Whale Watching Byron Bay

Embark on a whale watching Byron Bay cruise and see these spectacular animals up close and in person. With a whale watching cruise, you’ll not only spot these migrating mammals as they breach and playfully create waves, but also view other amazing marine life in their natural habitat. Book your Byron Bay cruise or tour now that whale watching season has officially begun!
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Byron Bay whale watching cruises at RedBalloon

The jewel in the northern NSW crown, Byron Bay is a haven for lifestyle lovers, food and wine samplers and coastal sightseeing opportunities. Whale watching season is a prime time to spot these migrating mammals in a range of tours and also view other marine life in their element in the Byron Bay region. RedBalloon offers a range of whale-watching experiences that capture the annual migration of whale season in Byron Bay at its finest.

Where is Byron Bay?

Byron Bay is located on the East Coast of northern NSW, 772 km from Sydney. This picture-perfect town, which balloons from a population of 9246 to up to 1.7 million annual visitors in peak season, is renowned for its beautiful beaches, surfing and scuba-diving adventures and iconic landmarks such as the Cape Byron Lighthouse.

When is whale watching in Byron Bay?

Whale-watching season in Byron Bay occurs between June and the end of November. Humpback whales can be viewed in the wild on board whale-watching cruises offered at RedBalloon.

Where to watch whales in Byron Bay?

Apart from the range of tours offered for whale watching in the Cape Byron Marine Park, Byron Bay, whales can also be spotted from headland vantage points, such as Captain Cook Lookout in the Cape Byron Conservation Park.

Is whale watching safe in Byron Bay?

Whale watching in Byron Bay is completely safe. All whale watching and dolphin cruises offered at RedBalloon are operated by premium tour providers and take place on top-of-the-line vessels. The Byron Bay Whale Watching Tour with Transfers features a purpose-built whale-watching craft offering 360-degree views. Trained eco guides conduct this unique, personal tour. Safety jackets, sunblock, bottled water and lollies are also included. The use of equipment, wetsuits and safety gear are also provided on the Kayak Tour with Dolphins Guided Tour – 3 Hours adventure.

How much does it cost to go whale watching?

Whale-watching prices vary from $75 for the Kayak Tour with Dolphins Guided Tour – 3 Hours, to $89 for the personal tour of a maximum 12 participants on board the Byron Bay Whale Watching Tour with Transfers. These packages can be ordered online at RedBalloon.