Shore Thing Catamaran, Australia



  • 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 - 8 days, and the pristine waters and abundant marine life make this the perfect getaway for divers and snorkellers. Dive sites are uncrowded, and marine life is colorful and plentiful. Manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, and shy dugongs can be spotted year-round. The best time to see whale sharks is from March to August, and the Humpback Whale migration starts in 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 Double cabins with private facilities. Guests can relax in the indoor salon & dining room or out on the deck to enjoy the sea breeze and stunning views.

The Shore Thing is owner-operated 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, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, 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, Rental Gear (120-180 AUD), 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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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 51 feet
  • Beam 27 feet
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm

Shore Thing Reviews

  • 9.8 Exceptional
  • 4 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anna L
  • Australia Australia
The friendly and knowledgeable crew, the delicious and plentiful food and the amazing location made this a trip we'll never forget.

Snorkelling with manta rays, the shark cleaning station, sailing and wildlife spotting, the wonderful crew, getting so much time in the water.

Recommended for
The crew were genuinely friendly and nothing was too much for them. The snorkeling was amazing, full of wonder and delight. The food was so delicious, freshly baked bread on board a boat blew my expectations out of the water.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Miko M
  • Australia Australia
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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Teresa V
  • Canada Canada
Incredible experience!!!

-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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • DG W
  • United States United States
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.