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Sail Ningaloo


Sail Ningaloo offer three, five and eight night sailing tours departing from Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef between the months of March and October with scheduled departure dates suitable for singles, couples, families and group bookings. We also offer Private charter tours with departure dates subject to availability.... view more info

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Sail Ningaloo's philosophy is focused on immersing our guests in a purely natural world class experience, with a high emphasis on interpretive and educational interaction whilst maintaining a minimum impact, environmentally sustainable tourism policy. Get ready for an unbelievable adventure of a lifetime when you join our luxury live-aboard sailing tour from Coral Bay between the months of March and October.

The underwater world of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park is a hidden treasure. It is amongst only a handful of coral reef systems in the world that is still in pristine condition. The abundance and variety of marine life and spectacular corals is believed to be second to none in the world, it is very likely we will encounter Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Dugong, Manta Rays, marine Turtles, giant cods and reef sharks, quite possibly all on the one cruise.

Activities while on board Shore Thing include snorkelling in the protected reef lagoons, scuba diving (additional cost), and kayaking peaceful lagoons or to a secluded beach, observing marine life in their natural environment, photographing the beautiful natural surrounds, star gazing, beach combing or just plain relaxing, surrounded by the pristine beauty of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.
Shore Thing is a purpose built, Roger Hill designed and beautifully appointed, live-aboard sailing catamaran, 51 feet in length and 27 feet in width. Being a catamaran she is extremely comfortable and stable, both at sea and at anchor. With a shallow draft Shore Thing is an ideal vessel for accessing the many spectacular shallow inner reef lagoons and also assures easy inner reef access for calm anchorage in all weather conditions. We can take you to places and show you things no one else can!
The helm features comfortable seating so guests may enjoy the journey alongside their captain with a bird's eye view of the natural wonders of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Otherwise relax on our large impressive forward deck and trampoline area, lazing in the shade of the sails. The saloon area is spacious with ample room to seat all guests in comfort. The large back deck area is well shaded and a lovely area for outdoor dining. A well appointed galley ensures our hosts can create tantalising gourmet meals to satisfy your taste buds.

Accommodation on board is orientated toward small numbers to ensure your unique experience, with a maximum of 8-10 guests. Shore Thing has 5 toilets and 5 showers on board and beautifully designed cabins for privacy and comfort.

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

A booking is only confirmed once we have established and confirmed the requested tour date availability and you have supplied us with a deposit and a completed booking form. Once a booking enquiry has been submitted we will email a PDF booking form to you that you can either email or fax back to us. A 20% deposit is required. This deposit is not refundable. On payment of deposit to Sail Ningaloo Pty Ltd the depositor(s) acknowledge that he/she has read and understand the terms and conditions (found on booking forms) and agree to be bound by them. Reservations will not be held for longer than 7 days without the required deposit and paperwork. Full payment must be received 30 days prior to your departure.

Guests choosing the Twin share or Triple share accommodation options are required to reserve for 2 guests and 3 guests at time of booking. Single occupancy may incur a supplementary rate.

Child rates are available for children between 7 - 15 years old when sharing a stateroom cabin with 2 adults. Children
occupying a separate cabin will incur full fees. Single occupancy may incur a supplementary rate.

Sail Ningaloo Pty Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for the actions of any carrier that might result in the purchaser failing to observe a booking condition.

Sail Ningaloo Pty Ltd is not responsible for any expenses incurred by cruise participants in preparing for this trip including airline tickets transport and transfer arrangements accommodation or special clothing.
Notification of cancellation must be received in writing.

In the event of a cancellation up to 30 days prior to departure date no refund is given.
Cancellations over 30 days prior to departure date will receive an 80% refund.
Where full payment has been made and we can re sell the ticket before departure we will refund your payment less 20%.

Where travel has been booked with a Travel Agent we cannot guarantee refund of the travel agents deposit component.

Sail Ningaloo Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever which may make the trip inadvisable. In this instance guests will be given the option to transfer their charter to an alternative date otherwise all payments received will be promptly refunded in full and this refund will be the limit of Sail Ningaloo Pty Ltds liability.

Government Requirements / COVID-19
Where a tour is cancelled or is unable to proceed due to any COVID-19 restrictions imposed by a Government (or any other authorising body) or such restrictions are extended or re-imposed Sail Ningaloo will use its best endeavours to contact Guests about their tour in a timely manner. In such circumstances Sail Ningaloo may offer Guests at its absolute discretion a: transfer to an alternative departure date (subject to availability); or
credit for the original value paid (credits are not redeemable for cash and additional costs may apply at the time of re-booking).
Guests shall comply with all vaccination and or testing requirements and or directions by: the Government (Federal or State);
Western Australian health authorities; or
Sail Ningaloo in relation to COVID-19 (or any other disease or virus) for entry into Western Australia or to access Sail Ningaloo’s premises tours or services.
All Guests booked to travel with Sail Ningaloo will be required to be fully vaccinated for travel from 1 February 2022. Proof of vaccination may be required prior to entry to Sail Ningaloo’s premises or participation in Sail Ningaloo’s tours at Sail Ningaloo’s absolute discretion. Where there is any inconsistency between the date specified in this paragraph for vaccination and any requirement or direction issued by the Government (Federal or State) or Western Australian health authorities any such requirement or direction issued will prevail.

Guests must adhere to all reasonable and lawful requests of Sail Ningaloo including but not limited to social distancing requirements and hygiene standards. Guests may be required to undertake a temperature test via a non-contact thermometer and or a COVID-19 test prior to commencing the tour and at any time during the tour. If a non-satisfactory result is returned or Guests refuse to comply with Sail Ningaloo’s requests Sail Ningaloo is able to refuse entry to Sail Ningaloo’s premises or cancel the tour (including in circumstances where the tour has already commenced). All out of pocket expenses incurred by Guests as a consequence will be at Guests’ own expense. Guests shall not be entitled to any refund of any monies paid by Guests to Sail Ningaloo under these circumstances.

Where Guests are unable to meet any vaccination or testing requirements and or directions (including where any such requirements are introduced subsequent to the booking) Sail Ningaloo reserves the right to decline the booking cancel the booking or refuse entry to Sail Ningaloo’s premises or participation in Sail Ningaloo’s tours at Sail Ningaloo’s absolute discretion and at the Guests’ cost.

Where the provisions of this paragraph apply Guests release and indemnify Sail Ningaloo from any liability loss or damage or any nature that may occur to Sail Ningaloo or any other person including but not limited to persons departing on the same tour. Such liability loss or damage may include but is not limited to cancellation of the tour or any activity serious illness or death of any other person or where other persons determined to cancel their tour.


1 Robinson Street Coral Bay WA


Coral Bay is approximately 150km south of Exmouth and approximately 110km south of Learmonth Airport
You can get to Coral Bay by road, bus or plane. Please contact us for details



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Rated by 3 guests
Andrew S
Have the reef to yourself!!!
Each dive was in a place only our boat occupied which gave us the freedom to explore the reef at our leisure. First time I have seen a giant Groper and really enjoyed the snorkel sessions with soooo many octopus moving about the reef. Some areas have an abundance of soft coral while others are hard coral fingers or mounds full of critters. Our night dive during the coral spawn was unforgettable. The crew were genuinely so interested in making each meal, dive, sail, shore excursion perfect for us.

Jane Lancs
A little piece of paradise
I was wowed but this trip. The owner was captain and himself and the crew were great, attentive to our needs and keen for us to enjoy every moment. I am a keen diver but noted it appeared more of a snorkelling trip but in fact I was treated to at least 2 dives a day and also discovered snorkelling in shallow waters offers as much view of fish life as the diving. The catamaran is very stable and they use battery power overnight so no noisy generator to stop you sleeping. Lots of fish life and as I was out of season still had a fabulous time and had a once in a life time Manta experience .

Cheryl Konter
I did the 3-night live aboard. It was amazingly fantastic! The crew was professional, friendly, and helpful. The diving and snorkeling was absolutely fabulous. I highly recommend this trip for anyone wanting to see a unique and beautiful part of Western Australia.