Hidden beneath the crystalline waves of Western Australia’s Coral Bay is a wonderland of marine wildlife waiting to be discovered.
From turtles and whales to dolphins, dugongs, manta rays and reef sharks, the pristine waters are an idyllic escape for swimmers, snorkellers and divers alike. To experience the best of the region, embark upon a five-night Ningaloo Reef Tour aboard Shore Thing, a beautifully appointed 15-metre catamaran with cabins and staterooms to accommodate up to 10 guests.
The Roger Hill-designed vessel traverses the sea quickly, boasting a stable platform perfect for venturing into shallow inner reef lagoons. Guests can kick back and relax on the forward deck and its shaded trampoline zone or perch beside the captain at the helm for a birds-eye view of Ningaloo Reef. The on-board saloon and alfresco rear deck provide ample space for socialising and dining. All meals, snacks and equipment are provided for a worry-free vacation.
Explore Ningaloo Reef on this epic tour
Hosted by Sail Ningaloo, the cruise navigates 70 kilometres of calm waters from the coral formations of Coral Bay and the thriving ecosystem of Batemans Bay onto the historical ruins of the Norwegian Bay whaling station. Hear tragic tales of the shipwrecks on the reef before exploring the locale by snorkelling, scuba diving or kayaking along the secluded coastline. It’s a unique experience for passengers as Sail Ningaloo is one of the only operators with access to these preserved natural areas.
The bays are home to curious critters that skim or frolic on or below the surface. During the humpback whale migration season from June to October, you may even glimpse the gentle giants swimming alongside Shore Thing. As the sun sets each day, guests are invited to review their experiences and photos with fellow passengers and crew. Discuss the day’s animal encounters and learn how to interact with marine life with expert guidance, ensuring an enriching and rewarding journey for all walks of life.
Book an off-peak tour by 31 December 2023 and receive 10% off new bookings made for travel in March or October 2024 (outside of school holiday periods). Discover more at sailningaloo.com.au
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