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Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo

Sunset Whale Watching Tour

  • Available from: August 01 2020 - October 31 2020

From: $52 USD

Duration: 2 hours - Exmouth

Type: Groups, Private Charter, Shared.

Departs: Daily

Interests: Marine Mammals.

Witness majestic Humpback whales in their natural habitat as our experienced crew teaches you all about these fantastic creatures!

  • Relax and enjoy the ride on one of our big stable boats as we travel from Exmouth Marina to wherever the Humpback Whales are!  Watch Whales from our walk-around deck, with the back drop of the magnificent Cape Range at Sunset, whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! 

  • Often mothers and their calves will delight us with a visit and if you’re lucky you will see more than one breach!

About Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo: 

As the region’s original eco-tourism operation, Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo is synonymous with experiencing the aquatic treasures of the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Debbie & Mark Ferguson have been involved taking ecotours around Western Australia for over 20 years, managing the operations of a number of boats in various locations. The team is proud to specialise in small group tours for Whale Shark swims, Humpback Whale swims & watching, scuba diving and snorkelling and is active in numerous conservation projects including Whale Sharks, turtles and Manta Rays.

Price per person. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect prices as quotes based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (9/9/2019) and may differ when you book your travel.*


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  • Exmouth Sunset Whale Watching Cruise:

    Relax and enjoy the ride on one of our stable boats as we travel from Exmouth Marina to wherever the Humpback Whales are! Witness the whales in their natural habitat as our experienced crew teaches you all about these fantastic creatures. 

    A staggering 30,000 west coast Humpback Whales migrate through the region at this time of year before heading back to Antarctica before summer. A large majority of Humpbacks use the shallows of Ningaloo Reef to calve and the mothers protect their Neonates (newborns) with their pale colour and floppy dorsal fins in these waters away from predators, holding them up to the surface to breathe, for the first few days.

    Mothers will typically move their calves into the Gulf area at Exmouth over these months, to fatten them up for the lengthy journey south. In just three months, the calf will double its size from four to eight metres in length.

    The opportunity to view Humpback Whales tail slapping & frolicking, whilst sipping a glass of bubbles and watching the sunset over the magnificent Cape Range is one of the premier whale watching experiences anywhere in the world.

    Key Details

    Group Size: Minimum of 6 guests, maximum of 29 guests
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Exmouth accommodations
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: 4:15pm returning at approximately 6:15pm.
    Private Boat Charter: Available on Request at additional cost. Please enquire with your group size & interests. 
    Languages: German, French, Spanish and Italian private touring is available on request

    Responsible Tourism

    As part of our commitment to sustainability we have also sought independent verification of our practices through the ATAP EcoPlus Accreditation program. This program is for operators that demonstrate a level of environmental management over and above the requirements of ATAP including managing impact and disturbance on the environment, contributing to conservation and sustainability, establishing environmental risk management strategies, supporting and benefiting the local community and recognition of the cultural & heritage issues of the area. 



    Recent Testimonials

    "We went on the sunset whale watching tour and had a fantastic time. Everything very well taken care of from hotel pick-up. Nice and professional crew, good boat for group of 15-25 people. Although the end of the humpback season is near, the captain still managed to find a good number and we enjoyed the playful whales. Nibbles and bubbles at sunset went down well. Recommended!" - Johan - The Netherlands 

    "Went out on the sunset cruise last night and it didnt disappoint. Got up close and personal with the Humpbacks. Staff were friendly and did all that they could to make it an enjoyable experience. Went home one very happy girl!" - Paula, Australia

    "After swimming with the whale sharks earlier in our stay, we decided to do the sunset whale watching cruise and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit. The boat was spacious and not over crowded and we were able to move to any section at any time to view the humpbacks and there were plenty to see. The captain , Mark is skilled at finding the whales and carefully and respectfully moved us closer for a better view. At times we were drifting in the water as a mother and calf leisurely swam near us, only 20m or so away. I have nothing but praise for the crew, including Heather and Matt, who were both knowledgeable and helpful. All up, we must have seen about 12 whales along with a beautiful sunset...we would highly recommend this experience." - baskingshark07, Hobart

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