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Kayak with the Whales in Byron Bay

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.

a body of water with a mountain in the background

Cape Byron Kayaks have been operating sea kayak tours for the past 26 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.

a group of people on a boat in the water

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!

The whales have passed by Byron Bay for 2021, and we already miss them.