Encounter Tour

Overview

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…

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.