CoastXP – Newcastle

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

CoastXP is the premier Hunter Coast adventure tourism company.

Ocean Enthusiast Dominic May and his team operate both land and on-water adventure-based tours including coastal sightseeing, whale watching and guided hiking in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie showcasing the breathtaking hunter coastline.

Choose from being led by a wildlife guide or enjoy boarding their custom-built boat. Tours focus on the marine life that inhabits the coastline, local geology, Aboriginal heritage, and unique destination landmarks including wrecks, cliffs, islands, sea caves and ships.



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 the coast each and every year. 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.

CoastXP offers 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.

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CoastXP’s Adventure Tour is a premier offshore boating experience showcasing the magnificent Hunter coastline. Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle, with pods of resident dolphins, seabirds, turtles 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 Two coastal forts, world renowned surfing beaches and rugged cliffs.

The tour visits Newcastle’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 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. Many of these are important Aboriginal sites which carry great significance for the local Awabakal people.

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