New South Wales
Swim with Dolphins

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Port Stephens: Snorkel With Wild Dolphins

1. Port Stephens: Snorkel With Wild Dolphins

Your dolphin adventure begins at d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay at 6:15 AM. Once you've checked in and been fitted with your wetsuit, mask and snorkel, the vessel leaves the dock and travels out through the heads of Nelson Bay. Whilst traveling out to the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park, you'll be trained in the swim protocols and given a snorkel briefing (if swimmer option selected). Once the dolphins have been located and their behavior monitored and found to be favorable for a swim, the the first group of swimmers enters a net at the bow of the vessel, all the while attached with a safety lanyard to the catamaran. The vessel will stop while your group (and your divemaster) enter the water - it will then begin to move slowly forward. The dolphins will swim back and forth between the bows of the vessel, quite often within a meter of the swimmers and seemingly fascinated by the strange creatures being towed in the water behind them! You'll be so close to the dolphins, it will be just like being a part of the pod! You can of course also just observe the dolphins from the boat without entering the water.

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Byron Bay: Sea Kayak Tour

2. Byron Bay: Sea Kayak Tour

Set out on a 2.5 hour kayaking adventure in Byron Bay. Receive instruction and equipment from your guide before you take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland and the Byron Bay Lighthouse from the sea. Learn about local history, aboriginal history, the lighthouse and the marine wildlife from your local guide while you paddle in your kayak around the famous Byron Bay marine reserve. If the opportunity arises, get up close and personal with friendly bottlenose dolphins and discover how inquisitive they can be. You can also look out for sea turtles as they come up for a breath of air and marvel at the size of the majestic humpback whales as they migrate through Byron Bay during June - October. Enjoy paddling your kayak out through the surf and later ride some of Australia's most famous waves. If you don't see a dolphin, turtle or whale you can paddle again with the tour operator free of charge.

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What people are saying about New South Wales

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 201 reviews

Great bunch of guys, they were very friendly, patient and aware of what was going on in the group. Made sure everyone was along for the ride. Doug and team were great fun and knowledgeable. Id call out all by name but I dint catch everyones name. Werent able to see any dolphins sadly but that's just something that can happen.

The kayak adventure was superb. To sit in kayaks amongst dolphins for an hour to jump out and swim in the ocean and the staff Emma and Doug and Jason so lovely.

Amazing experience and the crew/dive team were fantastic. Such a wonderful experience, highly recommended.

Amazing experience and very experienced, helpful team guided us, appreciated all efforts they have put in!

Fantastic experience, never kayaked on the ocean before. Doug was an amazing guide