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Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise provided by Byron Bay Dive Centre

Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise

Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise
4.5
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£64.90
per adult
Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42592P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Trained eco guides
  • Hydrophone to listen to whale song
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water
  • Small-group (no more than 12 passengers per cruise)
Exclusions
  • Parking fee for public parking in Byron Bay
  • Tour photos (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Spray Jacket
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Whale Watching Byron Bay, 9 Marvell St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia Departure Point: Byron Bay Whale Watching, 9 Marvell Street Address: 9 Marvell Street Byron Bay NSW, 2481 Dates: Daily
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age of 5 years old. Not suitable for anyone under 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date and time or full refund
  • Please dress appropriately (must wear shorts or trousers you can roll up above the knees, as you will get your feet wet getting on board the vessel)
  • Please bring a spray/wind jacket (required) to keep dry and wear a warm layer underneath
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to the whale-watching tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date and time or full refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Trained eco guides
  • Hydrophone to listen to whale song
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water
  • Small-group (no more than 12 passengers per cruise)
Exclusions
  • Parking fee for public parking in Byron Bay
  • Tour photos (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Spray Jacket
Departure details
  • Whale Watching Byron Bay, 9 Marvell St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia Departure Point: Byron Bay Whale Watching, 9 Marvell Street Address: 9 Marvell Street Byron Bay NSW, 2481 Dates: Daily
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age of 5 years old. Not suitable for anyone under 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date and time or full refund
  • Please dress appropriately (must wear shorts or trousers you can roll up above the knees, as you will get your feet wet getting on board the vessel)
  • Please bring a spray/wind jacket (required) to keep dry and wear a warm layer underneath
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to the whale-watching tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date and time or full refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
28 reviews
Excellent
24
Very good
1
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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danikamary
2 contributions
Jun 2020
The crew at Byron Bay Dive Centre know what they're doing! I originally scheduled a tour for 28/06, but the weather was crappy. The shop sent a text to update me and provide me with the option to reschedule or refund. They made rescheduling easy and I went on tour the next day. My partner and I were not disappointed! We saw nearly 50 breaches, fin waves, and tail slapping. The cherry on top was our punny as hell skipper with, my personal favorite, "he's a son of breacher man that one!"

We may have gotten lucky with the whales, but service like that is a real treat. The crew was knowledgable, easy going, and fun. If I was in town longer I would have definitely booked a snorkeling tour. Don't miss whale watching with this team!

Also, do yourself a favor and leave your phones behind. The skipper will take WAY better photos than your iPhone and you can fully enjoy the experience. All the pictures they take are only A$29.95 (USD$20). Trust me, it's worth it.
Written 1 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Franc V
5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
The level of communication leading up to our cruise was top notch, the staff are genuine in wanting a feel good experience for all. On the day they went that little bit extra to make sure we had every opportunity to experience these wonderfully majestic creatures...and we did!
A great team and effort, highly recommended to all!
Written 13 August 2020
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Arcomarco
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
The captain and all the crew were brilliant.
They knew everything about the sea life in Byron etc.
we were blessed to see so many whales putting on an amazing show for us.
It was breathtaking
A big heart full thank you to all the team at the Byron Bay Dive Centre😊👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Written 7 July 2020
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JanelleandGraham
St Kilda, Australia183 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
A professional operation from explaining and showing videos of the tour and what to expect, to the immediate sighting of our 1st mother and calf and sighting of multiple pods. We witnessed whales diving, breaching, slapping tails and fins - the whole gamut!
Congratulations to Dylan, he did a great job.
Written 4 August 2018
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David H
16 contributions
Aug 2019
Really pissed off with the lack of contact service with this company.
They had my phone # and could have called & left a message or texted me but they didn't.
My booking was for a 1pm Whale Watching tour and they changed it and said I could do 10.30am instead and booked me for same day when I wanted the next day as wasn't in the area.
Now they are fully booked and I can go.
Wonder if they will give me a refund cause I've already paid? I'm not holding my breath.
If they don't I will write a really bad report on FB and Instagram and boost it so everyone can see it. These guys are really unprofessional not impressed at all.
Dr David Holden, Auckland NZ +642 7483 7188
Written 28 August 2019
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Rhonda N
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Sep 2018 • Business
A dream was to see a whale up close and personal! Well, yesterday, I ticked this off my list of things to do... not only did we see one whale... we saw upto six whales and some with calves. We were lucky enough to see a breach, and we had two whales that we followed down the coast for over an hour. They were as curious about us, as we were of them and they came right upto us to check us out... FANTASTIC. The highlight of the trip was having our guides put a microphone into the water so we could hear them talking and communicating to each other... those sounds were beautiful hear while watching them swim around us... MAGIC!
Written 10 September 2018
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Lois S
Vancouver, Canada15 contributions
Jul 2020
We had a great trip out on the whale watching tour - personable, organised, friendly. As a bonus we saw lots of whales.
Written 10 July 2020
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Bamtam
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Just went whale watching with my 3 children. Superb experience. Very well organised, no messing around waiting for boat etc. Everything was ready and organised. Skippers very nice and helpful. We had a wonderful time.
Written 3 July 2020
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Miria A
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Sep 2019
Seeing these big animals so close makes your heart vibrate! Beautiful, really very beautiful!! I thank my son for this wonderful gift!
Written 3 October 2019
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Paul C
Sydney, Australia239 contributions
We went on the early morning tour and had the most amazing experience. We were all excited when we saw whales at around 100 metres, then a whale decided to put on a show for us. He came up to the boat and for around 10 to 15 minutes went all around us doing rolls, showing us how magnificent these mammals are. Nicco and Ben made us feel comfortable and safe and I highly recommend this to anyone who wants the opportunity to have an experience of a lifetime.
Written 6 September 2019
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vickilparker
vickilparker
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Terrible
The staff and the dive centre are very rude and unprofessional. Only seen to be concerned about the amount of peopl
BobBowowski
BobBowowski
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Great attitude and approach to customer service
This is actually a review for a cancelled trip. First we were offered a test swim in the dive centre pool for 30 mi
ms20222022
ms20222022
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Excellent !!
Thanks to your great support, we had a very exiting time. Thanks a lot to all of your staff. Hope to visit again.
bharathambati09
bharathambati09
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Open water course
Very friendly staff and great instructors, good place to dive and see plenty of fish around and keen to go back aga
maddiem485
maddiem485
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Amazing
Everyone at byron bay dive centre was so helpful and friendly. We were lucky enough to see turtles, leopard and wob
Alexis S
Alexis S
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Irritating
I was forced to run to the store to buy a mask. I understand the rules but I haven’t had to wear one anywhere aroun
danimaminad
danimaminad
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Beautiful place to get SSI certified
My friend and I signed up for the Open Water Diver course over 3 days at the Byron Bay Dive Centre. The team were f
963Erichu
963Erichu
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Highly professional and friendly diving experience
Very happy with the refresher course + dive at Julian Rocks. Refresher course is about 20-30 mn in the pool and bri
trevorwX1157XI
trevorwX1157XI
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Amazing experience
What a great experience this trip was, we saw heaps of turtles and an abundance of marine life. The crew were absol
vonnyvt
vonnyvt
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Wonderful snorkeling experience
Staff are very friendly and helpful. The guide is knowledgeable and friendly. Overall it was a wonderful and memo
DanKellyMelb
DanKellyMelb
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Great experience
I had a great experience which was in a large part due to the crew. I felt safe at every point of the course and go
BeeBrady
BeeBrady
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Snorkelling Julian Rocks
Great safe snorkelling experience for our family with 6yo, 9yo and 11yo children. Staff we great, visibilty was g
chrisgO1029QX
chrisgO1029QX
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Excellent experience learning to SCUBA dive with Byron Bay Dive Centre
I had a really good experience learning to SCUBA dive and seeing all of the marine life at Julian Rocks. Harriet ou
hereflores
hereflores
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Julián rocks scuba diving
Very friendly staff, confident and knowledgeable of what they were doing, it made me feel safe and relaxed
Lynleylovesholidays
Lynleylovesholidays
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Awesome experience with Byron Bay Dive Centre
My 18 year old son did a scuba diving course with Byron Bay Dive Centre and after hearing about all the great thing
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