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.

2016 Eco-Tours in Vava’u Tonga  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 Neiafu, Ha’apai & ‘Eua.)

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT operate day tours.

Darren Jew

Amazing ’60 Minutes’ TV show!!

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

Join Darren Photography tours or a 9 night/8 day or 7 night/6 days packaged tours for this amazing life-changing experience!
All 2016 & 2017 tours are fully booked. Email me for 2018 dates 

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Encounters with Gentle Giants! 7 nights/6 days

Departure dates: 2016

  • AWA 1046A     Tour # 1        4 -11 Aug 2016          (1 space)
  • AWA 1046B      Tour # 2     11 – 18 Aug 2016        (FULLY BOOKED)
  • AWA 1046C      Tour # 3     18  - 25 Aug 2016       (1 space)
  • AWA 1046D     Tour # 4      25 Aug  - 1 Sept 2016   (FULLY BOOKED)
  • AWA 1046E      Tour # 5      8 – 15  Sept 2016        (1 space)
  • AWA 1045F      Tour # 6      15 – 22  Sept 2016      (1 space)
  • AWA 1046G      Tour # 7     22  - 29 Sept 2016     (7 spaces)
  • AWA 1046H      Tour # 8    29 Sept – 6 Oct 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

  • Tour # 5    1066A    11 – 20 August 2016     ( 4 spaces) dble rooms only available
  • Tour # 12  1066B    4 – 13  October  2016    (5 spaces)

Dble/Twin room: AUD$5,160 per person   Single: AUD$6,080
Triple: AUD$5,050 per person
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

  •  1026A    Tour # 7          23 August – 1 Sept 2016   (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 1026B     Tour # 10         13 – 22 September 2016         (7 spaces)

Dble/Twin Studio/Bungalow: AUD$5,400 per person
Solo Travellers: Share 2 bdrm apartment at Tongan Beach & 2 bdrm villa at Mandala – both w/share bath AUD$5,495
1026A ONLY: Solo Travellers: Single Studio at Mandala/2 bedrm apartment w/share bathroom Tongan beach: AUD$5,995
1026B ONLY: Solo Travellers: Single Studio at Tongan Beach/2 bedrm 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

  •  1076A    Tour # 1          22 – 30 July 2016            (1 space)
  • 1076B     Tour # 9           1 – 9 Sept 2016           (FULLY BOOKED)

1076A Tour # 1 Dble/Twin room: AUD$4,650 per person
Solo Studio: AUD$5,400
Twin/Share: Own studio at Vava’u Villa/share 2 bdm villa at Reef Resort: AUD$4,950
Triple Share: Large studio at Vava’u Villa & 2 bdm villa at Reef Resort: AUD$4,550 per person

1076B Tour # 9 Dble/Twin room: AUD$4,650 per person   Solo Studio: AUD$5,400 Twin/Share: Own studio at Vava’u Villa/share 2 bdm villa at Reef Resort: AUD$4,950 Triple Share: Large studio at Vava’u Villa & 2 bdm villa at Reef Resort: AUD$4,550 per person 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 

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

Departure dates: 2016

  • Tour # 3    1016A     2 – 11 August 2016   (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Tour # 11  1016B     22 Sept – 1 October 2016   (FULLY BOOKED)

Dble/Twin room: AUD$5,450 per person  Triple Share 2bd villa’s: AUD$5,195 per person Solo Travellers/Share 2 bdm villas at Reef & Mandala: AUD$5,600 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. Click here for more information about this tour and bookings 

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