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Discover the tranquil waters of the Richmond River Nature Reserve around Ballina Island. Our River Cruises are the perfect combination of leisure with a hint of fast-paced excitement. Let us show you the sights, sounds, and wildlife that you cannot see from the shore. Our tours go through the mangrove forests, down the creeks, showcasing the richly diverse flora and fauna unique to this region along the way.

Learn about wildlife, local points of interest & history of the area from our Marine Biologist guide. Many rare birds and sea creatures such as dolphins can be spotted along the river, and for real nature lovers, it can be quite a thrill to see these animals in real life and up close. 

Sit back and bask in a glorious sunset as you enjoy complimentary beverages, locally made sweet & savoury delights, chilled tunes & the sounds of nature.Beautiful sunset views are a treat from the boat, and for photography lovers, this makes for the prime opportunity to get some rare, beautiful shots to bring back with you. 

Our trips cater to groups large and small and are perfect for children and adults. Whether you and a loved one are looking for an intimate evening out on the river, or you want to teach your kids more about Australian wildlife, our tours can cater to your group’s specific needs. Relaxing, exciting, and informative, our cruises will let you experience the natural landscape and the river like never before.


  • 2 complimentary cold beverages, locally made sweet & savoury delights, drinking water & weather jackets provided. Please bring your hat, sunnies, camera & your sense of adventure!
  • We provide a free shuttle service from Byron Bay & Lennox Head designated pick up points. 
  • Regular afternoon departures. Available from December until June.
  • Minimum numbers apply (6) 
  • 48 hour Cancellation Policy.
  • No minimum age requirement. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Rates: 

Adults $65,

Kids (under 12yrs) $50

 

Location: 

 The vessel departs from Ballina at Lance Ferris Wharf, 12 Fawcett Street (directly in front of the Wharf Bar & Restaurant).

•  Free return shuttles depart from Byron Bay & Lennox Head designated pick-up points or simply meet us down there.

IMPORTANT: 

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. 

Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 120
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $65.00pp
  • 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!

Facilities

  • All Equipment
  • Refreshments Available
  • Full Instruction

question_answer Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the minimum age for Tours at Ballina?

    The minimum age for Tours at Ballina is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Tours session at Ballina last?

    The average Tours session at our Ballina centre is 2 hours 20 minutes.

  • Is Tours Ballina open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Ballina centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Tours Ballina open for bookings at weekends?

    Tours at Ballina is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Tours Ballina center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Tours Ballina center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Tours Ballina?

    Yes you can buy Tours 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 Tours Ballina vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • Where is Tours Ballina?

    The Tours Ballina center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Tours at Ballina?

    The average package price of Tours at Ballina $65.00. The lowest price is $65.00 with the most expensive option being $65.00.

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