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Encounter Humpback Whales Along the Newcastle Coast!

1. Encounter Humpback Whales Along the Newcastle Coast!

Humpback Whale numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, with more than 35,000 individuals passing the coast in 2017. Adult Humpback Whales grow to 14 – 18 metres in length 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. These spectacular whales make exceptionally long journeys from the Antarctic to the warm safe waters south of the equator each year. This tour provides you with the best experience possible. Come and witness these amazing animals up close on a brand-new adventure boat, Atmos! Tours Depart from Harbour Square Boat Dock, along the Honeysuckle Foreshore.These 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.

Nelson Bay: Dolphins, Slides, and Spa Cruise

2. Nelson Bay: Dolphins, Slides, and Spa Cruise

Spend a magical 2 hours looking for dolphins off the coast of Nelson Bay and get some time to splash about in stunning blue water. Choose from a morning, afternoon or tea-time departure and be entertained by the informative commentary as you go on search of beautiful dolphins jumping through the ocean waves. Get stunning views of the harbor, including spectacular Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands. Relax on the deck with a stronger drink and snacks purchased at the licensed bar. Laugh your way around the harbor as you make use of the large boom net and water slide. Soak up your surroundings at the on-board salt water spa.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Despite a very rainy day, the trip was very nice. Super nice crew and interesting information. Unfortunately we have not seen any dolphins. But there was a voucher for another boat ride. The next day in bright sunshine we went back to the boat and saw dolphins. Overall highly recommended!

Great guide and smooth sailing

We were very lucky with both the weather and very active whales and dolphins. The trip was very relaxed, and the guide was very good and friendly. Great to get sent some pictures from the trip afterwards (were a lot better than what my smartphone-camera could take).

had a great cruise the team was lovely my best bit was seeing the dolphins and the water slide plus the net on the side of the boat recommend this cruise

Terry and James were so kind! They made us feel welcome and found so many dolphins ! Amazing trip of a life time

Very well run Dominic was very informative about whales and local area