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Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle provided by CoastXP

Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle

Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle
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Last updated: 3 Jun 2021
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CoastXP's full COVID-19 Response Plan can be provided upon request.
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Enjoy close encounters with Humpback Whales along the Hunter Coast. The tour showcases the stunning Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline from the water. Departing from the 3rd largest port in Australia, the tour features authentic interpretation around the history of the port, the City, the marine life which inhabit the coastline, local geology, Aboriginal heritage as well as unique areas of the Hunter Coast only accessible by water. You may also get the opportunity to see wrecks, cliffs and ships. Along the way, we often see playful dolphins and seals too!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 85969P1
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Including GST and booking fees • Professional Guide • Water and Juice • New wet weather jackets provided • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip • Bottled water
Exclusions
Any parking or transport fees
Duration
2h
Departure details
3-3A Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia Tours depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, out the front of Rydges Newcastle, on the Honeysuckle Foreshore.
Inclusions
Including GST and booking fees • Professional Guide • Water and Juice • New wet weather jackets provided • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip • Bottled water
Exclusions
Any parking or transport fees
Departure details
3-3A Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia Tours depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, out the front of Rydges Newcastle, on the Honeysuckle Foreshore.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Children under 3 not allowed
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
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2 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2021 • Friends
Our tour was both educational and exhilarating. We were fortunate to see quite a few sightings of humpback whales along with a few dolphins and a seal.
I was in awe of these magnificent mammals. Such an amazing experience. Thankyou CoastXP
Written 9 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dominicmay
Thank you so much for your kind review, I am really pleased to hear you had a wonderful time, and that you enjoyed the whales, dolphins and seals!
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

natasha k
6 contributions
Excellent whale watching encounter
Jul 2021
Today we went on our first ever whale encounter experience, It was amazing and Dom the tour guide was very knowledgeable with info he shared with everyone today. The encounter was for 2 hours and worth every cent. I found the tour via a app LEAN IN NEWY check it out !
Written 8 July 2021
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Dominicmay
Thanks so much Tash for joining us aboard! I am really pleased to hear you had a wonderful time! I hope to see you aboard again in the future.
Written 21 July 2021
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Susanna M
Woodford, Australia3 contributions
Whale touring expedition
Jul 2021
Thank you for that magnificent trip The first sight of those humpback whales was spine-tingling. The tour conducted by Coastal XPT with Dom as our guide was amazing. He gave us a great tour.
Written 6 July 2021
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Dominicmay
Thanks so much for your kind review, I am really pleased to hear you had a magnificent trip, and enjoyed the humpback whales too!
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa L
1 contribution
Whale watching
Jul 2021
What a great experience, Dom our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Highly recommend this Company and Tour.
Written 5 July 2021
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Dominicmay
Thank you so much Lisa for your kind review, I am really pleased to hear you had a wonderful time!
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

409islands
Newcastle, Australia48 contributions
Great 2 hours out on the ocean
Jul 2021
Didn't imagine my children would love the boat ride so much. Seeing two whales and the seals was great, would've obviously have loved to see more whales - but nature hey! Dom was great, informative and lovely. The boat ride was fun and being out on the ocean is always such a treat.
Written 2 July 2021
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Dominicmay
Thank you so much for your kind review! I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed the ride on our custom-built boat, Atmos and enjoyed the whales too! They sure can be tricky some days, but it's always magical when we get to see them!
Written 21 July 2021
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Michpercy
Greater Newcastle, Australia41 contributions
Great whale experience
Jun 2021 • Family
Great tour , we saw whales breaching, flipping tails . The sea was a little rough but the boat handling was awesome definitely recommend to go out with these guys
Written 29 June 2021
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Dominicmay
Thanks so much for our kind review, I am pleased to hear you loved the whales, as well as our custom-built boat, Atmos!
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fiona C
1 contribution
Amazing afternoon
Jun 2021
Had a great afternoon whale watching with my daughters. It was a great mix of information, whale spotting and watching and also enjoying the amazing coastline off Newcastle. Dom was exceptionally friendly and informative - you can always tell someone who is passionate about what they do.
Written 28 June 2021
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Dominicmay
Thanks so much for your kind review, I am really pleased to hear you had a wonderful afternoon, and I sure am passionate about what I do, I love it! I hope to see you aboard again soon.
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrew W
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Great morning watching AND photographing whales. Highly recommended!
Very enjoyable early morning with Dom and Scott. Glad Scott was there as everything I was planning to do with my camera he explained what I really need to do. Dom took us everywhere looking for and finding whale pods. Two really good blokes and I’ll be back !
Written 28 June 2021
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Dominicmay
Thanks so much for your kind review, I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed the morning and that you appreciated Scott's knowledge when it comes to photography!
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sansom1978
255 contributions
Breath taking
We spent an amazing morning yesterday on CoastXP.

The boat was immaculate. Dom the owner is knowledgable and really passionate about the area and it’s wildlife. Everything was flawless.

I lost count of how many whales we encountered. Seeing the whales up close is truly magical.

Dom is truly a master at finding whales and knowing where they will pop up next.

100% recommend this amazing experience.
Written 23 June 2021
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Dominicmay
Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure hosting you aboard, and I hope to see you aboard again soon!
Written 21 July 2021
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Nayaram4750
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
A whale of a time!
Jun 2021
A great trip this morning with Dom down the coast aboard the SS Atmos. Weather was great, and we were lucky enough to see fur seals and humpbacks aplenty. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Dom is an excellent guide and his knowledge of sea creatures is impressive. An added bonus of the trip is the arrival into your mailbox of some great photos taken on the trip you did the same day. Recommend it highly.
Written 23 June 2021
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Dominicmay
Thanks so much for your kind review, and I'm really pleased to hear you loved the photos we took on the trip!
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Deep blue mystery
Dom was wonderful, taking us right to the Whale Expressway to witness the majestically beautiful mammals playfully
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As I hadn’t done such a walk for sometime I was thrilled with everything about the walk.
Caves Coastal Hike I enjoyed being close to nature and the fantastic views not to mention sighting a couple of whal
karfarr
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Fabulous Adventure
Fabulous adventure, seeing Newcastle from the water. Although we were a couple of weeks from Whale migration season
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Really worth the experience
The boat was a great size so that you get the opportunity to see everything that is happening around you. Dom was a
robyne923
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A fantastic experience
We had an awesome morning exploring the coast, interacting with dolphins and listening to Dom explain the history a
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Great time had!
Great service and professional approach from the guide Dom. The boat ride was great and the boat was just the righ
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Visiting Newcastle - you gotta do this trip !!👍
We are local and did this trip for a different perspective of Coastal Newcastle on the water looking back - what an
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Coastal XP
We really enjoyed coastal XP tour Dom was terrific and very informative and it was great seeing the beautiful Newca
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Highly Recommend
Beautiful sites and sounds whilst cruising along the coast in an amazing boat. Dom was very professional and knowle
NatalieT1623
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Amazing Experience
We saw False killer Whales! The kids were so excited the whole time. The guide was very informative and helpful. Aw
nsw2037
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Good few hours at sea.
Great few hours out on the ocean, perfect weather too. Dominic was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. A
LindaD305
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A great boating experience
Dom is professional and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a fun and interesting costal tour. We felt safe and comfortable.
samclem
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Excellent way to see the Newcastle Coast
We had a fantastic morning on the CoastXP Atmos! Thoroughly recommend the trip. Dom was such a friendly and knowled
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Lake Mac tour/8 at Trinity.
My husband and I did the 8 at Trinity dining experience yesterday with a wonderful lake tour there and back.Dom was
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New sea experience!
It was wonderful experience to be on Hunter Coastal Adventure Tour! We had a beautiful sea excursion with an energe
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