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3-Hour Sea Turtle Snorkeling Experience in Byron Bay provided by Byron Bay Dive Centre

3-Hour Sea Turtle Snorkeling Experience in Byron Bay

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-11-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-11-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Head to Byron Bay for an experience similar to the Great Barrier Reef without traveling north to the reef itself. Snorkel around Julian Rock Marine Reserve on this 3-hour experience as you search for exotic fish, colorful corals, manta rays, and giant sea turtles. This tour is suitable for all experience levels, with a free, on-site snorkel lesson for beginners.
Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel around the Julian Rock Marine Reserve in Byron Bay
  • Observe sea turtles, manta rays, and a variety of fish
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience on a small group tour
  • Free 30-minute snorkeling lesson before tour, if desired
What to Expect
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. Enjoy a 1-hour swim as you 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 while you swim 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Byron Bay Dive Centre, 9 Marvell St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit)
  • Lockers for your valuables and bags
  • Free snorkel lesson before the tour in our onsite swimming pool
  • Boat transfers
  • Bottled water on board the vessel
  • Showers
Exclusions
  • Parking fee for public parking in Byron Bay
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date and time or full refund.
  • Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions.
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems.
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date and time or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Amy wrote a review Nov. 18
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Great customer service from the company, working in a small group was very advantageous, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the marine life. Julian rocks is a beautiful spot where we saw a huge variety of fish, 3 turtles, a wobbegong shark and an eel. An amazing and
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Date of experience: November 2020
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BJPSYD wrote a review Nov. 4
Sydney, Australia25 contributions4 helpful votes
Byron Dive centre USELESS TO SAY THE LEAST... Knowledgeable Communication with this company simply doesn't exist, booked my tour 4 days ago online, sent back answers to questions Byron dive centre asked me, spoke to them twice over past 2 days and was booked today to go perfect
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at 3-Hour Sea Turtle Snorkeling Experience in Byron Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was that of a negative one. Unfortunately we did not have any snorkel tours operating earlier in the same week that you were booked due to a mixture of unsuitable wind and swell conditions which resulted in cancellations also. We therefore would not of been able to accommodate you on an earlier tour. Please also note that our snorkel tours on the days earlier were also booked (prior to cancellation) and we would therefore not of been able to move you to an earlier date if the tours did operate. I can confirm that the price of our snorkel tour is $99.00 on our website and our agents website's of which you booked through the Trip Advisor site. https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/AttractionProductReview-g528934-d11991132-3_Hour_Sea_Turtle_Snorkeling_Experience_in_Byron_Bay-Byron_Bay_Byron_Shire_New_Sou.html Please note if you were using the US version of the site then the price would be coming up in US$ which may be why the price was showing differently. Our apologies for this confusion, but unfortunately this is not something we can control. We are sorry again that your experience with us was not a positive one but hope that you will consider rebooking with us in the future. Thank you, Byron Bay Dive Centre Management
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Priya wrote a review Oct. 2020
Sydney, Australia39 contributions8 helpful votes
I had booked the Sea Turtle snorkelling tour which was unfortunately cancelled due to the weather conditions. I was on holiday from Sydney and was quite disappointed. As someone with a medical condition, i can not do certain activities and was really looking forward to this. My
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at 3-Hour Sea Turtle Snorkeling Experience in Byron Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you for your review. We apologise that your tour was cancelled and that you received a short notice cancellation, while this is not something that we want to happen unfortunately short notice cancellations can sometimes occur for our tours due to our tours operating with only suitable and safe ocean and weather conditions. Although the overhead weather conditions may not have altered from the morning, this is not always in line with the ocean conditions, which with the overhead conditions we have to monitor throughout the day. Please note that all customers are notified of the following information upon booking: ‘Please note that all tours are subject to suitable sea and weather conditions, in the event of a cancellation due to unsuitable conditions we will give you as much notice as possible. While we endeavour to give you adequate notice in the event of a cancellation, please note that short notice cancellations can occur in the event of sea and weather conditions becoming unsuitable at the time of your tour. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.’ We apologise again that your tour was cancelled, however the health and safety of our customers and staff is our main priority and we will not waiver from this under any circumstance. Thank you, Byron Bay Dive Centre Management
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Tiann K wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Was served by Sam! He was so lovely with me and my friend and suggestions really good cocktails for us and as well food which enjoyed so much! Definitely want to come for BB again x
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at 3-Hour Sea Turtle Snorkeling Experience in Byron Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Byron Bay. Thanks, Byron Bay Dive Centre Management
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Tamara S wrote a review Oct. 2020
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For $99 this tour is an absolute must! We saw sea turtles and whales on our ride over to Julian Rocks. Julian Rocks is a somewhat undiscovered treasure with amazing wildlife including many sea turtles and dory! The whale experience was indescribable and an added benefit of an
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C, Manager at 3-Hour Sea Turtle Snorkeling Experience in Byron Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you for your review of the Byron Bay Dive Centre, its great to hear you had a wonderful time with us. We certainly are very lucky with all the marine life we have at Julian Rocks as well as the amazing whales. We hope to see you again in the future. Thanks, Byron Bay Dive Centre Management
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katieee26
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Double scuba dive at Julian Rocks
This was my first dive at Julian Rocks and I absolutely loved it. I've only heard good things, so I had high expect
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John M
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Better than Great Barrier Reef
Julian Rocks snorkelling was better than the Great Barrier Reef. We saw sea turtles, a large wobbegong shark, a lar
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billmeischke2020
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Oldies snorkeling
I have already recommended Byron Bay dive centre to some friends visiting Byron this month as we had a great time t
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jojowayyy
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The #1 Byron Bay A-Team Dive crew
This is the Diving A-Team. Look no further if you're looking for a seamless and professional experience.. and ask f
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Vic_Cunningham
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Amazing
Staff were great, the whole experience was smooth and easy. We definitely got lucky with the conditions, we managed
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infoQ1397XG
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2 x awesome dives
Very friendly and professional boat crew and staff in an awesome location. So easy!!! A great day of diving.
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Adam G
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Fun trip
Great trip out to Julian Rocks. I do this snorkelling trip with Byron Bay Dive every time I come to Byron. It's nev
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gracekmpower
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Great experience.
Was able to hop in the water before to get familiar with it as we hadn’t been snorkelling in years. Saw 7 turtles a
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Dominique L
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Amazing Dive
An amazing dive with the crew! We saw so much in one dive, definitely will dive with Byron Bay Dive Centre next tim
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renatacaixeta2020
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Friendly people
Friendly people and amazing experience. I recommend everyone to do it. We were luck to see the wales,
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EllieS2000
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Best Dive Ever
Matt from the dive centre gave a personal and professional experience from booking to reorganising, to changing num
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darren896
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Great Turtle Experience
I booked a group of 5 for a Sunday morning snorkel (4/10/2020 @ 7am). The experience was amazing, highly recommend
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ashleighlanyon
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Very pleased
My girlfriend and I had Matthew as our instructor. He was really patient and laid back making us feel super comfort
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NigelP52
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Single Dive
Very friendly and helpful throughout, making it particularly easy to get to, from, in and out of the water!
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Samantha D
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Great time
I went snorkeling and saw 5-6 sea turtles, a shark, 4-5 eagle rays, and lots of fish. The snorkel guide pointed thi
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