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

The 2022 humpback whale season has arrived! 

An estimated 35,000 humpback whales are about to cruise on past our coastline over the next few months as they make their 5,000km journey from the cool Antarctic waters to Tropical North Queensland.

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One of the best ways to experience this incredible sight is by jumping onboard the nature-based adventure whale watching tour with CoastXP. Owner and operator Dominic May (Dom) launched CoastXP in 2018 with the sole purpose being to focus on the Humpback Whale migration.   

This season is expected to be one of the best yet, with plenty of sightings already taking place along our coastline. CoastXP’s first Encounter Tour of the season began on Friday 27th of May 2022 and is much more than just a whale-watching cruise, in addition to watching the whales, the tour focuses on the stunning Newcastle coastline with the added chance of encountering dolphins and long-nosed fur seals.

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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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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.

COASTXP Encounter Tour

Your Encounter Tour includes;

  • 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

Happy whale watching!