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Turtle & Reef Adventure
 / September - October 2021

Ocean Eco Adventures is Ningaloo Reefs first and only approved eco-friendly Turtle Swimming provider. We are highly regarded for our superior service, which is second to none. All aspects of this business are designed to enrich peoples' lives through the tourist experience and it’s our pleasure to give you the best opportunity to swim with Turtles in style and comfort. 

 

The Ningaloo Reef is famous for many things but the one thing everyone loves to see and swim with is the Turtles. Interacting with Turtles is one of the most heart warming and fun experiences people of all ages and abilities can have. 

The fun won’t stop with Turtles as we often swim with many more of the Ningaloo’s locals. Manta Ray’s often make regular appearances and the Humpback Whale Watching is divine.  All with one of the most pristine coral reefs in the world as a spectacular back drop.

What makes Us Different?

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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.

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.

 

Champagne & Beer

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

Safety and Assitance

 

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.

Snorkelling Equipment

 

Complimentary masks, snorkels & fins are available. We have a range of different sizes from adult through to children sizes. Prescription masks are also available.

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.

What To Expect

Marine Turtles have existed in the world’s oceans for over 100 million years and here in Western Australia 6 out 7 of the world's marine turtles can be found in our waters. 

Snorkelers and swimmers have the potential to come across marine turtles in the ocean on the Ningaloo coast all year round.

The Green, Loggerhead and Hawksbill Turtles nest on the beaches surrounding the Ningaloo Reef from November to March. 

 

After 8 to 10 weeks the Turtle hatchlings emerge from their nests in the sand to make a dash for the safety of the ocean. 

The Ningaloo coast is considered one of the most important nesting grounds for the Green and Loggerhead Turtles.

Marine Turtles are intertwined with Western Australia’s rich Indigenous history and feature in stories, ceremonies, traditions and are a food source for coastal communities. Indigenous Australians also have a cultural and spiritual connection with these ancient seafaring animals.

 

The Tour

 

Latitude 22 Departs Exmouth Marina at 8am and returns at 3pm and Complimentary Transfers are available.

Turtles are some of the most popular creatures to swim with around the world. Ocean Eco Adventures is Ningaloo Reef’s first and only approved eco-friendly Turtle Swimming provider. Enjoy a cruise to remote locations as part of a relaxing day aboard the beautiful custom built 20m vessel Latitude 22. We will be on the search for Turtles, Manta Rays and other marine life. The snorkelling sites are rarely snorkelled and showcase the pristine Ningaloo Reef and it’s residents. Be treated to gourmet food, lots of fun and education about Exmouth and the Reef. 

 

 Who can take part

 

We encourage swimmers of a wide range of ages and abilities to take part in this tour. Or if you don’t feel up to swimming stay on board and enjoy the action from above. Our vessel is well equipped and has the safest and easiest access in and out of the water. We do provide coaching and flotation aids for those less experienced, however as a minimum all passengers must be able to swim and snorkel. Varying weather conditions can affect some people’s ability to take part in the tour and passenger safety and comfort is our number one priority.

 

 How many turtles will you see

 

Each and every day is different and when working with wild animals we can’t guarantee that there will be Turtles at any one location at any given time.  We do however have the ability to operate in many different locations from the Exmouth Gulf to the famous Ningaloo Reef, which allows us the opportunity to find the best conditions and increase the likelihood of interacting with Turtles. Turtles are more abundant in nesting season from November to March. Our qualified in-water guides will give you some top tips on how to have the best chance to safely and successfully interact with these beautiful creatures. 

The duration and quality of the interactions is dependant on the conditions, conduct of swimmers and the willingness of each Turtle to be a part of our tour.

In most cases if Turtles are scarce or conditions are not favourable, we will resume the search and try a different location. 

What should you bring

 

We recommend you bring more personal items such as a camera, hat, towel, swimmers, dry change of clothes,

and warm clothes in the cooler months. 

How Much Does It Cost?

$219 AUD                           Per Person

FREE                                   Child under 3

$689 AUD                          Family ( 2A + 2C under 16 )

*Prices valid for 2021 only

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HAVE A QUESTION OR NEED SOME HELP?

No Sighting Policy

Ocean Eco Adventures realises that many of its customers travel significant distances at considerable cost to participate in its tours.

In recognition of this, we offer one complimentary repeat tour* on the next available day.


Seats on repeat tours are allocated on a first in first served basis and as such it may take several days for a place to become available.

If you can’t get a place on a repeat tour in the time you are in the location or if you prefer, we will issue you a repeat tour voucher that is valid for three years from the date of issue*.  This voucher only includes a repeat of the tour you participated in and is non-transferable.

*Conditions Apply

- All tours are subject to availability, weather and minimum numbers.

- The repeat voucher is valid for one tour only and is non-transferable.

- If participating in a Microlight flight as part of a tour package the Microlight flight does not include the

‘No Sighting Policy’ as it is not a dedicated animal interaction tour.

- Government fees and charges apply after the first year.

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.   

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