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Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay

Highlights
  • Kayak alongside bottlenose dolphins in Byron Bay—no experience required
  • Choose either a morning or afternoon tour, to suit your schedule
  • Includes all gear (including wetsuits upon request), tea, and light snacks
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Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay
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Overview
Paddle a kayak alongside bottlenose dolphins in scenic Byron Bay on this guided tour. As you experience these gentle creatures, learn about the protected habitat of Cape Byron Marine Park (park fees are included in the tour price) and catch a glimpse of historic Cape Byron Light. Conclude your adventure with tea and refreshments on the beach. No kayaking experience is required to enjoy this tour.
What to Expect

After meeting your guide in Byron Bay, get outfitted with a paddle, safety vest, and a two-person sea kayak that’s designed for ease and stability. Then, following your guide, head out into Cape Byron Marine Park.

As you paddle, see the historic Cape Byron Light—Australia’s most powerful lighthouse—and learn about the area’s cultural and Aboriginal history from your guide. Navigate toward the local pod of more than 300 dolphins that inhabit the area, and enjoy an amazingly up-close experience with these smart, playful marine mammals in their natural habitat. Spot other marine life such as sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (which appear from May to November) as well.

Before returning to Byron Bay, stop at a lovely beach for tea with light snacks. Note that on the off-chance that you don’t encounter any dolphins, you can take the tour again on another day free of charge.

Reviews (105)
1 - 5 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An Amazing Experience - You Gotta Go!

We were a little apprehensive about sea kayaking even though we had kayak experience but the instruction by the experts set all our worries at ease. The kayaks are essentially unsinkable. Everyone was fitted with wetsuits, lifejackets and helmets and kept together in a group...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Skootamattaken
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile
Saw humpback whales!!

Really enjoyed the trip I had with them on the 2nd of October. I was lucky enough to be paired with one of the instructors so I didn’t have to paddle much and I felt quite secure as I was quite nervous of the water....More

Thank dizzielizzielou
capebyronkayaks, Front Office Manager at Cape Byron Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thanks for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your tour :) We've been very lucky with our whales this week but sometimes they can be tricky to catch on the camera while paddling unfortunately, however, I'm sure the memories will last a lifetime :)...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile
One with the ocean

Cape Byron kayaks took us on an amazing tour on a sun filled day, I don’t think we could have had a better experience. We saw dolphins, whales, turtles, and loads of fish. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and kept everyone laughing and smiling....More

Thank 355erdemt
capebyronkayaks, Front Office Manager at Cape Byron Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Hi Erdem, Thank you so much for your great review. We hope to see you out there again sometime! Cheers

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile
Not the experience we hoped for

We booked onto this tour hoping for a fun experience however it was stressful and disappointing. There was not enough kayaks for the group meaning some had 3 to a kayak. We found the staff unprofessional as they swore and lost their temper quickly. Overall...More

1  Thank Lornlou
capebyronkayaks, Front Office Manager at Cape Byron Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback we really appreciate it. We take these reviews very seriously. Would you mind letting us know the date that you came out with us, so that we can investigate this occurrence further? You...More

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Even if you don't see a dolphin, you're still going to have a great time, every time

We went on the dolphin kayak tour early in our two week vacation and had a great time despite not seeing any dolphins, no worries. The staff told us about their guarantee and helped us book another day to come back out. Second trip same...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Samantha Z
capebyronkayaks, Front Office Manager at Cape Byron Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hi Samantha it is lovely to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to review us! I will make sure and pass on your kind words to the guides it will most definitely make their day. I am so glad you enjoyed...More

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Allow 2-3 hours for instruction and the tour.
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