March heralds the arrival of the annual whale shark migration off Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef.
Qantas have also announced the launch of their new service between Perth and Exmouth bringing an injection of new blood to the route (in addition to the daily Skywest service) and some great new airfares to work with.
The new Qantas service operates Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with their first scheduled flight departing on Wednesday 30th March 2011.
Qantas flights and connections available from:
- Ex Perth from $199 one way
- Ex Adelaide from $299 one way
- Ex Melbourne from $339 one way
- Ex Sydney from $349 one way
Snorkelling alongside a whale shark – and getting a close-up perspective of their massive, 1.5 metre diametre mouths – is one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences. The plankton feeding sharks are harmless to humans – and have even been known to ‘play’ with divers.
Sal Salis offers three and four night whale shark packages between March 31 and July 16, costing from $3,100 and $3,700 per person, twin-share respectively. This includes accommodation and meals and beverages at Sal Salis; guided activities including snorkelling, kayaking and gorge walks from camp, and a whale shark tour exclusive to Sal Salis guests.