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Newcastle’s premier boating experience is taking you to see the whales!

It’s that time of the year when we look forward to spotting the annual pilgrimage that sees around 30,000 humpbacks make their way along our beautiful coastline. One way to make the most of it? Jumping on board a CoastXP Exclusive Whale Watching Experience.

The humpback whale season typically runs between June and November each year, and Dominic from CoastXP did not want to miss seeing them on the water this year.

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“Having been closed for the past three months, I am so excited to be getting out on the water again, just in time for the 2020 whale season,” Dominic said.

That’s right folks, CoastXP is hitting the water again and will be offering a limited number of tickets aboard the custom-built boat, atmos as of Friday 5 June; just in time for the June long weekend.

“While Coronavirus has been particularly tough in the tourism industry, throughout the Coronavirus lockdowns, something that remained constant was knowing that the whales were coming soon, which made me very happy!”

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Whilst the threat of the virus has certainly not disappeared, CoastXP is fortunate to be able to operate in an open-air environment. Dom and the team have also implemented a COVID-19 Response Plan, which you can read all about here.

CoastXP will offer their incredible nature-based experiences along the Hunter Coastline with limited numbers; allowing guests to have plenty of space aboard to themselves, enjoying the whales, dolphins and key destination landmarks along the coastline while only sharing the experience with only a few other guests.

To book your tour or to learn more about CoastXP head to their website here.

Happy whale watching!