Do you love snorkelling as much as we do and would like to get the most out of your time exploring Ningaloo Reef? Or are you a novice snorkeller and would like professional guidance to enjoy the wonders of Ningaloo’s underwater world in a safe and inclusive manner?

Our Ningaloo Reef Snorkel Adventure is a full day (7-hour) land-based tour, exploring some of Ningaloo’s best shore-based snorkel sites (a shore-based snorkel site is where you walk off the beach to enter the water, as opposed to entering the water from a boat or kayak). On this tour you will visit Turquoise Bay along with one other site – Oyster Stacks or Lakeside. Your guide will choose, based on the conditions on the day.


Snorkelling - from the shore (no kayaking or boating involved in this tour)


7 hours including travel time. Tour runs from 7am to 2pm between October 1 and April 30. Tour runs from 8am to 3pm from May 1 to September 30.


Transport, national park entry fees | Snorkelling gear: Quality snorkel and mask, fins, long sleeve rashes in warmer months, wetsuits in cooler months | Morning tea (snacks) and picnic lunch | Complimentary photos taken by your guide


Available all year


Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park. Travel with us into UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cape Range National Park to enjoy a guided snorkel from the beach at two different locations in Ningaloo Marine Park – the iconic Turquoise Bay and either Lakeside or Oyster Stacks (dependent on tide and weather conditions).


For dates up to and including March 31, 2024: Adult $189 | Children (8-17) $170 | Family (2 adults and 2 children) $610* | Extra child (on top of family price) $145*. Observers (non-snorkelling) Adult $159 | Child 98-17) $140

From April 1, 2024 onwards: Adult $200 | Children (8-17) $180 | Family (2 adults and 2 children) $646* | Extra child (on top of family price) $155*. Observers (non-snorkelling) Adult $170 | Child (8-17) $150

* Prices valid for direct bookings only (family rates are not available for agent bookings). Please contact us for other family/group pricing


This tour will run with a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 16 participants, plus guides.


Minimum age for this tour is 8 years old (please contact us to discuss options for children 6-8 years old). This tour involves a moderate level of physical activity including walking on uneven ground and soft sand to access snorkel sites. Tour departures are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.


Pick up from your Exmouth accommodation starting from 15 minutes before the tour start time (pick up time will be confirmed on booking). It is also possible to meet in Cape Range National Park by prior arrangement.

Please get in touch to enquire about dates and availability. Last-minute enquiries, custom, solo and group bookings are welcome.

2 ladies snorkelling in turquoise water at Ningaloo Reef
Beautiful stag horn coral Ningaloo Reef
Lady snorkelling underwater with beautiful corals


  • Explore the underwater wonderland of Ningaloo Reef on this guided snorkel tour. Visit Turquoise Bay plus one other snorkel site – either Oyster Stacks or Lakeside – on this 7-hour tour.
  • Your guide will point out colourful fish and other marine life, stunning coral formations, and explain the interconnectedness of our amazing marine ecosystems
  • Enjoy a morning tea and picnic lunch in between snorkels
  • Complimentary photos - taken by your guide - will be available to view on Flickr after your experience


Depending on the time of year, your day begins at either 7am (October 1 to April 30) or 8am (May 1 to September 30). Our expert guides will collect you from your accommodation and tell you all about the incredible Ningaloo Coast during the 45-minute drive to our first snorkel site. Your guides will plan the day based around the weather and tide forecast, to give you the best experience possible of shore-based snorkelling on Ningaloo Reef.

Upon arrival at your first snorkel site for the day, your guide will help to kit you out with all the necessary equipment: fitting you with a snorkel, mask and fins, wetsuit or long-sleeve sun shirt, and flotation aids if required.

Before entering the water, your guide will give you a thorough briefing on how to use your equipment safely and effectively, information on local conditions, hazards and minimal-impact snorkelling. It’s then time to slip beneath the surface and marvel at the incredible diversity of coral and marine life that Ningaloo Reef supports!

Your expert guide will be in the water with you to ensure your safety and point out things of interest. If you have never snorkelled with a guide before, you’ll be surprised at how much more you see with a pair of trained eyes by your side.

During the day you will enjoy morning tea and a picnic lunch. Your guides can answer any other questions you may have about this incredible world heritage-listed area. In the afternoon you’ll make the return journey to Exmouth town. Your guide will farewell you at your accommodation with a commitment to have the photos of your snorkel adventure uploaded for you to enjoy as soon as possible.

No snorkelling experience is necessary; our friendly guides will be with you every step of the way. However you will need at least an average level of fitness and basic level of swimming ability to enjoy this tour.

A group of ladies pose with snorkelling gear at Turquoise bay
Colourful coral reef fishes and sea star on Ningaloo Reef
Man snorkelling with a turtle on Ningaloo Reef Snorkel Adventure


  • Snorkelling gear: Snorkel, mask, fins, wetsuits or long-sleeve sun shirts, flotation aids if requested
  • Morning tea (snacks) and picnic lunch
  • Sun shelter – small pop-up beach shade
  • Pick up/drop off from your Exmouth accommodation, or meet us in Cape Range National Park (by prior arrangement only)
  • Complimentary tour photos taken by your guide


  • Sunscreen/zinc. Please consider using ‘reef safe’ sun protection products
  • Full bottle of drinking water (your guide will have extra water for top ups)
  • Please come dressed with your bathers under your clothes, as there limited facilities at some sites. You’ll need some sort of footwear (thongs, crocs, sandals)
  • Towel
  • Camera, phone or Go Pro if you would like to take some of your own photos


Is this tour family friendly?

Yes, it is one of our recommended tours for families to enjoy together. The minimum age we take on this tour is 8 years old, there is no maximum age. We may be able to accommodate younger children (ages 6-8), please contact us to discuss.

How many people will be on the tour?

The Ningaloo Reef Snorkel Adventure will run with a minimum of 4 people, and usually have no more than 8 people. However during busy periods, we may have up to 16 people (we work on a strict 1 guide to 8 guests safety ratio). We can cater for larger groups, special interest groups, and provide customised tours, please contact us for more info.

Do you take novice snorkelers?

Yes, novice snorkelers are welcome. Our guides will give you a quick lesson on fitting and using the equipment prior to snorkelling, and will be on hand to give you tips, offer assistance and point out marine life in the water. To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend practicing in a shallow water or pool environment prior to joining the tour. Pool noodles to assist with flotation are available, and PFDs (lifejackets) are available on request. Our guides are great teachers, and enjoy nothing more than helping our guests enjoy the wonders of Ningaloo's underwater world. Please note, we discourage the use of full face snorkelling masks on our tours due to safety concerns.

Do I need to be super fit to enjoy this tour?

An average level of fitness and mobility and a sense of adventure are all you need to have a blast. The tour does involve walking on soft sand for approximately 700m to and from some snorkel sites, and potentially entering and exiting the water from a rocky ledge. Our guides are always on hand to provide support and assistance.

What is this tour's Cancellation Policy?

This tour has a 72 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations made within 72 hours of tour departure will incur 100% of the tour cost. Cancellations made outside of 72 hours will receive a full refund, minus any booking fees or credit card fees already paid.

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