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Adult Ages 15+ years
Child Ages 5-15 years

Whale Watching Byron Bay

Come and join us and experience one of the world’s most incredible animal migrations. Whale Watching Byron Bay will take you right up to the humpback whales with the amazing Byron Bay landscape as a backdrop.

We are the only whale watching tour operator departing directly from Byron Bay. This allows us the quickest access to the humpback whale migration on the Australian east coast.

We’ve been operating since 2002, making us Byron Bay’s most experienced whale watching tour operator. Over the years, we have developed a tour that will provide you with a safe, informative, and rewarding experience.

Whale Watching Byron Bay conducts daily whale watching tours between June and October. Our trips are small and personalised with a maximum of 12 customers per tour.

The migration route of the Australian east coast humpback whale brings them in such close proximity to us that it is likely you will encounter several whales during your tour. This also allows us the quickest access to the waters used by migrating humpback whales. Therefore, there are no long boat rides to and from whale watching sites and your adventure begins immediately.

The unique geography of Byron Bay’s Cape Byron allows us to pinpoint each whale’s location, therefore our tours often encounter whales within minutes of departing.

Our whale watching guides will impart interesting facts about the migrating whales as well as Cape Byron Marine Park’s many other sea creatures including dolphins, sea turtles and many different species of sea birds. Each of our vessels is equipped with a hydrophone so you can listen to the humpback whales soothing whale song.

Ready for whale watching season? Book your tour online today!

Your tour includes:

  • Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Various marine life and bird life
  • Julian Rocks marine life tour
  • Trained eco-guides
  • Hydrophone to listen to whale song
  • Transfers from Whale Watching Byron Bay meeting point to the vessel
  • Boat Jackets (currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Sunscreen
  • Experienced photographer with optional photo packages
  • Whale watching guarantee

Please bring with you:

  • Raincoat / warm waterproof jacket (recommended as boat jackets currently not supplied due to COVID-19)
  • Shorts/loose pants you can roll up above the knees (you will get your feet wet)
  • Warm clothing (e.g. jacket, fleece, warm headwear)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

Whale watching guarantee: In the unlikely event that we do not encounter humpback whales the whale guarantee allows each whale watcher a further whale watching tour (issued as a voucher) within the same year as the initial booking. Please see our FAQ for any further queries.

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

Disclaimer: This tour 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 tour. Your safety and enjoyment during our tour is our number one priority. Weather and ocean conditions can vary and sometimes become unsuitable, all tours are subject to appropriate conditions. For more details please check our passenger policy.