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.

Our Packaged 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.)

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NEW!!!    Encounters with Gentle Giants!

Departure dates: 2015

  • AWA 1045A      Tour # 1      6  -  13 August 2015     (FULLY BOOKED)
  • AWA 1045B      Tour # 2     14 – 22 August 2015     (2 spaces – dble/twin share room)
  • AWA 1045C      Tour # 3     25  Aug – 1 Sep 2015   (4 spaces)
  • AWA 1045D     Tour # 4      3  - 10 Sept 2015        (6 spaces)
  • AWA 1045F      Tour # 6      22 – 29 Sept 2015     (6 spaces)
  • AWA 1045G      Tour # 7      1  - 8 Oct 2015           (4 spaces)

NEW!!  7 nights and 5 days out with the whales - based at a beautiful newly renovated villa – at an fantastic price! Enjoy this tastefully renovated guesthouse each evening after unforgettable experiences of being so close to the humpback whales! Beautiful accommodation with luxurious linen bedding  - just 5 mins drive from great local cafes and restaurants.

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NEW!! Among the Paradise Islands!
(Live-aboard)    Just 6 guests

Departure dates: 2015

  • 1025  25 August – 3 August 2015     (6 spaces)

Stay out in the humpback whale nursery!! This tour is a very special experience as you spend 6 nights aboard the 65′ motor vessel ‘Morning Glory’ at different anchorages out among the beautiful unspoilt islands of Vava’u and 3 nights ashore at the fabulous Tongan Beach Resort and 7  days on the water with the whales.  

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Paradise Islands & Gentle Giants

Departure dates: 2015

  • 1075A    Tour # 1     27 July – 4 August 2015  (3 spaces only – female solo traveller required to                                                                                            share a twin-room)
  • 1075B    Tour # 5     13 – 22 August 2015              (1 space – single room)
  • 1075C    Tour # 12    24 Sept – 3 October 2015    (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 1075D    Tour # 14   6 – 15 October 2015              (2 spaces – double or twin room only)

This first tour is definitely the best time of the season! The whales all arrive in Vava’u early in July and are certainly very active during this time!
Be spoilt with fabulous food, beautiful sunsets and the unforgettable experience of being so close to the humpback whales! 8 nights/7 days or 9 nights/8 days at two top-class beachside resorts & 6 or 7 days out with the whales.

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Paradise Islands Experience

Departure dates: 2015

  • Tour # 7    25 August – 3 Sept   2015   (5 spaces – 1 x single & 2 x dble/twin rooms)
  • Tour # 10   15 – 24 September 2015    (2 spaces – double/twin room only)

Perfect for Beach Lovers & Whale Enthusiasts – its in the middle of the season – so always lots of whales! 5 nights staying at great beachside resort on the edge of the whale nursery and the traditions & nightlife of Vava’u followed by 4 nights on the beautiful tropical Mandala Island Eco Resort surrounded by turquoise water in beautiful individual fales.  9 nights/8 days on the waters edge & 7 days out with the whales!

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

Departure dates: 2015  Tours:
9 nights:

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

8 nights:

  • Tour # 6    1035C           19 – 27 Aug              (1 space – 1 twin share only)
  • Tour # 11    1035E         24 Sept – 2 Oct         (FULLY BOOKED)

11 nights:

  • Tour # 4    1035B          7 – 17 August             (2 spaces – 1 x dble or twin share room only)
  • Tour # 8    1035D         28 Aug – 8 Sept          (2 spaces)
  • Tour # 13  1035F           2 – 12 October           (4 spaces – 2 x double or twin share rooms available)

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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