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Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

4.8 / 5

11 reviews

Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

From US$ 77.82 per person

Explore the unique underwater life around the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve on a snorkel tour. Encounter friendly sea turtles, wobbegong sharks, graceful rays, and an abundance of colorful fish.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel around the Julian Rock Marine Reserve in Byron Bay
  • Observe sea turtles, manta rays, and a variety of fish
  • Free 30-minute snorkeling lesson before tour, if desired
  • Take the chance to see three different kinds of sea turtles
Full description

Head out to sea on a fun snorkel tour around the unique Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, as it combines the marine life found in the deep Southern Ocean as well as that found in the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Arrive at the Byron Bay Dive Centre either at your scheduled departure time or, if you’d like a free snorkel lesson, arrive 30 minutes before departure to practice in the heated pool.

All tour participants must be able to swim to participate in this tour. Receive a short safety briefing before heading out to the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Journey to The Pass, about a 10-minute ride, and learn about this snorkeling spot. Get in the water for a 1-hour swim.

Spot underwater creatures such as small wobbegong sharks, hard and soft corals, an assortment of rays, and three different kinds of sea turtles.

Look for more than 400 different species of fish that make this area their home, and ask any questions you may have to the qualified dive staff. Head back to shore for a hot shower and some time spent with the crew identifying the creatures you saw.

Includes
  • Full equipment hire (fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuit)
  • Free snorkel lesson in our on-site heated training pool
  • Boat ride to Julian Rocks
  • Snorkel guide for the duration of your snorkel
  • Transport to and from the dive store to the launch site
  • Bottled water on board the vessel
  • Lockers and wet and dry storage area
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Parking (fees apply for public parking in Byron Bay)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Meeting point

Arrive at the booking time of the tour to checkin-in at the main store desk or, if you’d like a free snorkel lesson, arrive 30 minutes before departure to practice in the heated pool.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof camera

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions.
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to snorkeling. Some pre-existing medical conditions may prevent you from snorkeling, please consult your doctor.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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If you like snorkelling... this location “Julian Rocks” is a MUST DO! We saw 4 sea turtlea and so many Leppard sharks and massive sting rays. Quite incredible!!! The only downside of this experience is that it is often cancelled due to weather conditions. Ours was cancelled the first time just 15 min prior to departure and almost again the second time at time of departure. It’s no ones fault (it’s the weather!) so just be prepared to be flexible. We had no trouble rebooking for a few days later and they offer full refunds.

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January 27, 2021

Really enjoyed this trip. Staff were great and got to see Turtles, Lionfish, Wobbegong and lots of tropical fish. Would do it again!

November 5, 2021

July 9, 2021

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