Ningaloo Reef Tour
Tour date: 21/5/2018 - 29/5/2018
8 days/ 9 nights
COME AND JOIN RITA KLUGE, AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER TO AN UNFORGETTABLE 9 DAY ADVENTURE TO THE MOST AMAZING FRINGING REEF OF NINGALOO REEF, WA TO EXMOUTH.
21ST – 29TH MAY 2018 // 8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS
Was $4,195 NOW $2936.50
(FLIGHTS NOT INCL.) // 12 GUESTS MAX
This trip is exclusive for us and not a photography workshop so anyone is welcome to join and if you have a camera even better. I am happy to help out of course.
After spending a month there this season, I cannot recommend it more. I was taken aback by the land structure, the beautiful still intact reef and diversity of wildlife in and out of the water... just incredible!
We are getting closer to the date and I am almost booked up. I have arranged exclusive boats just for us for 5 full days on and in the water, and the newest self-contained apartments very close to town.
To secure the boats and accommodation I would need to charge you a deposit of $ 1.500 AU, which is non-refundable unless you have insurance in case of emergency. Please deduct the previous paid $300 if you have paid that already for putting your name down. The full amount will be due to pay
latest 30 days before departure. You will get sent a reminder by email 50 days before.
All boats offer gear for snorkeling, food and drinks.
Exmouth is nearly completely surrounded by desert or the reef, and after a lot of research I have chosen the best resort. These are self-contained apartments at the Exmouth Escape Resort (check it out at the link below). As it is a self-contained resort, you can prepare your own breakfast and dinner there, but I also highly recommend eating out as the restaurants & pubs are amazing in Exmouth! And we can then talk about our amazing adventures over a drink or two.
I have booked this time of year as it’s the weekend of the annual whale shark festival. There are stalls and music to celebrate these amazing animals at a beautiful warm time of the season with a lovely warm water temp. of 26 C average. I can’t wait! Resort: https://exmouthescaperesort.com.au
DAY 1 (21.5.2018)
Arrival at Learmonth (LEA) airport with Qantas at 2:30pm from Sydney leaving at 8:30am (recommend for convenience) at your own cost. Currently the cheapest is $850 later on it will cost around $1,200. Get your travel insurance to claim it back in emergencies.
Your rental cars will be ready at your arrival (incl.)
It takes 25min to the Exmouth Escape Resort, which are very modern, beautiful self contained 2 or 3 bedroom apartments or for a deluxe upgrade please contact me for that ASAP if you would like this option.
It’s located 5 min from town and has the fabulous restaurant (Whalers) in the area for drinks or dinner after an amazing day on the boats.
A quick stop at Exmouth if you like for your food for breakfast (which I would leave light as you will be in the water snorkeling and well fed for lunch by our private charters)
5:30pm welcome drink and snacks at the Whalers restaurant sponsored by your host Rita
7:30am Pick up from the resort by Ningaloo Blue private charter just for us exclusively booked for an epic 1st day with snorkeling the reefs most diverse marine life and of course the Whale sharks!!
A beautiful lunch and drinks provided
4-4:30pm Return to our resort for a dip in to our pool
6:30pm meeting at the local Froth bar for dinner as a group if you wish or just a drink to talk about our fabulous day
DAY 3 MANTA RAYS AT CORAL BAY
8:30am meeting at Coastal Adventure Tours
Returning at approx. at 2.30pm
To get there takes approx. 1.5hr drive but sooo worth it with our rental cars.
Again a charter exclusively for us with lunch and drinks provided by skipper Fraser who is a marine biologist and his guide. We will see very different reef structures and even cleaning stations for sharks with the best reefs you can imagine.
DAY 4 NATIONAL PARK
Our guide Peter will take us in a convoy with radios to the national park to tell us stories, cultural folklore and knowledge which I just couldn’t get enough of. The attraction however is the breathtaking beauty of the landscape and easily accessible snorkelling directly from the beach.
DAY 5 AS DAY TWO – WHALE SHARKING
Its Saturday… the whale shark festival is ON, yay!
Enjoy the stalls at the festival and concert in the evening, a micro light flight or go snorkeling at the reef.
Let me know if you would like a micro light flight and I will book it for you. Be quick, they book out! (Highly highly to recommend)
In one of the most unique and picturesque environments in the whole of Australia, from canyons to reefs, from Turtles to Dugongs, from Manta Rays to Tiger Sharks and Whale they won’t disappoint.
We did the 60 min one for $329 which is the perfect time. It was insane but you can choose the 90min one for longer at $439
They include a SD card with your GOPRO experience and you can shoot with your own camera if you feel confident to do so. Just unreal!!
DAY 7 CORAL BAY – MANTA RAYS
As per day 3. A second day as one day was just not enough this year!!
DAY 8 WHALE SHARKING
3rd day of whale sharking sadly the last of them but an unforgettable one.
DAY 9 (29.5.2018) DEPARTURE
Qantas leaves at 11:30am from Learmonth airport. Arrival Sydney at 20:40pm
ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS YOU MIGHT WILL SEE
(THIS IS OUR LIST FROM THIS YEARS TRIP)
PERENTIE AUSTRALIA S LARGEST LIZARD
BLACK FOOTED WALLABIES
BOTTLE NOSE DOLPHINS
WEDGETAIL EAGLES, 2ND LARGEST
ORCAS IF WE GET LUCKY AGAIN
GREY REEF SHARK
WHITE TIP SHARKS
BLACK TIP REEF SHARKS
500 DIFFERENT FISH DUGONGS
ORNATE EAGLE RAY
BLUE SPOTTED REEF RAY
SHOVEL NOSE RAY
HAMMER HEAD SHARK
TAWNY NURSE SHARK
GREY REEF SHARK
FLOCK OF BUDGIES WHITE ERIN
BLACK NATIVE HEN
SWARM OF CONVICTS
SWARM OF MULLETS
SWARM OF SOUTHERN DRUMMERS
OLIVE SEA SNAKES
BLACK STRIPPED SEA SNAKE
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Payment: The guest accepts to be charged the full price of the package and that this amount is NOT refundable in event of cancellation. If you wish to secure your spot with a deposit of $1,500 the rest of payment will be due latest 30 days prior the trip . If not paid in full by then you will loose your $1,500 deposit.
Restriction of Changes: The name of guests staying can be changed up to 3 days prior of arrival, any additional cost caused by this change need to be paid at time of change. No refunds will be given for any lesser tour amounts. Any changes need to be
advised in writing ( e-mail ) and will take effect from the date they are received in our office. Car hire for small compact car with A/C, manual transmission, incl. free 100km/day (additional km at AUD0.30), standard damage access: AUD4,015, reduction up to zero excess available at additional cost (not available for drivers between 21-24 years), full drivers license and credit card required on pick-up of vehicle, under-age surcharge of AUD30.50/day for drivers between 21-24 years, drivers under 21 years not permitted.