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Newcastle Harbour cruises

Panoramic views, dramatic landscapes and marine life all await you on these Newcastle Harbour cruises.

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

Best for price: Scenic Cruise around Newcastle Harbour with Nova Cruises, Lee Wharf Pontoon from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • 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

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Best for views: Coastal Adventure Tour with CoastXP, Harbour Square Boat Dock

Best for views: Coastal Adventure Tour with CoastXP, Harbour Square Boat Dock from Viator

Highlights:

  • Cost: $95
  • 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

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Best for experience length: Hunter River Discovery Cruise and Lunch with Nova Cruises, Lee Wharf Pontoon

Best for experience length: Hunter River Discovery Cruise and Lunch with Nova Cruises, Lee Wharf Pontoon from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • 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

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Best for kids Humpback Whale Encounter Tour with CoastXP, Harbour Square Boat Dock

Best for kids Humpback Whale Encounter Tour with CoastXP, Harbour Square Boat Dock from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • 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

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Compare Newcastle Harbour cruises

Cruise nameLocationAvailable onDurationSuitable for (ages)Extras/inclusionsPriceBook with
Scenic Cruise around Newcastle Harbour with LunchLee Wharf PontoonSunday2.5 hoursAll agesBuffet lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits, captain's commentary of the working harbour$59 (adult)

$37 (child)

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Hunter River Discovery Cruise and LunchLee Wharf PontoonSunday5.5-6 hoursAll agesDevonshire morning tea, hot lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits, captain's commentary, opening of the historic Hexham Bridge$74RedBalloon
Coastal Adventure Tour From NewcastleHarbour Square Boat DockDaily2.5 hoursAll agesProfessional guide, water and juice, digital photographs of your trip$95Viator
Humpback Whale Encounter TourHarbour Square Boat DockDaily (between June and November)2 hoursAll agesProfessional guide, wet weather jackets, water and juice, digital photographs of your trip$95 (adult)

$60 (child)

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