Humpback Whale encounter tour
Attractions & guided tours

Humpback Whale encounter tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See humpback whales in the wild on a whale-watching cruise from Newcastle
  • Enjoy a premier whale watching experience
  • Have unobstructed 360° views
  • Relax on a safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
What to expect

Board an eco-tourism boat and hit the open waters to observe humpbacks in the wild, The Encounter Tour is a nature-based CoastXP immersion experience. The tour focuses closely on the annual Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) migration between the months of June and November each year.

Humpback Whale numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, with more than 35,000 individuals passing our coast each and every year. Adult Humpback Whales can grow between 14 -18 metres long 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, and these spectacular whales make exceptionally long journeys from the Antarctic to the warm safe waters south of the equator each year.

The Encounter Tour is much more than just a whale-watching experience, in addition to watching the whales, each tour focuses on stunning Newcastle coastline with the added chance of encountering dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. At CoastXP, we pride ourselves on offering a uniquely immersive experience of Newcastle as a destination as well as getting to watch these fascinating marine mammals up close in their natural environment.

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What's included
  • Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
  • Premium weatherproof jackets provided
  • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip
  • Professional Guide
  • Water and Juice
Reduced price
  • Children (age 3-12)
Where

Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Meeting point:

Tours depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore. Directly out the front of Rydges Newcastle.

What to remember
  • This activity not suitable for children aged under 3 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • This experience is available annually between the months of June and November
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Provider
CoastXP
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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