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Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour
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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
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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
Cape Byron Kayaks , Opposite, 62 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Opposite 62 Lawson St, 15 minutes prior to the tour.

This activity will end right where it started.
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
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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. Finishing with All You Can Eat Tim Tams. 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.
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Byron Bay
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. Finishing with All You Can Eat Tim Tams. 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.
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Clarks Beach Park
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. Finishing with All You Can Eat Tim Tams. 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.
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Wategos Beach
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. Finishing with All You Can Eat Tim Tams. 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.
  • 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
  • In booking this tour I acknowledge that I and everyone in my group (if applicable): • Is aware that this is a tour in the open ocean and even if I/we cannot swim are confident in the open water • I/We has a reasonable level of fitness and ability to paddle my/our own kayak • We acknowledge that an inability to paddle my own kayak in moderate conditions is not a reason for a refund. Cape Byron Kayaks can cater for non-swimmers however if you are unable to swim we recommend you call us before booking. Failure to do so may incur penalties.
  • I understand that this tour will proceed in the rain.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cape Byron Kayaks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 sanitization during Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • 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 measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour.

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star-5
Amazing experience!
Liamhurlockbrown
, Aug 2022
A great time out in the bay kayaking with knowledgeable and friendly guides that helped us spot wildlife and have an amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you we love taking everyone out for this experience it really is amazing.
star-5
MUST DO IN BYRON
Kyle_E
, Jul 2022
Ryan was the best guide! Such a good day, saw two whales and a crazy amount of dolphins. Such an amazing experience, def the best thing we did in our four weeks here. Will 100% do again when back in Byron
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Mind it the fame will go to Ryan's head!! ;-) Whale season is an amazing time in Byron and we are stoked you got to have this experience with us. I will pass on your review to Ryan and we look forward to seeing you again out on the water.
star-5
Too good to be true!!
Aydin_D
, Jul 2022
It was a fantastic first time experience for my wife and I. Ryan was awesome out there, only 22 but you could see a lifetime of experience in his performance. We were lucky enough to see about 50 dolphins coming within 5 metres of our kayaks and rarely you would see a whale that close to shore, but we did spot a whale fin about 25 metres away. A sight to behold. Would definitely recommend to anyone. It can get a little tyring but well worth it
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aydin thank you your review gave me goosebumps how exciting is it when you see the dolphins for the first time!! So glad you and your wife had this experience and also with the migrating whales. Good reward for the effort and thank you both for paddling with us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Was amazing
Ryan_P
, Jun 2022
Seeing whales , listening to them underwater , sea a sea turtle and dolphins. And the scenery of the light has and cliffs was awesome 😀
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Perfect the trifactor!! How good is it out on the water such a great way to meet the local wildlife and see the surrounding beauty. Thank you for the review and for paddling with us.
star-5
Fantastic experience
Neelam_K
, Feb 2022
The guides were friendly and had great knowledge of the ocean. The kayak tour is a must if in Byron.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks for you review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your tour with us!
star-4
Such a beautiful way to experience Byron’s marine inhabitants
Michael_M
, Jan 2022
Being a kilometre off shore in large rolling swells watching a pod of 60 dolphins, then dropping into the water for a swim was just sublime.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
So glad you got to experience Byron from the water. It is such a beautiful way to see our local wildlife plus views of the town, lighthouse and National Park. Thanks for paddling with us.
star-5
A must do in Byron
Brad_W
, Jan 2022
Guides are friendly & knowledgeable. Kids were made welcome. A must do in Byron. Don’t miss the Tim tam at the end
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for paddling with us. We love taking everyone out on the ocean and letting them know about the area and our beautiful wildlife. Tim Tams are always a welcome treat after the tour for both kids and adults. CBK
star-3
It was disappointing to...
Louise_B
, Dec 2021
It was disappointing to kayak a long way and have no reward. We didn’t see any dolphins or any wildlife. We were not even given an opportunity to do it again or get some of or money back.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Louise Sadly, dolphins are wild animals and do not come when we call them however as you didn't see them or any other wildlife we do offer you another trip for free until you do see those amazing creatures. This is valid for ever and we look forward to seeing you again on tour. CBK
star-5
There was a dolphin that...
Lynette_L
, Dec 2021
There was a dolphin that came quite close to the kayak which was pretty cool! Such a chilled, fun activity and the guides were cool.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time. Hopefully we see you again.
star-5
Best adventure ever!
Preethi_P
, Dec 2021
It was so amazing when a dolphin came really close to my kayak. Luse was a brilliant kayaker. She was great even when my parents were on a different kayak.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Preethi, thankyou for the review, we agree it is amazing out on the water with the dolphins and we are happy you and your parents got to enjoy this experience with us. I will pass on your kind words to Loes
star-5
Best memories
Bimala_A
, Nov 2021
The three guides are really nice, helpful and encouraging. They helped us to have this beautiful experience being non swimmer. Thanks a lot.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for lovely review much appreciated, we are glad you loved our tour.
star-5
Great dolphin tour
Nilesh_M
, Nov 2021
Miki, our guide, was amazing and we had a great time Swimming was so much fun Seeing dolphins so close was memorable
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for your fantastic review, we hope to see you back again soon.
star-5
Saw lots of dolphins and...
Alex_R
, Nov 2021
Saw lots of dolphins and a couple of dolphins. Wasn’t challenging, quite fun. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for the recommendation, we are stoked you loved our tour.
star-5
It was a good experience...
Anisha_k
, Nov 2021
It was a good experience and the best part was kayaking with dolphin and kayak surf and all of us really appreciate the help of the guide
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for the amazing review we are so happy you enjoyed.
star-5
Amazing
Rmsina_D
, Nov 2021
It was a beautiful and safe activity. I did saw the wildlife and it was the best thing that happened on the day
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for the fabulous review, we are stoked you enjoyed.
star-5
Why wouldn’t you!
Janelle_I
, Jun 2021
Great session for the overall workout and experience if not for my competitive spirit and maybe next time we’ll get even closer to the dolphins.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Janelle. Thank you for your review. Loved that you received a great workout and experience from joining our kayaking tour :-). Don't lose your competitive spirit so we hope to see you again soon for that closer encounter with the dolphins. Kind regards, Steve
star-5
Truly excellent, a must do.
Stefan_W
, Jun 2021
Absolutely fabulous. Super fun, not hard at all and we saw dolphins, a turtle and even surfed the kayak back to shore. Our guide was excellent. This is a must do.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Stefan. Thank you you for your great review on our kayaking tours. You certainly got to experience everything we offer from dolphin to turtle encounters to surfing your kayak on the waves. Well done! We hope to see you back again for a another thrilling kayaking experience. Kind regards, Steve
star-5
Awesome fun
Naomi_A
, May 2021
Great experience! Our leader Lynchy made it even more awesome fun and was great to talk to. Beautiful morning out on the water and great to see dolphins 🐬
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Naomi. Thank you for your very positive review on our staff and tour. So glad the dolphins came out to say hello and interact with everyone on tour. I hope to see you again one day soon. Regards, Steve
star-5
Well worth the paddle
Jay_F
, May 2021
So lucky we got to see dolphins in the first go! The instructor and crew are well organized and very informative. We were kind of newbies to sea kayaking but they made the experience real fun and easy. Well managed and enjoyable. Would definitely do it again.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Jay.. Thank you for such a great and positive review. So pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us kayaking with the dolphins. We hope to see you again one day soon. Regards, Steve
star-5
Fun and memorable
Aliza_M
, Apr 2021
The kayaking with dolphins tour was a very memorable activity for my family! The team were very professional and made us feel safe the whole time. We were able to get up close to the dolphins and see lots of them in action. It was definitely worth it! Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Aliza! Thank you for your great review and recommendation. We are so pleased you had a memorable experience while receiving a close up encounter of the resident dolphins. We hope to see you back maybe on one of our Humpback Whale Kayaking tours. Regards, Steve

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