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Tour the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline aboard our custom-built adventure boat!

Coastal Boat Tour in Newcastle

Adventure Tour

The Adventure Tour is a premier offshore boating experience showcasing the magnificent Hunter coastline. Experience breathtaking coastal scenery on this tour in Newcastle, with pods of resident dolphins, seabirds, and other marine life. Enjoy the thrill as you cruise 30 kilometres down the Hunter Coast in comfort and safety aboard CoastXP’s custom-built vessel ‘Atmos’ to stunning Caves Beach and historic Catherine Hill Bay. Along the way, you will have a unique view of Newcastle Harbour, historic World War II coastal forts, world-renowned surfing beaches and rugged cliffs.

November – May
2.5 hours

Highlights include:

  • Unobstructed 360° views
  • Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
  • Local knowledge of the coastline
  • Up close experience with sea caves
  • Premium weatherproof jackets provided
  • Accredited quality and sustainable tourism business


  • Adult – $125

  • Child – $99 (3 – 12 yrs)

Learn about the coastline on our adventure boat tour

The boat tour visits Newcastle and Lake Macquarie’s most impressive sights including the ANZAC Memorial Walk, the Bogey Hole, Glenrock Lagoon, Redhead Shark Watchtower and hidden gems Moon Island, Pinney’s Headland and Shark Bay. Marvel at the amazing sea caves at Caves Beach, with CoastXP the only adventure boat tour to visit these caves up close.

You will be captivated by the marine life and beautiful landscape of the Hunter Coast, including fascinating coal seams, volcanic rocks, and sedimentary cliffs. Our team are trained in sharing the language and importance of the various Aboriginal sites we visit, and their significance to the local Awabakal people.

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Tour in Newcastle - Frequently Asked Questions

How close will we get to the sea caves?

The sea caves at Caves Beach and Pinney’s Headland are some of the highlights on our Adventure Tour, and we try to give guests a close experience. How close, is of course dependent on the sea conditions themselves on your individual boat tour. You can rest assured, your skipper will position the vessel in a safe location to make sure everyone aboard can get a nice photo of the caves.

How far does the tour go?

Our Adventure Boat Tour covers 30 kilometres of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Coastline. Departing from the Honeysuckle Foreshore, we travel approximately 60 kilometres in the space of 2.5-hours.

What marine animals can I see? Will I see dolphins?

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie are home to resident bottlenose dolphins, which we’re fortunate to encounter regularly. At times, we also see many other marine animals from common dolphins, to long-nosed fur seals, turtles, penguins, sharks and many species of seabirds. Remember that these are all wild animals and it is not guaranteed that we will see them on any given day.

Where should I park?

Paid parking is available moments from the wharf at Honeysuckle Foreshore. Click here for a map on how to find our departure location, including our best parking suggestions.

Are there toilets on the trip?

Yes! There are toilets at the Rydges Hotel, as well as along the Honeysuckle Foreshore near our departure location, and we even have a toilet on board!

Can I purchase the Adventure Tour as a gift card?

You sure can! To purchase our Adventure Tour as a gift card – click here.