Whale Watching Byron Bay
Byron Bay is the most Easterly point in Australia and every year between May and November Humpback Whales migrate in their thousands past our shores. You can experience this wonder from land or sea either by boat or Kayak. The Cape Byron Lighthouse is one of the best vantage points to view these charismatic animals as they make there way north each winter to mate and calf in the sub-tropical waters of the north. Groups of young males typically lead the pod while pregnant cows and cow-calf pairs bring up the rear.
Most spectacular of the whale behaviors, breaches are when the whale jumps clear of the water. It is quite common to witness this along with Chin Slapping and flippering in the Bay with many sightings of whales frolicking close to shore.
Whale Watching from the Sea
Whale Watching Byron Bay has been operating since 2002 making them Byron Bay’s most experienced whale watching tour operator. Over the years they have developed a tour that will provide you with a safe, informative and rewarding experience. Blue Bay Whale Watching also offer a 100% sighting success rate on all their trips since 2011.
Go Sea Kayak also offer the ultimate sea kayaking experience. Expert guides with take the best care of you on their 3 hours tours. You will see dolphins, turtles and Whales on your kayaking adventure.
Migaloo - Rare White Humpback Whale
Migaloo was the only known all-white humpback whale and is known to be a true albino. First sighted in 1991, Migaloo was affectionately named after an indigenous Australian word for "white fella" by Byron Bay locals. In 2011 amazing footage emerged of a 100% all white baby humpback calf. This new white whale has been unofficially named MJ (Migaloo Junior). MJ will assist in creating more awareness of our marine environment for future generation to enjoy and marvel in the wonder of humpback whales.
Byron Bay is also a great location for viewing Dolphins and turtles all year round. Dolphins are often seen surfing the whales at the Pass and Wategos beaches. Come swim with the Dolphins in beautiful Byron bay - we are here to help you find the perfect Accommodation for your stay!
Images of Dolphins Courtesy - Sean O'Shea