Water activity

Byron Bay: Premier Whale Watch Cruise with Marine Biologist

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Byron Bay: Premier Whale Watch Cruise with Marine Biologist

From £62.95 per person

Encounter astonishing humpback whales in their natural habitat as they migrate past the breathtaking coastline between Ballina and Byron Bay. Departing from Ballina’s Richmond River, visit the pristine waters of Cape Byron Marine Park.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about humpback whales, local points of interest and history from a qualified marine biologist guide
  • Listen to live humpback whale song using a specialized underwater hydrophone
  • Take in breathtaking views of the Ballina to Byron Bay coastline and Cape Byron Marine Park
  • Enjoy 360-degree views and a smooth, comfortable ride aboard our purpose-built eco vessel
  • Encounter astonishing humpback whales in their natural habitat
Full description
Depart from Ballina’s Richmond River and enter the pristine waters of Cape Byron Marine Park. Encounter astonishing humpback whales in their natural habitat as they migrate past the breathtaking coastline between Ballina and Byron Bay. A friendly marine biologist will share in-depth knowledge of the area and humpback whale encounters that you'll get to experience within Byron’s Marine Park. You can also listen to live humpback whale song using a specialized underwater hydrophone. The purpose-built eco-vessel seats 20 guests and has a 360-degree views for unparalleled whale watching and sightseeing experiences. It has a unique hull design, which ensures a smooth, comfortable ride in all cruising conditions. The friendly, professional team guarantees a first-class, unmatched, eco tour to remember.
Includes
  • Marine biologist guided tour
  • Whale sighting guarantee
  • Transportation on a modern eco-friendly vessel
  • Regular morning departures, available from June until November
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • Children under 5 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Participants

    Date

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    Meeting point

    Board at Lance Ferris Wharf, 12 Fawcett St, Ballina NSW (directly in front of The Wharf Bar and Restaurant). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time at the wharf, look for the crew in an 'Out Of The Blue Adventures' uniform. You will be sent parking information the day before.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Jacket
    • Gloves
    • Scarf
    • Motion sickness prevention
    • Hat

    Not allowed

    • High-heeled shoes
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Minimum of six participants to operate
    • 48-hour cancellation policy
    • All children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please dress very warmly for the cold ocean breeze with a jumper, spray jackets, beanie, scarf, and gloves
    • Occasional cancellations may occur due to unsafe or unpleasant weather and ocean conditions, we offer a river cruise alternative, change of day or full refund
    • The local partner offers a guarantee on whale spotting, or a free trip to go again if not
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 12 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    30 July 2021

    An absolutely breathtaking experience. Got to see lots of whales and dolphins. Whales in full breach near our boat - unforgettable.

    9 July 2021

    Absolutely brilliant.

    27 June 2021

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    Product ID: 219582