The 10 Best Things to Do in Coral Bay, Western Australia
Discover the best top things to do in Coral Bay, Australia including Coral Bay Beach, Ningaloo Marine Park, The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing, Ningaloo Marine Interactions, Ningaloo Kayak Adventures, Coral Bay Ecotours, Coastal Adventure Tours, Ningaloo Reef Dive, Ningaloo Coral Bay Boats.
1. Coral Bay Beach
5 based on 605 reviews
Reviewed By Rattyos - Queensland, AustraliaQueensland, Australia
Beautiful beach on a sheltered bay, very popular with families during school holidays
This is a beautiful beach, surrounding a sheltered bay. We were there over Easter weekend and it was crowded with families, particularly with young kids. You can see why - the water is perfect for families to enjoy. Right next to the township and very eas
2. Ningaloo Marine Park
5 based on 112 reviews
Reviewed By Julie1958594 - Sydney, AustraliaSydney, Australia
Should be on your bucket list
Words do not do it justice.A place of outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity , that hasn’t been spoiled yet by humans.No matter what time of year there is an abundance of sea life, and depending when you come you will see turtles, dolphins, manta ray
3. The Coral Bay Shark Nursery
4.5 based on 33 reviews
Reviewed By DonnieT7
Short stroll from Coral Bat
Head right from Coral Bay. It's a good walk along the coast. Bring flip flops (shoes) because there are some rocky areas. When we arrived at the sanctuary there weren't any sharks. It's most likely because it wasn't the right season. Instead we saw plenty
4. Sail Ningaloo - Shore Thing
5 based on 256 reviews
Experience Ningaloo Reef in your own time, away from the crowds and in style! Join Sail Ningaloo aboard the luxury sailing catamaran 'Shore Thing'. Small group tours include freshly prepared gourmet meals, equipment and activities (snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing), and your accommodation on board in four well appointed double cabins. Tours depart from Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef and are available for three, five or nine nights in duration. Tours depart between March and December each year.
Reviewed By Cayman13 - Auckland Central, New ZealandAuckland Central, New Zealand
Kiwi’s can’t fly, but they can swim
WOW. Our first time living aboard a Catamaran on the water. The bar has been set real high. We can’t recommend Sail Ningaloo more highly, from the facilities, the amazing food prepared by George, the captaining by Cam, and the knowledge shared by Jeremy. The snorkeling, the scuba diving the amazing sea life we saw, you can’t put a price on all that. The crew took total care and interest in all the guests, and has I had a rather unfortunate cold, my thanks to George for all her attention and support. 5 nights on board just scraped the surface. Thanks guys for a very special adventure. Chers Paul & Simon
5. Ningaloo Marine Interactions
5 based on 349 reviews
Join us to meet Coral Bay's majestic manta rays! We aim to give you a memorable experience and make your holiday to Coral Bay unforgettable! Many visitors come to Coral Bay to get away from the crowds, we pride ourselves on small, personalized groups to maximize your experience. Our tours are EDU-TOURS and draw upon a wealth of knowledge gathered from our very own marine biologist and over 20 years combined crew experience in the Ningaloo area!
Reviewed By Neets0705 - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia
Marine Life Galore With This Tour
We swam in near perfect conditions and were dropped into 5 different snorkel sites. Visibility was brilliant. We swam with a manta ray, reef sharks, turtles, octopus, sting ray, wobbegong shark, plus thousands of fish. We saw a tiger shark and dolphins along the way.This tour is brilliant and well worth the money. They cater for vegetarians and provide a simple burger lunch. The focus is well and truly on the marine life and so it should be. There is just so much to see. The skipper is very knowledgeable, as are the staff.Ningaloo Reef would have to be amongst the best snorkel sites in the world.Thank you so much for your lovely review.We are certainly very luck to have such an amazing reef to show all our visitors!We hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels.Kindest regards,The NMI team
6. Ningaloo Kayak Adventures
5 based on 214 reviews
Reviewed By MHRoamers - Perth, AustraliaPerth, Australia
Conquered my fear
Friends were keen to do the Sea-Doo snorkel tour to see Ayres Rock and the beautiful coral. Its something I’ve also always wanted to do but have been way too scared of. Once I agreed there was no turning back. Brad was patient, reassuring and informative. It took me half the tour to relax enough and to not constantly swallow water and readjust my snorkel gear. Once I got to Ayers Rock it’s like someone turned a switch in me and I really started to enjoy it and was totally mesmerised. The debilitating and unreasonable fear of sharks left me and I was completely spellbound by the beauty of it all. Fantastic value for this 1 hour tour with good equipment, a competent guide to take care of you and then finishing off with a cuppa to warm you back up and some bikkies to wash away the salt taste. Thanks a lot, I will never forget this.
7. Coral Bay Ecotours
5 based on 673 reviews
Coral Bay Ecotours is a fully accredited tourism business of Australia, an adventure tour company working within the realms of the magnificent Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Come on board our Glass Bottom Boat for our 1 hour coral view, 2 hour coral view and 2 snorkels. Why not visit our resident turtles on our 3 hour turtle Ecotour, where we can observe them feeding, then enjoy 2 snorkels. How about a fantastic marine ecotour for the opportunity to swim with the awe inspiring manta ray, in what has become almost a daily event. Embrace adventure snorkeling with these gentle giants. Coral Bay is also one of the few places in the world where you can snorkel with the magnificent whale sharks - the world’s biggest fish. It certainly is an experience of a lifetime and the main seasonal attraction between March and July for guests from all over the world. For the second year, we will be part of the humpback interaction trial, where you may have the opportunity to see a humpback from in the water! This takes whale watching to a whole other level! Season begins August and finishes in November, but be quick as it may be the last year for this amazing experience!! We also run 3 hour whale watching tours during the season. Contact us now for more information.
Reviewed By Trace9899
An awesome experience from start to finish. Staff were energetic and amazing. Marine life remarkable. Only disappointing thing was when it ended. One of the best experiences we have had.Hello Trace9899,Thank you very much for your review, and for joining us on the Marine Eco Safari. We are very happy to hear that this tour, led by our wonderful crew, was one of your best experiences. We love sharing our love of the Ningaloo Reef with all of our guests.Kind regards and best fishes,The team at Coral Bay Ecotours
8. Coastal Adventure Tours
5 based on 276 reviews
Reviewed By AlwaysHungree - Sydney, AustraliaSydney, Australia
Blown away by manta rays
Absolutely do this if you have the chance. We did the 'Best of Ningaloo' tour and couldn't have asked for more. Staff were friendly from the get go, it's very relaxed and you're expected to ask for what you want and do what you want which suited us! Sitting on the front deck of the boat all day was so relaxing. The snorkelling was incredible and we saw so many manta rays, turtles, reef sharks and fish in the water and dolphins, dugongs, sting rays and more turtles from the boat. It was a great mix of swimming and cruising around looking for sea creatures. We purchased the photos at the end which was really worth it! Jake takes great pictures.
9. Ningaloo Reef Dive
5 based on 936 reviews
Whale Shark Interaction Tours, Manta Ray Interaction Tours, Snorkelling & SCUBA Diving Tours, Dive Courses, equipment sales & SCUBA Tank Refills in the small, remote community of Coral Bay, Western Australia on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. Our dedicated, passionate crew are waiting to take you out and show you what the region has to offer. At Ningaloo Reef Dive we are committed to the conservation & protection of the NIngaloo Reef Marine Park and the safety,education & enjoyment of our visitors.
Reviewed By 900rhysh - Traralgon, AustraliaTraralgon, Australia
We all had a wonderful day on the Manta Ray interaction tour. The 2 dive sites were full of things to see, and the dive guide was informative and friendly, pointing things out frequently during the dives. We saw about 5 different Manta Rays swimming around during the snorkelling, and the visibility was great so they were in clear view, even 10m deep. Equipment was high quality, but some of the wetsuits had holes, but was not an issue. Overall a very positive experience!
10. Ningaloo Coral Bay Boats
4.5 based on 148 reviews
NINGALOO CORAL BAY BOATS offers an unforgettable Coral Bay experience! We offer a range of Eco-Certified Tours and Cruises on our glass bottom boat and 40ft vessel, showcasing the best of the Ningaloo Reef. Its array of spectacular marine life includes over 450 species of fish and 180 species of coral, along with Turtles, Manta Rays, Dolphins and more in the tropical waters, only metres from the pristine white sand beaches of Coral Bay. The original family owned Glass Bottom Boat operators in Coral Bay. We offer One Hour Coral Viewing or Two Hour Snorkel Cruises on our Glass Bottom Boat, Miss Coral Bay III. We also offer a range of adventures on our 40ft vessel, Ningaloo III, including full day Ningaloo Nature tour, half day Manta Ray tour & Whale Watching tour (June-October). We look forward to welcoming you aboard Ningaloo Coral Bay Boats!
Reviewed By 139trined - Margaret River, AustraliaMargaret River, Australia
We got to see lots of reef sharks, a few turtles and big manta rays. Had a great day and the weather was good. However I wish I would have brought my own snorkeling gear (I didn’t because I have found that most companies have good equipment), since the mask kept fogging up - the crew did try their best to fix it and they were fine most of the time. But when the fogging wasn’t the problem anymore the mask was filling up with water. The wetsuits were also a bit well worn and could probably use an upgrade. Would still recommend this company, we had a lovely day. Glad this tour wasn’t fully booked, I think we were like 13 people and that was enough!:-)