Monday 17 February 2014

Save $400 Per Couple on New Whale Swim Package in Tonga

Majestic Whale Encounters9 - pic by Brandon ColeSavings of $400 per couple are available on a new eight-day, whale-swim holiday package in Tonga this July, with nature lovers able to join humpback mothers as they nurture newborn babies in the warm tropical waters.

The new ‘Memories and Whales’ tour offered by Australian eco operator, Majestic Whale Encounters, starts on July 31, 2014, with guests staying in beachside fales on the remote coral isle of Foa in Tonga’s Ha’apai group of islands, 40 minutes north by air from the kingdom’s capital, Nuku’alofa.Majestic Whale Encounters8 - pic by Brandon Cole
The itinerary includes seven nights’ accommodation at the seaside Sandy Beach Resort, one-night at the Scenic Hotel near Nuku’alofa’s international airport on Tongatapu, a welcome dinner, daily breakfast and lunch, five days of guided, boat-based, whale swimming, snorkelling gear, inter-island flights and transfers and is available from A$3400 per person, twin-share – a saving of $400 per couple off the normal price.
Flights to Tonga from Australia (5 hours direct) with Virgin Australia or from New Zealand with Air New Zealand and Virgin are extra.
Bookings are also available for Majestic Whale Encounters’ tours in 2015.
The small group tours offered by Majestic Whales Encounters enable swimmers to enjoy intimate interludes with the majestic 19m-long mammals, which migrate to Tonga from Antarctica each year to calve. All swims adhere to safe, non-invasive guidelines set by the Responsible Partnership for Whale Watching.
The whale-swim package also includes two free days on the island of Foa, which boasts palm-lined beaches, turquoise waters and villages filled with friendly locals keen to share their culture and cuisine.
“Swimming with whales is an exhilarating and memorable experience,” said Majestic Whale Encounter Managing Director, Carmen Ellis. “The humpbacks are so gentle and radiate warmth and of course Tonga with its beautiful islands, warm, translucent waters and friendly locals provides the perfect setting to meet these spiritual creatures,” Carmen said.
For bookings or information, call Majestic Whale Encounters on 0405 594 253 or visit

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