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Three Islands Whale Shark Dive

Join the award winning team at Three Islands Whale Shark Dive for a day you'll treasure forever. Explore the aquatic wonderland of Ningaloo Reef as we spot seasonal marine life such as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, dugongs, turtles, humpback whales and much more on this fun, informative and safe eco tour. Thre... view more info

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Three Islands offers a high quality whale shark eco-adventure tour. Few experiences compare with the thrill of swimming alongside the biggest fish in the ocean. Though intimidating to most on first gaze, their majestic presence soon mesmerises everyone who shares this experience.

Join us on a typical whale shark adventure with Three Islands...

Your day starts with the journey to the west side of North West Cape. From the beach you are transferred to Draw Card where you are warmly greeted and assisted on board by our skipper and the two guiding staff. Once on board, the crew are introduced, you will be fitted with snorkel equipment and, before the boat leaves its moorings, a vessel safety briefing is given.

A short cruise through the lagoon and the marine adventure begins with an introductory snorkel on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo reef. If required, assistance and snorkel tuition can be provided by your guides. A site briefing including safety procedures and reef etiquette is delivered.

Once back on board the star attraction becomes the focal point. Over morning tea, a whale shark interaction briefing is given by your guide who explains the code of conduct. All aspects of what is about to happen is covered. At the conclusion of the brief the vessel fires into life and you can feel the anticipation build as we head to the outer reef waiting for the spotter plane to notify us that a whale shark has been found. The crew mixes with and chats to everyone, answering any questions you might have. Then, the radio crackles and the adventure is about to begin. The deck begins to buzz and you try and remember points of the briefing while maintaining your composure. A mix of sheer excitement with a hint of apprehension is visible on even the most experienced swimmers faces.

"What am I about to do? I'm jumping in the ocean with the worlds biggest fish!?

As the boat is lined up, what awaits our first group of swimmers?

Faces down, you see it emerging from the distance with its massive mouth wide open, as it gets closer and swims past apprehension becomes amazement and the excitement builds as guests swim along with their own big spotty fish.

The adrenalin builds while waiting to be picked up, ready to do it again and again. Our experienced photographer is always there capturing moments that will long be remembered. Once the whale shark interactions are over, we head back to the inner reef to conclude the day with another reef snorkel on Ningaloo.

What do our guests take away? An experience of a lifetime! Satisfaction in the knowledge they have supported eco-tourism, and witnessed something as awe inspiring as the whale shark in its own environment in a sustainable manner. We also guarantee a good nights sleep after the tour. A day in the warm waters of Ningaloo swimming with the whale sharks and other marine life will leave the fittest guest slightly tuckered out!

We believe there's no other experience like it!

Cancellation Policy

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

Please note It is now company policy that all customers 16 years and above are required to be vaccinated against COVID prior to the date of their booked tour unless an approved exemption can be provided to us. Proof of vaccination will be required to board the courtesy bus and / or vessel. Please BYO Face mask. CANCELLATIONS

Standard Terms for Groups of 1-4 •Notified cancellation up to 72 hours before tour departure (0800 on tour date); 100% refundable of total tour price •Notified cancellation within 72 hours but more than 24 hours before tour departure; 50% refundable of total tour price •Notified cancellation within 24 hours of tour departure or a 'no show' on the day; 0% refundable If cancelling due to covid restrictions (invoked by Govt) standard terms apply OR receive a full credit for use at another time. I.e. Notified cancellation up to 72 hours before tour departure; 100% refundable. Within 72 hours to 24 hours before tour departure 50% refund OR a full credit for use at another time. Within 24 hours 0% refundable or a full credit.

Groups of 5-9 •Notified cancellation more than 5 full days prior to tour departure; 100% refundable of total tour price •Notified cancellation within 5 days to 72 hours prior to tour departure; 50% refundable of total tour price •Notified cancellation less than 72 hours prior to tour departure; 0% refundable Covid related cancellation up to 5 days before tour departure; 100% refund. Within 5 days standard terms apply OR a full credit for another time.

Groups of 10 or more •Notified cancellation more than 14 full days prior to tour departure; 100% refundable of total tour price •Notified cancellation within 14 days but more than 5 days prior to tour departure; 50% refundable of total tour price •Notified cancellation within 5 days; 0% refundable Covid related cancellation more than 14 days before tour 100% refund. Within 14 days standard terms apply OR a full credit for another time.

3 Islands reserves the right to cancel any tour if minimum passenger numbers are not obtained to run the tour viably. If this occurs either a full refund or an alternative date will be arranged with the passenger.

DATE CHANGES; Date changes allowable for groups of up to 4 prior to 72 hours before tour not within 72 hours. Groups 5-9 date changes allowable up to 5 days prior. Groups 10 or more up to 14 days prior.

A full refund will be given for tours cancelled due to bad weather minimum number policy or mechanical breakdown. Please see our website for full Terms and Conditions. Please note passengers joining the tour as snorkelers must be able to swim unassisted.


Tantabiddi Boat Ramp, Yardie Creek Rd, Exmouth, wa 6707


Tours depart from the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp.,



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Rated by 3 guests
Andreas H
A once in a lifetime encounter
We had an unforgettable day with this company. The boat is spacious and comfortable and we were well looked after from the moment we stepped aboard.

Chantelle, Amy and Sarah had us all organised with equipment before we'd even left the harbour and also provided clear instructions/information regarding the whales and protocol for interacting with them. Our skipper, Nos, was also very approachable and knowledgeable and all 4 crew worked as a very effective and efficient team.

The company provides plenty of food - morning/afternoon tea, lunch and a complementary beer/champagne to end the day. Water's available all day. There's plenty of shade on board and a dry storage box for your belongings. Unless you're into photography, there's no need to take a camera as Amy does an excellent job of providing high quality photos, which are then made available to you online as part of the day tour package.

The use of a spotter plane significantly increases your chances of encountering whales and w

Blake W
Most surreal and special experience with 3islands
Me and my partner went on the Humpback Whale Tour yesterday and had one of the most special and surreal experiences of our lives. We saw turtles and dolphins and even got to swim with a whale shark. We had an incredibly interactive experience with the humpback whales when they swam right up to us! Our girls Chantelle, Sarah, and Aimee were quick to make sure we all enjoyed the experience while keeping us all safe at the same time. We could not recommend this tour more!! Big shout out to the three girls and Capitan Nos for making it such a great day for us! Yummy food and bubbles on the deck were just the Cherry on top of a perfect day!

Serena W
Best Day
We stayed in Exmouth a day longer to do this trip. Waiting for the day to arrive. We weren’t disappointed. The staff were young and enthusiastic. Helpful and encouraging. The whole day was amazing. It’s a smaller group on board the boat and that’s great. Believe me, you won’t miss anything that’s happening. We got to see whales, whale sharks and sharks. We saw the reef and snorkelled in a couples of places.
It’s all a coin toss whether you get to see and swim with the whale sharks but if you do it’s a true life highlight. If you don’t they usually offer a discount for another trip.
Loved our day and made our friends and family jealous. Oh and food for the day great too. Thanks so much.