Live Ningaloo

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Live Ningaloo are the specialists in bespoke boat tours of beautiful Ningaloo Reef. They give you the best possible experience of the world-famous Ningaloo marine park. If you’ve been dreaming of an up-close encounter with a majestic Whale Shark or swimming beside a giant Humpback, join them. Their bespoke boat tours from Exmouth have a maximum of ten guests, giving you the most personalised tour experience. They’ll tailor your excursion to create an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll treasure.

On their luxury vessel, the Wave Rider, they aim to make each of their bespoke Ningaloo boat tours as exciting as the last, customising every tour to suit their guests. They’re passionate about introducing you to the amazingly diverse reef environment, in a way that’s great for you and for our precious marine life. If you’re tired of being ‘just a number’ on tours, join their experienced crew instead. They have incredible moments with wildlife daily because they specialise in bespoke boat tours for intimate groups. Every tour on their luxury vessel is a chance to make magic memories and truly ‘Live Ningaloo’.


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Dreaming of swimming with the world’s largest living shark in the turquoise waters of Ningaloo Reef? Their Swim with Whale Sharks Day Tour is for you.

Between March and August each year, Whale Sharks journey to the Ningaloo Reef to feed on plankton attracted by the mass spawning of coral. They lead guided small group tours offering the chance to swim with the Whale Sharks through April to July, when you have the best chance of seeing a Whale Shark up close. The clear waters and visibility of the North West make for perfect conditions to swim with a Whale Shark as the they cruise just below the surface, allowing you the opportunity to snorkel alongside them.

You’ll be able to interact closely with these beautiful creatures as you snorkel and swim beside them in the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The Ningaloo Reef is home to abundant sea life and you may also spot dugongs, turtles, Humpback Whales, blue whales, minke whales, orcas, dolphins, manta rays, stunning tropical fish and many types of coral on your adventure.


By retaining exclusive use of their vessel and crew for your private Exmouth boat charter you can customise a tour to your group or family needs. Whether for a day tour or a live aboard experience – their aim is always to exceed your expectations.

Private charters include a spotter plane to assist with Whale Shark and Humpback Whale swimming adventures.


The chance to swim with Humpback Whales is an opportunity that has only been offered in Western Australia since 2016, when selected operators were granted licences on a preliminary trial. From being an endangered species, conservation efforts are estimated to have boosted the migrating population of Humpbacks to around 30,000, resulting in the species being de-listed as endangered – great news for the whales and for those who are passionate about wildlife. The licences to offer Humpback Whale swimming experiences were extended to selected operators in 2017, allowing them to offer you an intimate swim with Humpback Whales experience again this year.


Their Humpback Whale Watching Tour with a reef snorkelling component is an affordable half day excursion that will give you the opportunity to view the mammals known as ‘the acrobats of the ocean’ as well as snorkel over the magnificent Ningaloo coral reef.

On this shore-to-shore excursion on their luxury vessel, Wave Rider, you will dedicate the first half of the tour looking for Humpback Whales, who migrate in epic proportions through the marine park. Measuring up to 18 metres long and weighing as much as 40 tonnes, Humpback Whales are easy to spot from the deck of their boat as they exhibit behaviours such as breaching, slapping the water with their tales (flukes) and fins, and blowing streams of water up to six metres in the air.

Following the whale watching, we will travel back into the Ningaloo Lagoon, the shallower sheltered inner area of the Ningaloo Reef. The lagoon is a wonderland for snorkellers, with an average depth of between two and four metres and warm waters. You may spot dugongs, turtles, Whale Sharks, blue whales, minke whales, orcas, dolphins, manta rays, stunning tropical fish and many types of coral when you snorkel over the coral reef.

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