Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour


  • Kayak alongside bottlenose dolphins in Byron Bay—no experience required

  • Choose either a morning or afternoon tour, to suit your schedule

  • Includes all gear (including wetsuits upon request), tea, and light snacks

  • Dolphin sightings guaranteed—if you miss them, do the tour again for free


After meeting your guide in Byron Bay, get outfitted with a paddle, safety vest, and a two-person sea kayak that’s designed for ease and stability. Then, following your guide, head out into Cape Byron Marine Park. As you paddle, see the historic Cape Byron Light—Australia’s most powerful lighthouse—and learn about the area’s cultural and Aboriginal history from your guide. Navigate toward the local pod of more than 300 dolphins that inhabit the area, and enjoy an amazingly up-close experience with these smart, playful marine mammals in their natural habitat. Spot other marine life such as sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (which appear from May to November) as well. Before returning to Byron Bay, stop at a lovely beach for tea with light snacks. Note that on the off-chance that you don’t encounter any dolphins, you can take the tour again on another day free of charge.

Tour info

3 hours
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Why take this tour?

Paddle a kayak alongside bottlenose dolphins in scenic Byron Bay on this guided tour. As you experience these gentle creatures, learn about the protected habitat of Cape Byron Marine Park (park fees are included in the tour price) and catch a glimpse of historic Cape Byron Light. Conclude your adventure with tea and refreshments on the beach. No kayaking experience is required to enjoy this tour.

What’s included?

  • 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

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Cape Byron Kayaks

About operator:

The team at Cape Byron Kayaks are fantastic and make the whole experience fantastic. We got to see a couple of leopard sharks, but unfortunately no dolphins. However we have been offered a free tour again to see the dolphins, which is awesome. Definitely a worthwhile family

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