This 3 night Snorkel and Dive at Ningaloo Reef Getaway. See the wonderful coral reef in Australia
This 3 night Snorkel and Dive at Ningaloo Reef Getaway. See the wonderful coral reef in Australia.
On this 3 night Ningaloo Reef tour we’ll take you to the best places to snorkel and scuba dive, surrounding you with pristine corals and an abundance of marine life.
Our destination is the beautiful Sandy Point and Pelican Point Sanctuary. A perfect place to explore the shallow reef lagoons either by kayak or by donning a mask, snorkel and fins – some of the best coral and reef fish you will see in the world. No other Ningaloo Reef tour accesses these areas, so they are pristine and uncrowded.
For scuba divers, a 3 night Ningaloo Reef tour visits a variety of dive sites rarely visited by other divers and reef sharks, turtles, groupers and sting rays are a common sight, along with all of the macro critters, such as nudibranchs, moray eels and octopus.
Manta Rays are commonly found feeding in shallow waters close to Coral Bay and we are often presented with the opportunity to snorkel alongside these majestic marine animals.
Enjoy walking along sparkling white beaches and viewing Turtles in their natural feeding grounds. Dugongs can also be seen on occasions grazing on seagrass beds and inquisitive dolphins can often be seen chasing fish throughout the clear water.
Between June and October, Humpback Whales are a common site on the outer reef as they make their way north on their annual migration and return south with their calves for the summer.
Day 1 of this 3 night Snorkel and Dive at Ningaloo Reef Getaway. Your gateway to see the wonderful coral reef in Australia:
As the tour departs at 4pm, you can fly in to Learmonth in the afternoon (last flight arrives around 12:05pm) and there is plenty of time to get to Coral Bay and have a look around before joining us on board. You are also able to fly out the afternoon the tour returns on the last departing flights (Qantas 15:20 pm Sunday-Friday, 14:40 pm Saturdays).
Sail Ningaloo is pleased to offer airport transfers to/from Learmonth airport for all our departing tours (prices start from $90 per person – please mention when making a booking enquiry).
Once you arrive in Coral bay take the short transfer to board “Shore Thing” at the local marine facility for a 4pm departure. Enjoy a late afternoon snorkel or dive near “Five Fingers Reef” before enjoying a cool drink as the sunsets and the vessel sails to its overnight anchorage. Before the evening meal is served, have a go at fishing from the back deck, with the opportunity for a fresh caught meal.
Following breakfast, enjoy a morning snorkel at “The Stag Forest”, a beautiful coral garden exhibiting stunning branching coral formations and home to numerous marine turtles. After morning tea set sail for our next snorkel location the “Sanctuary” where we see reef sharks and turtles cruising and large rays resting as we snorkel along sandy underwater pathways fringed by hard coral outcrops rising to the waters surface. Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet buffet lunch before immersing yourself into Ningaloo’s clear waters or relaxing on the deck of Shore Thing. The day winds down with another snorkel before a sumptuous two course meal and well deserved rest.
After breakfast enjoy a leisurely kayaking trip along the secluded coastline to Pelican Point, keeping an eye out for large rays resting and turtles feeding in the shallow waters. Your crew and guides will then select the best snorkel or dive sites based on the conditions. Some of the favorites include “Syd’s Harbour” and “Goliath’s Den”. We seek out dugongs and dolphins as we travel to our evenings anchorage at Point Maud. From June – October there is a fantastic opportunity to observe Humpback Whales as they migrate along the Ningaloo coast.
Sailing to more snorkel sites to experience the best marine life based on the conditions. Ningaloo Reef and Coral Bay is home to a resident population of coastal Manta Rays that frequent the inner reef to mate, give birth and feed. Enjoy a presentation from your local guide on Manta Ray biology and behavior along the Ningaloo Reef and then snorkel with one of these graceful rays where you can assist identifying the Manta Rays via photo identification. Before a sumptuous buffet lunch, enjoy one last snorkel or dive at “Asho’s Gap” which is a cleaning station for grey reef sharks. Watch as the sharks swim in to a large cabbage coral and hold themselves in the currents with their mouths open, whilst small cleaner fish dart in and out of their mouths and gills.
Return to Coral Bay approximately 12:30pm with the option to catch the afternoon airport transfer to Learmonth airport, or relax in Coral Bay for a couple of extra nights and join a whale shark tour in season, or just chill out on the beach.