Snorkel, dive and kayak in secluded areas of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, sleeping onboard a luxury catamaran


Setting sail from Coral Bay near Exmouth, cruise south to some of the most remote areas of World-Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef and enjoy snorkelling, diving and kayaking amongst pristine corals gardens. This three-night escape offers you access to sections of the reef that are rarely visited and teeming with colour and abundant marine life.

For the ultimate Ningaloo adventure, combine this cruise with a luxury all-inclusive stay at Sal Salis (enquire for pricing and availability).

Day1 Sail Ningaloo reef snorkelling
Day2 Sail Ningaloo Turtle snorkel
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2Trip Highlights

Rarely visited sections of Ningaloo Reef

Snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities

Live aboard sailing experience

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • Four days, three nights onboard Sail Ningaloo’s Shore Thing
  • Private Stateroom ensuite cabin with king bed
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (alcohol available to purchase)
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving equipment, kayaks and fishing gear
          4Location & Access
          Location & Access

          Sail Ningaloo departs from Coral Bay, a one-hour drive from Exmouth. Fly direct from Perth to Exmouth, and we can arrange ground transfers for you to/from Coral Bay. Ask us about a combined journey including luxury beach camp, Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef.

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          5Luxury Accommodation
          Where You'll Sleep
          Day-by-Day Itinerary

          Day 1

          Board late afternoon for a 4pm departure from Coral Bay. There is time for snorkel or dive near “Five Fingers Reef” before enjoying a sunset drink as Shore Thing 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.

          Included: D

          Day1 Sail Ningaloo reef snorkelling

          Day 2

          After breakfast, enjoy a morning snorkel at “The Stag Forest”, a beautiful coral garden with branching coral formations and home to many turtles. Enjoy morning tea while we set sail for our next snorkel spot, 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 ocean surface. There is a gourmet lunch onboard and then you’re free to relax on deck or soak in Ningaloo’s clear waters. The day ends with another snorkel before a two course dinner with your new-found friends.

          Included: B - L - D

          Day2 Sail Ningaloo Turtle snorkel

          Day 3

          After breakfast enjoy a leisurely kayaking trip along a secluded section of coastline to Pelican Point, with Mantarays regular sightings along with turtles who feed in the shallow waters. Based on the day’s conditions, your guides will select the best snorkel and dive sites for the day. You’ll likely spot dugongs and dolphins as we travel to the evening’s anchorage at Point Maud. Humpback Whales migrate along the coast here from June to October, so if you’re lucky today will also involve some whale sightings.

          Included: B - L - D

          Day3 Sail Ningaloo sunset

          Day 4

          This morning there is more snorkelling and stunning marine life on secret Ningaloo Reef spots as we make our way back towards Coral Bay. There is a large resident manta ray population which you’ll have an opportunity to swim with today after learning more about their unique biology and behaviour from the onboard guide. Enjoy lunch onboard and one last snorkel or dive at “Asho’s Gap”, where you’ll see reef sharks swimming in a large cabbage coral formation with their mouths open whilst small cleaner fish dart in and out to clean their mouths and gills. A unique site to end your Ningaloo reef cruise. Arrive back to Coral Bay to disembark at 12.30pm, in time to catch the late afternoon flights out of Exmouth.

          Included: B - L

          Sail Ningaloo mantaray
          7Season & Departure Dates
          Season & Departure Dates

          Shore Ningaloo offers regular departures between March and October, with occasional Christmas season departures available. Longer six- and nine-day sailing journeys can also be arranged. Please enquire about date options to suit your travel plans.

          I really think this was the best experience I’ve had
          Dec 2019 – 3 Night Ningaloo Reef Cruise