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  • Coral Bay Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

    1. Coral Bay Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

    See amazing coral reefs from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat. With its very shallow draft, spacious layout and superior design, Nhanya-Ku is perfect for taking you over the beautiful coral formations found in the lagoon gardens of the inner reef. This 1-hour coral viewing may be the perfect tour for you to experience all of the wonderful fish and different coral formations without having to get in the water. While on board, a knowledgeable crew will give an informative talk about the many things you’re seeing under the glass. Don't miss this perfect short excursion to make the most of your time in Coral Bay. 

    It was a really great experience seeing the coral and finally when we stopped, being able to see the fish. Feeding them was fun. The crew's knowledge of the area and the coral was interesting and helped us to understand the nature of the reef. Well done to all.

  • Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef 3-Hour Turtle Ecotour

    2. Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef 3-Hour Turtle Ecotour

    Enjoy a 3-hour Turtle Tour on a glass-bottomed boat - the best way to view turtles feeding in their natural surroundings. Learn about the most commonly found sea turtle species on the Ningaloo Reef which is the Green Sea Turtle. The experienced crew will share their in-depth knowledge of this amazing turtle species and their behavior.  Take the opportunity to view the amazing coral, feed the fish, and snorkel at 2 specially selected sites. Snorkeling equipment, hot drinks, and snacks will be provided.

    Amazing snorkelling experience and turtles galore. Also an entertaining and knowledgeable crew.

  • Marine Eco Safari - Swim With Manta Rays

    3. Marine Eco Safari - Swim With Manta Rays

    Join this 5 to 6 hour Marine Eco Safari aboard the Kurni-Ku, custom built to specifically navigate around the Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef. It is the perfect way to experience one of the few places in the world with a resident population of Manta Rays all year round! Your tour begins at 8:00 AM at the Coral Bay Ecotours office (unless otherwise informed), followed by a short bus transfer to the jetty to board the vessel. Then you will head out for your first reef snorkel experience in Bills Bay, where you may encounter numerous fish, reef sharks, and other marine species and the beautiful coral gardens. After morning tea you will visit the sea turtle sanctuary where you can observe turtles feeding and surfacing for air. You will then head to Bateman’s Bay, where, with the assistance of a spotter plane, there is the opportunity to snorkel with Manta Rays. On the return home, you will s...

    the tour was absolutely amazing. what an experience! all staff was super friendly and helpful especially Sierra was taking care of me i fell behind most of time as im not very good at snorkelling. bring warm clothes with you! when you come out of water after snorkelling it is colder than you think actually even though it was 22 degree especially if its windy and overcast. Highly recommend this tour!

  • Coral Bay: 2-Hour Coral Viewing and Snorkeling

    4. Coral Bay: 2-Hour Coral Viewing and Snorkeling

    Enjoy this two-hour snorkel & coral viewing which takes place on board the Nhanya-Ku. Visit the pre-arranged meeting point 15-minutes before the tour commences. After a short meet and greet with your friendly and informative guide, you will then be guided to the departure area on the beach. Within a 2 to 3-minute walk from the meeting location, you will reach your custom designed, glass-bottom boat, the Nhanya-Ku. Not only can you see the reef passing by under the glass you will also have the opportunity to snorkel at two beautiful snorkel sites. Immerse yourself amongst hundreds of tropical fish and view magnificent coral gardens, along with other amazing wildlife that calls the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef home. All your snorkeling equipment is provided on board and your friendly and informative guides will be more than happy to assist with how to use the equipment.

    The 2 hrs went very quicky! 2 sessions of snorkeling and a good coverage of coral viewing through the glass bottomed boat. A very pleasant experience with friendly and knowledgeable skipper/deckhand

  • Coral Bay: 3-Hour Whale Watching Experience

    5. Coral Bay: 3-Hour Whale Watching Experience

    Enjoy a leisurely cruise in style on board of a spacious multi-level luxury boat. Sit back, relax, and take in the sights and scenery as you travel the short journey to the whales' playground. The humpback whales migrate through Coral Bay from June to October each year. Visit these incredible and inquisitive mammals in their natural environment to watch them playing, tail-slapping, breaching, waving, slapping their massive pectoral fins, rolling, and even sleeping. Because the local waters are a safe-haven for migrating whales, it is common to see resting mothers and calves as they frolic in the calm waters of Bateman's Bay. Not only can you see the iconic humpback whales, there is also the chance to encounter many other marine animals such as turtles, dolphins, dugong, and other whale species throughout this trip. The tour departs runs for three hours, and your friendly and knowledge...

    The guides were full of information and couldn’t do enough to assist you. Morning tea both savoury and sweet and a glass of bubbles to end a fantastic experience. Highly recommend this activity

  • Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

    6. Coral Bay: Ningaloo Reef Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks

    Join this 8 to 9-hour whale shark safari aboard Kai – Aura. This vessel has been designed for comfort and has a large area for seating and standing, both downstairs and upstairs, and a 360-degree view from the wheelhouse. It is the perfect way to experience one of the few places in the world where these big beautiful whale sharks choose to visit.  Your tour will begin at 7:30 AM. Take a short bus transfer to the jetty to board the vessel. Then, head out for your first reef snorkeling experience in the beautiful coral gardens. You will encounter numerous fish, reef sharks, and other marine species. After morning tea, your journey to the outer reef will begin. By this time, the spotter plane is already searching for your whale sharks and informing the crew of any other exciting marine life they have spotted along the way. The crew will do their best to allow you to experience as much wild...

    Swimming with the whale sharks definitely ticked a big one off my bucket list !!!! Truely amazing . The team in the boat were wonderful !

  • Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

    7. Perth: 7 Day Explorer Return Tour to Exmouth

    Take a journey on the Exmouth Explorer along the idyllic west coast and experience a totally different side to Australia, a region many are yet to discover.  Start your adventure in the most remote capital city of Perth before heading north into the nature lovers’ paradise, Western Australia.  Begin your journey by visiting the Pinnacles desert, hike down to the banks of the Murchison River and peek through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge.  For those seeking a unique view over the gorge, there will also be an opportunity to test your abseil skills (own expense). Visit the World Heritage Listed region of Shark Bay which will leave you in awe of the beauty of nature. Here, marvel at a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites and witness dolphins playing just offshore at Monkey Mia. The region is not only home to around 2000 dolphi...

    It was a great tour with a nice and careful tour guide. We have seen a lot in the short time. The tour was perfect organized. The only thing I would change would be the first hostel we stayed. The rest of the accommodations where fine or very nice. I really appreciated the group spirit and all the stops at the petrol stations or at a shop on our way we made. They where looking good after us and we had a great time.

  • Western Australia: Swim with Humpback Whales

    8. Western Australia: Swim with Humpback Whales

    Your full-day tour begins with a beautiful snorkeling experience on a reef. You might encounter turtles, reef sharks, stingrays and various species of fish. Then make your way out to the open ocean to observe the whales on their migratory route. If your trained guide deems it is safe to do so, guests will be separated into groups of 7, ready to enter the water. With the groups taking turns, guests will enter the water with 2 crew members at a time, positioned near the whale’s path at a safe distance. Each interaction will be on the whales’ terms. Humpback whales can be curious and may approach swimmers, or they may simply pass by. When you have finished swimming with the humpback whales, make your way back to the reef. Enjoy lunch on board and take a final snorkel on the reef. On your way back to the jetty you’ll be provided with a glass of champagne and a fruit platter to finish the d...

    It was the most amazing experience ever. The crew members were fantastic and very helpful

  • Perth to Exmouth 6-Day Coral Coaster One-Way Journey

    9. Perth to Exmouth 6-Day Coral Coaster One-Way Journey

    Take a journey along Western Australia’s Coral Coast, a region known for its stunning natural scenery, diverse wildlife, and gorgeous beaches.  Day 1 – Perth to Kalbarri Kick off your adventure by exploring the Pinnacles Desert in a guided tour before you journey up Indian Ocean Drive with its stunning coastal views. Make a quick stop in Geraldton, then onto the seaside town for your Kalbarri overnight stay. Lunch and dinner are included Day 2 – Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay/Denham Marvel at the Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Optional abseiling is available at an additional cost. Witness vibrant blooms during wildflower season, take a stroll on a beach made of tiny shells, then move on to Denham to your accommodation by the beach. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are incl...

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What people are saying about Coral Bay

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 85 reviews

It was a really great experience seeing the coral and finally when we stopped, being able to see the fish. Feeding them was fun. The crew's knowledge of the area and the coral was interesting and helped us to understand the nature of the reef. Well done to all.

Amazing snorkelling experience and turtles galore. Also an entertaining and knowledgeable crew.

Great trip to see our wonderful underwater life. Smooth boating on a very windy day-thank you!

The guides were super friendly and enthusiastic about the tour :)

Well worth the money. Never seen seen so much coral in one spot.