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Exclusive Humpback Whale Swim
 / Your Group Only
and if the opportunity arises swim with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays at no extra cost.

What makes Us Different?

Exclusive Use Of Our Own Aircraft

 

We have our own spotter Microlight Aircraft, which is a huge advantage to us, as the aircraft looks for Humpback Whales for our company only, so there is no queuing to swim with the Humpback Whales.

Latitude 22

Latitude 22 is the most luxurious, spacious and comfortable vessel the Whale Shark industry has seen to date. She is the perfect vessel for Whale Shark Swimming, Humpback Whale Swimming, Whale watching and Snorkelling tours.

 

Free Professional Photos Of Your Day

Photos of your entire day out are provided as a complimentary gift (value AUD $50) accessible online for an unlimited amount of time within 24 hours of the tour.

Champagne & Beer

A complimentary glass of Champagne or beer is served in the afternoon to celebrate swimming with the Whale Sharks.

Safety & Assistance

We are dedicated to ensuring your safety is our number one priority. If you need assistance at any stage of the day in or out of the water one of our friendly staff are never more than an arms reach away. 

Gourmet Food

We are the only company to serve breakfast as well as Morning tea a buffet style lunch, afternoon tea and snacks. We can cater to any special requests or food intolerances.

 

 

 

Transfers

Complimentary transfer service to and from your accommodation.

 

Prawns

 

You read that right! We serve a fresh platter of Exmouth prawns with lunch!

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Snorkelling Equipment

 

Complimentary masks, snorkels & fins are available. We have a range of different sizes from adult through to children sizes. Prescription masks are available and also Floatation Noodles for observers only..

Professional Crew

A professional, educated, fun and experienced team to ensure quality and safety. The team comprises of certified marine biologists, visiting marine researchers, dive masters and commercial skippers.

Hot Drinks On Tap

Complimentary hot & cold beverages, herbal and black teas, premium coffee and water all provided.

Protective Suits

Complimentary wetsuits and lycra suits are available for the cooler and over cast days.

EXPLORE SOME COOL FACTS ABOUT HUMPBACK WHALES

How Much Does It Cost?

PRICE:                                         $6000 AUD

CAPACITY:                                  14 Swimmers and 6 Observers

DATES:                                        We ask your group to be available over a 3-4 day                                                      period, and as the dates approach the date with                                                        the best conditions will be selected to operate                                                          the tour.

*Prices valid for 2021 only

 

The Interaction

Ocean Eco Adventures is proud to offer you the option of getting together a group of friends and family to experience Humpback Whale Swimming at its finest, on board the luxury vessel Latitude 22.

 

Over the past five years of trialing the experience we have learnt a lot about interacting with these gentle giants and the most successful experiences have been made easier by a number of factors. The challenge is to try and align these factors to give the best experience.  

 

1. The conditions - Weather and particularity visibility play a huge part in the success and safety of our swims. By only having one group of people we can keep a few days either side of your tour free to pick the best conditions for your exclusive experience.

 

2. The people – The ability and conduct of group in the water has a massive effect on the behavior of the whales. Humpbacks are extremely intelligent and are much more receptive to a calm relaxed group in the water. The most memorable experiences seem to come from groups that all know each other and are more comfortable with the people within their group. Basically, if the Humpbacks perceive you as a pod that moves and acts together, they are more comfortable with your presence in the water.

 

3. Flexibility – If a group is flexible with when they can take part in the tour it’s easier to pick the right day for you. In the past the logistics of trying to move small groups people onto the right day is challenging and more often than not means we need to just go out there on the given day and hope it all lines up.

 

4. Animal behavior – This is the big one and unfortunately, we can’t make them want to interact with us. However, if all of the previously mentioned factors are aligned it’s much more likely they with want to hang around and interact with us.

 

Humpback Whales are curious by nature and at times seek interaction with humans, other times we have the pleasure of just observing what they do naturally. All interactions are on the whale’s terms and in accordance with our licence conditions. 

We restrict group sizes to a maximum of 7 passengers per group, and use only the best equipment and resources to find and interact with the

most suitable animals, but ultimately the quality and duration of the swim is highly dependent on the whales willingness to be a part of our tour. 

In most cases if a particular pod is not comfortable with our presence, we will continue searching to find something that is more cooperative. 

Your Day

Once on board the vessel you will be given a comprehensive safety brief and boat induction. After departure you will be served a light breakfast as we cruise through the Exmouth Gulf. Once you have finished your breakfast you will be given a Whale ecology talk, snorkel briefing and fitted with all necessary equipment. Then it’s time for a snorkel on the reef which Whale Watchers are encouraged to enjoy as will as any swims that take place that are not a part of the Humpback In-water interaction.    

After your snorkel you will be invited to enjoy some morning tea and go through the whale interaction protocol. 

Then it’s time for action! Our private aircraft will be scouring the reef searching for the best animals for us to interact with. Our vessel and aircraft have some nifty ways to get you as close to the whales as possible and keep you safe.

A qualified snorkel guide accompanies each group of up to 7, whilst a company photographer takes photos of the Humpback Whales and other marine life sighted throughout the day. These photos are then given as a gift to you.

There is also opportunity to search for Turtles, Dolphins, Dugong, Rays, Sea Birds and other marine life throughout the day.

A very talked about feature on all Ocean Eco Adventures cruises is the delicious gourmet food featuring fresh Western Australian produce.


A variety of menu choices are on offer throughout the day with all dietary requirements catered for (with notice).

After lunch we take things much slower and enjoy a cruise through the Gulf whale watching our way home.

The tour will operate for around 6-7 hours, and exact departure time will also depend on conditions and tides on that day and will be confirmed closer to the time. There will be at least one opportunity to snorkel the reef during the day, which observers are also welcome to join in.

 

Let the Ocean Eco Adventures team guide you through the adventure of a lifetime on the Humpback Whale Swim.

Now to book

In order to secure your seats and confirm your booking we require a 20% deposit ($1200) at the time of booking, with 100% payment due by 2 weeks of the tour date. All payments must be a lump sum as you are booking the enitre vessel and not single seats. Once you have your accommodation secured and selected your dates, we will forward you a payment link for the deposit to secure your booking. 

What you need to bring

Swim wear, beach towel, hat, sunglasses and a jacket or jumper. You are welcome to bring your own cameras too. If you are prone to sea-sickness or haven't been on a boat in awhile we encourage taking preventative medication.

Please be aware of our cancellation policy terms and conditions by following the link provided here 

HAVE A QUESTION OR NEED SOME HELP?

Minor Supervision Policy

 

An adult must accompany any passenger under the age of 12 at all times, this includes all in-water activities. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to be left on the vessel unaccompanied, this includes when an in-water activity is taking place. This may mean it is necessary for adults to take turns in the water if a minor wishes to remain on-board.   

No Sighting Policy

If for some reason we are unable to attempt any swims due to the conditions, for safety reasons, if there are no Humpback Whales in our operational area or any other appropropriate reason you will receive a 50% refund.

If we are able to attempt swims and the Humpback Whales decide they don’t decide they don’t want to take part in the tour or some of the people get to see them the ‘No Sighting’ policy does NOT apply.

 

It is important to remember that the client is paying for the opportunity to swim with Humpback Whales. Ocean Eco Adventures job is to safely provide you with the best opportunity to swim with the Humpback Whales and can not promise in water sightings. Humpback Whales are very intelligent, resolute animals and for that reason we can not be held accountable for their behaviour, or in some cases lack of willingness to interact with swimmers.   

Cancellation Policy

What if we cancel?

A full refund will apply to tours cancelled by Ocean Eco Adventures due to inclement weather or any other safety reason if it cannot be rebooked to the customer’s satisfaction. 

 


What if you cancel?


If you wish to cancel/transfer your booking:

- Once a booking is confirmed a cancellation fee of 20% of your total tour cost applies

Between 7 days – 72 hours of your tour date a cancellation fee of 50% of your total tour cost applies

Within 72 hours of your tour date a cancellation fee of 100% of your total tour cost applies

For bookings made through a third party such as a booking agent it is important that you carefully read their terms and conditions, as they may differ to Ocean Eco Adventures T&C's. For cancellations and booking changes please contact the organisation you booked with directly. 

Booking directly with Ocean Eco Adventures will make managing your booking easier and more efficient, and we always recommend purchasing travel insurance in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

What if we are forced to cease operations?

If a tour is cancelled due to a change in government regulations, as a directive from an external governing body, as a matter of public safety or in extenuating circumstances such as COVID19 health crisis, Ocean Eco Adventures reserves the right to retain 20% of the total tour cost as an administration fee.

Any cancellations from the guest need to be advised in writing

*If booked before the 14th May 2020 please refer to your confirmation email for your terms & conditions