Australian-based eco operator, Majestic Whale Encounters, is offering a $300 discount per couple on one of its 2016 all-inclusive whale swim tours in Tonga and will also donate $300 of each couple’s booking to a Tongan school, if the tour is booked before October 15, 2015.
The $300 donation from each couple’s booking will go towards Faleloa Public School, a local school in Tonga’s Ha’apai islands which was damaged by a cyclone last year. The donations will assist in rebuilding the school and providing local children with school supplies. The school is a 10-minute walk from the resort where Majestic Whale Encounters guests stay, meaning travellers may visit the school as part of their whale swim tour.
Starting on August 23, 2016, the eight-day tour will include five days of whale swims, giving guests opportunities to swim, snorkel and spot humpback whales in their natural environment. Every year from July to October, the whales migrate to the tropical northern islands of Tonga to mate and give birth, offering swimmers more chances to get to know the gentle mammals. Guests will stay at Sandy Beach Resort Ha’apai where they can bush walk, fish, cycle or just relax during their two leisure days.
The tour costs from A$3941 per person, twin share, including the $150 per person discount if booked before October 15, 2015. The tour includes seven nights’ accommodation, five days on the water with skipper, guide and marine scientist, all main meals, a welcome dinner and all local flights and transfers.
For bookings made by October 15, 2015, Majestic Whale Encounters will donate $150 for each person to Faleloa Public School. Flights to Tonga from Australia (five hours direct) with Virgin Australia are extra.
For bookings or information, call Majestic Whale Encounters on 0405 594 253 or visit www.majesticwhaleencounters.