Swim with Whale Sharks on Thunder

- Coral Bay -

Looking to tick off the ultimate bucket-list trip this Whale Shark Season Exmouth, and torn for where’s best? Swim with Whale Sharks on Thunder, departing Coral Bay, and join the experts for an unforgettable day on the water!

Coral Bay is located 150km south of Exmouth, offering a quieter, “total-beach” location. For the best time to swim with whale sharks on the Ningaloo Reef, March to July sees the largest numbers. There are two additional snorkels on the reef, to marvel at the incredible biodiversity, and a complimentary glass of bubbles to enjoy while you cruise back to Coral Bay. 







Minimum Age



3 OUT OF 10



Adult Rates 17 years+
Child Rates 5 – 16 years
(To participate in Swim with Whale Sharks, children must book as adults)
Infant 0 – 4 years 
(To participate in Swim with Whale Sharks, infants must book on as Children)

Family Rates 2 Adult + 2 Children
Spectator/Observer Rates 5 years+

No Age Restriction: If you can swim, you can snorkel and swim with the Whale Sharks.

Price includes:
– two additional snorkel session on the Reef
– Hot & cold beverages (coffee, tea, milo and cordial) and snacks (chocolates, lollies, biscuits and fruit platters) are available throughout the day.
– Morning tea and a buffet lunch are served on board. Buffet lunch consists of delicious roasted chicken, salami, bread rolls, salads, pastas and rice. Dietary requirements can be accommodated, please state so within the special requirements on the following page.
– Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on your return back to shore.
– Snorkelling equipment: 3mm Wetsuit/Stinger Suit, Mask*, Snorkel and Fins.

* Corrective Lens Masks are available to hire. Please contact the tour provider on the contact details provided in your confirmation email, in-advance of your tour date, to reserve a prescription lens mask, (sized  -1.0, -1.5 & -2.5). Alternatively, we recommend that you wear contact lenses or consider purchasing your own prescription mask. These can be ordered through our affiliated dive store, CLICK HERE 

While every effort is made to provide you with the opportunity to see and interact with the wildlife, this tour provider cannot guarantee Whale Sharks. There are no repeats or refunds offered for this trip.

Please be aware that the crew reserves the right to prohibit anyone from entering the water if they deem it unsafe. If any of the below is not found out until on the day, you may not be permitted to join the tour and you may not receive a refund.

  • Swimmers of ALL AGES must be confident in their swimming and snorkelling ability.
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times, on-board or in-water.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are taking prescription medication or you are suffering from any injury or illness, then it is important that tour provider is made aware in-advance. If they deem it too dangerous or unsafe, they reserve the right to prohibit you entering the water or joining the tour and refunds will be issued.
    Please state within the special requirements on the following page.
  • If you are unable to walk on-board or are wheelchair bound, you are welcome to join this tour but at your own risk.
  • If you are pregnant, you can join this tour and participate in the activities of the day but at your own risk.

This tour operates out of Coral Bay, WA.

Please meet promptly at 7:25 am, at address: Shop 4 Peoples Park, Coral Bay, WA 6707, Australia.

Customers are required to contact the tour provider (on the contact details provided in their booking confirmation email) the day prior to their tour (between 3pm and 5pm) to confirm the time and location of transfer service.

You will receive a confirmation email upon purchasing this tour which will provide you with all of the relevant information, e.g. CONTACT NUMBERS,  ADDRESS ETC

Please wear your swimmers ahead of arrival. Towel, water bottle, sunscreen (reef safe, please), warm clothing/ windproof jacket, and polarised sunglasses are recommended for best viewing through the surface of the water.

Medication: (If you require to take medication throughout the duration of this tour, please remember to bring this with you. If you deem it necessary, please inform a member of staff, on board your vessel, where within your belongings this can be found).

Seasickness Medication – You may experience seasickness out on the open ocean. We suggest that you should speak with your pharmacist in advance of your trip, to seek their advice on seasickness medication. We will not reschedule bookings or issue refunds for those suffering from seasickness.

Thunder­­­” is a 57ft powerboat, by twin 450 hp in-board engines. Built for comfort, speed and safety when cruising the open ocean. It boasts a large 360 degree viewing platform on its roof and ample cushioned seating inside, as well as a bathroom and hot showers to refresh yourself after your snorkel.

On-Board: Maximum of 23 passengers.
In-water (whale sharks): Maximum of 10 swimmers.

Cancellations/changes to your booking must be made in writing directly to Salty Swims – Please contact Salty Swims  via email (info@saltyswims.com.au), or Facebook (via the chat icon linked to this page).

Please be aware that refund policies do not cover travel, accommodation or any other associated costs. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseeable cancellations.

What if the tour provider cancels?
In the event of poor sea conditions, minimum numbers not being reached or for any other reason, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If your trip cannot be rescheduled to your satisfaction, you will receive a full refund.

What if you wish to reschedule?
If you wish to transfer your booking more than 4 days in advance of your tour departure, you will not incur any charges.
If you wish to transfer your booking between 4 days to 24 hours in advance of your tour departure, 25% of your tour price will be charged.
If you wish to transfer your booking within 24 hours of your tour departure, 50% of your tour price will be charged.

What if you wish to cancel your booking?
If you wish to cancel your booking more than 7 days in advance of your tour departure, 25% of your tour price will be charged.
If you wish to cancel your booking within 7 days of your tour departure, you will not receive a refund.

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