Our Ningaloo Reef Lagoon Explorer Tour is a great way to experience the magic of Ningaloo Marine Park. We pick you up from your accommodation in Exmouth and take the scenic drive into Cape Range National Park. Here we paddle off to explore the lagoon of Ningaloo, discovering the myriad marine life. Turtles, rays, reef sharks, schools of fish and seabird sightings are common; occasionally we see dugong and dolphins. As we paddle along the coast our guides will choose a beach to rest up on and enjoy a freshly prepared morning tea. We might then swim off the beach for our first shore-based snorkel. After some more cruising along the coast taking in the beauty of Ningaloo we stop on a different beach again for a healthy lunch. After this we jump back into the kayaks and might journey out to the outer lagoon, and for those more adventurous guests try our hand at some offshore snorkel sites before making our way back to the shore.
Please note: we dont see whale sharks or manta rays inside the lagoons where we paddle. We can recommend whaleshark and dive operators in Exmouth who do provide these tours.
-Double sit-inside sea kayaks (with rudders for comfortable cruising), paddles, PFDs (lifejackets), broad-brim hats, sun shirts, dry bags for valuables -Snorkelling gear (You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer) -Wetsuits during the winter months -Morning tea and lunch (we can cater for your dietary needs) -Local knowledgable guide -Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from your Exmouth accommodation in our air conditioned mini van -Photos of your adventure
Drinking water (at least 1 litre) -Sunscreen -Sunglasses -Boardshorts/bathers -Camera -Towel -Thongs/sandals/crocs
Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises. The reef is 320 km long and is Australia's largest fringing coral reef and the only large reef positioned very close to the mainland. It can range from 150 metres to 15 kilometres offshore and encompasses a massive 5,000 square kilometres of ocean with 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral in all. Ningaloo Reef is famous for it's superb for snorkelling and diving.
During winter months, the reef is part of the migratory routes for manta rays and humpback whales, its home to dolphins and dugongs. The beaches of the reef are an important breeding ground of the loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles. We have been amazed to see a huge variety of wildlife, both marine and terrestrial The sheltered lagoons have the clearest turquoise water imaginable. Within the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park there are numerous sanctuary zones, totalling 34% of the total area, all with outstanding natural features and attractions.
The snorkelling on offer is phenomenal. Inside the reef it is rarely more than 4 meters deep, perfect for even novice snorkelers. We have discovered some excellent “un-named” snorkel spots that are accessible only by kayak.