The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is one of the longest fringing coral reefs in the world. Stretching from near the township of Exmouth in the north, right along the western shore of North West Cape, past Coral Bay and beyond to Red Bluff at Quobba Station to the south, the Ningaloo Reef is 300 kilometres of unspoiled underwater paradise, offering world-class snorkelling, diving and fishing.
Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth on Western Australia’s Coral Coast are internationally recognised as some of the most ecologically diverse marine environments in the world. It is home to more then 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish.
The outer edge of the Ningaloo Reef protects a crystal clear lagoon that is on average only 2-4 m deep and incredibly rich in marine life – a wonderland for nature loving snorkelers, no matter what their age or ability may be.
Elite Charters offer many different experiences, ranging from reef dives and snorkelling excursions to interacting with dugongs and manta rays.
Manta rays are huge but harmless inhabitant of the Ningaloo Reef, particularly at Coral Bay which is home to a resident population of mantas. This allows visitors the year-round opportunity to swim with these playful and very inquisitive creatures.
The Ningaloo Coast is also home to a large population of marine turtles. Six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle have been recorded along the Ningaloo Reef, with green, loggerhead and hawksbill turtles the most commonly encountered. The reef forms a feeding ground and habitat for these turtles, while the beaches of Ningaloo are critically important turtle nesting sites.
There are many ways you can experience the Ningaloo Reef from above or the below the waterline. Let Elite Charters make your reef experience a memorable one.