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Richmond River

Richmond River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Byron Bay: Premier Whale Watch Cruise with Marine Biologist

1. Byron Bay: Premier Whale Watch Cruise with Marine Biologist

Depart from Ballina’s Richmond River and enter the pristine waters of Cape Byron Marine Park. Encounter astonishing humpback whales in their natural habitat as they migrate past the breathtaking coastline between Ballina and Byron Bay. A friendly marine biologist will share in-depth knowledge of the area and humpback whale encounters that you'll get to experience within Byron’s Marine Park. You can also listen to live humpback whale song using a specialized underwater hydrophone. The purpose-built eco-vessel seats 20 guests and has a 360-degree views for unparalleled whale watching and sightseeing experiences. It has a unique hull design, which ensures a smooth, comfortable ride in all cruising conditions. The friendly, professional team guarantees a first-class, unmatched, eco tour to remember.

Byron Bay: Scenic Sunset River Cruise

2. Byron Bay: Scenic Sunset River Cruise

Take a sunset cruise on the Richmond River to discover the tranquil waters around Ballina Island. Get picked up in Byron Bay, then explore the mangrove forests and creeks that branch off the river. Relax on the water as you look out for the rich flora and fauna, including rare birds and dolphins. Bask in the glorious evening sun as you enjoy a cold drink, tasty refreshments, and learn some local history from your marine biologist guide. Sit back as the boat winds its way down the beautiful river to where it meets the sea. Head to Mobb's Bay and cruise around Pimlico Island before heading back to shore.

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What people are saying about Richmond River

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Was a fantastic excursion. Biologist on board who could tell a lot about the whales very interesting. The whales seen very well, could take nice pictures. Great excursion.

Definitely worth the money and 100% would do it again, all the staff were great in helping us learn about the whales too.

Fabulous tour. Everyone was great and we were fortunate enough to see many whales. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

A fantastic experience. Well equipped and lots of fun with very informative staff on board

Comfortable, guide was well informed and interesting, exciting boat ride.