Ningaloo Whale Shark Tour 

Tour date: 22.6.17- 30.06.2017

9 days/ 8 nights

Photo credit: Axel Passeck

Photo credit: Axel Passeck

Join Rita and Axel for an unforgettable 9 day tour packed with a large diversity of sea and land based attractions in Exmouth and the amazing Ningaloo Reef.

Take full advantage of Rita's and Axel's experiencehow to best capture marine life such as Whale Sharks, Mantas, Dugongs, Spinner Dolphins and Whales and much, much more...

Grab the opportunity to have Axel the owner of Sea Breeze Resort  (20y of experience) collaborating with Rita Kluge as a one off this season 2017 !

PRICES Includes a rental car per couple or family with 100 free km per day

  • Single Executive Studio/ own car hire  $3,915
  • Twin/couple Executive Studio incl. rental car $5,990   per person= $2995
  • Family Excecutive Studio/ please discuss with us ! 1-2 Adults/2 Children under 15 y old  incl. large car we will make you a good price 

Contact us now to save your spot!

info@seabreezeresort.com.au

+61 (0) 8 9949 1800

DAY 1 Arrival

Fly into Exmouth Airport Learmonth (LEA) from Perth ( flights at guest expense, NOT incl.in price)

- Free Airport transfer to town (38km) to pick up the rental cars

- transfer to Resort for Check In

- Check In, coffee/ tea meeting at reception for briefing, checking of photo gear, basics of rundown how the next few days work and off to the beach for some snorkelling

- Sunset at Lighthouse, followed by group dinner either at a restaurant or BBQ at the resort (Not provided and not included in price)

DAY 2

- Continental BF, fresh fruit salad, toasts,cereals, yoghurts, juices (incl. in price)

- set up for a beach day and drive into the National Park (Park fee / vehicle $12 (not  incl.))

- snorkelling in coral reef with reef sharks, green turtles, sting rays surrounded by a  myriad of fish…

Idea is to get used to the water, gain snorkel experience .Familiarization with your own equipment and how to snorkel fast without producing bubbles in the water, which is beneficial when swimming with wildlife  

visit Yardie Creek, Sandy Bay, Turquoise Bay, Pilgronamun Gorge , Milyering Vistor and Interpretation Center and site visit to see a real fossilised Megalodon Shark tooth

Dinner at own cost either transfer to restaurant or BBQ dinner at resort 

Day 3

- Whale Sharking! Pick up at 7:40am by bus transfer to Tantabiddi Boat ramp to be transferred to the Whale Shark boat

Briefings and morning snorkel to use time to again get familiar with the water and your equipment

10am planes are going up to look for Whale Sharks, Mantas, Whales, Orcas, Spinner Dolphins and everything else interesting….

Whale Sharks spotted and vessel is guided by pilot in front of the Whale Shark and first group gets in

Short swim 3-5min to give Group 2 a chance to swim as well, so that the operator is out of “jail” with their non sighting policy.

Depending on how many sharks are up, Sharks are getting “shared” with other boats or “swapped” for greater experience. 

Swimming with Whale Sharks is hard work as they can swim quite fast and it is hard enough to keep up without photo equipment. 

NO FLASH Photography is allowed! 
So the fitter the group is the better the experience. 

Once everybody is happy and tiered or the max time on a shark of 90 min is reached the day may turns to swim with some Mantas or into Whale Watching…or another snorkel in the reef lagoon on the way home. Usually larger sharks, Dolphins, Dugongs, Turtles and Sting Rays are found and can be seen from the bow or flybridge

All catering included, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and nibbles throughout the day!

return to mooring around 3-3:30pm back at resort around 4-4:30pm… usually straight into the pool to wash down the gear… then photo editing…

Dinner at own cost either transfer to restaurant or BBQ dinner at resort 

Day 4 & Day 5

Whale Sharking same as Day 3

DAY 6

Manta Trip to Coral Bay

Early start with BF at 6:30am leaving resort for Coral Bay 150km south of Exmouth at 7:00am

Plenty of sightseing on the way arrival 9:00am in Coral Bay, transfer to the Boat Ramp and boarding the vessel

Briefings, morning snorkel if conditions allows at Ashers Gap with 3m Silver Tip Sharks, planes up from 11am to find Mantas, swimming with giant Mantas ( 2.5-5m ) 

All catering included, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and nibbles throughout the day!

Afternoon snorkel in superb Coral Reef! 
If possible snorkel with a Tiger Shark! 

Return to shore and into the pub for a drink, back home to Resort in Exmouth.

Day 7

Breakfast

Leisure time for more photo processing, beach time, snorkle time or anything else please speak to us

Microlight Flights if booked in advanced (Highly recommended!!) 
cost: $290 -please pre book if interested, its a life time experience!

Day 8

National Park

photographing Roos, Emus, Eagles, Bustards…. and lots of landscape photography opportunities!

Day 9

Breakfast
Best Photo Competition

getting ready for check out and Airport Transfer, return of rental cars

Airport transfer and fair well

Each day includes assistens in photo editing with award winning photographer Rita Kluge and Axel Passeck with their unique style.

Rita's recommended processing tool is Lightroom. Rita will help you to get the most out of your photograph processed out of your DSLR's or Gopro's. However, we can also show you simple adjustments on a iPhone app or iPhoto as well. Please contact Rita, if you need to rent a underwater housing for your camera. These times can also be used as your liking of course. We might plan dinners together or you like to go to town alone or all of us together, we will fit in with you and see how the group dynamic is going.

There will be also time for you to have a afternoon off and take your car wherever you like.

Your Hosts

Rita Kluge is a freelance photographer and physiotherapist originally from Germany, based at the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia.

Living next to the surf she loves to capture anything what has to do with the Ocean. May it be surfers, dolphins, turtles, sharks, whales or just the beautiful landscape.

Working with charity organizations, Rita started capturing Dolphins and Whales and then had the opportunity to swim and photograph them. 

Rita has been to Tonga's Whale migration 2015/16 and  was a guest host photographer for Canon Master Darren Jew’s Whales Underwater 2016 and booked again for 2017/2018

While her trips resulted in stunning, Award-winning shots—she received multiple accolades from National Geographic and The Weekend Australian, The Guardian and seen on national TV and was runner up in the Australians Marine photographer  of the year 2015 Animal Category for the Marine Conservation Society. She is also a emerging member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography).

Rita has been running Tours back in Europe for Surf Camps, Snowboard and Ski tours, Water Ski and Windsurf Resorts. Her open, friendly and bubbly outgoing personality,  combined with loads of experience she knows how to have fun while getting award winning shots.

Axel , the owner of the Sea Breeze Resort (No 1 Tripadvisor)  has 20 years! of local knowledge and experience. He is a scuba instructor, skipper and a local award winning underwater photographer.  He will ensure that each participant will get the very best out of this amazing trip!

Axel migrated to Australia from Germany with his wife and 1 year old twins, in 1997 . He is an Entrepeneur, Philanthropistand passionate Underwater Photographer protecting the ocean.

His main support goes to Sea Shepherd and other environmental Organisations.

Axel has created FOSH an environmental sustainability App and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Ningaloo, which is his home for the past 20 years. He had a "live a board” dive charter boat and has done approx 3500 dives around Ningaloo and worked as a Whale Shark Videographer and spends every spare moment in the ocean or goes camping in the Cape Range National Park.

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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 $500 the rest of payment will be due by the 1st of march 2017 there will be a surcharge of 0.5%. If not paid in full by them you will loose your $500 deposit. We accept Visa & MasterCard & American Express WITHOUT fees or surcharge! Restriction of Changes: The name of guests staying can be changed up to 3 days prior of arrival, any additional cost (additional tour costs or car hire fees) caused by this change need to be paid at time of change. No refunds will be given for any lesser tour amounts. The booking may be transferred to other dates within the season – subject to availability and approval of management. Any changes need to be advised in writing ( e-mail or fax ) and will take effect from the date they are received in our office. Cancellation: Full payment is NOT refundable in the event of cancellation or change. Unfortunately we are not able to provide a different cancellation policy in the event of cyclones, flooding or road closures. Therefore we STRONGLY recommend that all guests obtain comprehensive travel and cancellation policy insurance. Cancellations must be advised in writing ( e-mail or fax ) and will take effect from the date they are received in our office . (*) Family includes 1-2 adults and 2 children under 15 years of age at date of the tour. (**) 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.

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