Ningaloo Experience


Owner / Operator Peter Shaw is the longest serving skipper in Coral Bay with over 16 years experience on the Ningaloo Reef.

Join the team aboard their vessel  'Dominator' a stable 11 metre catamaran with twin engines, fully shaded deck and toilet facility. Discover the beauty and the biodiversity of Ningaloo Reef on an 'Outer Reef Experience'.  


Join the original Manta Ray skipper, Peter Shaw and swim with graceful Manta Rays for a snorkelling experience of a lifetime. Manta Rays are filter feeders, filtering planktonic organisms in the water through their large mounts and out through their gills. Mantas can weigh up to 2 tonne with a wing spann of 7 metres. These harmless creatures are found inside the fringing reef and often in quite shallow water. At all times we ensure that our interaction doesn't upset or distract them from their routines. Consideration is always given to how each Manta Ray reacts on the day and the best way to approach and interact with it. We respect that the Manta Rays have allowed us into their world and never take it for granted. Our small group of no more than12 passengers stops crowding and smothering these magnificent creatures,
During the cruise we search for Dolphins, Turtles and may even encounter Dugongs, a creature of myth and legend, the Mermaid of the sea.

From June to November migrating Humpback Whales pass Coral Bay to their Northern calving grounds and the opportunity to enjoy their playful antics is included in the tour.

We also explore two different snorkel sites for coral and fish. Fish life is abundant and our experiences crew will help you with all your queries.


From late March to June snorkelling with the magnificent Whale Shark - the biggest fish in the sea - is an experience absolutely not to be missed. These massive fish are harmless to humans. Whale Shark are filter feeders, filtering planktonic organisms such as Krill and crab larvae from the water into their large cavernous mouths and out through their gills.

Snorkelling with the Whale Sharks of Ningaloo Reef is an opportunity not to be missed. During the tour their is also the chance to see other marine life such as Minke Whales and a variety of Sea Birds such as Albatross and Giant Petrels.

We conclude the day with a snorkel at a beautiful coral site.

We provide

You provide

  • Buffet lunch
  • Snacks
  • Tea, Coffee, Ice Water
  • Masks
  • Snorkel
  • Fins ( or BYO )
  • Wetsuit
  • Polarised sunglasses
  • Spotter Plane to locate Whale Sharks


  • Competent swimming skills
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Something warm for after snorkelling
  • A sense of adventure


Don't be just another face in the crowd. join Peter and the crew for your Ningaloo Experience

Bookings essential:

Tel/Fax (+61) 08 9942 5877
or: Coral Bay Tourist Services
Peoples Park Shopping Village
Coral Bay Western Australia




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