Whale Sharks and Humpback Whales on Heron

- Exmouth -

Looking for the ultimate bucket list experience? The Ningaloo Reef has got it, with Whale Sharks and Humpback Whales on Heron offering you the opportunity to swim with both megafauna at the same time, during Shoulder Season.

This incredible experience offers value for money. With expert guides and cutting-edge gear, including sea scooters and stand-up paddleboards, to use on two additional snorkel sessions. This trip is suitable for all ages and comes complete with free photographs. So what are you waiting for? Come experience the magic of Ningaloo Reef with Whale Sharks and Humpbacks on Heron today!

Location

EXMOUTH, WA

Seasonality

JUL – OCT

Duration

9 HOURS

Minimum Age

NONE

Difficulty

5 OUT OF 10

Spectators

RATES AVAILABLE

PRICING
Adults (15 years+)
Child (4-14 years)
Family (2 Adults 2 Children)

Infants (0 – 3 years) – book on as an observer
Observer (Includes 2 x Reef Snorkels) 

Price includes:
– two additional snorkelling session on the Reef (with us of SUP boards and sea scooters)
– free hotel transfers (please select your pickup/drop off location on the following pages)
– Water.
– Restaurant-catered meals for morning tea, gourmet lunch (including local Kailis prawns) – Special diets can be catered for, please state so on the following page.
– Photography: free photos provided.
– Snorkelling equipment: 3mm Wetsuit/Stinger Suit, Mask*(inc. full face masks), Snorkel and Fins. Noodles and life vests available.

* Corrective Lens Masks are available to hire. Please register your interest in the special requirements on the following page. 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 

Shoulder Season runs from August onwards, and offers the exciting prospect of Whale Sharks & Humpback Whales AT THE SAME TIME. They typically follow the same itinerary as their counterpart tours (MAR-AUG), however, where in Exmouth sightings of Whale Sharks are guaranteed, NO GUARANTEES are offered during Shoulder Season.

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.

  • Recommended to have some snorkelling experience. If not, their friendly and experienced instructors will teach you how.
  • Children under the age of 15 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, you are suffering from any injury or illness, or you are pregnant, then it is important that the tour provider is made aware in-advance. If they deem it too dangerous or unsafe, they reserve the right to prohibit you from entering the water or joining the tour. Please state so on the following page.

This tour operates out of Exmouth, WA.

Hotel Transfers included. Pick up times vary between 7:30 to 8:20 am, please ensure that you are ready and waiting 5 minutes prior.

Rather meet there? Please meet the crew promptly at 8:30am, at the Tantabiddi boat ramp.

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.

Their purpose built dive vessel “Heron”has had a major refit, with 2 showers, 1 toilet , 2 big dive ladders and comfortable seating for everybody. She’s was fitted with all new dive equipment including underwater scooters and 2 Stand up paddle boards. What makes their whale shark tours in Exmouth one of the best!

On-Board: Maximum of 20 passengers.
In-water (Whale Sharks): Maximum of 10 swimmers.
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 cancel?

Refunds are not normally given If you change your mind or have made the wrong decision. You can choose between a refund, exchange or credit when goods are faulty, have been wrongly described, or are different to the product purchased on this page.

If you wish to cancel more than 14 days from departure, you will be eligible for an alternative date tour voucher of the same value, valid for 2 years.

If you wish to cancel within 14 days from your tour departure, you will not receive a refund.

 

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