Swim with Whales on Thunder

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Looking to experience the ultimate bucket-list trip this Humpback whale season Exmouth? Look no further than Swim with Whales on Thunder, a premier snorkelling tour that will introduce you to 30,000 migrating Humpback Whales in Western Australia.
Located just 150km south of Exmouth in Coral Bay, this tranquil beach town offers an ideal setting for your next adventure. With two additional snorkelling spots on the vibrant reef, you will be amazed by the incredible biodiversity of marine life. And to top it all off, enjoy a glass of bubbles as you cruise back to shore. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today and swim with the humpback whales in Exmouth!







Minimum Age



4 OUT OF 10



Adult Rates 17 years+
Child Rates 5 – 16 years
Family Rates 2 Adult + 2 Children
Infant 0 – 4 years (Can join in with the snorkel sessions, but must book on as a child if they wish to swim with Whales)

There are three levels of participation on this tour:

  • Interaction Swimmer: Join-in with ALL activities of the day. Swim with Humpback whales, Snorkel the Ningaloo Reef & Soak-up the view from on-board. (14 spots available)
  • Wildlife Swimmers will participate in everything apart from swimming with Humpback whales.
  • Observers will participate in everything apart from in-water activities.

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 wildlife, this tour provider cannot guarantee Humpback Whales. 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 (Humpback Whales): Maximum of 7 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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