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Sail Ningaloo: 3 night Snorkel & Dive Getaway

'Sail Ningaloo' is Advanced Eco-Tourism certified and offers innovative small group sailing tours exploring the remote, World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, departing from Coral Bay, Western Australia between March and December.

4 Day / 3 Night ‘Snorkel & Dive Getaway’


Join us on a journey to some of the most remote areas of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. The snorkelling experience is world-class as you surround yourself with pristine coral reef and an abundance of fish life.  Our destination is the beautiful Sandy Point and Pelican Point Sanctuary, perfect places to explore the shallow reef lagoons either by kayak or by donning a mask, snorkel and fins.


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 November, 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:

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.



Day 2:

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. 



Day 3:

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 evening’s anchorage at Point Maud. From June – October there is a fantastic opportunity to observe Humpback Whales as they migrate along the Ningaloo coast.



Day 4:

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.


Tours all start at 4pm on departure day and return approx. 12:30pm on the return day.

Airport transfers can be organised.

What’s Included

  • Restaurant quality meals – We also cater for special dietary requirements or allergies
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments - water, brewed teas & coffee, fruit juice & soft drink
  • Snorkelling equipment including long & short 3mm wetsuits, mask, snorkel and fins
  • Scuba Diving tanks & weights, Kayaking & Fishing equipment
  • Sunscreen is available on board but you may wish to bring your own
  • Eco friendly shampoo, conditioner and body wash, bath & beach towels
  • Mini bus transfers to and from Coral Bay accommodation

Alcohol is not included, Shore Thing is a licensed vessel - a selection of quality beers, WA wine and select spirits are available for purchase on board, sorry – No BYO

There is also a charge for BCD and Regulator hire