Which boat is best for me?

MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE BOAT BEFORE YOU BOOK! The quality of your whale watching experience will greatly depend upon your choice of operator, what kind of boat you choose and how experienced the crew is. Here are some important tips on what to look out for and which questions to ask when choosing a whale watching operator: 1. What kind of boat will I go out on? Most reputable operators will show you a photo of their boat on their website. Comfort: Does the boat provide shelter from the wind an...
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Our Boat

“Bay Warrior” is the only whale watching boat in the Byron Shire that offers the comfort of a full size cabin and toilet as well as on open deck. To allow for social distancing and for extra comfort, we are currently only taking a maximum of 8 passengers per trip (even though the Bay Warrior is the biggest whale watching boat in the Byron Shire and surveyed for a total of 14 passengers! Our spacious viewing deck is safe, stable and sheltered from sun and rain for your convenience. Our upper fron...
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Whale Watching Byron Bay in comfort

Welcome to Blue Bay Whale Watching, Byron Bay's most popular whale watching tours. Our custom-built eco-vessel is the ONLY dry and comfortable whale watching boat in the Cape Byron Marine Park. We have a 100% success rate in whale sightings since 2011 due to the experience of our crew and our whale spotter. Come and enjoy an intimate encounter with majestic Humpback Whales from the comfort of our 8.5m catamaran “Bay Warrior” without getting wet. Our whale watching tours depart daily from our pri...
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Our crew

Meet the crew Rod Gray – Driving charter boats for over 30 years, Rod is the most experienced dive skipper in Byron Bay. With 30 years of experience as a coxswain and as a diver/ freediver in the Byron Bay area, Rod knows the bay like very few others. He owned his first boat in 1977, became a NAUI Instructor in 1986 and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Rod has played an important role and been very successful in the dive industry in Byron Bay since the mid 1980’s, starting and establishing ...
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Schedule and Prices

From mid June to early November our whale watching trips depart daily (if weather and sea conditions are suitable) from the Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour in the heart of the Cape Byron Marine Park. Our daily departure times are: 8:00am  11:00am (weather permitting and subject to change)  Duration: 3 hours approximately (2.5 to 3 hours on the water depending on whale interaction) Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in. Prices: Adults $119 C...
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