Welcome to WhaleSwim Adventures!

Our eco-tours are unique!

Our passionate whale-whispering 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.

2016 Eco-Tours in Vava’u, Tonga and Moorea, Tahiti – Dates & Information below. . . . 

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 Vava’u, Ha’apai & ‘Eua or 1/2 day trips from all islands of French Polynesia.)

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT operate day tours.

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Magical Humpbacks in Tahiti – 9 nights/8 days

Departure dates: 2016 with spaces available.
Tours that are FULLY BOOKED do not appear here:

  • AWA 16A     Tour # 1        17 – 26 Sept 2016          (4 spaces)

Dble/Twin room: AUD$3,525 per person   Single: AUD$3,975
Triple Room: AUD$3,500 per person

Tour Includes:

  • 9 nights at Hotel Hibiscus & most meals
  • 8 x 1/2 days on the water with the humpback whales, with our passionate & experienced ‘whale-whispering’ crew
  • Guidance in the water with the whales|
  • snorkelling reefs and with Black-Tip Reef sharks (if time permits!)
  • 8 x 1/2-days at leisure to experience the island of Moorea
  • Airport/ferry building transfers on Moorea to/from resorts are included

 (Double/twin, triple & single rooms available) Click here for more information about this tour and bookings. 

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Encounters with Gentle Giants! 7 nights/6 days

Tour Departure dates: 2016 with spaces available.
Tours that are FULLY BOOKED do not appear here:     Click Here for 2017 tour dates

  • AWA 1046F      Tour # 6      15 – 22  Sept 2016      (2 spaces)
  • AWA 1046G      Tour # 7     22  - 29 Sept 2016     (4 spaces)

Dble/Twin room: AUD$3,525 per person
Single: AUD$3,975
Triple Room: AUD$3,500 per person

Tour Includes:

  • 7 nights at The Vava’u Villa & most meals
  • 5 days on the water with the humpback whales & lunch, with our passionate & experienced ‘whale-whispering’ crew
  • Guidance in the water with the whales|
  • daily snorkelling reefs and caves (if time permits!)
  • 1 day at leisure (Sunday)
  • Airport transfers (between airports on Tongatapu and to/from resorts are included

(Double/Twin, triple & single rooms) Click here to visit tour page for more information about this tour and bookings 

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Paradise Islands Experience  -  9 nights & 7 days on the water

Departure dates: 2016 with spaces available    Click Here for 2017 tours

Tour # 5      1066A   11 – 20  August   (2 spaces) Double/twin room
Tour # 12   1066B     4 – 13 October  2016   (3 spaces)
- 1 double room for 2 people
- 1 solo traveller (male or female) – sgle room for 5 mights & share 2 bedroom villa 4 nights

Dble/Twin room: AUD$5,160 per person              Single: AUD$6,080
Solo traveller: Single Studio at Tongan Beach Resort/share 2 brm/1 bath villa at Manela Resort: AUD$5,750

This tour includes:

  • 5 nights at the Tongan Beach Resort & 4 nights at the amazing Mandala Island Eco Resort
  • 7 days on the water with the humpbacks with our passionate & experienced ‘whale-whispering’ crew
  • Guidance in the water with the whales & daily snorkelling reefs and caves (if time permits!)
  • 1 day at leisure (Sunday)
  • Airport transfers (between airport on Tongatapu and to/from resorts are included

(Double/twin, triple & single rooms available) Click here for more information about this tour and bookings. 

 

 

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Whales Galore in Paradise! 9 nights & 7 days on the water

Departure dates: 2016 with spaces available.
Tours that are FULLY BOOKED do not appear here:            Click Here for 2017 tour dates

  • 1026B     Tour # 10         13 – 22 September 2016      (2 spaces –  double/twin room only)

Dble/Twin Studio/Bungalow: AUD$5,400 per person
Solo Travellers: Single Studio at Tongan Beach/2 bdrm villa w/share bathroom Mandala: AUD$5,750

This ‘Whales Galore in Paradise’ tours are a very special experience!

Tours include:

  • 4 nights at The Tongan Beach Resort & 5 nights at the amazing Mandala Island Eco-Resort on the beautiful island of Fetoko
  • 7 days on the water with lunch, the humpbacks with our passionate & experienced ‘whale-whispering’ crew
  • Guidance in the water with the whales & daily snorkelling reefs and caves (if time permits!)
  • 1 day at leisure (Sunday) 
  • Airport transfers (between airports on Tongatapu and to/from resorts are included

(Double/Twin villas & bungalows and for Solo travellers, a single studio at the Tongan Beach Resort and share a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom villa at Mandala) Click here for more information about this tour and bookings 

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Paradise Islands & Gentle Giants 8 nights and 6 days on the water with the whales

Departure dates: 2016                      Click Here for 2017 tour dates

  •  1076A    Tour # 1          22 – 30 July 2016   (1 space) single room
  • 1076B     Tour # 9           1 – 9 Sept 2016    (5 spaces) – had a family cancel so these spaces are now available!

1076A  Tour # 1
Solo Studio: AUD$5,400

1076B Tour # 9
Dble/Twin room: AUD$4,800 per person
Solo Female traveller: Own studio at Vava’u Villa/share twin bungalow at Mandala Island Eco Resort: AUD$4,950

This tour includes:

  • 4 nights at the fabulous Vava’u Villa and 4 nights at the exquisite Reef Resort or Mandala Island Eco Resort, with all meals
  • 6 days on the water with the humpbacks with lunch,with our passionate & experienced ‘whale-whispering’ crew
  • Guidance in the water with the whales & daily snorkelling reefs and caves (if time permits!)
  • 1 day at leisure (Sunday)
  • Airport transfers (between airports on Tongatapu and to/from resorts are included

(Double/Twin studio, twin or triple studio/2 bedroom bungalow, single share & single studio rooms) Click here for more information about this tour and bookings 

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‘Whales in Paradise’ 9 nights and 7 days on the water

Departure dates: 2016   These tours are FULLY BOOKED 

Click Here for 2017 tour dates

This tour includes:

  • Welcome Lunch
  • 4 nights at Reef Resort with the best food in Tonga & 5 nights at the beautiful Mandala Island Eco Resort – both with en-suite bathrooms and all meals
  • 7 days on the water with the humpbacks with our passionate & experienced ‘whale-whispering’ crew
  • Guidance in the water with the whales & daily snorkelling reefs and caves (if time permits!)
  • 1 day at leisure (Sunday)
  • Airport transfers (between airport on Tongatapu and to/from resorts in Vava’u are included

NO single rooms available on this tour in 2016. Click here for more information about this tour and bookings 

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

ALL 2016 TOURS ARE FULLY BOOKED!

ALL 2017  TOURS ARE FULLY BOOKED!

Please email me if you are interested in one of these 2018 tours  rae@whaleswim.com

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 or 8 amazing days out with the whales. 8 or 11 nights at Talau House – 4 bedroom apartment, with all meals, 6 or 8 days on the water with the humpbacks & our passionate & experienced ‘whale-whispering’ crew, guidance in the water with the whales, daily snorkelling reefs and caves (if time permits!), professional tuition from Darren, leisure day/s are Sunday and transfers (between airport on Tongatapu and to/from airport/apartment/jetty are included. (2 doubles/twin & 2 single rooms) Click here for more information about the 2017 tours.  

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