Byron Bay Whale Swim

Swim with Humpback whales in Byron Bay

Humpback Whales are  gentle and curious by nature, and will often approach us for a bit of people watching!

Given the opportunity, we are able to swim with these giant majestic animals and experience them in their ocean element. We endeavour to find relaxed and playful whales that are curious  and give them an opportunity to swim with us. Its totally up to the whales wether they swim with us or not and ocean conditions also need to be suitable. whale swim encounters are limited to late august early September only as this is when the curious adolescences are migrating past on their southern migration. please submit any expressions of interest via email. previous ocean swimming experience is essential.

COST:  Whale swim  $500        


We follow a strict Code of Conduct to comply with the regulations and guidelines for Whale Watching. The Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2017 and Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 are in place to protect and conserve Whales and Dolphins. We uphold the requirement not to interfere with the Humpback Whale’s migration path. If the Whales are not interested in uswe will not see them underwater nor get in their way.

We have a maximum 4 people plus a guide to maintain a personal and intimate whale encounter and increase the likelihood of curious whales approaching us. Time permitting there will also be an opportunity to swim at iconic dive sites such as Nguthungulli Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.

Mask, fins, and wetsuit are supplied, but if you have your own equipment we recommend you bring it. 

Whale swim encounters will not take place within the boundary pf the Cape Byron Marine Park.