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Newcastle: Harbor and Coast 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

4.4 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: CoastXP

Newcastle: Harbor and Coast 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: CoastXP

From US$ 88.93 per person

Feel the wind in your hair as you explore 30 kilometers of the magnificent Hunter Coast. Experience the breathtaking scenery of Newcastle, see wild marine life, and discover important landmarks along the coastline on a 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy unobstructed 360-degree views
  • Ride in an ecotourism vessel
  • Hear local knowledge of the coastline
  • Explore sea caves, cliffs and beaches
  • Accredited quality and sustainable tourism business
Full description
Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle on a 2.5-hour eco cruise. See pods of dolphins, seabirds, turtles and more. Enjoy 360-degree views as you cruise in a custom-built rigid inflatable. Be captivated by the marine life and beautiful landscape of coal seams, volcanic rocks, and sedimentary cliffs, including important Aboriginal sites. Travel down the Hunter Coast, passing Caves Beach and Catherine Hill Bay. See unique views of Newcastle Harbor, World War Two coastal forts, and world-renowned surfing beaches. Pass ANZAC Memorial Walk, the Bogey Hole, Glenrock Lagoon, Redhead Shark Watchtower and hidden gems Moon Island, Pinney's Headland and Shark Bay. 
  • Professional guide
  • Water and Juice
  • Premium weatherproof jackets
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

Tours depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore, Newcastle. Look out for the local partner’s blue semi-rigid inflatable vessel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  • The vessel features a large canopy providing shade and protection from the elements in hot, cold or wet conditions
  • It is a modern ecotourism vessel, comfortably seating up to 20 passengers
  • There is a toilet onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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Directions do say to dress warm however it was a warm day and so directions might be best to stress that out on the water at speed it can get pretty cold - I had a thin layer but needed a thick jacket, gloves and beanie would have been nice. The roof blocks the sun being a mid-morning outing and on the ride back my teeth were chattering I was that cold. A shame too as it was beautiful being out on the water and would have enjoyed it if I had layers to keep warm. Saw many dolphins including a large pod of 10 or more. Otherwise was nice hearing a bit of the history of the coastline. We're told a sunken ship can be seen when the water isn't so dirty from recent rain - which would make the experience cooler. Normally come across 'normal' dolphins as well apparently which are more playful and so come closer to the boat. I'd say we had an average experience but on a good day can imagine this could be magical for some.

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November 8, 2022

Cruise experience was very good. Only disappointment was we were unable to spot any Dophins

April 19, 2022

We throughly enjoyed our cruise. With a beautiful coastline and very informative skipper.

April 16, 2022

Product ID: 215727