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Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle

Newcastle, Australia

2 hours

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Prebook to save time and see humpback whales in their natural habitat on this whale-spotting cruise from Newcastle. Board an eco-tourism boat and hit the open waters to observe humpbacks in the wild, learning about their natural behaviors via the commentary as the boat maintains a respectful distance. Plus, watch for dolphins and seals, and admire the coastal scenery as you hear details on local landmarks, culture, and history.<br><br>- See humpback whales in the wild on a whale watching cruise from Newcastle <br>- Prebook to secure a place at a time and day that fits your vacation schedule <br>- View humpbacks and learn about them, and the coastal scenery, from a guide<br>- Includes wet-weather gear and choice of departures for flexibility<br>- CoastXP is an Accredited quality and sustainable tourism business<br><br>



Enjoy close encounters with Humpback Whales along the Hunter Coast. The tour showcases the stunning Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline from the water with an added focus on searching for whales, dolphins and seals!

Departing from Newcastle Harbour, visit some of the key landmarks along the Hunter Coastline, before heading offshore on an adventure boat ride in search of migrating humpback whales. Annually, humpback whales pass the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline in strong numbers (up to 35,000 individuals).

Keep a close eye out for some of their fascinating behaviours including pectoral fin slapping on the surface of the water, fluke or tail slapping and of course breaching!! As humpback whales are wild mammals, should you not encounter a whale on your tour, the CoastXP team will welcome you back on board free of charge (within the same season).

Stop At:

• CoastXP, Honeysuckle Drive Harbour Square Boat Dock, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Australia


  • Including GST and booking fees
  • Professional Guide
  • Water and Juice
  • Premium weatherproof jackets provided


  • Any parking or transport fees

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children under 3 not allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • CoastXP's full COVID-19 Response Plan can be provided upon request.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$127.42 NZD

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