Beyond the beaches, paddling into the blue is one of the best ways to explore the pristine waters and enchanting coastline that Byron Bay has to offer. The Cape Byron Marine Park stretches from Brunswick Heads in the North to Lennox Head in the South and is a sanctuary to an abundance of protected wildlife. Cruising around the reef, you can expect to be greeted by native marine mammals as you take in the sights of the most Easterly point of Australia.
Here are our top five reasons why you should escape to Byron Bay this winter and experience a midweek Dolphin Kayaking tour.
1. A Marine Playground
Cape Byron Kayaks run tours all year around with a 90% guarantee of dolphin sightings and luckily in the Winter time, you can also spot the magnificent humpback whales making a splash as they migrate north to calve their young. It is an incredible experience to witness these animals in their native habitat. Loggerhead and green sea turtles can also be spotted coming up for air.
2. Beat the crowds
Let’s face it; the whole idea of a “getaway” is to escape the crowds. During the winter months, smaller group sizes means less traffic in the water. So with less tourists in the offseason and the locals at work midweek, there is ample space to enjoy the ocean with minimum disturbance. In addition to an excellent guide to group ratio, you are guaranteed to get the most out of your sea kayak adventure. And of course, this means more Tim Tams to go around at the Little Wategos beach pitstop!
3. Have a whale of a time!
”And as you look out to sea, there is New Zealand on the horizon! Just kidding, it’s Julian Rocks.” Just one of many turtle-y awesome dad jokes the guides crack all afternoon. The crew are all experienced watermen and women with a fully qualified sense of humour. Their knowledge of the local area, friendly and professional manner and overall enthusiasm make the tour all the more enjoyable and memorable.. They’ll have you laughing all the way to the shore as you surf (or capsize) your last wave in!
4. The weekend is a state of mind!
Life is too short to live for the weekend. Monday to Friday can feel like a grind so get out there and enjoy the spectacular nature Byron Bay has to offer. Break up the week by incorporating a fun activity like Sea Kayaking on a Tuesday afternoon. We can safely say it will be one of the highlights of your winter escape. And it will leave your friends and family back home green with envy!
5. Cheaper rates around town
Book a Winter Warmer escape with us you can enjoy our midweek special rates without all the crowds! That means more money to spend on all the amazing activities around town. Our friendly local staff at reception will happily suggest things to do like Cape Byron Kayaks so you can make the most of your getaway.
The writer was a guest of Cape Byron Kayaks