Cape Byron Kayaks

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LocationByron Bay
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Cape Byron Kayaks

Byron Bay Sea Kayak tours with Cape Byron Kayaks – The original kayak with the dolphins tour in Byron Bay!


Experience all the fun and adventure of a Cape Byron Kayaks guided tour. Feel the exhilaration as you paddle with the dolphins, the turtles and the whales that frequent the enticing waters of Byron Bay. Whether you are a novice or experienced kayaker, your adventure will include paddling our gorgeous Marine Park, the waves, the wilderness and morning or afternoon tea with Tim Tams on a beautiful beach.

Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. Learn about local history, aboriginal history, the lighthouse, dolphins, whales and turtles. See the Most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland. This is all part of your Byron Bay sea kayak experience with Cape Byron Kayaks.

See and learn these things and more while you paddle in your sea kayak around the famous Byron Bay marine reserve.

  • Enjoy paddling your sea kayak out through the surf and later ride some of Australia’s most famous waves in Byron Bay.
  • Get up close and personal with our friendly Bottlenose Dolphins and discover how inquisitive they can be.
  • Spot Sea Turtles as they come up for a breath of air.
  • Marvel at the size of the majestic Humpback Whales as they migrate through beautiful Byron Bay.


Pull into one of our pristine beaches for morning or afternoon tea which consists of: coffee, tea, Milo, bottled water, and Tim Tams. This should be more than enough to get you back into the action!

Cape Byron Kayaks is Byron Bay’s original dolphin kayaking experience established in 1995. Our guides are kayakers, surfers, self proclaimed local historians and excellent watermen. They know Byron Bay well and are the best guides in the business.

With that in mind, you can relax and be guided around Byron Bay in our two person, sit-on-top-style sea kayaks, that are designed for ease of operation and stability. No prior experience is necessary. Your safety and enjoyment are our priorities.

We supply all safety gear: lifejackets, helmets, and wetsuits (if necessary) and free pick-up from your accommodation.

All you need for your Byron Bay sea kayaking experience is your sense of adventure, your bathers and some sun cream.

See our essential info page for Cape Byron Kayaks tour times.



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 and its immediate waters are an important habitat for over 300 dolphins. These are called resident dolphins and will live in this area their entire lives. The species most commonly seen on our tours include inshore and offshore bottle nose dolphins, along with some Indo Pacific humpback dolphins and common dolphins.


We see dolphins on 90% of our 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 22 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 3 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. Check out our video in the gallery… you have to see it to believe it!

Cape Byron Kayaks is licensed by; Byron Shire Council, NSW Maritime (HD0505), Cape Byron Conservation Area Trust and Cape Byron Marine Park

Cape Byron Kayaks
Enjoy your next Byron tour with Cape Byron Kayaks?


  • Byron Bay’s original dolphin kayak tour company, We see dolphins on over 90% of our kayak tours.
  • We have the Cape Byron Kayak Dolphin Guarantee. If you don’t see dolphins or whales, you get a FREE return trip!
  • Long, easy to paddle and stable sit on top kayaks. We provide full instruction on kayak wave surfing and allow time for customers to catch waves should they wish to.
  • Conditions permitting our tour paddles around Cape Byron Headland with National Park access into Wategos or Little Wategos for a quick break, enabling more of an opportunity to see dolphins.
  • All guides are fully qualified Surf Life Savers trained to the highest industry standard and have a fully qualified sense of humour! Sharing a wealth of local knowledge, ensuring customers receive personal attention on the safest AND most fun kayak tour, making your experience a safe and memorable one
  • Seasonal time changes: In summer, we go early to beat the heat or north winds, and in the winter we go later to miss the south west winds which drop off around 10.30 am.
Cape Byron Kayaks