Brunswick Heads Sunset Rainforest Eco-Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    3:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks, Boat Harbour, 1 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the Brunswick River in Cape Byron Marine Park on this 2 hour sunset eco cruise. View native wildlife and marine life in their natural environment and enjoy commentary from a river guide. Includes delicious tapas platter including seasonal produce (also vegetarian/vegan, GF/DF options). Local Brookies gin spritzes, wines, beer including local Stone & Wood Pacific Ale and bubbly can be purchased from the licensed bar on board during this relaxing tour.


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly

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Your sunset eco-cruise starts at the Brunswick heads Boat Harbour, where youll board your riverboat for a rainforest tour along the Brunswick River, from the headwaters upstream for about 7.5 miles (12 km).

Glide along the river, looking for fish, stingrays, and other marine creatures in the clear water. Binoculars are provided to spot eagles, pelicans, and shorebirds, as well as a possible kingfisher darting across the river. Check out Fig Tree Hole, and learn about the history of the river and area from your guide.

As you cruise this peaceful waterway, enjoy your choice of beer, red or white wine, a soft drink, or fruit juice, served with a cheese plate and other selections. Watch the sunset from the water as you return to the marina, where your tour ends. Children of all ages are welcome.


Alcoholic Beverages - 1 complimentary drink from our licensed bar & Tapas platters, extra drinks may be purchased from the bar

Live commentary on board

Local guide

Binoculars and bird identification books


Transportation to/from cruise

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Most travelers can participate

Covid safe procedures and hygeine practices are in place

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

We are a registered Covid Safe business with the Australia government and have met the guidelines for Covid19 health and safety.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-May-2021

    The cruise was just magical, the commentary was informative but not intrusive and the food and drinks that were served were of a very high standard - it was generally excellent value for money. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we've booked the cruise for our granddaughter's 18th birthday party in November.

  • 03-Oct-2020

    We just had a great late afternoon cruising down the river on this tour and learnt a lot. The tapas were good and we loved the local gin and ginger beer mix! Highly recommend this tour.

  • 27-Feb-2020

    Myself and the family done the cruise yesterday and it absolutely amazing from the astonishing views to the kindness and happiness being spread by the staff members. The river views were very mind opening and we were introduced to a lovely amount of different types and of birds a long the journey. We were served with plenty of snacks and extremely delicious refreshments. I 100% recommend.

  • 24-Nov-2019

    My partner and I had such a fantastic time on the sunset river cruise. So interesting to learn about the rainforest, wildlife and area. We saw two eagles and lots of other birds on the cruise. A very beautiful area that’s so peaceful. I enjoyed my glass of wine whilst cruising down the river. Simon the owner was very kind and so were all the staff. They went above and beyond. I must say that I loved Simon’s passion for nature, it really showed. It was great to get away from the crowds. A magical experience that I highly recommend.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    I booked the morning cruise, but due to inadequate numbers, transferred over to the Sunset Cruise. It was just lovely. From the moment I stepped on board, Simon and Rob made me feel like I was a very special guest. They were warm, friendly, knowledgeable, down-to-earth and took extra care that all guests felt looked after, as we had separated out to the upstairs deck, downstairs deck and outside. They steered the boat as smoothly as silk. Not for them cheap plonk and party pies. We received the drink of our choice, with carefully crafted cocktails, and canapes of fresh local produce, and plenty of it! They obviously love the area and took special care identifying fauna and flora of interest. The fact that the sun glowed bright red in the sky and reflected in the water because of the bush fires was a special visual extra. Pity our smart phones couldn't do the images justice! Lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Strongly recommend.

  • 05-Sep-2019

    We went on the sunset cruise. What a lovely, relaxing glide through beautiful nature. Simon and Lorraine helped us spot some illusive wildlife and filled us in on local knowledge. The supper was an array of local treats: dips, veg, local salami, cheeses, bread, crisps. Yum! I'm 'wheat-free' and had expected to be excluded but there were plenty of options. Fabulous activity option.

  • 24-Jul-2018

    This was a great cruise. Simon & Rob were both very informative, & both were great guys. I am disabled, but with the guys' help (along with my husband's) I managed to get on & off the boat safely. The boat was also very stable & travelled smoothly. Thankyou very much. We will both be recommending this cruise to our friends.

  • 21-Jul-2018

    Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The guys were terrific, friendly and informative. The booking process was easy to with a couple of calls because of the weather. The scenery was gorgeous and were able to stop to see Sea Eagle nests and other bird life. Very tranquil - interesting as well. Would do it again. 😊. Thanks guys.

  • 09-Apr-2018

    We were keen to do the Brunswick River cruise but had to wait for a couple of days due to the delivery of the new boat, so we were with the captain and crew for the maiden voyage in mid-March on board Jasmin. We saw the old boat tied up nearby, and this new boat is bigger and better, and worthy of the pride that is evident among the staff. There is a flat roof, accessible by stairs, and unenclosed, so a wonderful place to see the wildlife, especially the birds. The boat was not completely kitted out when we did our trip but temporary chairs were brought to the roof and we sat with drinks and snacks ( very tasty and complimentary) and had wonderful views of brahminy kites, osprey,sea eagles and a wedge-tailed eagle as well as kingfishers and small birds. The river scenery is very picturesque and the sunset beautiful. Simon is very informative about everything and the crew are friendly and welcoming. Immensely enjoyable.

  • 31-Mar-2018

    Spent a couple of hours cruising on the Brunswick river. I was lucky to be invited along by a friend celebrating her birthday. What a magical evening, so relaxing with added informative commentary re the birds spotted. The weather was kind the sunset beautiful. I would recommend.

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