2015 Tours

Majestic Whale Encounters offers a great range of tours. Spaces are limited and demand is high, so be sure to get in early and book your ticket to one of these unforgettable experiences.

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Click on any of the links below for more details on each tour

Arising of the Humpbacks (1)
July 28th-August 6th 2015 Fully Booked

Arising of the Humpbacks (2)
August 6th-August 13th 2015  – Fully Booked

Nurture and love (1)
August 11th-August 20th 2015 Fully Booked

Nurture and love (2)
August 18th- August 25th 2015

Ocean Souls (1)
August 25th-September 1st 2015

Ocean Souls (2)
September 1st- September 8th 2015 -Fully Booked

The Magic Continues (1)
September 8th- September 15th 2015 Fully Booked

The Magic Continues (2)
September 15th- September 24th 2015 Fully Booked  

Protect & Connect (1)
September 22nd-October 1st 2015  Fully Booked

Day Tours

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Arising of the Humpbacks (1)

You will experience a mixture of both nurturing mothers teaching their newborn babies the way of humpback life and the overwhelming  presence of the boisterous groups of males as they vie for the females attention.

Date: July 28th-Aug 6th 2015

Duration: 10 days 9 nights

Group size: Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:  2- nights on the waterfront or airport hotel Tongatapu

7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter:  20ft  custom built Catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

Tour includes:  *5 days on the water with whales with an experienced guide (snorkelling equipment provided) * All accommodation * All breakfasts, lunches and dinners in Ha’apai  *All transfers * Day tour in Tongatapu  *Breakfast and lunch in Tongatapu * Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Night 1- (Virgin passengers) You will be greeted at the international airport and taken to the Waterfront or airport hotel where you will be very happy to jump into bed after your long flight and early morning arrival.

Day 1- (This will be day one for Air NZ passengers) Today is your day to familiarise yourself with mainland Tongatapu maybe visit the markets in Nuku’alofa and  see some of the local handicrafts before heading home of dinner

Day 2- You will be picked up at your villa for a fun filled tour of the island, where you will have the chance to visit ancient burial sights, blow holes, caves and shop at the famous Nuku Alofa handi craft markets before heading back for a well earned rest

Day 3- You will be taken to the domestic airport where you will fly to your tropical island destination where your whale swimming tour begins! . You will be  greeted at the Ha’apai airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 4- 5 The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales.  From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonight dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7-9- You will spend these days with the Majestic Whales of the South Pacific once again enjoying every last second before heading home around 3pm to relax and partake in island activities should you wish to before a 7 pm dinner

Day 10- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3900 per person (based on twin share), $4570 per person (single traveller)

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour Fully Booked

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Arising of the Humpbacks (2)

You will experience a mixture of both nurturing mothers teaching their newborn babies the way of humpback life and the overwhelming  presence of the boisterous groups of males as they vie for the females attention.

Date:  Aug 6th-Aug 13th 2015

Duration: 8 days 7 nights

Group size:  Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:  7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter: 20ft custom built Catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

 Tour includes:  5 days on the water with whales including lunch, snorkelling and experienced guide * All accommodation *All Main Meals * All transfers * Welcome dinner *Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Example Itinerary: (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Day 1- You will be greeted at the airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 2-5- The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales. From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonights dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7- You will spend one last day out on the water with the majestic whales, taking in every last second

Day 8- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3845 per person (based on twin share), $4500 per person (single traveller) SPECIAL PRICE $3,345.00 BASED ON TWIN SHARE

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour Fully Booked

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Nurture and love (1)

You will encounter the mothers and calves and watch as the youngsters are taught behaviours such as spy hopping, pec and fluke slapping and if you are lucky enough, the occasional breach! As the mothers find time to rest below, the young calves will interact and play at the surface and with us.

Date:  August 11th- August 20th  2015

Duration:  10 days 9 nights

Group size:  Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:   7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

2 nights on the waterfront or airport hotel at Tongatapu

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter: 20ft custom built Catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

Tour includes:  *5 days on the water with whales with an experienced guide (snorkelling equipment provided) * All accommodation * All breakfasts, lunches and dinners in Ha’apai  *All transfers * Day tour in Tongatapu  *Breakfast and lunch in Tongatapu * Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Night 1- (Virgin passengers) You will be greeted at the international airport and taken to the Waterfront or airport hotel where you will be very happy to jump into bed after your long flight and early morning arrival.

Day 1- (This will be day one for Air NZ passengers) Today is your day to familiarise yourself with mainland Tongatapu maybe visit the markets in Nuku’alofa and see some of the local handicrafts before heading home of dinner

Day 2- You will be picked up at your villa for a fun filled tour of the island, where you will have the chance to visit ancient burial sights, blow holes, caves and shop at the famous Nuku Alofa handi craft markets before heading back for a well earned rest

Day 3 – You will be taken to the domestic airport where you will fly to your tropical island destination where your whale swimming tour begins! . You will be greeted at the Ha’apai airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 4-5- The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales. From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonight dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7-9- You will spend these days with the Majestic Whales of the South Pacific once again enjoying every last second before heading home around 3pm to relax and partake in island activities should you wish to before a 7 pm dinner

Day 10- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3900 per person (based on twin share), $4570 per person (single traveller)

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour Fully Booked

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Nurture and love (2)

You will encounter the mothers and calves and watch as the youngsters are taught behaviors such as spy hopping, pec and fluke slapping and if you are lucky enough, the occasional breach! As the mothers find time to rest below, the young calves will interact and play at the surface and with us.

Date:  August 18th- August 25th 2015

Duration:  8 days 7 nights

Group size:  Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:  7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter: 20ft custom built catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

Tour includes: 5 days on the water with whales including lunch, snorkelling and experienced guide * All accommodation *All Main Meals * All transfers * Welcome dinner  *Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai  *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Day 1- You will be greeted at the airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 2-5-  The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales.  From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonight dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7- You will spend one last day out on the water with the majestic whales, taking in every last second

Day 8- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3845.00 per person (based on twin share), $4500 per person (single traveller)

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour

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Ocean Souls (1)

$100 from each booking on this tour will be donated to the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA)

You will gain a deep appreciation for these majestic mammals of the deep as the whales are now arriving in large numbers. This is a great time to see the different dynamics. From courting males, mothers and newborns, curious calves and the haunting songs of the male humpbacks.

Date:  August 25th-September 1st 2015

Duration:  8 days 7 nights

Group size:  Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:    7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter: 20ft custom built Catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

 Tour includes: 5 days on the water with whales including lunch, snorkelling and experienced guide * All accommodation *All Main Meals * All transfers * Welcome dinner  *Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai  *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Day 1- You will be greeted at the airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 2-5-  The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales.  From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonights dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7- You will spend one last day out on the water with the majestic whales, taking in every last second

Day 8- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3845 per person (based on twin share), $4500 per person (single traveller)

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour

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Ocean Souls (2)

You will gain a deep appreciation for these majestic mammals of the deep as the whales are now arriving in large numbers. This is a great time to see the different dynamics. From courting males, mothers and newborns, curious calves and the haunting songs of the male humpbacks.

Date:  September 1st- September 8th 2015

Duration: 8 days 7 nights

Group size:  Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:    7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter: 20ft custom built Catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

Tour includes: 5 days on the water with whales including lunch, snorkelling and experienced guide * All accommodation *All Main Meals * All transfers * Welcome dinner *Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Day 1- You will be greeted at the airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 2-5-  The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales.  From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonights dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7- You will spend one last day out on the water with the majestic whales, taking in every last second

Day 8- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3845  per person (based on twin share), $4500 per person (single traveller)  SPECIAL PRICE $3,345.00 pp  BASED ON TWIN SHARE

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour FULLY BOOKED

 

 

The Magic Continues (1)

Amazing Encounters are had during this time of the whale season, the whales are now here in great numbers and have become very inquisitive with their human visitors!

Date:  September 8th- September 15th 2015

Duration:  8 days 7 nights

Group size:   Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:  7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter: 20ft Catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

Tour includes: 5 days on the water with whales including lunch, snorkelling and experienced guide * All accommodation *All Main Meals * All transfers * Welcome dinner  *Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai  *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Day 1- You will be greeted at the airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 2-5-  The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales.  From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonights dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7- You will spend one last day out on the water with the majestic whales, taking in every last second

Day 8- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3845  per person (based on twin share), $4500 per person (single traveller)

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour Fully Booked

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The Magic Continues (2)

Amazing Encounters are had during this time of the whale season, the whales are now here in great numbers and have become very inquisitive with their human visitors!

Date:  September 15th- September 24th 2015

Duration:  10 days 9 nights

Group size:  Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:   7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

2 nights waterfront or airport hotel in Tongatapu

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter: 20ft custom built Catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

Tour includes:  *5 days on the water with whales with an experienced guide (snorkelling equipment provided) * All accommodation * All breakfasts, lunches and dinners in Ha’apai. *All transfers * Day tour in Tongatapu,  *Breakfast and lunch in Tongatapu * Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Night 1- (Virgin passengers) You will be greeted at the international airport and taken to the Waterfront or airport hotel where you will be very happy to jump into bed after your long flight and early morning arrival.

Day 1- (This will be day one for Air NZ passengers) Today is your day to familiarise yourself with mainland Tongatapu maybe visit the markets in Nuku’alofa and see some of the local handicrafts before heading home of dinner

Day 2- You will be picked up at your villa for a fun filled tour of the island, where you will have the chance to visit ancient burial sights, blow holes, caves and shop at the famous Nuku Alofa handi craft markets before heading back for a well earned rest

Day 2- You will be picked up at your villa for a fun filled tour of the island, where you will have the chance to visit ancient burial sights, blow holes, caves and shop at the famous Nuku Alofa handi craft markets before heading back for a well earned rest

Day 3- You will be taken to the domestic airport where you will fly to your tropical island destination where your whale swimming tour begins! . You will be greeted at the Ha’apai airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 4-5- The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales. From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonight dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7-9- You will spend these days with the Majestic Whales of the South Pacific once again enjoying every last second before heading home around 3pm to relax and partake in island activities should you wish to before a 7 pm dinner

Day 10- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3900 per person (based on twin share), $4570 per person (single traveller)

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour – Fully Booked

 

Protect & Connect (1)- Tour fully booked. Please contact us for custom tours on these dates

Our number one priority is to protect these beautiful creatures and connect with them in their natural habitat. Join us on this once in a lifetime opportunity, you will never forget it.

Date:  September 22nd- October 1st  2015

Duration:  10 days 9 nights

Group size:  Maximum 8 guests

Accommodation:    7 nights Beachside bungalows on the picturesque Foa Island

2 nights waterfront or airport hotel Tongatapu

Includes:  5 days whale swimming 8.30am-2.30pm, 2 days leisure

Charter: 20ft custom built Catamaran with ample space and shade, easy entry/exit

Tour includes:  *5 days on the water with whales with an experienced guide (snorkelling equipment provided) * All accommodation * All breakfasts, lunches and dinners in Ha’apai. *All transfers * Day tour in Tongatapu,  *Breakfast and lunch in Tongatapu * Return Domestic flights from Tongatapu to Ha’apai *Information night with marine biologist

Example Itinerary:  (please note that itinerary can be subject to change)

Night 1- (Virgin passengers) You will be greeted at the international airport and taken to the Waterfront or airport hotel where you will be very happy to jump into bed after your long flight and early morning arrival.

Day 1- (This will be day one for Air NZ passengers) Today is your day to familiarise yourself with mainland Tongatapu maybe visit the markets in Nuku’alofa and see some of the local handicrafts before heading home of dinner

Day 2- You will be picked up at your villa for a fun filled tour of the island, where you will have the chance to visit ancient burial sights, blow holes, caves and shop at the famous Nuku Alofa handi craft markets before heading back for a well earned rest

Day 2- You will be picked up at your villa for a fun filled tour of the island, where you will have the chance to visit ancient burial sights, blow holes, caves and shop at the famous Nuku Alofa handi craft markets before heading back for a well earned rest

Day 3- You will be taken to the domestic airport where you will fly to your tropical island destination where your whale swimming tour begins! . You will be greeted at the Ha’apai airport and taken to the beautiful beachside resort. After an introduction you will have time to go and settle yourself in and become familiar with your new surroundings before a welcome dinner.

Days 4-5- The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. You will spend these days on the boat whale watching and swimming with the whales. From 3pm onwards you will have time to relax and partake in island activities until a 7pm dinner. One of these nights, you will enjoy a traditional Tongan floor show.

Day 6 – This is your day to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery. You will be given the opportunity to visit a beautiful Tongan church. Tonight dinner will be offsite in the nearby village restaurant, pick up at 6pm.

Day 7-9- You will spend these days with the Majestic Whales of the South Pacific once again enjoying every last second before heading home around 3pm to relax and partake in island activities should you wish to before a 7 pm dinner

Day 10- This will be your last day, we will take you to the airport to get your flight back to Tongatapu

Cost: $3900 per person (based on twin share), $4570 per persron (single traveller)

Booking: a $1200 non refundable deposit per person is required within 10 days of booking tour Fully Booked

 

 

 

Day Tours

Majestic Whale Encounters now offer day tours. Departure time is at 8.30am return time 2.30pm (subject to change)

All day trips include:

-Whale Swimming

-Lunch on board the boat or at a nearby tropical island

-All equipment

-Snorkelling

-Whale Education

-Experienced, licensed guide

Please contact us for full details

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* We are happy to customise your tour for you to stay longer or to arrive a few days early to extend your stay with us.

* Should you want extra days swimming with the whales this can also be organised at an extra cost

* Please note that although there is a very high success rate of swimming with the whales each day of your tour- they are still wild animals and so this cannot be 100% guaranteed.

* It is advisable that you practice your snorkelling skills before your trip to get the most out of your time with the whales

*Trip details, e.g., dates, prices, vessel, accommodations, are subject to change