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Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour

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Byron Bay, Australia

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Kayak alongside a resident pod of bottlenose dolphins in beautiful Byron Bay! Led by expert guides, this sea kayak adventure takes you through the calm waters of Cape Byron Marine Park. Learn about the protected aquatic environment along the way, see Cape Byron lighthouse and refresh with a tea and Tim Tam biscuit break on the beach. All equipment is provided, and no kayaking experience is necessary.
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings or enjoy a return tour for free
  • Interact with Byron Bay's local pod of bottlenose dolphins
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Go kayaking with a professional guide
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea
  • Byron Bay dolphin kayak tour
  • Safety gear provided
Professional guide
National Park fees
Safety gears
Wetsuits (upon request)
All-you-can-eat Tim-Tams
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Cape Byron Kayaks, Opposite, 62 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
With relatively calm, protected waters and an abundance of marine life, Cape Byron Marine Park is an ideal sea kayaking spot. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure. You’ll be outfitted with a paddle, safety vest and a two-person sea kayak designed for ease and stability. All levels of kayaking experience are welcome. 

Follow your knowledgeable surf-and-sea guides out into the marine park, learning about the area’s natural and cultural history as you paddle. Get a glimpse of the historic Cape Byron lighthouse, and hear local Aboriginal legends. Your guides will navigate the group toward the path of a local pod of more than 300 dolphins that are regularly seen swimming, splashing and jumping in the area. Get an amazingly up-close encounter with these smart and playful creatures in their natural habitat.

Keep an eye out for other marine life including sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (May to November). Disembark on a lovely local beach and refresh with morning or afternoon tea and coffee, served with Milo or Tim Tam chocolate biscuits. 

Please note: In the rare event that your group does not encounter any dolphins, you can take the tour again on another day free of charge.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cape Byron Kayaks
Join your local surfer guide as you take to the water in a two-person, sit-on-top-style sea kayak, designed for stability and easy operation. Paddling through the calm waters of the Byron Bay marine park, look out for the local pod of 300 resident dolphins, including Pacific and common dolphins. While paddling, you might also see turtles and migrating humpback whales as you listen to your guide's expert commentary on Byron Bay's history, geography and local highlights, including the famous Byron Bay lighthouse. Also hear interesting facts about Byron Bay's dolphins and other wildlife, and stories from the area's Aboriginal history. Ride through Byron Bay's legendary surf with your expert guide, and enjoy up-close encounters with local bottlenose dolphins. Then stop off at a pristine beach for morning or afternoon tea of coffee, tea, Milo or water and Tim Tam chocolate biscuits. All safety gear included, along with wetsuits if required. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on your kayak tour, but if you don't see any dolphins you can enjoy a free return tour.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Byron Bay
Explore the best of Byron Bay from the Water
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Clarks Beach Park
This tour departs from Clarkes Beach for a smooth kayak past the wave break heading towards Wategos
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Wategos Beach
View the beautiful Wategoes Beach from the ocean!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 years and under
  • Please bring: sun protection, waterproof camera, water bottle and a towel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Covid-19 Procedures: All travellers will be required to provide their contact details for contact tracing, upon arrival all travelers and staff will be temperature checked as well as additional cleaning of gear provided.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cape Byron Kayaks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "We visited in peak season over Xmas so if you are travelling in peak season with a car give yourself plenty of time to park your car." See review

Reviews

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Lucy' with Dolphins
Lucy_D
, Oct 2020
The instructions were very clear esp to those who were doing it for the first . It was really funny and enjoyable. The only thing which i didn't like is there were no pics of that day even on day 2 afterwards but they had said the pics would be there in 30min
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Lucy I'm pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. Sorry about the delay for the pics... sometimes guides don't realise the dramas office staff have with the camera! Unfortunately salt water and electronics don't mix very well and can lead to issues. We aim to get the pics from the tour up as soon as possible. I hope you got them in the end! cheers Alice
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So many dolphines!
Maki
, Aug 2020
Enjoyed my first sea kayaking a lot! Could see so many dolphines. Sorry I couldn't spot any sea turtles.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review us Maki. It was great to have you out with us for such an epic Dolphin encounter!
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Big adventure in the ocean
Connector317113
, Jan 2020
Amazing crew, very funny and informative. It was first time for us as a family on any adventure like this. Absolutely thrilling and breath-taking. Crew was very supportive. We had tough time in the deep sea, crew helped us keep calm even towed our kayak which helped us enjoy the scenery and sea life more. Thanks a lot and I would certainly recommend this tour to any one seeking a thrilling adventure.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so stoked to hear your family had such an awesome first time out on the water with us :) We are back up and running once again, and would love to see your faces return one day for another epic encounter with out resident wildlife!
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Fantastic Family experience
rob_skinner008
, Oct 2019
Congratulations to the staff and guides. The way they looked after and supported the whole family from young kids, teenagers through to us oldies, was fantastic. Great experience and highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Rob Thank you for the review We are glad the whole family had a great time. Hopefully we will get you out on the ocean again sometime. Cheers CBK
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Amazing and fun
lesleys626
, Apr 2019
Leaders were great and even though we did not see dolphins we did see sea turtles and will definitely be back!!!!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2019
Hi Guys Thanks for the review, sorry we couldn't find you the dolphins this time but make sure you use your guarantees and come back again soon. Safe travels. Cape Byron Kayaks
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star-5
Lots of fun, and educational too!
Roving56654964361
, Jan 2019
This is a great group tour if you want to get wet, grab some exercise, have some fun in the sun and experience what it’s like to be floating around on a kayak a couple of kilometres from the beach. Unfortunately we didn’t see dolphins, but in all honesty it didn’t matter. The whole experience was so relaxing and exhilarating - and we get to do it all again for free until we do get to see dolphins. The tour operator is excellent, flexible and very mindful of the conditions of the surf to ensure everyone feels comfortable before going out. Helmets and life jackets provided. They take a go pro out for photos as well.
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Kayaking with dolphins
Ian and Margare... P
, Dec 2018
Wonderful afternoon outing with competent and caring guides.Questionable for very young children particularly if windy. Alice (principal operator is excellent in ensuring those participating are up to the task.
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Great with our kids!
Carlosscogg
, Dec 2018
Blacky the instructor was amazing with our kids in the kayak! We instantly trusted him with our 5 and 8 year old
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Did not see any dolphins but seen a...
Martinhobbs2
, Mar 2018
Did not see any dolphins but seen a turtle which was amazing, staff were very professional and good fun and we was offered a free trip which we were unable to take due to our limited time in Bryon. The biggest problem we had was car parking availability,cost of parking and the amount of traffic. We visited in peak season over Xmas so if you are travelling in peak season with a car give yourself plenty of time to park your car. Staff are very focused on safety which was very good and were very honest I put my go pro in my life jacket pocket for our return to the beach through the waves and they returned it to me before I realised I had left it
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Great experience on a rough day but...
Heather W
, Aug 2017
Great experience on a rough day but guides were really helpful and the whale watching was fantastic - thanks
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