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Adventure Boat Tours
& Whale Watching

Adventure boat tours & whale watching in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, NSW!

We specialise in nature-based boat cruises and whale watching in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Our guided tours begin aboard one of our two custom-built boats and are considered one of the top things to do in Newcastle. Experienced wildlife guides and vessel masters lead all of our experiences. The CoastXP team has an ingrained commitment to sustainability and the community and is an accredited quality and sustainable tourism business.

Our adventure boat cruises and bushwalking experiences centre around coastal sightseeing, whale watching (Jun – Nov) and guided nature walks along the breathtaking Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline. The range of inshore and offshore eco-tours focus on the marine life inhabiting the coastline, local geology, Aboriginal heritage, maritime history, and key destination landmarks such as cliffs, islands, sea caves and ships.

Whale Encounter Tour


Whale Discovery Tour

Lake Mac

Sunrise Whale Photography


TINTA Lunch Tour Package

Lake Mac

Ride and Fly Tour


Adventure Tour


Ocean Explorer Tour

Lake Mac

Lake Cruise & Nature Walk

Lake Mac

Trinity Point Dining Experience

Lake Mac

Coastal Sightseeing, Guided Nature Walks & Whale Watching in Newcastle & Lake Mac

Our experiences share the best of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline year-round. Seasonality drives which tours are offered at what time. Newcastle whale watching tours and Lake Macquarie whale watching tours are offered throughout the cooler months of the year, while trips to Catherine Hill Bay , adventure boat rides and our lake cruises & nature walks through the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area are offered throughout the warmer months of the year. Our tours have been rated as one of the top 20 things to do in Newcastle by Australian Traveller!


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See why we're a top-rated experience on Trip Advisor!

We’re an award-winning local tourism business. Our experiences are one of a kind, with a mixture of fun, adventure and education along the way, as featured by Sydney Weekender and Time Out. Many guests over the years have been amazed by the incredible coastline we have in Newcastle, as well as the marine life we share on our tours, including whale and dolphin watching. Since launching in 2018, we’ve welcomed a range of guests from all around the world on our tours who love to explore the coastline with us – so what are you waiting for? Explore our adventure boat cruises and whale watching in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie!

Dom was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was well looked after and the smaller group sizing made the experience feel more personal. Great morning 100% would recommended and will be doing it again!

Sarah LazarouFacebook

Very professional service. Great experience. Loved the fact you could see 360 degrees so you didn't miss any of the action if it was on the other side of the boat!!

Rowena HendersonGoogle

What a fantastic adventure! Had never been whale watching before & was blown away by how many whales we saw, a lot very close too. The boat was comfortable & Dom made sure everyone was well cared for.

Debbie DuncanTrip Advisor

We had an absolutely amazing time, seeing some of the coast we had no idea existed. Dominic was very professional, informative and had great knowledge of our coastal heritage. Would highly recommend.

Paul MorrisGoogle

We went whale watching yesterday it was amazing! Dom’s knowledge was outstanding and we had the best time. I would highly recommend this tour. Outstanding thank you for a great day.

Cheryl CTrip Advisor

The whole experience was exceptional. Great fun informative and Dom was very professional. My grandaughters loved looking at nigel the seal. The dolphins and the caves. Loved the fast boat ride. Good value for money as well.

Gaye RoseGoogle

Dominic is a fantastic tour guide, his knowledge of the annual whale migration and the particulars of their breeding habits and general biology is impressive. I highly recommend CoastXP as an experience you won't soon forget.

Alex BrennanGoogle