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We create innovative coastal interactions and experiences

CoastXP’s Founder and Ocean Enthusiast Dom is passionate about the Hunter Coast and believes his tours highlight some of Australia’s most beautifully stunning coastal landmarks. 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.

Dom is an Ocean Enthusiast whose passion for the marine environment led him to work 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.

Dominic May - CoastXP

Meet our Founder

Hey! I’m Dom.

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

I grew up 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.

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 passion for the ocean with my skills in marine tourism to provide you with an authentic experience!

CoastXP Vessel Atmos

Feel the Experience!

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 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. Atmos even has a toilet onboard.

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 with an incredibly safe and smooth ride, suitable for all ages.

Accessibility Statement

At CoastXP, we actively cater for a range of abilities. Being a local tourism operator, it’s critical that we provide as many opportunities to locals and visitors as possible to enjoy our experiences. That’s why we provide the following to all guests:

  • A range of ways for customers to book our experiences online, over the phone or via email, whichever is easiest.
  • Different payment methods, including payment methods that don’t involve entering credit card numbers each time, such as PayPal.
  • A pre-departure email that includes the closest parking suggestions, as well as parking locations that include disabled parking.
  • Storage of wheelchairs and walkers during your Newcastle experience (for guests with the ability to board and disembark with assistance).
  • The ability to contact our team through a number of methods including via phone, email, live chat, social media messaging, website enquiry form, Google Business messaging, or in person.
  • Interpreters or a support person for a companion cardholder can travel free of charge.
  • High-contrast fonts and backgrounds that make our web pages easier to read.
  • A written transcript of the tour commentary is available upon request.
  • Closed captions on our online tour and social media videos.
  • A marine toilet on board for all guests.

If you or someone you’re travelling with has any special requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

The 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.