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Address: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 6680 9555
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The guides were friendly & funny but you also feel that they do the tour again and again and are probably a bit tired of it. If you like kayaking and also surf a wave with the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Anita Z
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Zurich, Switzerland
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lovely sunny day in Byron Bay; we were welcomed by humorous staff who clearly love what they do. It was a bigger group than I expected, around 30 participants altogether on double kayaks. The sea was quite choppy to begin with so it was quite amusing trying to get out into the calmer waters without capsizing! This all added to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The guides were friendly & funny but you also feel that they do the tour again and again and are probably a bit tired of it. If you like kayaking and also surf a wave with the kayak, it's a cool tour. If you dont enjoy this, rather go up the lighthouse to see the dolphins from up there. Plan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a great day despite the bad weather, we saw at least 10 dolphins up close and they were hanging out close to the kayaks pretty much the whole time! We saw a few turtles as well. It was a really good tour and we would recommend it to anyone. The guides were really fun and informative.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Did this tour over a weekend in February and while I am generally confident in the ocean I did not feel confident on this tour. This was not helped by the fact that every time a large wave would come out on the bay one of the tour guides (Harvey I think, young British guy) would sarcastically shout 'OMG WE'RE... More 

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Leeds, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited in difficult weather conditions but the guides were great and nearly killed themselves to get us all out to sea. Unfortunately no dolphins that day but it was still an unforgettable experience. The guides looked after the kids too, much needed help thanks!

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I did the 3hr Dolphin tour with my 12 yo daughter on our recent trip to Byron Bay & we had a great time. The tour was fun, well organised & the guides were both entertaining + informative. We did a morning tour and whilst it was hard work getting out through the waves initially it was still fun &... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It was a fun and wet experience with the instructors . We saw seven dolphins up close and they swam close to the kayaks. A great day trip!

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capebyronkayaks, Manager at Cape Byron Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming. Great to hear you had a fun time! :-) Hopefully we'll see you again one day. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were booked in to do the 8.30am kayak on our last day in Byron. After checking out of our hotel extra early, we were waiting to get picked up for 20 mins before I called to check where the driver was. I was told that the tour had been cancelled and they had forgotten to tell me. I appreciate... More 

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capebyronkayaks, Manager at Cape Byron Kayaks, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thanks for your review. All reviews are very helpful to us as we can improve our tours and service for customers. As we mentioned in our earlier conversation, the tour you booked onto was fully booked and unfortunately our cancellation message didn't reach you. With 32 customers to notify sometimes things do become quiet hectic with weather cancellations.... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This trip was absolutely amazing! We got to see a variety of wildlife up close and personal. We saw a total of five dolphins (one actually came up right next to our kayak), blue jellyfish, and a humpback whale. The day we went was pretty perfect, and there was a beautiful rainbow over the lighthouse. The toughest part of kayaking... More 

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Sale, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The team is very confident you will see Dolphins & possibly more. We were close to some and it is a real buzz to see them nearby. They have their routine well organized so you get what they promise. They make it fun whilst looking after you well and teaching you a few things about kayaking. It's a good workout... More 

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