(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
Building on a successful launch, Discover Qatar has announced the extension of the 'Whale Sharks of Qatar' tour, which offers guests an 'awe-inspiring experience while travelling in luxury and comfort'.
Since the first sailing on June 3, Discover Qatar has carried more than 250 passengers on the 'Whale Sharks of Qatar - Daily Explorer' tour and continues to provide guests with the chance to embark on a unique journey to observe one of the largest congregations of the world's largest living fish – the whale shark, a press statement notes.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Chairman of Qatar Tourism, HE Akbar al-Baker, said:“We are delighted to announce the extension of this tour after much success during the last two months. This tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our guests to connect with nature in Qatar through this unparalleled experience. We look forward to welcoming more guests before the end of the season.”
This true natural wonder only occurs between the summer months of April through September. During their annual migration to the region, whale sharks are found feeding in groups of hundreds off the northern coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf. Guests will now have the opportunity to experience this phenomenon on the Daily Explorer with tours being extended to every Friday and Saturday until the end of August, starting from QR1,800 per adult and QR1,350 per child.
Whale sharks, often referred to as 'gentle giants', are estimated to have existed for 60mn years. They can live up to 100 years and grow up to 12m in length.
Discover Qatar offers guests the option of sightings from a luxurious 'Private Charter' yacht or a 'Daily Explorer' tour on a high-speed catamaran. Both options include breakfast and lunch, a whale sharks expert guide, and Wi-Fi on the vessels.
Both tours are available to book on the Discover Qatar website until August 27. For more information and to book, one can visit
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