Welcome to WhaleSwim Adventures!

Our eco-tours are unique!

Our passionate whale-whisperering crew, our commitment to having minimal impact on the humpback whales, conservation of other marine life and their environment and most of all, our total commitment to making your holiday with us the best moment-by-moment experience you have ever had, has put our eco-tours #1 choice for discerning wildlife adventurers around the world!
A glimpse at how to watch humpback whales underwater: Doug Allan’s amazing whale encounters in Tonga while filming for the incredible BBC ‘Blue Planet’ series.   Click Here to view video clips from our eco-tours, ‘Getaway’ TV Series and of Canon Master, Darren Jew.

Private Charters & Day Trips

Bluesky_actionOur new 10m whale-watching boat ‘Blue Sky’ is available for private charter for the following days over this 2014 season.  Best whale-swimming boat on the water in Vava’u! Plenty of room inside the cabin, 6 people can be up on the fly-bridge, seats 9 under the back canopy and 4 up on the bow! Fully enclosed electric marine toilet, easy access to the water from the duck board – with 2 strong ladders. We can have up to 12 people aboard.   Click here for details.

2014 Charter & Day Trip Dates Available:

Day Trip Availability:
September:    4, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 27, 29, 30
October: 9

Day Trip to Swim with Whales is AUD$230 per person includes lunch, snacks, snorkelling vest and filtered rain water for drinking. (please bring your own fins, mask & snorkel)
Board boat at 8.30am return to Neiafu jetty at 4pm at the latest – either board our boat in town or we will pick up from The Tongan Beach Resort, Mystic Sands, Mala Island, Treasure Island & Reef Resort.
Please email Rae at rae@whaleswim.com

Private Charter cost is AUD$1,950 per day with experienced skipper and Guide. Includes: snorkelling vest and filtered rain water for drinking. (please bring your own fins, mask & snorkel)
We can provide a scrumptious lunch, filtered rain water and some fresh tropical fruit & snacks for AUD$16.50 per person.
However, we prefer you to bring your own snorkelling gear, however we do have limited sizes of fins and a few masks available if necessary. If there are children in the party, you will need to bring snorkelling gear for them.

No whale swimming or other activities are permitted on Sundays.

Our Tours 

Every year between July – October each year since 1999, we have successfully operated ‘swim with humpback whales’ eco–packaged tours in the beautiful untouched islands of Vava’u Tonga, where the largest population of the humpback whales reside during this time. All of our tours focus on small group whale encounters for intimate, yet exhilarating experiences that will stay with you for many years to come! Like many who have joined us, you will be back for more! (Our specially designed all inclusive eco-tours are NOT comparable with day-trips from island resorts or from jetty’s in Neiafu, Ha’apai & ‘Eua.)

Paradise Islands & Gentle Giants

Departure dates:

2014    (FULLY BOOKED)

2015

  • 13 – 22 August 2015    (3 spaces = 1 dble/twin & 1 single share bungalow)
  • 6 – 15 October 2015    (6 spaces)

Be spoilt with fabulous food, beautiful sunsets and the unforgettable experience of being so close to the humpback whales! 9 nights/8 days at two top-class beachside resorts & 7 days out with the whales.

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Paradise Islands Adventure

Departure dates:

2014

Tour # 11  19 – 26 September (1 space only)

Be spoilt with fabulous food, beautiful sunsets and the unforgettable experience of being so close to the humpback whales! 8 nights/7 days at two top-class beachside resorts & 6 days out with the whales.

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Paradise Islands Experience

Departure dates:

2014:  Tour # 12   30 Sept –  9 October 2014 (1 single room)

2015

  • Tour # 7    25 August – 3 Sept   2015           (7 spaces)
  • Tour # 11   15 – 24 September 2015             (6 spaces)

Perfect for Beach Lovers & Whale Enthusiasts – 4 nights on the beautiful tropical Eua’kaufa Island surrounded by turquoise water and coral reefs followed by 5 nights staying at great beachside resort on the edge of the whale nursery and the traditions & nightlife of Vava’u. 9 nights/8 days on the waters edge & 7 days out with the whales!

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Whales in Paradise

Departure dates:

2014     (FULLY BOOKED)

2015

  • 27 July – 4 August 2015               (8 spaces)
  • 4 – 13 August 2015                       (6 spaces)
  • 3 – 12 September 2015                (8 spaces)
  • 24 Sept – 3 October 2015            (8 spaces)

Stay on a tropical island on a beautiful lagoon followed by a little bit of luxury, great food and encounters with humpback whales? What a holiday! 9 nights/8 days out in the humpback whale nursery & 7 days out with the whales!

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Photography Enthusiasts – with Canon Master, Nature & Wildlife Photographer, Darren Jew

Departure dates:

2014: (FULLY BOOKED)

2015  Tours:

9 nights:

  • Tour # 2:    1035A       28 July –  6 Aug   (ON HOLD FOR GROUP CHARTER)

8 nights:

  • Tour # 6    1035C           19 – 27 Aug               (6 spaces)
  • Tour # 11    1035E         23 Sept –1 Oct         (6 spaces)

11 nights:

  • Tour # 4    1035B          7 – 17 August             (4 spaces)
  • Tour # 8    1035D         28 Aug – 8 Sept         (5 spaces)
  • Tour # 13  1035F           2 – 12 October      (ON HOLD FOR GROUP CHARTER)

Learn camera skills & how to make the most of your images from a Canon Master – who is also a great person and lots of fun! 6, 7 or 8 amazing days out with the whales.

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