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Whale Watching Byron Bay

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Byron Bay, Australia
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About Whale Watching Byron Bay
Come and join us and experience one of the worlds most incredible animal migrations. Whale Watching Byron Bay will take you right up to the humpback whales with the amazing Byron Bay landscape as a backdrop. Humpback whales, dolphins, turtles and a variety of amazing sea birds await you on a tour with Whale Watching Byron Bay, Byron Bay's original and most unique whale watching experience.
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Embark on the only whale-watching cruise to depart from The Pass beach in Byron Bay, offering the fastest route to the path of migrating humpback whales, plus dolphins, turtles, and sea birds. Travel with a small group of no more than 12 on a vessel specially designed for marine life spotting, equipped with underwater viewing devices and a hydrophone to listen to whale songs. Whale sighting is guaranteed—if you don’t see one, take another cruise for free!
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Amanda F wrote a review Aug 2021
Trangie, Australia1 contribution
My daughters and I had a brilliant morning with the crew from Whale Watching Byron Bay. The whales were all around us and we were lucky to have Naomi (the whale whisperer) singing them in and taking stunning photos of our adventure. Absolutely recommend paying the small extra amount to get the photos ! You can then sit back and enjoy the ride. Our favourite thing was that these tours leave from the beach at The Pass in Byron - you don’t have to travel out of town - and it’s a bit thrilling going through the waves to get out to the whale ‘playpen’. Our ‘captain’ of the boat was a Byron local having grown up right in the heart of Byron Bay, and a soft and gentle guy who obviously loves the whales and the region. Recommend without hesitation.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at Whale Watching Byron Bay
Responded 30 Nov 2021
Hi Amanda, Thanks for your great review of our whale watching tour, it is wonderful that you spotted so many whales. We are very lucky to have such knowledgeable and passionate staff. We hope to see you again. Thanks, BBWW
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nlaw1969 wrote a review July 2021
Lismore, Australia2 contributions
Great guides who grew up in the area. Friendly staff. Great value, we were all made to feel welcome and really appreciated as we wanted the kids to feel special being in out of home care. They said best day of their lives and we thank you.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at Whale Watching Byron Bay
Responded 27 July 2021
Hi, Thank you for your review of our whale watching tour, it is wonderful to hear that you all enjoyed the trip and that the children had the best day, it is a wonderful experience to see the whales is their natural habitat. Thanks, BBWW.
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Margot S wrote a review July 2021
Yass80 contributions60 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our time aboard the red zodiac with our very informative captain. We saw numerous whales breaching and were able to learn so much and appreciate these wonderful creatures. It was a definite highlight of our stay in Byron and would recommend it to anyone who'd like to see these beautiful mammals closer than from the land.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at Whale Watching Byron Bay
Responded 27 July 2021
Hi Margot, Thank you for your review of our whale watching tour, great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and that you got to see breaching, the whales are just fantastic to sight. We hope to see you again. Thanks, BBWW.
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Drewin B wrote a review June 2021
Knockrow, Australia2 contributions
Loved the experience, the skipper was very knowelegeable and mindful of the environment. Would have been made even better had the whales cooperated a bit more as they proved a little on the shy side. Overall would recommend doing this
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at Whale Watching Byron Bay
Responded 29 June 2021
Hi Drew, Thank you for your review of our whale watching tour, great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, hopefully you can come out with us again and the whales won't be as shy :). Thanks, BBWW
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Enigmaoz01 wrote a review June 2021
Casuarina, Australia20 contributions39 helpful votes
Business was unorganised and tour ran late. Vessel is second rate and very basic. Tour relied on guests to spot whales and no other means i.e. drones or sonar were not used. Would not waste your money
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at Whale Watching Byron Bay
Responded 29 June 2021
Hi, Thank you for your review of our whale watching tour, we are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and our apologies that the tour ran late. Unfortunately drones are not permitted within the Cape Byron Marine Park and we are therefore unable to use these as part of our tours. In regards to our vessels, although they may seem basic they suit our tours which are designed and marketed as a safari style whale watching tour, the bonus of this is that we have 360 degree views on the vessel of the whales and are able to launch our vessels from The Pass allowing us the quickest access to the whale migration. We again apologise that you had a negative experience and hope that you will come back again in the future. Thanks, BBWW
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