Snorkelling

Byron Bay’s Best Value Snorkel Trip

Half-Day Snorkel Tours to Julian Rocks with Blue Bay Divers (Dec-May)

Come and join us on our half-day snorkel tours to Julian Rocks! We are the only operator who spends more than 1 hour at Julian Rocks. Our half day tours will give you a minimum snorkel/ freediving time of at least 3 hours. Please note that our snorkel trips run from December to May and on weekdays only.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, we can currently only take a reduced number of divers and snorkellers per trip. Unfortunately, we have therefore had to increase our prices temporarily in order to keep our tours sustainable. We are also unable to serve any food or drinks on the boat at the moment, but you are very welcome to BYO. Please contact us for our complete Covid19 policy.
Cost (while under Covid19 restrictions): $149
  • Half day snorkel trip 8:00am to 12:30pm (approx. 3 hours of snorkel time)
  • Includes mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit hire

Julian Rocks is a small volcanic island less than five kilometres offshore, famous for its abundant fish life. With over 800 species of fish recorded and three types of resident turtles, Julian Rocks is a snorkeller’s paradise. Swim with our friendly turtles, immerse yourself in a giant school of fish or simply observe the day to day life on a very busy reef.

The Northern side of Julian Rocks, also called the “Nursery”, is probably the best snorkelling site around the island as it ranges in depth from very shallow to a maximum of only 10 metres. The island provides shelter from the ocean swell, the current and the wind. We will supply you with mask, snorkel, fins and one of our very comfortable 5mm wetsuits for some extra warmth and buoyancy in the water. While you’re snorkelling, our experienced staff will supervise you and the boat is always close by, so you can climb back up for a little break or a drink and a small snack if you feel like it.

Enjoy beautiful Brunswick Heads with its stunning little boat harbour. On our way to Julian Rocks, you will experience a scenic cruise along the Brunswick river where rainforest meets the sandy shores and our resident dolphins play beside the boat.