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Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle

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    Your tour will begin at Harbour Square Boat Dock, out the front of Rydges Newcastle, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore. We take in the sights before heading offshore for an adventure boat experience! The tour focuses specifically on the Humpback Whale Migration along the East Coast. 
    Humpback Whale numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, with more than 35,000 individuals passing the coast in 2017. Adult Humpback Whales grow to 14 – 18 metres in length and can weigh up to 50 tonnes. While Humpback calves are born at 2 tonnes - now that's a big baby!
    Humpback Whales are some of the most inquisitive and interactive species out of all marine mammals. These spectacular whales make exceptionally long journeys from the Antarctic to the warm safe waters south of the equator each year. At CoastXP, we pride ourselves on providing you with the best experience possible.
    • Premier whale watching experience
    • Hightlights of Newcastle and the Hunter Coast
    • Unobstructed 360° views
    • Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
    • New wet weather jackets provided
    • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip
    Come and witness these amazing animals up close on our brand-new adventure boat, Atmos!
    Our whale watching practices have been designed in line with the Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2017 and the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017.
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    Absolutely amazing experience, can not recommend high enough! I would definitely go back and do it again!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Annie S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Highly recommend this Whale , Dolphin and Seal watching tour off the Newcastle coast . Lots of sea life including a migrating Humpback whale and great views of the coast line .

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MICHAEL T
    Dominicmay, Owner at CoastXP, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks Michael for your review, it was a pleasure having you aboard with us, and we were so lucky to see whales, dolphins and seals all on the same tour! Hope to see you aboard again soon!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Went on the encounter tour on the state of the art Atmos boat which was very safe and accommodating. Had amazing seats yet still plenty of adventure. Saw amazing wild life and learnt so much. Dominic the tour guide was extremely knowledgable and knew the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jonathon K
    Dominicmay, Owner at CoastXP, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you Jonathon for your review!! I am really glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience. The wildlife we get to see off the coastline is certainly incredible, and I am really happy to hear you enjoyed our custom-built boat (Atmos) too! I...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My husband and I and a group of friends went on this tour recently and would highly recommend anyone visiting Newcastle to definitely book. Dom was so professional and provided an excellent commentary on Newcastle, its beautiful coastline, history, the whales, dolphins, and seals. My...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank TanNewie
    Dominicmay, Owner at CoastXP, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your kind review. It is quite common in winter to see a lot of marine life, including whales dolphins and seals on our tours! And I am very much looking forward to seeing you aboard for our Adventure Tour in...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I have lived in Newcastle for 6 years and have never felt so blown away by how beautiful it is until I did a trip with Dom, onboard the awesome tour boat! I would recommend this incredible tour to anyone from the day visitor to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Seth-wi11iams
    Dominicmay, Owner at CoastXP, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks so much Seth for your review! I'm really happy you enjoyed your trip!

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    The website says 3 to 16 years for children. You are probably best to ask CoastXP directly. They have a contact page on there web site.
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