- Purpose-built catamaran to offer comfort and unique sailing holidays
- A choice of accommodation options to suit varying budgets
- Shallow draft to access the many spectacular inner reef lagoons that other boats can't get to
- Ideal for divers and snorkellers to explore world-heritage listed Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
- Experience encounters with manta rays, humpback whales, turtles & dugong
- Accredited award-winning eco-tourism owner-operated vessel
The Shore Thing catamaran offers year-round diving and snorkeling cruises to Ningaloo Reef on the West Coast of Australia. Itineraries range from 3 - 9 nights, and the pristine waters and abundant marine life make this the perfect getaway for both divers and snorkellers alike. Dive sites are uncrowded and marine-life colorful and plentiful. Manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, and shy dugong can be spotted year-round. The best time to see whale sharks is from mid-March to July, and the Humpback Whale migration starts from mid-June and lasts until the end of September. Dive groups are kept small to offer the best experience.
Topside the Shore Thing liveaboard caters to just 10 guests, ensuring a unique experience aboard. There are 4 cabins available; 2 Staterooms with private en-suite facilities and 2 Deluxe cabins with shared facilities. Guests can relax in the indoor salon & dining room, out on the hammocks to enjoy the sea-breeze and stunning views.
The Shore Thing is owner-operated, with an aim to deliver unforgettable experiences of Australia's Coral Coast. Call us or book online today to reserve your space and start your Australian West Coast adventure.
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Included: VAT, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.
Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (90-130 AUD per trip), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives (50 AUD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (100-550 AUD).
Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.
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Food & Drinks
If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
The crew speaks English.
There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.
Drawings & Vessel Layouts
- Length 51 feet
- Beam 27 feet
- Max guests 10
- Number of cabins 4
- Number of bathrooms 4
Boat Navigation and Safety
Shore Thing Reviews
- 9.9 Exceptional
- 3 Verified Reviews
- Vessel 9.3
- Crew 10.0
- Food 10.0
- Diving 10.0
- Value 10.0
Awesome three days in Coral Bay!
The variety of coral is breathtaking. So great to see a reef that is still thriving. Lots of big fish like sharks, rays, and groupers, but the wobegongs, cuttlefish, and octopus were my favorites. Several spots had interesting pass-throughs and giant coral configurations. On board everything was well set-up and the staff were excellent all round. Food was wonderful, including fresh baked bread!
- Recommended for
- The diving/snorkeling was amazing and the food was awesome. The staff were super friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.
-watching whales breaching during sunset -finding manta rays unexpectedly and snorkeling with them -seeing all the different wild marine life (leopard shark, baby tiger shark, manta rays, whales) -enjoying the sea and relaxing on the boat with good company and crew
- Recommended for
- Staff, food, and the whole experience in general
Would go again
The trip from start to finish was a great experience from the crew interaction, the other passengers on the boat, everything we saw under and above the water, food and service and all round comfort of the trip.
- Recommended for
- Knowledge and friendliness of crew. Abundance of marine life. Onboard menu.