1. Australia
  2. New South Wales
  3. Byron Bay
  4. Julian Rocks Nguthungulli Nature Reserve

Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

Product ID: 387318
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Explore the unique underwater life around the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve on a snorkel tour. Encounter friendly sea turtles, wobbegong sharks, graceful rays, and an abundance of colorful fish.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
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  • Swim and snorkel around the Julian Rock Marine Reserve in Byron Bay
  • Observe sea turtles, manta rays, and a variety of fish
  • Free 30-minute snorkeling lesson before tour, if desired
  • Take the chance to see three different kinds of sea turtles
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Head out to sea on a fun snorkel tour around the unique Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, as it combines the marine life found in the deep Southern Ocean as well as that found in the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a 1-hour swim alongside sea turtles and a wide variety of other underwater creatures.

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. Get in the water for a 1-hour swim allowing you to 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, 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.
  • Full equipment hire (fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuit)
  • Free snorkel lesson in our on-site heated training pool
  • Boat ride to Julian Rocks
  • Snorkel guide for the duration of your snorkel
  • Transport to and from the dive store to the launch site
  • Bottled water on board the vessel
  • Lockers and wet and dry storage area
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Parking (Fees apply for public parking in Byron Bay)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts to check-in at the main store desk or, if you’d like a free snorkel lesson, arrive 30 minutes before departure to practice in the heated pool.

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What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof camera
Know before you go
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions.
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 canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

From US$ 69.77 per person

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Byron Bay Dive Centre

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