Published on : Friday, June 17, 2016
Australians have fallen in love with the migrating whales now heading north along the continent’s coastline and for those keen to swim with them in the warm, tropical waters where they are heading, Majestic Whale Encounters is offering $1000 off per couple or $500 for solo travellers on three whale swim holidays in Tonga this August and September.
The $500 per person discount is for bookings made by July 23, 2016, on Majestic Whale Encounters’ full-board, seven-night tours starting in Tonga on August 23 and 30 and September 22, 2016.
The whale swim package for each tour offers an intimate encounter with the graceful humpbacks and their playful calves, with five days spent swimming with whales off Ha’apai, an island north of Nuku’alofa. Guests will also have the opportunity to snorkel in coral reefs, laze in hammocks on white sandy beaches and get a taste of Tongan culture. Bush walking, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving and cycling are also available during leisure days.
Each of the three, seven-night tours in August and September costs A$3591 per person, twin-share, or $4820 for solo travellers, including the $500 per person discount if booked by July 23, 2016. Included in the package is beachside bungalow accommodation on Ha’apai, local inter-island flights, all main meals, transfers and five guided days on the water with the whales.
Flights to Tonga from Australia (five hours direct) with Virgin Australia or from New Zealand with Air New Zealand and Virgin are extra.