Byron Bay

The Byron Bay Sea Kayak Tour

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From USD 60.91

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Paddle your way to Australia’s easternmost point on this 3-hour sea kayaking adventure from Byron Bay, including hotel pick-up. After learning to steer your tandem kayak, set out from Clarkes Beach and enjoy waterside views of landmarks like the Byron Bay lighthouse, the Julian Rocks, Wategos millionaire row and Cape Byron. Keep a look out for dolphins, sea turtles and whales as you cruise around the bay, then cool off with a swim before heading back to shore.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local

What's Included

  • Local guides, trained to the highest standards. Long term local staff, the benefit of experience
  • Free Photos for download. Check our Facebook timeline for your tour photos uploaded in high res.
  • All Kayaking & Safety equipment. Super Stable Double Sit on Top Kayaks
  • Kayak lesson on the beach before you start. You will need some physical fitness to partake this tour
  • Beginners & Non-Swimmers are welcome, not recommended for people with phobia of water
  • Our promise - if you don't see a Dolphin, Turtle or Whale you can paddle again for free
  • Wetsuits available to keep you warm in cooler months
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pick Up / Drop Off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay
    Opposite/56 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

    Please meet us at our head office, Opposite 56 Lawson Street, Byron Bay at least 20 minutes before your tour start time. Please note that we operate on Daylight Savings hours from October to April each year. We are 1hr ahead of QLD during this period. Please read our full terms & conditions.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 5 to 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Women more then 15 weeks pregnant should consider the safety risks of undertaking such a tour
  • Minimum age 5 years old
  • Roadside parking available (paid), Free 4 hour parking is available nearby on Massinger St
  • Remember: we run on NSW Daylight Savings time between Oct and April each year
  • Please let our staff know of any medical conditions at check in, you do this confidentially by completing our waiver form at check in
  • Not recommended for people with phobias, poor physical fitness or chronic lower back injuries
  • Mother Nature dictates the day - everyday is different on the Bay, we will do our best to find all sorts of wildlife for you.
  • Should conditions be dangerous: We conduct risk assessments of conditions several times per day. If the ocean is too dangerous from things like string winds, stingers or large surf we will contact you to cancel. In this case you are entitled to a full refund, don't worry we don't take your money. Sometimes you are just better off not going then being out there in unnecessary danger
  • We do run the tours in the rain, you get wet anyway whether it's sunny or raining.
  • In winter we have wetsuits for you to put on before the tour to keep you warm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We use Tandem ( 2 person) Sit on Top Kayaks
  • Not Recommended for people who suffer from phobias of water
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for people who suffer from motion sickness
  • Not recommended for people suffering the effects of alcohol abuse
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
This was one of the most memorable activities I’ve undertaken. We kayaked near to the lighthouse where we came close to two whales - truly an amazing experience. We had excellent guides who were patient and knowledgeable.


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Markus_T, Dec 2022
All the staffs were fabulous and accommodating. We got very close to the dolphins and had an amazing experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are stoked you got to see some of the dolphin group that populate the Bay. They are amazing.
Best Byron nature activity
Andrew_K, Aug 2022
This was one of the most memorable activities I’ve undertaken. We kayaked near to the lighthouse where we came close to two whales - truly an amazing experience. We had excellent guides who were patient and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hey Andrew, Thanks so much for your kind review. We are stoked you've been able to create some long lasting memories of the beauty of Mother nature whilst joining us. Thank you.
charmaine_s, Feb 2022
Was just beautiful and felt safe and in good hands. We saw dolphins, sea turtles, stingray and loads of fish. Was lovely bobbing over the swells
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review. In these times to know we still pout a smile on people's faces makes our day.
Knowledgeable and helpful but a smaller group would be better
Andrew_T, Jan 2022
Great understanding of ocean tides and marine life in the Byron Bay area, and also had some good facts of the surrounding areas. Would have loved to have been in a smaller group as 27 people were just too many to allow for great experience. In saying that, the team were friendly and helpful.
Amazing !!!!
Carmen_D, Oct 2021
Our trip was amazing!!! Loved every moment of it!! Our tour guide, friendly and the whole experience very accessible to a newbie at kayaking. Thank you!!! We’ll be back!
Sonya_B, Mar 2021
Super morning out. Loved the professionalism and guidance of the warm and friendly instructors. Took us out the back of the surf and we were fortunate enough to see 2 large pods of dolphins. They jumped out of the water as well. Sensational! These guys are great and and very easy going but you also feel very secure and safe.
awesome183, Sept 2019
What great timing to be 30m away from breaching whales..listening to them breathe and having fun in the water. A great day out and high five to the tour guides..Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thanks for your review!! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us :)
Fun Adventure with Dolphin encounter
Johannes_G, June 2019
I was lucky enough to get a tour with just one other tourist and the tour guide. We saw a couple of dolphins, heard whales and maybe also a shark. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us fun stories about the area and gave us insigthful information about the marine life.
Saw a whale
XiEn_T, June 2019
First time seeing a whale upclose! However, didn’t manage to spot any dolphins and turtles. Highly recommend this place
The crew at Byron bay dolphin sea...
Ben N, Sept 2017
The crew at Byron bay dolphin sea tours were fantastic. friendly, approachable and informative. They ensured all participants were safe with good training before we headed out. We went out approx 1.5 klm from the shore and to our amazement encountered whales very close to us. They even swam right underneath us. We saw turtles, seals, unfortunately no dolphins, however, the whales did it for us. Unfortunately my Mrs got a bit sea sick, she kept going until the end and we got a tow in from one of the facilitators. Highly recommend this adventure. Brooksy and the team were fantastic. Thanks guys. A memorable experience. Beno and Shar.
We saw many dolphin pods up very close...
Sally W, Jan 2017
We saw many dolphin pods up very close and the day was perfect!
One of the best experiences of my life...
Simone T, Apr 2016
One of the best experiences of my life. Thoroughly recommend it.
Absolutely fantastic. We saw so many...
Kaz B, Mar 2016
Absolutely fantastic. We saw so many Dolphins. The guides are amazing. Thank you so much.
nomoto_m, Feb 2023
イルカ見れた! 朝食を食べれず午前からカヤックに乗り、波が高かった為若干後半船酔い気味だったけど乗り越えられた! 写真撮れなくて残念 カヤックを運ぶのは意外と重く、少し大変だったけどきっとこれも思い出の1つ
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for what i may guess is a positive review. Unfortunately my understanding of the Japanese language has some serious limitations. I do though, want to thank you for reviewing your experience with us. Thank you again.

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