Snorkel & Freediving

Byron’s Best Value Snorkel & Freediving Trip

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

Come and join us on our daily half-day snorkel/ freediving 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 3.5 hours.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, we can currently only take a reduced number of passengers 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 our usual selection of freshly prepared food on the boat at the moment, but you are very welcome to BYO. We are still serving hot drinks and individually wrapped snacks. Please contact us for our complete Covid19 policy.
Cost (while under Covid19 restrictions): $129
  • Half day snorkel/ freediving trip 7:00am to 12:00pm (approx. 3.5 hours of snorkel/ freediving time)
  • Includes mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit hire if required

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 we often see resident dolphins play beside the boat.

Cancellation policy and booking terms and conditions: We require a minimum of 48 hours notice before departure of the boat for cancellations or changes to your booking for any reason. For any cancellation or change within 48 hours of departure, you will be charged for your spots on the boat ($129 per person). The same applies if you miss the boat. For groups of 5 or more, a minimum of 5 days notice is required for cancellations.
If any of the participants suffer from any medical condition that we should be made aware of, you must make this known to us at the time of booking.  All participants must be able to speak and understand English. We reserve the right to cancel your snorkel trip on the day at full charge, if we have reason to believe that you or anyone in your group does not fulfill the English language requirements for this experience.