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Sea turtle workshop + Snorkelling

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Adults Ages 18+
Kids Ages 10 - 17

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about, swim alongside and help protect sea turtles in one of Australia’s oldest and most diversely beautiful marine sanctuaries, Nguthungulli Julian Rocks (NJR), which is home to more than 1000 marine species.

During this workshop, you will learn to identify the local sea turtle species and how to interact with them correctly. It is informative and engaging, covering topics including ecology, biology and the critical roles sea turtles play in our ecosystems.

After being immersed in all this knowledge, we will embark on a thrilling snorkelling adventure at the marine reserve. Here, you will have the opportunity to assist our scientific team by learning how to photograph turtles in their natural environment. Collecting valuable photo-identification data is essential for our scientific work to monitor, protect, and better understand them.

If you are looking for a stunning, comforting, and environmentally friendly activity in Byron Bay, this is your tour!

$5 will be donated to Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue Hospital Ballina from every purchase.

Byron Bay Sea Turtle School holds a permit to conduct marine turtle scientific research within the Cape Byron Marine Park (CBMP) issued by NSW DPI (permit #MEAA23/222).

Your activity includes:

  • Workshop to learn about sea turtles
  • Transfer from Byron Bay meeting point to The Pass
  • Snorkelling at Nguthungulli Julian Rocks
  • Marine scientist guides
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuit (if it’s required)

Please bring with you:

  • Proof of ID
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen (reef-safe)
  • Change of clothes

We recommend booking all tours and activities in advance as we can become very busy, especially in peak times. It is advisable to book your at the beginning of your holiday window in case of a cancellation due to unsuitable conditions.

Disclaimer: This activity may not be suitable for individuals with serious medical conditions. Please inform staff members of this before booking. If you suffer from seasickness we recommend taking precautions prior to the activity. Your safety and enjoyment during our actvity is our number one priority. Weather and ocean conditions can vary and sometimes become unsuitable, all tours and activities are subject to appropriate conditions. For more details or questions contact us.