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Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle

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    What to Expect
    Your tour will begin at Harbour Square Boat Dock, out the front of Rydges Newcastle, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore. We take in the sights before heading offshore for an adventure boat experience! The tour focuses specifically on the Humpback Whale Migration along the East Coast. 

    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. At CoastXP, we pride ourselves on providing you with the best experience possible.
    • Premier whale watching experience
    • Hightlights of Newcastle and the Hunter Coast
    • Unobstructed 360° views
    • Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
    • New wet weather jackets provided
    • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip

    Come and witness these amazing animals up close on our brand-new adventure boat, Atmos!

    Our 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    3-3A Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Including GST and booking fees
    • Professional Guide
    • Water and Juice
    • New wet weather jackets provided
    • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Any parking or transport fees
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children under 3 not allowed
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The boat is safe, fast, comfortable and gives great vision of the stunning shoreline and marine aninals. We saw whales, dolphins, seals and many birds. The pilot is helpful and knowledgeable. Good value for money and if the weather is on your side this is an awesome way to spend
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    Response from Dominicmay, Owner at Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle
    Responded 8 Oct. 2019
    Hi Laurie, thank you so much for your kind review. I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed the tour, and enjoyed seeing the whales, dolphins and seals we have off our coastline. I hope to see you aboard again soon!
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    Thanks Don for a fun and informative time. The wind made it interesting but we both had a great day out! 👍
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    Response from Dominicmay, Owner at Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle
    Responded 6 Oct. 2019
    Thank you Jenny for your kind review, I am really pleased to hear you had a fantastic time. The wind certainly makes the whales more active!
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    My two young kids and myself took the 2hr Whale Encounter Tour yesterday. We saw NZ fur seals, bottle nosed dolphins and caught some glimpses of a couple of humpback whales, who were proving to be a little elusive - as Dom our Guide explained that on days when the water is quite
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    Response from Dominicmay, Owner at Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle
    Responded 3 Oct. 2019
    Thank you so much Fiona for your kind review. It was a pleasure having yourself, Max and Finn aboard. I am really glad to hear you had a terrific time, and I hope to see the three of you aboard again soon!
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Dom. His narrative was interesting and informative and even though we didnt see any whales we were fortunate enough to see 3 fur seals, a couple of dolphins, mutton birds and a huge flock of gannets. It was amazing seeing Newcastle and
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    Response from Dominicmay, Owner at Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle
    Responded 18 Sep. 2019
    Thank you so much Lynne for your kind review. I am really pleased to hear you had a fantastic time and enjoyed your tour. The New Zealand Fur Seals were definitely a highlight!
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    Dominic just seemed to know exactly where to take us to see everything. First of all a little bit of information about Newcastle and then out to see Nigel the furry seal who’s home is a buoy out at sea. Nigel was recently attacked by a shark but is recovering well with the aid
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    Response from Dominicmay, Owner at Humpback Whale Encounter Tour from Newcastle
    Responded 15 Sep. 2019
    WOW! Thank you so much Mike for your kind review. I am really pleased to hear you and Sally had such a wonderful time, so much so it was the most "humbling trip" you have ever had! It was an absolute pleasure to have you aboard, and I look forward to seeing you and Sally again in the future!
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