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A unique adventure, accessible to all, awaits guests who can choose between boating on a luxury yacht on a ‘Private Charter’, or a ‘Daily Explorer’ high-speed catamaran 
Tribune News Network
Doha
An awe-inspiring experience awaits Discover Qatar guests, who are being given the chance to see a true natural wonder - one of the largest aggregations of whale sharks. A new tour, ‘Discover the Whale Sharks of Qatar’ offers guests the option of sightings from a luxurious ‘Private Charter’ yacht or a ‘Daily Explorer’ tour on a high-speed catamaran. 
Whale sharks, often referred to as ‘gentle giants’, are estimated to have existed for 60 million years. They can live up to 100 years and grow up to 12 metres in length. Between the summer months of April and September, during their annual migration to the region, whale sharks are found feeding in spectacular groups of hundreds off the northern coast of Qatar.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Chairman of Qatar Tourism, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is exciting to announce the launch of such a unique tour which offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our guests and shows off Qatar’s rich biodiverse ecosystem while spreading awareness to safeguard the natural habitat of the whale sharks. Qatar surrounded by crystal waters is the ideal destination for exciting sea-adventures that allow visitors to connect with the wonders of nature.”
Those looking for opulent exclusivity and comfort can choose the Private Charter tour, inclusive of an incredible 121-foot-long luxury yacht which can accommodate up to 20 guests, with three luxurious cabins, four lounge areas and a jacuzzi. Prices start from QAR 118,300 ($32,500) per day, including breakfast, a three-course lunch provided by a five-star hotel, an expert whale shark guide, a professional photographer, and Wi-Fi connectivity. 
Alternatively, the Daily Explorer tour offers a high-speed catamaran for up to 25 passengers, with prices starting at QAR 1,800 ($495) per person with a 25 per cent discount offered for children under the age of 12. The package includes on-board breakfast and lunch provided by a five-star hotel, Wi-Fi connectivity, a professional photographer, an expert guide. 
Both tours are available to book on the Discover Qatar website for excursions starting 21 May 2022. For more information please visit https://www.discoverqatar.qa/whale-sharks-of-qatar/ 

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