Ningaloo Discovery joins whale swim trial
Ningaloo Discovery, operated by Charter 1, has confirmed they will be taking part in the State Government’s humpback whale swim trial this year. The tour operator said both their 60ft power boat and 55ft catamaran will be made available for the experience.
Owners Sarah Ellis and Matt Oakley said they were excited to add humpback whale swimming to the itinerary.
“We are thrilled to be given the opportunity to offer our guests the experience of swimming with a humpback whale for the first time ever in Western Australia and couldn’t think of a better way to do it than from our amazing sailing catamaran,” Ms Ellis said.
“We couldn’t imagine a better lifestyle, having the ability to share the things we love and the awe-inspiring marine environment with our guests is something we are grateful for every day.”
Ningaloo Discovery follows in the footsteps of Sal Salis, which confirmed late last year they would be taking part in the trial.
The humpback whale swim trial will start around June when migrating whales arrive in Ningaloo Marine Park.
Whale shark swim season usually starts in mid-March, but successful swims have been conducted early for the second year in a row.
Ningaloo Discovery’s 55ft catamaran will be used for the whale swim trial.