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A Nautical Adventure

By Sean Mahon

Posted: 13th March 2015 15:22

Experience the fun of adventure on a Cape Byron Kayaks guided tour. Feel the exhilaration as you paddle your kayak with the dolphins, turtles and whales that frequent the enticing waters of Byron Bay. Whether you are a novice or an experienced kayaker your adventure will include paddling the magnificent protected bay, surfing the waves, getting up close to the abundant marine life and relaxing on one of their pristine beaches. Cape Byron Kayaks is the original kayaking tour in Byron Bay and their fully qualified guides share a wealth of local knowledge, making your experience a safe and memorable one. All safety equipment including life jackets, wetsuits and helmets are provided, as well as access to tour photos, snorkelling if conditions permit and afternoon tea and ALL THE TIM TAMS YOU CAN EAT!

Tour times:         Summer: (Sept to May)8:30 –11:30 am and 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Winter:(May to Aug): 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 1:30 - 4:30 pm

(Tour times may vary, please check when booking).

Kayak with the dolphins – Dolphin guarantee!

There are estimated to be around 1500 dolphins in the greater Byron Bay area, stretching from Brunswick Heads in the north to Ballina in the south. Byron Bay itself and its immediate waters are an important habitat for over 300 dolphins, called resident dolphins which will live in this area their entire lives. The species most commonly seen on Cape Byron Kayaks tours include inshore and offshore bottle nose dolphins, along with some Indo Pacific humpback dolphins and common dolphins.

Dolphins are seen on 90% of tours and if you don’t see them you can come again another time for free!

Kayak with the whales

May to November is the season to get up close and personal with whales as they migrate past the most easterly point of the Australian mainland Byron Bay.

Cape Byron Kayaks have been operating sea kayak tours for the past 17 years and every year the anticipation of Whale Season is almost too much to bear as there is no other experience quite as unique and exhilarating as sea kayaking alongside a whale.

During their northern migration, most whales come within three km of the NSW coast. During the southern migration Humpback whales bring their calves into the calm waters surrounding Cape Byron to rest and feed. The calves are very inquisitive and playful; they often approach our sea kayak tours with the mother at their side passing just meters from our kayaks. 

Snorkel with the Turtles

Cape Byron Kayaks provides snorkelling gear for those that want to get up close and personal with green, loggerhead and hawksbill turtles that hang out on Middle Reef. They also often encounter rays, including the cheeky, spotted eagle ray!

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