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

It’s that time of the year again when we look forward to spotting the annual pilgrimage that sees around 35,000 humpback whales make their way along our beautiful coastline.

One of the best ways to experience this incredible sight is by jumping onboard a CoastXP Encounter Tour.

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Owner and operator Dominic May (Dom) launched the Encounter Tours back in 2018 with the sole purpose being to focus on the Humpback Whale migration.   

Typically running between June and November each year Dom explained that catching glimpses of these spectacular animals on their journey is becoming increasingly easy, 

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Humpback Whale numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, which means there's more than 35,000 passing by our coastline each and every year.
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Coasting along in the CoastXP adventure boat Atmos, your Encounter Tour offers much more than just a whale spotting experience. Dom has created an incredible nature-based experience that takes you along the spectacular Hunter Coastline.

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With Atmos allowing only a limited number, guests have plenty of room on board to spread out and take in all the whales, dolphins and key destination landmarks.

Other highlights of your Encounter Tour include;

  • 2 hour premier whale watching experience
  • Unobstructed 360° views of Newcastle
  • Local knowledge about the Newcastle coastline
  • Comfortable and safe eco-tourism vessel
  • Premium waterproof jackets provided
  • Complimentary high-quality digital images as a keepsake of your trip

Cost: Adult - $99 | Child - $75 (3 - 12 years)
To Book: click here

To learn more about CoastXP head to their website here.

Happy whale watching!