Sun, 19 June|
Women Embrace Whale Watching Boat Tour and Lunch Newcastle NSW
The Whales Are BACK! Join us on our own private whale watching encounter boat tour as we cruise the Newcastle coastline, spotting whales and dolphins then share a scrumptious lunch and a cool beverage. Sounds like a perfect day out in beautiful Newcastle, we hope you can join us!
Time & Location
19 June 2022, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
Honeysuckle Drive, Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
About The Adventure
Join us for very our own WEA private Whale Migration Encounter Tour. The tour focuses closely on the annual Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) whose numbers have been increasing at a rate of over 10% each year, with more than 36,000 individuals passing the coast in 2021.
Adult Humpback Whales grow to 14–18 metres in length and can weigh up to 50 tonnes. While their calves are born at two tonnes – now that’s a big baby! Humpback Whales are some of the most inquisitive and interactive species out of all marine mammals making exceptionally long journeys from the Antarctic to the warm safe waters south of the equator each year.
- Unobstructed 360° views from the boat
- Premier whale watching experience
- Local knowledge of the coastline
- Safe and comfortable eco-tourism vessel
- Lunch and a drink of choice at the Honeysuckle Hotel after our amazing Whale watching experience
- An amazing day out with fun-loving women
Date: Sunday, June 19th
Meeting Time: 11:00 am
Meeting Point: Honeysuckle, Newcastle NSW. We'll send the specific meeting spot in your confirmation email.
Maximum Numbers: 14 plus your WEA and XP guides
Fitness Level: for all fitness levels
- Exclusive private 2-hour Whale Watching Encounter Tour, especially for Women Embrace Adventure
- Wilderness first aid qualified WEA host
- Lunch includes your choice of main meal from the lunch menu and a beverage of your choice (wine, beer, soft drink, coffee or tea)
- A fantastic day out with great company
- Premium weatherproof jackets provided
- Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
- Women Embrace Adventure Buff to help keep us warm while on the boat
- Complimentary high-quality digital images of your trip (perfect for sharing with friends and family) that will be available for you to download after our adventure from our Facebook event page
Where Should I park?
Take a look at the getting here page on the Coast XP website, this explains the best ways to access the departure point, including the best options for parking, public transport, or even private transfers.
What happens if the weather is not suitable?
The Whale watching tour operates in a natural environment, which can be subject to change. If the weather is not good for boating the tour agency will let us know and we will reschedule. If LIVE weather conditions are different to what is forecast when we arrive we may have to postpone or cancel the whale watching. If the tour is cancelled and not rescheduled we can offer you a full credit or refund.
What should I wear/bring?
You should dress for the conditions on the day. Make sure you wear enclosed shoes and warm clothes. The crew will provide you with premium weatherproof jackets (should you need it), ensuring your tour is both enjoyable and comfortable. Sunscreen, a snug-fitting sun hat and sun-safe clothing are always recommended. Recommended: Waterproof cover for your phone/camera, a leash for your sunglasses. Leave a change of clothes in your car just in case we have some wet weather or there are a few splashes.
Will I get seasick?
That depends on you...The level of seasickness or motion sickness someone feels differs from person to person. The custom-built boat provides a fast, safe and smooth ride which often reduces a person’s level of seasickness. If you know you suffer from seasickness or are considering taking seasickness precautions/medication, it is recommended you speak to a healthcare professional.
What type of boat will we be going on?
The tour company operates a 10.8 metre, eco-tourism rigid inflatable boat (RIB), called ‘Atmos’. The vessel provides a fast, safe and smooth ride for up to 20 passengers. Atmos is the only eco-tourism RIB to operate coastal sightseeing and whale watching tours along the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie coastline. Atmos is custom-built to the highest standards of safety and reliability, and even has a marine toilet on board!
I'll be coming on my own, is that ok? Not a problem at all! Lots of women come on their own to our adventures. Your Women Embrace Adventure host will make sure everyone meets before we set off. We always have lots of fun, there is no pressure, no judgment, and lots of encouragement from everyone. By the end of the day, you may have just found some new adventure friends!
How many will be on our tour? We keep our adventures quite personal. On this adventure, the boat holds 20 so there will be a max of 18 women plus your WEA guides.
Are we guaranteed to see whales? There is an extremely high success rate of seeing humpback whales during peak season. While we don’t specifically guarantee you will see whales (as they are wild marine mammals), if whales are not spotted on a designated whale watch tour, the tour company offer a free return trip.
How close can you get to Whales?
Many whale watching tours have enjoyed close encounters with humpback whales. We will follow both state and national whale watching regulations meaning we are not able to approach a whale closer than 100 metres, or 300 metres if there is a calf present. Many of our tours have enjoyed humpback whales very close to the boat when they choose to swim to us!
Our 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.
Nitty Gritty *T&C's:
Stay Safe Procedures: Women Embrace Adventure is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Before attending an adventure please: *Stay home if you or your family are unwell, or you have been advised to isolate
By making a booking you agree to and accept our terms and conditions, including these Terms and Conditions, our Covid-19 Policy and the Waiver of Liability.
Your booking is final once your payment is processed and a confirmation email is sent to you. No refunds will be given but your spot can be transferred to another lady over the age of 18. Please email us at least 24 hours before the adventure and provide her contact details. This is an all-weather event. If cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure a credit or full refund will be provided.
This is a women's only adventure. Valid for sale until sold out. Advertised prices are per person. Prices are correct as of 10 May 2022 and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notice due to fluctuations in charges and currency.
All current government safety and health guidelines at the time of booking and departure must be adhered to including all Covid-19 requirements. Any additional costs related to but not limited to government travel restrictions are the responsibility of the individual traveller and not Women Embrace Adventure. If this trip is undersubscribed or in circumstances where external events affect the viability or safety of this trip to go ahead, Women Embrace Adventure reserves the right to cancel or reschedule and to exclude/remove any participants from this trip.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Embrace Whale Watching
Women Embrace Whale Watching Boat Tour (2 hours) followed Lunch and a drink at the Honeysuckle Hotel$225.00Tax: GST included