The 5 BEST Whale Shark Tours in Exmouth

By Matthew Essex

By Matthew Essex

Salty Swims Co Founder

Nothing can prepare you for coming face to face with the largest fish in the ocean; Humpbacks can prepare you for their massive size, Manta Rays can be likened in their elegance and Dolphins with their soft life-assuring nature. Still, as their entrancing oscillating patterns come into focus, framed by the shark-like outline of a giant, you have to remind yourself that you’re not on the menu, and you aren’t dreaming either! Your adrenaline is coupled with bliss, and time stands still for a moment as your body is flooded with what can only be described as love for the natural world!

Before you reach this point however, there’s the painful task of picking which tour to go on… 

So what are the 5 BEST Whale Shark Tours in Exmouth? If you read through every trip we offer, you could argue that it’s all a much-for-muchness; every trip presents an almost identical tour, and only with the smallest of differences. Whether you would like to simply pick one and roll with it, or you would like some help choosing between them, Salty Swims is here to help!

Where they are similar...

All guides have to undertake specific qualifications to work with Whale Sharks, and First Aid/ CPR for your safety. All swims operate for a maximum of 10-swimmers for 1-hour per Whale Shark, guided by a spotter plane overhead and a guide in the water. Food/drinks, park fees and snorkelling equipment are included in the price.  

Book well in-advance and have your pick of the bunch...

Leave it too late, and you’ll be scrambling for availability…

Peak Season - March to July

The opportunity to swim with Whale Sharks starts in March and ends in November. For a Greater Guarantee, Peak Season/”Whale Shark Season” takes place from March to August, and it’s for this reason that our 5 BEST Whale Shark Tours in Exmouth fall into these months!  

Where they differ...

1. Priority Booking and Swim Guarantee...

2. Choice of a Catamaran or a Powerboat...

3. Boasting the BIGGEST Boat...

4. Guaranteed Swim and Sea Scooters...

5. Safety Zodiac for your Safety...

5 BEST Whale Shark Tours in Exmouth - Disclaimer

Be aware that Salty Swims offers a limited selection of Whale Shark Tours out of Exmouth. Tour Operators reserve the right to adapt their tours to unforeseeable situations and as such Salty Swims cannot accept any liability towards the accuracy of the above information, although it has been gathered with care and directly from the Tour Operators themselves.

We hope that this helps to guide you through the ocean of options this Whale Season, and we look forward to hearing how your experience goes! Please feel free to leave your comments or start a dialogue at the bottom. You can also join our mailing list below to ensure that you don’t miss out on our next blog. AND, if you have any questions or a topic/story you would like to share, please feel welcome to email me directly at the bottom of the page. 

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