Lake Macquarie Whale Watching - 2 Hours

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Highlights & inclusions

Water-level views
Premier whale watching experience
Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
Accredited quality and sustainable tourism business
Lake Macquarie's only dedicated whale watching tour
Small group experience
or 4 payments of $31.25 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Hop onboard this whale-watching tour and spot humpback whales breaching off Lake Macquarie's iconic coast. Departing from Chalmers Street Jetty near Swansea Bridge, you'll set off on a custom-built boat that offers both shelter and top-notch water-level viewing of marine life. Along the way, learn from your accredited guide all about humpback whales and their epic migratory journey spanning 10,000 kilometres return from Antarctica to Tropical North Queensland. You might even catch sight of some other local marine life, such as long-nosed fur seals and common dolphins.


What you need to know

  • Two-hour whale watching tour
  • Professional wildlife guide
  • Premium weatherproof jackets
  • Comfortable, slim-profile lifejackets
  • This experience is available between the months of June and November
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your departure time
  • This experience is two hours in duration
  • This experience takes place in Lake Macquarie, NSW
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Chalmers Street Jetty on the oceanside of Swansea Bridge
What To Bring
  • Warm clothing and enclosed shoes
Additional Information
  • The tour will be rescheduled or cancelled in the unlikely event of poor weather
  • If whales are not spotted on a designated whale watch tour between June to November, each passenger will be entitled to a ‘standby ticket’ enabling them to return on another subsequent tour date, this ticket is subject to availability and must be used within the same whale watching season
  • Contact the CoastXP team prior to booking your tour to discuss any accessibility requirements
  • This tour runs with a maximum of 12 people
  • Participant changes are allowed
Terms And Conditions
  • If whales are not spotted each passenger will be entitled to a ‘standby ticket’ enabling them to return within the same whale watching season
  • Not suitable for children aged under five years
  • Not recommended for those with back or heart problems, who are pregnant or who have other serious medical conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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