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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.’



This is the most amazing trip! This ranks alongside hot air balloons over the Namib at sunrise to kayaking down the Canaima river. An extraordinary adventure and the crew of Live Ningaloo made it all the more exceptional. Completely personalized service, really knowledgeable crew, lovely boat and a sense of fun (yet responsibility) which was infectious. Can’t thank the Live Ningaloo team enough for all that they did to make this experience so special. If you are going to do this adventure, do it with Live Ningaloo. Even if it costs more, it is worth every penny (and more) for…

‘hard2please2016’ 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

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

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

These folks are the real thing and made an outstanding experience especially memorable. There are a number of whale shark operators in Exmouth and Live Ningaloo is one of the newer ones – don’t let that deter you – they are outstanding in every respect. I highly recommend and thank them for such a wonderful and memorable day. 30/04/17 

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