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  – just a few spaces left  for 2015 and 2016 dates!  see below. . .  Please note: We have removed all FULLY BOOKED tours for 2015 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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Encounters with Gentle Giants!     7 nights/6 days

Departure dates: 2015 (all FULLY BOOKED tour dates have been removed)

  • AWA 1045C      Tour # 3     25  Aug – 1 Sep 2015   (1 space)
  • AWA 1045D      Tour # 4     3 – 10 Sep 2015   (1 space)
  • AWA 1045G      Tour # 7     1 – 8 Oct 2015   (6 spaces)

Departure dates: 2016

  • AWA 1046A     Tour # 1        4 -11 August 2016      (8 spaces )
  • AWA 1046B      Tour # 2     11 – 18 August 2016      (8 spaces )
  • AWA 1046C      Tour # 3     18  - 25 August 2016    (8 spaces)
  • AWA 1046D     Tour # 4      30 Aug  - 6 Sept 2016  (8 spaces)
  • AWA 1046E      Tour # 5      8 – 15  September 2016  (8 spaces)
  • AWA 1045F      Tour # 6      15 – 22  September 2016   (8 spaces)
  • AWA 1046 G     Tour # 7     22 Sept – 4 October 2016  (FULLY BOOKED for a Private Group)

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, a swimming pool and a Bar and restaurant – with exquisite food  - just 5 mins drive from great local cafes and restaurants.

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Paradise Islands Experience

Departure dates: 2015

  • Tour # 7    1065A     25 August – 3 Sept   2015   (3 spaces – 1 x single & 1 x dble/twin room)
  • Tour # 10   1065B    15 – 24 September 2015    (2 spaces – double/twin room only)

Departure dates: 2016

  • Tour # 5    1066A    11 – 20 August 2016     (6 spaces)
  • Tour # 12  1066B    4 – 13  October  2016    (8 spaces)

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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‘Whales in Paradise’

Departure dates: 2016

  • Tour # 7    1016A     23 August – 1 Sept 2016   (8 spaces)
  • Tour # 10  1016B     13 – 22 September 2016   (8 spaces)

This Whales in Paradise Tour is very special as you spend every night out in the humpback whale nursery on two beautiful unspoilt island of Vava’u. The first 4 nights will be at the new resort Mandala Island Eco Resort on the beautiful island of Fetoko!  The next  5 nights, are at the exquisite boutique, Reef Resort with the best food in Tonga and 7 days on the water with the humpback whales! 

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NEW!! ‘Whales Galore in Paradise’

Departure dates: 2016

  • Tour # 3    1026A     2 – 11 August  2016         (6 spaces)
  • Tour # 11  1026B     22 Sept – 1 October 2016   (8 spaces)

Whale Galore in Paradise Tour – stay out in the humpback whale nursery for 9 night on overlooking a turquoise lagoon on the beautiful unspoilt island of Fofoa in Vava’u. The Beach House resort has been created by your hosts, Karyn & Boris – its a beautiful and unique resort! Just been shown on UK BBC’s ‘One Show’ with Grand Designs’ presenter, Kevin McCloud during May 2015. Most days, humpback whales can be spotted across the crystal clear turquoise lagoon – so not far to go to find them! 7 days on the water with the humpback whales! 

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Paradise Islands & Gentle Giants

Departure dates: 2015

  • 1075C    Tour # 12       24 Sept – 3 October 2015       (1 space – twin share with another female guest or single) room)
  • 1075D    Tour # 14        6 – 15 October 2015       (2 spaces – double or twin room only)

Departure dates: 2016

  •  1076A    Tour # 1          22 – 30 July 2016           ( 8 spaces)
  • 1076B     Tour # 9           1 – 9 Sept 2016               (6 spaces)

This first tour is definitely the great 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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Photography Enthusiasts – with Canon Master, Nature & Wildlife Photographer, Darren Jew

Departure dates: 2015  Tours: (all FULLY BOOKED tour dates have been removed) 11 nights:

  • Tour # 8    1035D    27 Aug – 8 Sept               (1 space)
  • Tour # 13    1035F          2 – 13 October          (3 spaces)

Departure dates: 2016  Tours: 8 nights:

  • Tour # 4    1036B          17 – 25 August             (2 spaces)
  • Tour # 8    1036D          7 – 15 September        (FULLY BOOKED)

11 nights:

  • Tour # 2    1036A          5 – 16 Aug                 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Tour # 6    1036C          26 Aug – 6 Sept         (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Tour # 13    1036E         16 – 27  Sept             (4 spaces)

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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