Ningaloo Discovery

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Customised Evening Extended Food and Wine Tours Full Day Half Day or Less Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours

Ningaloo Discovery (owned and operated by Charter 1) is based in the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, just off Exmouth. They’re offering Whale Shark Swim Tours, overnight stays on the Ningaloo Reef and once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the Humpback Whales from March to September.

From September to April Ningaloo Discovery is based in Fremantle offering guests the option of two vessels, Capella or Windcheetah, for half or full day cruises to and around Carnac and Rottnest Islands where guests are able to swim, snorkel, dive, paddle, SUP, hang out in the cargo net or just simply unwind on the spacious back deck and saloon.

Ningaloo Discovery also offer two hour Twilight Sail cruises around Fremantle waters which include a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, canapés and a good chance of seeing dolphins. Private charters are also available from and to a variety of locations including the Fremantle Port and Harbours, Perth’s stunning coastline, Carnac Island, the magnificent Swan River and Rottnest Island. They can tailor the charters to suit your budget and requirements, so please contact them to discuss.


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Want something different? Design your own charter to spend all your time doing what you want to do… it two hours or 20 days. Spend a day sailing around the spectacular Perth coastline or have a few nights at various bays around Rottnest Island and enjoy the Seal Lions at Carnac Island on the way home, or maybe just relax on a sunny day in Thompson Bay. It’s up to you.

Capella and Concorde have all the toys you need for a memorable trip – including snorkel gear, a stand-up paddleboard, an inflatable island and dive gear – as well as local crew who know the area inside out. Capella can take 38 passengers for a day sail and sleep 10 for overnight trips.

Both vessels are perfect for family get togethers – spend a weekend hanging out with the kids, dropping a line in the water, kayaking around the endless bays and beaches, kicking back in the hammock with a good book or simply enjoying the serenity of the setting sun over the Indian Ocean and relaxing far away from the sounds of traffic.

The possibilities are endless – give them a call!

Ningaloo Discovery, Fremantle, Western Australia

From $359 to $398

On Ningaloo Discovery’s whale shark tours you can snorkel with whale sharks, interact with manta rays, encounter dugongs, turtles, humpback whales, dolphins, amazing colourful tropical fish and coral in the Ningaloo Reef just off Exmouth. Swimming with a whale shark is an unforgettable experience!

The Coral Coast of Western Australia is home to an abundance of unique wildlife full of national parks and reefs ready to be explored. Ningaloo Discovery operates boat cruises and sailing cruises around the Ningaloo Reef as well as specialising in whale shark snorkel and dive tours. All equipment is provided on board for the whale shark tour including snorkelling equipment and tour guides who are very knowledgeable and passionate about whale sharks. The clear waters and visibility of the North West make for perfect conditions to swim with a whale shark as the whale shark cruise just below the surface, allowing snorkellers to swim alongside this magnificent creature.

Family Friendly Non-Smoking Public Toilet

From $59 to $98

Activities in Perth don’t get better than sunset sailing on a world-class luxury catamaran! You and your friends can watch the day turn into night and the stars begin to shine. Enjoy a magnificent West Australian sunset – the perfect setting for any group.

Your sunset adventure will start at 5:45pm and finish at 7:45pm at world famous Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Times will vary slightly throughout the summer depending on when the sun will set.

Capella is a luxury appointed 12.5 metre Schionning designed sailing catamaran noted for her stable ride. Experience the magnificent west coast sunset from the ocean on the wide foredeck or rear cockpit deck and watch Fremantle, the Port and Harbour come alive with a kaleidoscope of colour as you transfer from sunset to evening. You may even be joined by a pod of dolphins which love to play around the front of the boat as you sail into the sunset.

A glass of champagne and canapés are provided during your sunset sailing experience. Beer and wine are available for sale onboard at very reasonable prices.


Lying between Rottnest and Garden Islands, this A class nature reserve is teeming with wildlife.

Carnac Island is a leisurely 45 minute sail from Fremantle Boat Harbour, through the gentle waters of Cockburn Sound. It is an important haul out location for Australian Sea Lions and a myriad of sea birds as well as boasting spectacular diving, snorkelling and fishing. A large sheltered bay on the eastern side of Carnac provides a safe haven from the southwest wind and swell – you just might have to share the beach with some playful juvenile Sea Lions! Bottlenose Dolphins are also very common in the area and Capella is able to get closer than other boats without noisy motors to scare them off.

The clear, calm, shallow waters of Carnac island allow Capella and Concorde to venture almost right up to the shore where you can literally step off into waist deep water to frolic with the Sea Lions or head off for a snorkel. If the easterly is up no worries – the western side of Carnac is an absolute delight with high limestone cliffs plunging into the water and a truly spectacular anchorage.

Includes a morning tea.

Charter One, Fremantle, Western Australia


The ultimate way to experience Rottnest Island! Capella or Windcheetah will cruise you through the beautiful waters between Perth and Rottnest. Relax, swim, kayak, explore the beaches or snorkel whilst they set anchor in one of the many picturesque bays around Rottnest Island. They guarantee that this will be a truly enjoyable experience, perfect for a family day out! Bring your swimmers and a camera, there’s lots to explore.

Your package will include round trip boat transportation from Fremantle to the best bay for the day depending on the conditions. You will have access to unlimited use of the kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and snorkel gear. This trip includes a delicious morning tea and yummy lunch.

Family Friendly Non-Smoking Public Toilet
Humpback Whale

From $280 to $350

Swimming with a Humpback Whale is an extraordinary experience, one not to be taken for granted, and as such is conducted purely on the whale’s own terms.

Humpback Whales are notoriously curious creatures so it is very possible they will be interested in an interaction, but they may also swim away. With the assistance of a spotter plane, they will do everything they can to put you in a position where you can see these graceful creatures!

These are all very important factors when it comes to getting close to Humpback Whales.

Their vessel has 360 degree viewing platforms, a variety of comfortable seating areas and is very stable, fast and quiet.

Family Friendly Non-Smoking Public Toilet

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