FAQ

Whale sharks trip in Sumbawa

When is the best time to see Whale Sharks?
Whale sharks can be seen only around the “New Moon” dates. When the moon is bright, whale sharks are going all over the ocean to find breakfast. During dark moon, they are coming to floating fishing platforms that have strong lights at night attracting plancton and fish that whalesharks love for breakfast. Please contact us to plan your trip at the right time.
How long is the trip?
It is a one-day overnight excursion from our resort to Whale Sharks spot and then a boat trip to see these rare and wonderful animals.
How much will it cost?
Package "Myself"*
‌Price Rp 2,600,000 includes:
- Accommodation (1 night)
‌- Whale sharks tour: boat, snorkeling equipment, photo, all local fees and community payments are included 
‌- Local tour guide
* you will need a car/motorbike to get around Sumbawa island

Package "Sumbawa style"
‌‌Price Rp 3,600,000 includes:
- Accommodation (1 night)
- Whale sharks tour: boat, snorkeling equipment, photo, all local fees and community payments are included 
‌‌‌- Transfer by car from/to Sumbawa Besar airport (2 hours = 100 km)
- Local tour guide
What does it include?
It includes simple breakfast, coffee and tea; snorkeling gear, use of a GoPro; boat transfer to Whales Sharks spot, certified tour guide, and conservation fee.
Is accommodation included?
Yes, accommodation at a local hotel (with AC and hot water) is included.
What equipment do I need?
We provide all the equipment you need (snorkel, mask and fins), but feel free to bring your own.
Can I scuba dive with whale sharks?
Yes, this is possible to arrange on request
Can I snorkel?
Yes. This is the best way to interact with this amazing animal.
Can I touch the whale sharks?
No. Amongst other reasons, it is a protected marine species and its skin is covered in a sensitive mucus membrane and should not be touched (thank you!). 
Is there an age limit?
This Excursion is for families and children over 6 years old. Children must be able to swim/ snorkel.