The Whales Are Coming….

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Media Release: March 19, 2015
The Whales Are Coming…
Save More Than $300 on Whale Swimming Holidays in Tonga
And Only 20% Surcharge for Solo Travellers
Book by April 30, 2015
Savings of up to $345 and a single traveller surcharge of only 20 per cent are being offered by Majestic Whale Encounters on two whale swimming packages in Tonga this August and September.
An Australian-based eco operator, Majestic Whale Encounters runs a range of unique, whale-swim holidays in Tonga from July to September every year, with guests staying in beachside bungalows on the idyllic coral island of Foa in Tonga’s Ha’apai group of islands, 40 minutes north by air from the capital, Nuku’alofa.
During the personalised eco tours, snorkellers swim with the majestic mammals, which measure up to 19m long, while maintaining safe, non-invasive guidelines set by the Responsible Whale Watching code in Tonga.
The new discounts are available on two eight-day whale swimming packages available on August 6 and September 1, 2015. The all-inclusive package includes seven nights’ accommodation on Ha’apai island, 22 meals, swimming with whales over five days, two days at leisure, snorkelling equipment, all transfers, and return flights from Nuku’alofa to Ha’apai.
The two packages are now priced at $3500 per person, twin-share – a saving of $345, or $4200 for single travellers – a saving of $300,.
Flights to Tonga from Australia (five hours direct) with Virgin Australia or from New Zealand with Air New Zealand and Virgin are extra.
The special will be on offer until April 30, 2015.
“Swimming with whales is one of the most fulfilling and uplifting experiences imaginable,” said Majestic Whale Encounter Managing Director, Carmen Ellis. “The humpbacks are so gentle and they radiate warmth as does Tonga with its idyllic beaches, turquoise lagoons and friendly locals,” Carmen said.
For bookings or information, call Majestic Whale Encounters on 0405 594 253 or visit

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