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Essential Information

Must-know tour information

Meeting Point

  • Opposite 62 Lawson St
  • 15 minutes prior to the tour start time

What’s Included

  • All safety gear and equipment including life jackets, wetsuits and helmets.
  • Secure storage facilities for your belongings
  • Access to tour photos. All photos on our Facebook page
  • Finish your tour with all the Tim Tams you can eat
  • Access to Cape Byron Headland National Park
  • Kayak surfing
  • Dolphin or Whale Guarantee – if you don’t see a dolphin or whale you can come again for free! (Whale season is May – November)

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof camera
  • Towel for afterwards.
  • We provide wetsuits if required.

Where we go

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.

Learn more about these landmarks and the behaviours of our marine life as we paddle out into the famous Byron Bay marine reserve.

  • We leave from Clarkes Beach and follow the coastline out to the Cape
  • We catch up with our dolphin friends at Wategos Beach
  • We surf the waves
  • We keep you entertained the whole time making your experience a safe and memorable one

Cost

Our standard rate is $89 pp for please call us direct on 02 6680 9555 for group bookings of 10 and over.

Why kayak with Cape Byron Kayaks

  • Seasonal time changes: In summer, we go early to beat the heat and north winds; and in the winter, we go later to miss the south-west winds.
  • Long, easy to paddle, stable sit on top kayaks
  • We see dolphins on 90% of tours
  • Paddle around the cape, conditions permitting
  • We give customers full instruction on kayak wave surfing and allow time for customers to catch waves should they wish to
  • All guides are fully qualified Surf Life Savers trained to the highest industry standard and have a fully qualified sense of humour!
  • All guides are local surfers and excellent watermen & women, that share a wealth of local knowledge ensuring customers receive personal attention on the safest AND most fun kayak tour! Our guides make sure your experience is a safe and memorable one.

Accessibility

We will always try our best to accommodate all guests who wish to join a Cape Byron Kayaks tour.

If you or your paddle buddy have any impairment, limited mobility, communication or learning challenges please call us +61 2 6680 9555 prior to booking so we can recommend the best time to come and allow us to staff the tour accordingly.

Things to consider:

  • Our tour is in the open ocean
  • It is a group tour
  • We are paddling for 1.5.-1.75hrs
  • A moderate level of fitness is required
  • Our kayaks are double kayaks and whilst we may be able to pair you with a guide this is not guaranteed without prior consultation.
  • The closest toilets to our departure point are the Byron Shire Council toilets at Clarkes Beach opposite the Beach Café.
  • Once on the water there are no toilets available until we return.
  • At the beginning, we need to communicate safety information with our guests – laminated and or personal audio instructions can be provided with prior notice.
  • We do not recommend the tour for non-swimming adults
  • There are waves that you need to paddle through/over
  • There is always a chance that guests may come out of their kayaks especially during the launch and landing in the wave zone and whilst life jackets are provided guests must be able to get themselves back into the kayak.
  • The meeting point for Cape Byron Kayaks is on Lawson Street. The tour departure point is Clarkes Beach – there is approximately 150m of track and beach to our launch point. This track changes due to coastal erosion/dune movement/weather conditions. The track is always sandy but can also be rocky and undulating – we can advise on the track conditions when you call.

Private, corporate, and educational tours

Please contact us to tailor a tour to suit your corporate or educational needs. We have been operating since 1995 and are ready to make your Byron Bay sea kayaking experience exactly how you want it!