Newcastle Harbour cruises
Panoramic views, dramatic landscapes and marine life all await you on these Newcastle Harbour cruises.
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Get ready for front-row views of Newcastle Harbour and the Hunter Coast. On a Newcastle Harbour cruise, you can see the harbour's coal-loading facilities and big ships close-up. Cruise further out and you may also catch sight of dolphins and turtles as you sail by caves, beaches, coastal forts and cliffs.
Ready for an adventure on the water? Check out our round-up of Newcastle Harbour cruises to pick your favourite.
Our top picks:
Best for price: Scenic Cruise around Newcastle Harbour with Nova Cruises, Lee Wharf Pontoon from RedBalloon
- Cost: $59
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Available on: Sunday, departing at midday
- Extras: Buffet lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits and captain's commentary for the budget-friendly price of $59 per person
Best for experience length: Hunter River Discovery Cruise and Lunch with Nova Cruises, Lee Wharf Pontoon from RedBalloon
- Cost: $74
- Duration: 5.5-6 hours
- Available on: Sunday, departing at 10am
- Extras: Devonshire morning tea, hot lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits and captain's commentary over 5.5-6 hours
Best for kids Humpback Whale Encounter Tour with CoastXP, Harbour Square Boat Dock from Adrenaline
- Cost:From $60
- Duration:2 hours
- Available on:Daily (between June and November) departing 8.45am
- Extras:Professional guide, wet weather jackets, water and juice, digital photographs of your trip
Best for views: Coastal Adventure Tour with CoastXP, Harbour Square Boat Dock from Viator
- Cost: $99
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Available on: Daily, departing at 9am
- Extras: Cruise 30 kilometres down the Hunter Coast, taking in historic sights such as Catherine Hill Bay and its natural landscape of rugged cliffs and quiet beaches. This cruise includes a professional guide, water and juice, and digital photographs of your trip
Compare Newcastle Harbour cruises
|Cruise name||Location||Available on||Duration||Suitable for (ages)||Extras/inclusions||Price||Book with|
|Scenic Cruise around Newcastle Harbour with Lunch||Lee Wharf Pontoon||Sunday||2.5 hours||All ages||Buffet lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits, captain's commentary of the working harbour||$59 (adult)|
|Hunter River Discovery Cruise and Lunch||Lee Wharf Pontoon||Sunday||5.5-6 hours||All ages||Devonshire morning tea, hot lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits, captain's commentary, opening of the historic Hexham Bridge||$74||RedBalloon|
|Coastal Adventure Tour From Newcastle||Harbour Square Boat Dock||Daily||2.5 hours||All ages||Professional guide, water and juice, digital photographs of your trip||$99||Viator|
|Humpback Whale Encounter Tour||Harbour Square Boat Dock||Daily (between June and November)||2 hours||All ages||Professional guide, wet weather jackets, water and juice, digital photographs of your trip||$95 (adult)|
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