Water activity

Encounter Humpback Whales Along the Newcastle Coast!

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: CoastXP

Encounter Humpback Whales Along the Newcastle Coast!

Activity provider: CoastXP

From US$ 84.55 per person

The Encounter Tour is a nature-based immersion experience. The tour focuses closely on the annual Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) migration between the months of June and November each year.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a premier whale watching experience
  • Have unobstructed 360° views
  • Relax on a safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
  • Accredited quality and sustainable tourism business
Full description
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. This tour provides you with the best experience possible. Come and witness these amazing animals up close on a brand-new adventure boat, Atmos! Tours Depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore.These 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.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Water and Juice
  • Premium weatherproof jackets
  • Any parking or transport fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Harbour Square Boat Dock, out the front of Rydges Newcastle, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Great guide and smooth sailing

We were very lucky with both the weather and very active whales and dolphins. The trip was very relaxed, and the guide was very good and friendly. Great to get sent some pictures from the trip afterwards (were a lot better than what my smartphone-camera could take).

July 8, 2019

was abit windy and bumby but it was my call to go not many wahlkes out to sea and they were traveeling fast i pefeered close in where there were small whakes occassinally

June 26, 2022

June 7, 2021

Product ID: 178448