Encounter astonishing Humpback Whales in their natural habitat as they migrate past the coastline between Ballina and Byron Bay. We depart from Ballina’s Richmond River and enter the pristine waters of Cape Byron Marine Park. Enjoy breathtaking coastal scenery while listening to live Humpback Whale song using our specialised underwater hydrophone. Our friendly Marine Biologist will share in-depth knowledge of the area & jaw-dropping encounters we experience within Byron’s Marine Park.
Each year, between May and November, southern hemisphere Humpback whales (megaptera novaeangliae) travel north from their Antarctic summer feeding grounds, past Cape Byron headland, and on to their breeding and birthing grounds in the sub-tropics. At more than 2,500-kms, this is considered one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom. Witnessing this stunning spectacular is easy from Australia’s most easterly point.
We have a 48hr Cancellation or move policy that applies no matter the time you have made the booking. This also applies to any bookings that have been moved by us - approved by the customer, due to a cancelled cruise. You will not receive a refund if you give us less than 48hrs notice before your cruise departure.
Gift certificates are non-refundable under any circumstance and cannot be exchanged for cash. If you redeem a Gift Card on a booking that gets cancelled by us due to weather or minimum numbers not met, your Gift Card is still not refundable, they are valid for 3yrs and can be used on another date or transferred to someone else to use. If you redeem a Gift Card on a booking that you decide to cancel or want to move with less than 48hrs notice, the Gift Card will no longer be valid for use on another day.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age is 5yrs for any cruise on the ocean. Not suitable for pregnant woman or anyone with a back injury.
- Available for all ages
- Packages start from $99.00pp
- Beginners Welcome
- All Equipment Provided
Encountering some of the largest species on earth is guaranteed to provide a day to remember. With one of our amazing experiences, you’ll be able to get up close and personal with our wonderful humpback whales in their natural habitat – witnessing them migrating past iconic coastline around Cape Byron Marine Park. Joined by our friendly marine biologist and team of friendly staff throughout, you will receive expert guidance on the area and be taught everything that you need to know about these truly amazing creatures. When you go Whale Watching in Byron Bay, you’ll be given the perfect chance to take in the scenery, and even be able to listen to live humpback whale song using our specialised underwater hydrophone!
- All Equipment
- Refreshments Available
- Full Instruction
question_answer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age for Animal Encounter at Ballina?
The minimum age for Animal Encounter at Ballina is suitable for all ages.
How long does an Animal Encounter session at Ballina last?
The average Animal Encounter session at our Ballina centre is 2 hours 20 minutes.
Is Animal Encounter Ballina open for bookings during the week?
Absolutely, however Animal Encounter is busiest at the weekend - and our Ballina centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.
Is Animal Encounter Ballina open for bookings at weekends?
Animal Encounter at Ballina is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Animal Encounter bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!
How popular is the Animal Encounter Ballina center?
Geronigo® aims for all of our Animal Encounter locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Animal Encounter Ballina center is no exception. Book with confidence!
Can I buy a gift voucher for Animal Encounter Ballina?
Yes you can buy Animal Encounter Ballina gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Animal Encounter Ballina vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).
Where is Animal Encounter Ballina?
The Animal Encounter Ballina center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Animal Encounter centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!
How much is Animal Encounter at Ballina?
The average package price of Animal Encounter at Ballina $99.00. The lowest price is $99.00 with the most expensive option being $99.00.
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