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$2995 — 8-Day Whale Swim Adventure in Tonga, $605 Off*

By Nella Scott
Swim with humpback whales in Tonga when you book this 8-day personalised eco tour with Majestic Whale Encounters for $2995 per person, twin share.

Offering a once in a lifetime experience to see the giants of the deep up close, this deal saves $605 off the regular price and includes the following:

Seven nights’ accommodation at Sandy Beach Resort
Daily breakfast
Welcome dinner
Five days on the water with whales on the 7.9 metre WayWard Wind yacht including lunch and snorkelling
Experienced guide and skipper
Inter-island flights
Taking place in August, this tour occurs at the beginning of the whale season when whales and their calves visit the Ha’apai Islands to play and learn in the warm tropical waters. Guests will have six days with an experienced marine guide and plenty of opportunities for up-close encounters with the whales as the youngsters are taught behaviors like spy hopping, and pec and fluke slapping.

The tour also includes two days of leisure time where you can immerse yourself in Tongan culture; explore the island of Foa by bike, scuba dive on the reef, go fishing, visit the Foa Petroglyph Archeological site or tour an active volcano.

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Valid for departure on 7 August, 2014.

Book by 15 December.

Travelzoo tip: Magestic Whale Encounters also has two spaces left on on the 10-day ‘The Magic Continues’ tour for $3400 per person, twin share (reg. $4000).

About the resort: Located on the island of Foa, Sandy Beach Resort offers boutique accommodation with just 12 beachfront bungalows and the Pacific Ocean just 30 metres away. Each Bungalow has a large bedroom with a separate sitting area, spacious bathroom, a small fridge with drinking water and a private verandah with deckchairs. The resort also has a terrace bar with coconut cocktails and a restaurant that serves fresh caught seafood and top quality meat from New Zealand.