The unique tours allow Australia’s growing pod of whale lovers to swim with the graceful humpbacks and their playful calves in the warm, tropical waters of Tonga around the beautiful island of Ha’apai, a short flight north from the capital, Nuku’alofa.
Unlike most other whale swim operators, Majestic Whale Encounters includes all main meals and local, inter-island flights in its packages as well as a free first night near Nuku’alofa on arrival from Australia. Majestic staff also remain with guests throughout the eight-day experience, assisting with the whale swims and sharing their knowledge of and love for the humpbacks.
Each of the eight-day packages includes beachside bungalow accommodation on Ha’apai, local inter-island flights, all main meals, transfers and five guided days of snorkelling with the whales from a catamaran. Guests will also have the opportunity to snorkel on 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.
As an environmentally conscious company passionate about whale preservation, Majestic Whale Encounters is an active member of The World Cetacean Alliance, promoting responsible whale watching worldwide.
Flights to Tonga from Australia (five hours direct) with Virgin Australia or via New Zealand are extra.
For bookings or information, call Majestic Whale Encounters on 0405 594 253 or visit Majestic Whale Encounters’ new-look website – www.majesticwhaleencounters.