloo Reef with your guide, whilst we search for these graceful rays to snorkel with. Before a sumptuous buffet lunch, enjoy one last snorkel or scuba dive at the fascinating Asho’s Gap, a cleaning station for grey reef sharks. Watch as the sharks swim in to a large cabbage coral and hold themselves in the currents with their mouths open, whilst small cleaner fish dart in and out of their mouths and gills.

Return to Coral Bay approximately 12:30pm with the option to catch the afternoon flight departing Learmonth airport, or relax in Coral Bay or Exmouth for extra nights so you can experience more of what this truly magical destination offers.

 

“We spent 5 idyllic days on the Shore Thing… If you enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving with delightful, knowledgeable and professional crew then this Ningaloo Reef tour is perfect for you.”

“If you have any worries about sea sickness, don’t be concerned. The Shore Thing stays within Ningaloo Reef in the calmer waters and it wasn’t an issue at all.”

“We really enjoyed our time on the Shore Thing and would love to return some day. We feel that we got rare and privileged access to Ningaloo Reef as the staff knew all the fantastic spots to dive at.”

“5 stars from us and well done to Luke and Lannie for running such a professional exceptional business with a genuine commitment to the satisfaction and enjoyment of the guests hosted”

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3 – MAP

Location & Access

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4 – INCLUSIONS

Rates & Inclusions

*All rates are quoted in Australian dollars, including Goods and Services Tax (GST)
*Based on 2 people sharing a cabin, please enquire about single traveller and child rates.

Cabin Type 2024 Rate 2025 Rate
Stateroom King/Twin, with private ensuite $3,100 per person $3,400 per person
Deluxe Double, with private facilities $2,800 per person $3,000 per person

 

  • Freshly prepared gourmet meals & snacks (Please specify any special requirements or allergies)
  • Quality teas, brewed coffee, fruit juice & soft drinks
  • Linen, bath and beach towels, with luxury bamboo sheets ensuring a comfortable nights sleep
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask & snorkel, fins, 3 & 5mm wetsuits)
  • Scuba diving – tanks and weights
  • Kayaking & SUP equipment
  • Sunscreen, although you may wish to bring your own personal supply
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5 – AVAILABILITY

Departure Dates

DepartsReturns:Tour:Availability
Tuesday, 11 June 202414-Jun3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Friday, 14 June 202417-Jun3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Tuesday, 25 June 202428-Jun3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Friday, 28 June 20241-Jul3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 1 July 20244-Jul3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Tuesday, 9 July 202412-Jul3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 22 July 202425-Jul3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Tuesday, 6 August 20249-Aug3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Tuesday, 20 August 202423-Aug3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Friday, 30 August 20242-Sep3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Tuesday, 3 September 20246-Sep3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 16 September 202419-Sep3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Tuesday, 24 September 202427-Sep3 Night Snorkel & Dive Getaway1 Cabin Available
Tuesday, 8 October 202411-Oct3 Night Snorkel & Dive Getaway1 Cabin Available
Tuesday 22 October 202425-Oct3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
DepartsReturnsTourAvailability
Tuesday, 4 March 20257-Mar3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Tuesday, 25 March 202528-Mar3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Friday, 11 April 202514-Apr3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 14 April 202517-Apr3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 28 April 20251-May3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Tuesday, 6 May 20259-May3 Night Snorkel & Dive Getaway1 Cabin Available
Tuesday, 20 May 202523-May3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Friday, 23 May 202526-May3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 26 May 202529-May3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 9 June 202512-Jun3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 23 June 202526-Jun3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Friday, 27 June 202530-Jun3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 30 June 20253-Jul3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Tuesday, 8 July 202511-Jul3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayContact us for Waitlist
Monday, 4 August 20257-Aug3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Monday, 1 September 20254-Sep3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Monday, 15 September 202518-Sep3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
Tuesday, 7 October 202510-Oct3 Night Snorkel & Dive GetawayAvailable
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6 – LUXURY YACHTING

About Shore Thing

Shore Thing is purpose built for live-aboard sailing. A Roger Hill designed and beautifully appointed catamaran, she is 51 feet in length and 27 feet in width, extremely comfortable and stable, both at sea and at anchor.

Accommodation on board has been designed to cater for small numbers to ensure your unique experience, with a maximum of 8 – 10 guests. There are multiple shared spaces to relax both undercover, or on the deck. Shore Thing boasts an elevated helm, with plenty of seating alongside the skipper and the perfect viewpoint to observe passing marine life.

Shore Thing Layout
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Accommodation Options:

Shore Thing has 5 toilets and 5 showers on board and beautifully designed cabins for privacy and comfort.

Top and side hatches in every cabin ensure fresh air circulation and natural light. Drift off peacefully with the comfort of luxuriously soft bamboo sheets.

Stateroom King Cabin – Private Cabin featuring private ensuite with separate toilet and shower. Bedding can be configured as a King bed or Twin beds, or even a double bed plus side bunk to cater for 2 adults & 1 child.

Deluxe Double Cabin – Private Cabin featuring private facilities just outside your cabin. Bedding can be configured as a double bed only.

 

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7 – UPGRADES

Also Available

Our small dedicated team is here on the ground looking after all of your travel needs by assisting you with booking local services including:

  • 5 Nights onboard Shore Thing: If you have a couple of additional days up your sleeve, we highly recommend to consider upgrading to a 5 night tour aboard Shore Thing, the best tour experience on Ningaloo Reef! Guests who’ve travelled with us for 3 nights often comment they wished they’d booked for 5 nights, and often return to do just that!
  • Private Charter: If you have friends or family joining you, why not book a departure that caters just for your group & we’ll tailor your journey to what you want to experience. Want more scuba diving? Charter a departure for a dedicated diving tour!  The options are endless – available for up to 8 – 10 guests.
  • Mini-bus transfers: Transfers between Coral Bay and the airport (Learmonth) or Exmouth town can be arranged around all tour departures and returns. If you are unable to find flights that you believe are suitable, please reach out for assistance.
  • Scenic flights / transfers: Be amazed with a jaw-dropping aerial perspective of Ningaloo Reef as you soar like a bird up or down the coast, spotting marine life along the way. *Luggage restrictions apply, however if that’s the only thing stopping you, road transport for your luggage can be available.
  • Pre/Post tour accommodation: We can assist with booking a selection of accommodation options both in Coral Bay and Exmouth, there is something to suit all budgets. You may like to consider our Sal Salis package for the ultimate stay combining Ningaloo luxury & adventure.
  • Complimentary touring: We can assist with booking additional day tours, such as a Whale Shark or Humpback Whale swim tours, additional days diving or snorkelling to other reef locations such as the Navy Pier or Muiron Islands, as well as extended tours if you have more time up your sleeve for an extended adventure, such as kayaking or hiking expeditions.

 

Something else on your mind? Just ask! Our expert team are committed to helping you make planning and organising your holiday to Ningaloo Reef as easy as possible.

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8 – ENQUIRE NOW

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