Hunter Coastal Adventure Tour by Boat from Newcastle

Hunter Coastal Adventure Tour by Boat from Newcastle

2 hours 30 minutes Newcastle, Australia

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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 on board CoastXP’s new custom-built vessel ‘Atmos’ to stunning Caves Beach and historic Catherine Hill Bay.

The tour begins inside Newcastle Harbour, we take in the sights before heading offshore for an adventure boat experience!

The tour travels along a nine-mile beach, passing moon island and sea caves on our way to Catherine Hill Bay. You will also get the opportunity to see Newcastle and Lake Macquarie from a completely unique angle, visiting some areas only accessible by water.

Stop At:

• CoastXP, Honeysuckle Drive Harbour Square Boat Dock, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Australia


  • Including GST and booking fees
  • Professional Guide
  • Water and Juice
  • Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip
  • Bottled water


  • Any parking or transport fees

Departure Point

3-3A Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children under 3 not allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • CoastXP's full COVID-19 Response Plan can be provided upon request.


48 Reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

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karfarr May 2021

Fabulous adventure, seeing Newcastle from the water. Although we were a couple of weeks from Whale migration season we were lucky enough to see a pod of 3 female whales enjoying a leisurely trip north. We were entertained by pods of dolphins and were wowed by the coastline especially the sea caves . Dominic is a knowledgeable , friendly guide and a great skipper. Highly recommend this adventure.

D4782ZNpeterb May 2021

The boat was a great size so that you get the opportunity to see everything that is happening around you. Dom was a great host who was very welcoming and knowledgeable on the historic aspects of our trip. To top off the great morning we also saw a whale, some dolphins and a seal! What a wonderful morning!

DRL76 May 2021

Dominick our tour guide, was truly a delight. We enjoyed the cruise and his knowledgeable coverage. Superb boat!!

robyne923 April 2021

We had an awesome morning exploring the coast, interacting with dolphins and listening to Dom explain the history along the Newcastle Coast. A thrilling ride!

SEALION111 April 2021

Great service and professional approach from the guide Dom. The boat ride was great and the boat was just the right size, with enough people to create an atmosphere, but not enough to present any crowding or noise issues. Would have been nice to see a few more dolphins but Que Sera Sera on the day (getting to see some professional cliff diving was a lucky find though!).

27Date April 2021

We are local and did this trip for a different perspective of Coastal Newcastle on the water looking back - what an experience! A fantastic couple of hours with Dom, a very professional, enthusiastic young guy giving us lots of local info and there’s plenty to see en route to Catherine Hill Bay and return! Our coast is so beautiful & certainly surprised me - so much to say why would I want to live anywhere else! Thanks Dom .... Denise and Phil

Go565418 April 2021

We really enjoyed coastal XP tour Dom was terrific and very informative and it was great seeing the beautiful Newcastle coast highly recommend this trip although definitely take a hat, sunnies and a jacket

nicalerob April 2021

Beautiful sites and sounds whilst cruising along the coast in an amazing boat. Dom was very professional and knowledgeable, giving interesting commentary and history of the area. Would definitely do it again!

NatalieT1623 March 2021

We saw False killer Whales! The kids were so excited the whole time. The guide was very informative and helpful. Awesome experience for the whole family.

nsw2037 February 2021

Great few hours out on the ocean, perfect weather too. Dominic was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. And we had the added bonus of seeing dolphins. Well worth the trip, highly recommended.

LindaD305 February 2021

Dom is professional and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a fun and interesting costal tour. We felt safe and comfortable.

victoriasG1972YO January 2021

It was wonderful experience to be on Hunter Coastal Adventure Tour! We had a beautiful sea excursion with an energetic thrill! Thank you very much guys!

JOlly_B January 2021

Great experience ...all beaches from the ocean and dolphins were amazing to see...thanks Dom...cheers mate

santov2021 January 2021

It was a thrilling experience. However not suitable for kids. Eat little bit, not too much, cuz you’re going to experience lots of bumps and you don’t wanna puke.

Roshanikaru December 2020

Went with two kids 4 and 7. Everybody enjoyed the tour very much. Dominic was a very friendly guide. Had a wonderful time today. Definitely recommended.

moona21 December 2020

We had a great cruise between Newcastle and Catherine Hill Bay on Coast XP. It was amazing to view our beautiful coastline from the water. The commentary was relevant and we gained more insight into this region. Thanks Dom and Cam for a wonderful experience!

B7071WSsheilam November 2020

My partner and I did the Coast Adventure Tour today - it gave us a totally different perspective of Newcastle even though we visit this beautiful city regularly to see familiar. Thrilled that we saw several pods of dolphins on the trip, and a whale! The boat is very comfortable and I learnt a lot about the history of this stretch of coastline - Dom is very knowledgeable. Thank you for having us - we will definitely recommend to family and friends.

chrisrS2205SW September 2020

What a fantastic day, no whales this time but still to be enjoyed. Absolutely loved the boat and the time out on the water, wind in our hair. Beautiful day. No whales but dolphins and seals to be seen and we recieved some fantastic photos of both encounters. Lots of local information to boot. You can see whales from the shoreline but I’m sure you can’t beat this experience. I will be going again, fingers crossed whales next time

richardbU5199TW July 2020

We went on the Encounter Tour and were amazed how many whales we saw at this time of year. The boat is immaculately presented and provides a fast and fun way to see a wide variety of wildlife and scenery. Great commentary from Dom.

Barry_j March 2020

Our guide Dominic was very courteous and was a wealth of information We boarded our tour boat at Honeysuckle Wharf,Newcastle proceeding down the coast a couple of hundred metres offshore The ocean was glasslike-starting from Newcastle harbour we passed Nobbies headland passing various beaches on our way South - Dominic stopping the boat occasionally to show us points of interest , Redhead shark tour, beach caves at Caves beach,Catherine Hill Bay wharf, sea caves at Pinneys beach and World War Two gun implacements at Mereweather beach located in the headland The tour departed on time and arrived back in Newcastle on time without the adventure being rushed Very Cruisie

yaris2012763 March 2020

Having been to Newcastle numerous times I never thought of a boat tour so I am so glad we did it was great and Dom was very informative but allowing the scenery to speak for him.

Venture74942 March 2020

Boat trip was great - just the right amount of adventure, while feeling totally safe. We went all the way to Catherine Hill Bay, stopping at various points along the way there and back. Dom gave a very interesting commentary with just the right amount of information. Highly recommend.

blaughlan March 2020

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline from a vantage point you have probably never seen it from. A must do for locals and tourists alike, I’m surprised that it took so long for an entrepreneur to take advantage of some of the best coast beauty this country has to offer, but I’m pleased Don has done so. An informative guide with an excellent, new, safe vessel that travels down to Catherine Hill Bay and back, providing information on many places we all know in Newcastle. My wife and I were the only guests on board due to irrational fears from many about Covid 19 and I think most operators would have thought twice about running the cruise just for us, but Don obviously loves his town and showing it to others. The weather was ideal with clear blue skies, lovely even swells and glassy conditions. With Don in control we had a wonderful experience. Do yourself a favour and get on board!

Chrisg_40 March 2020

Very well done! We are Newcastle locals and it was great to see our area from Newcastle to Catherine Hill bay from a different angle. Guide was very informative and made sure everyone had a great view. We saw dolphins up close and caves that can only be seen from the water. I was very impressed with our guide translating his commentary information for a German couple on the tour via phone app. Very caring and considerate. CoastXP is a great asset to the area,
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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