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Byron Bay Dolphin Tours

Ocean Safari

Join us on our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour

Venture into Byron Bay’s Marine Park to encounter species such as dolphins, turtles and birdlife. Our friendly Marine Biologist will provide an interpretive talk of the encounters we experience and identify local points of interest. Look out for the playful dolphins who often surf the waves of the hull and create unforgettable memories as you take a boat tour of their aquatic playground.

Our fun-filled Byron Bay Dolphin Tour explores the breathtaking coastline between Byron Bay & Ballina. Discover secluded beaches, Rocky cliffs, world-famous surf breaks and Cape Byron Marine Park as you navigate Australia’s most Easterly point. Imagine viewing Cape Byron Lighthouse from a whole new perspective!

Please note: We do not guarantee dolphin sightings, but chances are high when Byron Bay’s dolphin population consists of resident, semi-resident and transient individuals, 300 of which are resident throughout the year.

Price

$129 per Adult

$99 per Child (under 12yrs)

Duration

2-2.5 hours cruising

Book

Book now through our easy online booking system or call +61 407 522 422

Times

Regular departures. Book now or contact us on +61 407 522 422 for times.

What’s Included

Spray jackets, sunscreen, drinking water and a tasty snack provided. Please bring your hat, sunnies, camera & your sense of adventure!

Location

We provide a free shuttle service from Byron Bay & Lennox Head pick up points. The vessel departs from Ballina at Lance Ferris Wharf,  12 Fawcett St, Ballina NSW (directly in front of The Wharf Bar & Restaurant)

Weather Dependant

Due to the nature of our tours, we may have to cancel our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour due to unpleasant ocean and bar conditions. If a cancellation is made, a selection of alternative options are available. One of these alternatives is our River Cruises.

Why Byron Bay?

The Cape Byron Marine Park

22,000

hectares of marine park

1000

different marine species

530

recorded fish species

3

species of sea turtle

Times

Regular departures. Book now or contact us on +61 407 522 422 for times.

What’s Inlcuded

Spray jackets, sunscreen, drinking water and a tasty snack provided. Please bring your hat, sunnies, camera & your sense of adventure!

Location

We provide a free shuttle service from Byron Bay & Lennox Head pick up points. The vessel departs from Ballina at Lance Ferris Wharf,  12 Fawcett St, Ballina NSW (directly in front of The Wharf Bar & Restaurant)

Weather Dependant

Due to the nature of our tours, we may have to cancel our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour due to unpleasant ocean and bar conditions. If a cancellation is made, a selection of alternative arrangements are available. One of these alternatives is our River Cruises.

Why Byron Bay?

The Cape Byron Marine Park

22,000

hectares of marine park

1000

different marine species

530

recorded fish species

3

species of sea turtle

Our Vessel

Our modern eco vessel provides 360° viewing for all passengers on our cruises. It’s unique hull design ensures a smooth ride in all cruising conditions, for up to 20 guests. Our purpose built, state of the art vessel allows our guests to enjoy close encounters aboard our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour and explore areas along our stunning coastline, only accessible by boat.

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Sitting stoically on mainland Australia’s most easterly point, 118-metres above sea level is Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is as famous as Byron itself. It really is a “must see” experience for guests staying in the Northern Rivers and our cruises offer the ultimate viewing platform. Imagine taking it all in from a whole new perspective, the water!

Byron’s Marine Park & Julian Rocks

Covering about 22,000 hectares, Cape Byron Marine Park extends approximately 37km along the coastline from Brunswick Heads in the north, to Lennox Head in the south. The park is a natural haven that invites you to explore and enjoy the riches it contains. Our cruises do just this!

Encompassing a range of marine habitats, the park is home to many species of dolphin, fish, seabirds, and marine plants, as well as endangered species such as grey nurse sharks, sea turtles and little terns. Our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour is the perfect way to explore this aquatic playground.

Cape Byron (‘Walgun’ as it is known to the Arakwal people) and the marine park take in many sites of cultural significance to Aboriginal people. It is a place for ceremony, learning and spiritual inspiration and remains part of many dreaming stories.

Julian Rocks, 2.5 km from Byron Bay’s shore, consists of ancient sedimentary rock, remains of a volcanic eruption more than 20 million years ago. It is an extension of Cape Byron separated by water and forms a unique marine reserve, providing shelter and food for more than 500 tropical and temperate fish species alone.

It is also home to many fascinating animals, including sharks, rays, turtles, eels, starfish and corals. We may visit Julian Rocks on our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour as long as the ocean conditions allow us, so be sure to keep an eye out for these beautiful marine creatures.

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Sitting stoically on mainland Australia’s most easterly point, 118-metres above sea level is Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is as famous as Byron itself. It really is a “must see” experience for guests staying in the Northern Rivers. Imagine taking it all in from a whole new perspective, the water!

Byron Bay lighthouse

Byron’s Marine Park & Julian Rocks

Covering about 22,000 hectares, Cape Byron Marine Park extends approximately 37km along the coastline from Brunswick Heads in the north, to Lennox Head in the south. The park is a natural haven that invites you to explore and enjoy the riches it contains.

Encompassing a range of marine habitats, the park is home to many species of dolphin, fish, seabirds, and marine plants, as well as endangered species such as grey nurse sharks, sea turtles and little terns. Our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour is the perfect way to explore this aquatic playground.

Cape Byron (‘Walgun’ as it is known to the Arakwal people) and the marine park take in many sites of cultural significance to Aboriginal people. It is a place for ceremony, learning and spiritual inspiration and remains part of many dreaming stories.

Byron Bay Dolphin Tour

Julian Rocks, 2.5 km from Byron Bay’s shore, consists of ancient sedimentary rock, remains of a volcanic eruption more than 20 million years ago. It is an extension of Cape Byron separated by water and forms a unique marine reserve, providing shelter and food for more than 500 tropical and temperate fish species alone.

It is also home to many fascinating animals, including sharks, rays, turtles, eels, starfish and corals. We may visit Julian Rocks on our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour as long as the ocean conditions are suitable, so be sure to keep an eye out for these beautiful marine creatures.

Contact

If you have any additional questions about our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour, please call us on +61 407 522 422, or fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Contact

If you have any additional questions about our Byron Bay Dolphin Tour, please call us on +61 407 522 422, or fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Cruise Byron Bay on Purpose-Built Eco-Vessel for Up-Close Dolphin Watching Tours

Byron Bay is a vibrant hub where water, nature, and a rich cultural landscape draws travellers from around the world. Whether you’re here on business, pleasure, or something in-between, you’d be remiss to forgo experiencing the region’s wildlife and natural beauty. There’s no better way to encounter the magnificence of Byron Bay than from its pristine waters. Whether you’re a local or visiting, be sure to book an unparalleled wildlife experience with Out Of The Blue Adventures.

About Byron Bay Dolphins

Dolphins communicate via a combination of whistles and clicks. The clicks are a form of echolocation, important for navigation, while the whistles are believed to serve social purposes such as identification, location, and expressing emotional states.

Dolphins name themselves soon after birth. That name is kept and recognised by other dolphins throughout their lifetime. Their gestation period is about a year with pregnancy occurring every 2-4 years. Dolphins don’t start breeding until they are between 8-10 years old making population replenishment slow. Slow replenishment only intensifies the importance of research, conservation, and habitat protection.

Dolphins are social creatures who build communities and develop strong bonds. These communities tend to be sexually segregated, and pods work together to raise the young. Unlike the humpback whale, dolphins don’t migrate, rather they mark out territories and use different areas for specific purposes. While dolphin watching in Byron Bay, you’ll likely see hungry dolphins hunting near the Richmond River mouth and Lennox Head’s offshore reefs.

We are proud sponsors of Dolphin Research Australia and the Healthy Waterways—Healthy Dolphins Project! These research and conservation projects work to protect vulnerable communities impacted by human activities and habitat destruction. We also provide our vessel for surveys and participate in the Dolphin Watcher’s Program that monitors dolphins in the region. We’re committed to eco-friendly tourism that is careful not to disrupt animals’ natural behaviours, environment, or migration patterns.

Eco-Conscious Byron Bay Dolphin Tours

Out Of The Blue Adventures is the exclusive ocean adventure experience company operating between Ballina and Byron Bay. Our purpose-built eco-vessel seats 20 guests and has a 360° view for unparalleled whale, dolphin and sightseeing experiences. Our featured on board hydrophone works underwater, so you’ll be able to hear beautiful whale songs while we explore. We’ll supply all needed equipment and safety apparatuses for Byron Bay dolphin cruises, just bring your excitement and curiosity. Homemade snacks and bottled water are provided during your journey.

Meet at our Lennox Head or Byron Bay pickup points for a free transfer to our boarding zone on Fawcett St in Ballina or simply meet us down there. Your adventure is crewed by our experienced skipper and our qualified marine biologist.

Your Byron Bay dolphin watching tour cruises along breath-taking beaches, cliffs, and headlands. Much of the cliff line is ancient volcanic rock, while the crystal-clear beaches host exceptional surf conditions. Even the dolphins can’t get enough of the perfect waves and are often seen gliding atop the breaks right along with the surfers.

Along your journey, you’ll learn region and wildlife-specific information as turtles, dolphins, and other marine life play around our vessel in the Byron Bay marine park. This premier dolphin cruise experience is available from December until June, so call today to turn your summer holiday into an unforgettable interactive adventure.