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Founded on the Hunter Coast of NSW by Dominic May in 2018, we began with the vision to 'create innovative coastal interactions and experiences’. Dom is passionate about the Hunter Coast, and believes CoastXP’s tours highlight some of Australia’s most beautifully stunning coastal landmarks. 

Dom is an Ocean Enthusiast whose passion for the marine environment led him to working in some of Australia’s most scenic coastal locations including Heron Island, North Stradbroke Island, Coffs Harbour, Lord Howe Island, Port Stephens and Sydney. Having grown up in Coffs Harbour, Dom completed his studies at the University of Newcastle and now calls Newcastle home. Dom has also studied at The University of Tasmania, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

CoastXP is actively involved in enhancing the destination image of Newcastle and the Hunter Coast. We regularly collaborate with The University of Newcastle, local organisations and the broader community to showcase our beautiful region. 

Dominic May Founder and Managing Director, CoastXP

From our Founder 

Hey! I'm Dom. 

I'm passionate about everything to do with tourism and the ocean!

I grew up in surfing and diving in Coffs Harbour, but now call Newcastle home. I love the community, coastline, beaches, surfing, cafés and restaurants. It is an evolving destination, and there are so many things to be excited about. 

I have always enjoyed living by the coast, and the Hunter Coast is a lifestyle hub, it is the perfect balance of a city and a relaxed coastal town. 

CoastXP is about combining my passions for the ocean with my skills in marine tourism to provide you with an authentic experience. We welcome individuals, groups, couples and families, so if you haven’t seen the Hunter Coast from the water, come and experience CoastXP for yourself! 

Hunter Coast

Newcastle and the Hunter Coast is a changing destination. Our tours embrace the rich industrial and maritime heritage within the region, while opening our guest's eyes to the new and exciting aspects of the Hunter Coast. 

Newcastle is a completely NEW city, with a buzzing cafe and restaurant scene, full of creative art spaces, innovation and surf culture. Lake Macquarie is a unique city built upon the largest permanent saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere; it is loved for its beautiful beaches, cafes, national parks and sailing culture. 

Atmos Whale Watching Newcastle

Our Vessel - Atmos

CoastXP has put every measure in place to ensure we provide the highest quality experience, this starts with our vessel Atmos. The design allows for  unobstructed 360° views, with the result of a truly unique experience.

Atmos is our brand-new custom built rigid inflatable. It is a modern ecotourism vessel, comfortably seating up to 20 passengers designed with sustainability in mind, by eliminating the need to antifoul. 

It is constructed for a wide range of offshore conditions and features a large canopy providing shade and protection from the elements in hot, cold or wet conditions. Atmos is powered by two V8 Yamaha engines, giving a total 700hp to provide you an incredibly safe and smooth ride, suitable for all ages.