Australian 'Getaway' TV Travel series clip - with presenter Natalie and her crew at the end of 2005. Their experience with WhaleSwim Adventures is voted as one of their TOP 10 experiences in the world!!
Please note: Our tours are not comparable to other whale-swimming tours or day trips offered anywhere in Tonga. Our boat, experienced whale-whisperer skipper & crew, time on the water and our superior accommodation, meals, customer service and most of all, our 13 years of experience, are a far superior product. Just ask our regular clients!
The sheltered islands of Vava'u - the Humpback whale nursery!! This is where we swim with the whales!
PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT operate tours in the Ha'apai islands due to the lack of shelter from the strong winds. The Vava'u islands are sheltered so daily trips with the whales are 99% guaranteed.
Happiness is. . . .
swimming with whales!
Over the past 13 years, more than 1,000 whale enthusiast's from around the world have joined our unique eco-tours to swim with whales in Tonga during the the breeding season, July - October each year.
Many have been back a third and even sixth time, and again in 2013. In 2012 we had 7 of our past guests join us and the humpback whales again. So we must be doing it right!
Most of our guests are 'independent' travellers, so we cater for this in a 'group' situation.
2013 is our 14th Anniversary!
Join us to Swim with
the Humpback Whales in Vava'u, Tonga!!!
Imagine swimming with whales among the
beautiful tropical islands of Vava'u Tonga. . . . .
Most of our tours are based on paradise islands of Vava'u in the humpback whale nursery!!
The South Pacific humpback whales migrate from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic to the warm northern islands of Tonga each year to mate and give birth. They stay in the area for about 15 weeks (early July - late October) before their 8,000km swim back to the southern oceans of Antarctica for the summer months.
During their short time in Vava'u, we have the privilege of entering their warm ocean environment among the 50 or so, islands of the Vava'u group. Each day is different, some days we swim with mothers and their calves or an enormous pregnant female, other days we enter into the deep sapphire blue water to hear their beautiful haunting song and it's great fun observe with great excitement, the boisterous behaviour of a 'rowdy' group - a group of male humpbacks with testosterone pumping swirling around the boat. This is a great photo and video opportunity!
Late afternoon we drop you off at your accommodation either onboard the a luxury 46' catamaran moored in a beautiful calm lagoon in the middle of the whale nursery, the fabulous Tongan Beach Resort on Utungake Island, the luxury of Reef Resort on Kapa Island or the beautiful Port Wine Guest House nestled among banana and papaya trees just outside the town of Neiafu. All great places to stay!
We operate a selection of privately chartered whale watching tours each year with our main focus on keeping your experience personal and intimate and most of all - that you swim with whales several times every day and that every experience with the humpback whales - is the best you can possibly have!
Each day we spend each morning and afternoon swimming with friendly and curious humpback whales and their calves or listening to their haunting love-songs, whenever possible. We take a break for lunch around 12.30pm, some days we anchor in a turquoise lagoon just off a palm-fringed paradise island with an opportunity to snorkel the coral reefs or comb the white sandy beaches and other days we may venture into the wonders of Mariners Cave or Swallows Cave. Each day is different, especially the amazing encounters with the humpbacks!
You will swim with the whales 96% of your days on the water. Explaining what you will experience is beyond words and every guests experience is different. All we know is that over the days you spend with us, your senses with be gloriously assaulted with new experiences and your life will never be the same again. . . .
Our 14 years of experience in operating privately chartered eco-tours in Tonga gives us the advantage of providing you with the best possible experience swimming with the whales in Vava'u AND we are at the ONLY tours operating in Vava'u who has all their guests staying out in the humpback whale nursery!
We are an eco-tour business - we take great care in the way interact with the whales, we have environmental guidelines in all aspects of our business and we 'give back' to the local communities in many ways. Click herefor details.
Come with us to experience the beauty and magic that has left so many with a new perception of themselves and others.
We have been operating our amazing 'private charter' 'swimming with whales' tours in Tonga since 1999. We are absolutely passionate about the humpback whales! Experience our passion for the best whale encounters possible! We look forward to sharing this life-changing experience with you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Free Call
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