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How to Spend 3 Days in Exmouth

How to Spend 3 Days in Exmouth

The UNESCO-listed Ningaloo Marine Park and adjacent Cape Range National Park are Exmouth’s claim to fame. With a coral reef so close to the mainland, wildlife sightings are pretty much guaranteed, even if you miss the whale sharks—aka the largest fish in the sea. Here are some options for a 3-day stay.

Day 1: Marine Sanctuaries

With so many offerings around Exmouth, it’s impossible to go wrong, whether you spend a few hours or a full day on the water. If you have your own snorkeling gear, set off to Turquoise Bay and its coral gardens at the Cape Range. Ningaloo’s fringe reef is home to more than 500 fish species, and drift snorkeling is popular here, with easy access from the shore. 

Kayaking tours are suitable for adventurers with all levels of experience, and scuba guides know the best spots for certified divers and novices alike. Cruise out to the Tantabiddi or Bundegi sanctuary zone from Exmouth Gulf and get a view of Vlamingh Head Lighthouse from the water, or check out the Mildura Wreck or the Muiron Islands.

Day 2: A Whale (Shark) of a Time

Whale sharks are the star of Exmouth. From April to August, these slow-moving filter feeders visit the Ningaloo Reef to eat plankton attracted by spawning coral. Don’t pass up the opportunity to swim within safe proximity.

If it’s late in the season, you’re still in luck. Manta rays and migrating humpback whales hang around from August to November—this is one of the few places in the world where you can both observe them from the deck of a boat and snorkel in their natural habitat.

Day 3: More Ningaloo Adventures

On your last day, step aboard a luxury vessel for a chartered exploration tailored to the interests of your private party. A smaller boat delivers you to exclusive snorkel or dive sites that bigger groups can’t reach, away from the crowds. Or, if you’re an experienced angler or scuba diver, rent a lightweight dinghy and head out from Tantabiddi Beach for a self-guided tour of the reef.

Alternatively, book a multi-day excursion to the far reaches of Ningaloo Reef. Some tours include wreck sites and pristine beaches rarely visited by other tourists. Snorkel among manta rays and reef sharks, and savor sunsets over the Indian Ocean.

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Swim with Whale Sharks- the largest fish in the world!
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Swim with Whale Sharks- the largest fish in the world!

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Spend a day snorkeling on the UNESCO-listed Ningaloo Reef and you just might spot a whale shark—the world’s largest fish (April–August). Or, you may have the opportunity to swim at a safe distance to humpback whales (September–November). Relax aboard ‘Ningaloo Blue,’ a 65-foot (20-meter), state-of-the-art vessel with comfortable seating, shade, and an observation deck. Buffet lunch, snorkel gear and wetsuit, and round-trip hotel transport from Exmouth included.
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Lagoon Explorer - Ningaloo Reef Full-Day Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure
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Lagoon Explorer - Ningaloo Reef Full-Day Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure

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Spend a day kayaking and snorkeling around the coral reefs of Ningaloo Marine Park on a full-day tour from Exmouth. A 45-minute drive takes you into Cape Range National Park where your guide provides all necessary gear and an introduction to kayaking and snorkeling basics. When ready, set off on the turquoise waters to see an abundance of marine life such as turtles, rays, reef sharks, colorful fish and the occasional dolphin or dugong. Your tour includes morning tea, lunch, snacks, snorkeling and kayaking gear, an informative guide and transportation.
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Muiron Island Dive & Snorkel Tour

Muiron Island Dive & Snorkel Tour

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Murion Island lies along the UNESCO-listed Ningaloo Reef and is renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and exotic marine life. On this full-day tour, cruise out to swim and snorkel along the reef, and enjoy two thrilling scuba dives at two different locations. There are options for certified and beginner divers, and chance to spot turtles, reef sharks, sea snakes, and snapper.
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Coral Viewing, Snorkeling and Coastal Explorer Extravaganza Tour on Ningaloo Reef

Coral Viewing, Snorkeling and Coastal Explorer Extravaganza Tour on Ningaloo Reef

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Explore Ningaloo Reef how you want on this half-day cruise. Head out to Tantabiddi Sanctuary Zone, a protected part of this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage-listed marine ecosystem, and go snorkeling in this colorful underwater paradise, viewing the coral reefs and meeting the fish that live there. If you’re not interesting in snorkeling, though, you can stay on board and watch the Reef’s marine life close-up from the glass bottom of your boat.
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Ningaloo Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Bonanza from Glass Bottom Boat

Ningaloo Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Bonanza from Glass Bottom Boat

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Spend an afternoon snorkeling on the Ningaloo Reef, a slice of paradise for snorkelers looking to experience this underwater wonderland. A guide takes visitors aboard a glass-bottom boat to two snorkel sites, plus a stop at the historical Mildura shipwreck and the Vlaming Lighthouse lookout. You’ll benefit from local knowledge that can’t be had going solo from the beach. Bonus: 100 underwater pics to take home on a DVD.
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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on Luxury Sailing Catamaran
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Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on Luxury Sailing Catamaran

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Experience the thrill of spotting a whale shark—the largest fish in the world—during this catamaran sail in World Heritage–listed Ningaloo Reef. A professional photographer takes photos above and below the water while you swim at a safe distance from these gentle giants. Spend your day snorkeling, relaxing on deck,  stand-up paddleboarding, or kayaking (weather permitted). Morning/afternoon tea, lunch, and a glass of bubbly are provided.
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Scuba Dive Ningaloo Reef

Scuba Dive Ningaloo Reef

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Explore the Ningaloo Reef on this double-dive tour. Head out by boat to two different dive sites with a guide who will help you navigate the underwater areas. The reef is home to over 250 species of corals and over 500 species of fish including giant trevally, cod, and snapper, plus turtles, reef sharks, and sea snakes.
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