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Live Ningaloo are the specialists in bespoke boat tours of beautiful Ningaloo reef. Our mission is to give you the best possible experience of our world-famous Ningaloo marine park. If you’ve been dreaming of an up-close encounter with a majestic Whale Shark or swimming beside a giant Humpback, join us. Our bespoke Ningaloo boat tours from Exmouth have a maximum of ten guests, giving you the most personalised tour experience. The Ningaloo Reef is a biodiversity hotspot, rich in aquatic life. You never know what you’ll find from one day to the next. We’ll tailor your excursion to create an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll treasure.

Bespoke Boat Tours

On our luxury vessel, the Wave Rider, we aim to make each of our bespoke Ningaloo boat tours as exciting as the last, customising every tour to suit our guests. We’re passionate about introducing you to the amazingly diverse reef environment, in a way that’s great for you and for our precious marine life. If you’re tired of being ‘just a number’ on tours, join our experienced crew instead. We have incredible moments with wildlife daily, because we specialise in bespoke boat tours for intimate groups. Every tour on our luxury vessel is a chance to make magic memories and truly ‘Live Ningaloo.’



Today was, hands down, the best day of my life. I saw humpbacks breach, I swam with a 5m whale shark on four separate occasions, I snorkeled in turquoise ocean amongst beautiful reef, saw a dugong… and it was all made possible by the most professional, enthusiastic and intelligent tour company I have ever been with. 23/06/17

‘WelshZoe’ TripAdvisor Comment

We did our whale shark swim with Live Ningaloo in May and it was the best tour we’ve ever done. The fact there are only 10 people in the group means you get so much more time in the water! You get to swim every time there is a whale shark which was just amazing! The crew were so helpful and attentive, lunch was yummy and the boat was immaculate. Would recommend Live Ningaloo to anyone! 16/05/17 

Amy J

My husband and I, visiting Australia from Canada…. We are an older couple and I am currently waiting for a right total hip replacement. I need not have worried! Live Ningaloo had me covered, and thanks to Murray, Chris, Doug (a.k.a “The Strong Arm Man of the Indian Ocean”, to me), and Nat, the amazing young guide who looked after us both days, we had an unforgettable experience swimming with the gentle giants, the whale sharks. I had difficulty kicking hard with my fins on, but, thanks to Nat, I was never left behind, but enjoyed unbelievable views of whale…

‘KathM’ TripAdvisor Comment

As others have noted before, the Live Ningaloo team are a wonderful blend of professional, relaxed, friendly, knowledgeable and passionate – about making sure every guest on board has the best opportunity to not only swim with the whale sharks and humpback whales, but learn so much about the treasure that is Ningaloo Reef. We also saw manta rays, flying fish, sea snakes, and marine birds galore. The luxury is they have a maximum of 10 guests on board at any one time, all of whom can be in the water with the whales sharks every time if they want.…

‘BarossaPen’ TripAdvisor Comment

As an experiential travel provider, Sal Salis seeks to immerse guests in the natural world, and help them learn more about Australia’s unique flora, fauna, conservation challenges and our varied landscapes. For almost all our guests one of the highlights of their stay is a day exploring beyond the Reef – in the early part of our season the quest is to swim with whale sharks, later in the year it becomes all about humpback whales and throughout the year there are manta rays, dolphins, other fish and whale species, rare dugong sightings and much more. From its inception Live…

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef