The Encounter Tour is a nature-based CoastXP immersion experience. The tour is a whale watching experience focusing closely on the annual Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) migration along the stunning Newcastle coastline each year between the months of June and November.
Humpback Whale numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, with more than 35,000 individuals passing our coast each and every year. Adult Humpback Whales can grow between 14 – 18 metres long 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, and these spectacular whales make exceptionally long journeys from the Antarctic to the warm safe waters south of the equator each year.
The Encounter Tour is much more than just a whale watching experience, in addition to watching the whales, each tour focuses on the stunning Newcastle coastline with the added chance of encountering dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. At CoastXP, we pride ourselves on offering a uniquely immersive experience of Newcastle as a destination as well as getting to watch these fascinating marine mammals up close in their natural environment.
- Unobstructed 360° views
- Premier whale watching experience
- Local knowledge of the coastline
- Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
- Premium weatherproof jackets provided
- Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip (perfect for sharing with friends and family)
Duration: 2 Hours
Adult – $99
Child – $75 (3 – 12 yrs)
Come and witness these amazing animals up close on our adventure boat, Atmos!
Tours Depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore.
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.