Sea Breeze Resort4 Star Rating

Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef / Western Australia

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Swim and snorkel with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia – the number one Whale Shark destination in the world. Success guaranteed!

Welcome to ‘the home of Whale Sharks’ and the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. The Sea Breeze Resort was established by the current owners in 1998 and is located 5 km north of Exmouth, closest to Ningaloo Marine Park and Cape Range Range National Park.

We are specialised in customising packages especially to swim with Whale Sharks and now also with Humpback Whales.

Why should I book with you and not do it all myself?

Quite simple, we are independent and not affiliated with any particular tour operator! We book only the most suited tour for you.

How do you know what's best for me?

We call you to find out and discuss the trip with you and do not leave any question unanswered, with over 19 years experience in the industry in Exmouth, we think we have gained quite a bit of knowledge we are happy to share with you.

But they all do the same, don't they?

Yes and No! Whilst all operators do drop you in the water in front of a Whale Shark and using planes to find them, every operator has particular strengths and weaknesses.  We know all operators very well, have been on their tours over the last 19 years and are happy to recommend the best one for your specific needs.

So how does it work?

We have 2 packages – Standard and Complete

The Standard Package is for people with their own transport and the Complete Package includes car rental and all snorkel and beach gear! That is the reason why the Standard Package is so much cheaper.
Having said that, for people who fly into Exmouth, there is no better offer around than the Complete Whale Shark Package!
We pick you up from the airport (which is 40km away), organise your car and have one of our 4 Star Executive Studios and all the snorkel & beach gear waiting for you! After a personal chat which quite often ends in a detailed briefing when you check-in, you can be right off to the beach and snorkel Ningaloo Reef.
The next day after your complimentary continental breakfast, you will be picked up at 7:45am by your Whale Shark tour operator and transferred to their boat. After a snorkel and morning tea the planes go up and find the elusive Whale Sharks, Mantas, Dugongs, Spinner Dolphins and Whales… Once a Whale Shark is spotted, the first group gets ready to go in the water to swim and snorkel alongside. Usually, the day finishes around 4 pm and the tour operator will drop you off at the resort. A long and exciting day comes to an end.
The remaining day(s) can be used to visit Cape Range National Park, snorkel Turquoise Bay or explore historic sites around the Cape. Be sure to finish the day at Vlamingh Head lighthouse, enjoying some of the most amazing and romantic sunsets, surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Why is it so cheap, where is the catch?

Quite simply, there is no catch! Because we are booking so many tours we get special conditions, we can pass on to you as our guests. By packaging accommodation, services, tours and car hire into one, we can provide you with the best possible service and price.
One thing you do need to consider with our packages – everything will be locked in, we require payment upfront in full and it is not refundable!
We highly recommend comprehensive travel insurance to be taken out before you travel to remote Western Australia.

Complete Package

  • 1 Day Whale Shark Tour [incl. Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Snacks]
  • FREE Airport Transfers
  • 5 Nights Accommodation (Executive or Family Studio) [incl. Continental Breakfast]
  • Car Hire for 5 days (**)
  • Whale Shark Souvenir
  • Beach Combo – includes hire of snorkel gear, rashy sun shirts, sun shelter and Esky ( cool box, chilly bin, Kühltasche ) with fresh cold ice packs daily
Single from AUD1730
2 People from AUD2085
Family (2 adults & 2 kids) from AUD2435
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  • 1 Day Whale Shark Tour [incl. Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Snacks]
  • FREE Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation (Executive or Family Studio) [incl. Continental Breakfast]
  • Car Hire for 3 days (**)
  • Whale Shark Souvenir
  • Beach Combo – includes hire of snorkel gear, rashy sun shirts, sun shelter and Esky ( cool box, chilly bin, Kühltasche ) with fresh cold ice packs daily
Single from AUD1225
2 People from AUD1580
Family (2 adults & 2 kids) from AUD1935
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  • 1 Day Whale Shark Tour [incl. Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Snacks]
  • FREE Airport Transfers
  • 7 Nights Accommodation (Executive or Family Studio) [incl. Continental Breakfast]
  • Car Hire for 7 days (**)
  • Whale Shark Souvenir
  • Beach Combo – includes hire of snorkel gear, rashy sun shirts, sun shelter and Esky ( cool box, chilly bin, Kühltasche ) with fresh cold ice packs daily
Single from AUD2155
2 People from AUD2500
Family (2 adults & 2 kids) from AUD2890
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Standard Package

  • 1 Day Whale Shark Tour [incl. Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Snacks]
  • FREE Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation (Executive or Family Studio) [incl. Continental Breakfast]
Single from AUD1000
2 People from AUD1355
Family (2 adults & 2 kids) from AUD1680
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  • 1 Day Whale Shark Tour [incl. Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Snacks]
  • FREE Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation (Executive or Family Studio) [incl. Continental Breakfast]
Single from AUD1380
2 People from AUD1735
Family (2 adults & 2 kids) from AUD2060
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  • 1 Day Whale Shark Tour [incl. Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Snacks]
  • FREE Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation (Executive or Family Studio) [incl. Continental Breakfast]
Single from AUD1720
2 People from AUD2075
Family (2 adults & 2 kids) from AUD2400
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Booking your own Whale Shark tour can be a bit like flying without a pilot… or a box of chocolate – you never know what you get, especially when it was recommended by someone else. Yes, they are all the best on their own websites and maybe the best on a review site, but they may not necessarily be the best one for you and your family.

Our team is here to help, take your worries away, and to ensure you have booked the most suitable tour and perfect holiday, while saving you a bunch of money, which can better spend elsewhere!

My family booked the Whale Shark Package and we were very impressed with the professionalism and friendly owners of this great motel. We were booked into the whale shark tour, which was PERFECT! … We woke to the sound of birds, the room was very quite and as it is just out of town it really feels like a bush resort…

CATHERINE

Real review on Tripadvisor

…We booked the whaleshark package which included room, breakfast, whaleshark tour (amazing) snorkel and beach gear hire and car hire. They also picked you up and dropped you off to the airport so it was great to have it all organised for us. So worth it and would recommend it. Hotel is located 5km from town which wasnt a problem at all as we had a car and it also meant you were the last to be picked up and first drop off for tours.
…next to the US Naval base (worth having a look around it too) and is very quiet at night which was great. Everyone was very friendly and helpful…

STEVE

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What is the Whale Shark ‘Non Sighting Policy’ at Ningaloo Reef?

Because Ningaloo is so far away from everywhere, the Whale Shark operators have a special commitment in place to give you what you came to see!
An unforgettable moment in your life swimming next to one of the largest sharks in the Ocean! Whilst in 2011/2012 & 2013 there was a 100% success rate, in 2014 we had 3 days without Whale Sharks in the season and in 2015 we had 6! Now that is still not bad when you consider the season starts mid March and ends mid August.
However, if you are one of the very very few unlucky people, who ended up not seeing a Whale Shark, you can have the next available spot FOR FREE!
Yes that is right! A full day again – yet that might not be the next day or the day after, depending on the weather and the occupancy on the boats.
So we highly recommend to book at least 5 nights which will give you a bit of room to allow for bad weather and a re-run. If you however have to leave before you get a chance to go again, there will be no refund given, but a voucher to go again. Depending on which operator, that differs from 1–3 years. So you get a fair chance to visit us again. The voucher is not connected to a specific person so you can allow anyone in your family or one of your friends to take up your spot.

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How do I book?

Best way is to call us on +61 (08) 9949 1800 !

Yes we are kind of ‘old school’ in this regard because there are too many different questions to be asked and information to be gathered and lets face it, it is a lot of money you are spending and you want to make sure you get the best advise, service and  quality product without compromise at the best price. That can only be achieved in a good old fashioned phone call, we believe.

Get in touch with us here!

We booked a 4 night Complete Package deal which included car hire, airport p/up and drop off, whale shark swim and snorkelling gear with an Eski and rashie. The property is a few minutes out of town, 5 kms North and on the edge of a joint Australian and US communications facility HE Holt Naval Base which is surrounded by other military buildings. The Executive Studio was spacious, well furnished with a full sized fridge and modern bathroom. The room was quiet as it had been originally build with concrete filled bricks and steel reinforcement and had survived numerous cyclones.
We opted for the free shuttle the first night and enjoyed a meal at Whalers Restaurant.
This remote area of WA surprised us with the number of things to do, we wish we had booked for a week. The microlight flight was sensational and should be on everyones bucket list! There is no public transport so a hire car or your own vehicle is essential.
We were able to explore the immediate area and the local information given by Nadja (Manager) was helpful and ensured we got to see the major sites. The girls in the office were very helpful in booking us other activities. The property has a pool and large bbq and outside sitting area. The surrounds reflect the climate and seasonal weather patterns of the area. Most gardens are of low lying plants and rocks, most Palm trees have a lean which adds to the charm of this remote town. We enjoyed a continental breakfast and great coffee served in the intimate breakfast area. This is a comfortable property that is well managed by friendly staff and we would stay here again if we returned to the area.

JENS

Real review on Tripadvisor

Valid dates

Whale Shark Packages are valid from 15th March to 4th August.

Personalised packages

We can customise all packages to your individual needs – please enquire!

Looking for the perfect gift?

Whale Shark Packages are available with Gift-Certificates! Surprise your loved ones with a ticket to an adventure of a lifetime! Simply select the Gift-Voucher-Option when you submit your request.

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Terms & Conditions

Whale Shark Packages are subject to availability. Prices shown are valid outside school holidays and peak season dates. Higher rates apply within these times. Please enquire. Payment: The guest accepts to be charged the full price of the package and that this amount is NOT refundable in event of cancellation. 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 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.