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Tonga Humpback Tours 2019

Join us to swim with Whales in Vava’u, Tonga in 2019!

We offer personally-escorted, all inclusive, small group ‘snorkelling with whales’ eco-tours tours, with longer days and more time in the water for you – there are NO hidden costs.
Our tours include 7 or 9 nights at beautiful, beach-side, luxury Glam-Tents (with timber floors & full ensuite bathrooms) or boutique-style accommodation, with friendly and welcoming hosts, delicious food, snorkelling on reefs and in caves, and definitely lots of fun! We also include airport transfers in Vava’u.
We have been operating our swim with whales tours in Vava’u, Tonga for 19 seasons and our dedicated and passionate crew know how to take care of every detail of your time with us, therefore offering a humpback whale experience you will never, ever forget!

Join us in Vava’u! We want to share this amazing WhaleSwim Adventure with you!

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT operate day-trips!

Click ‘2019 to download Tour Schedule’  

We have just a few spaces left on our Tonga tours for the 2019 season now – be quick if you wish to join us there!

If you can’t find the dates that work for you in Vava’u, did you know that you can also join us to swim with the whales in beautiful Moorea, Tahiti ? OR in our amazing new location in Tofo, Mozambique.

Check our home page for more information.


2019: ‘Humpback Heaven’ Tours | 7-nights & 5 days on the water with the whales

Tour #7019A         13 – 20 July 2019 – 2 spaces available
Tour #7019AA      24 – 31 July 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
Tour #7019B         13 – 20 August 2019 – 3 spaces available
Tour # 7019C       21  – 28 August 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
Tour # 7019D       25 Sept – 2 Oct 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

Prices are per person:

Tour # 7019A         13 – 20 July 2019
Dble/Twin: Deluxe Beachside room with ensuite: AUD$5,160  Single: Deluxe Beachside room with ensuite: AUD$6,090

Tour # 7019AA         13 – 20 July 2019

Twin share: Beachside room with ensuite: AUD$5,050  Single: Beachside room with ensuite: AUD$5,680

Tour #7019B         13 – 20 August 2019
Dble/Twin: Deluxe Beachside room with ensuite: AUD$5,160  Single: Deluxe Beachside room with ensuite: AUD$6,090
Triple: Apartment 2 bedroom AUD$4,890

Click Here for Tour # 7019 'Humpback Heaven': Tour Inclusions & Itinerary

2019: ‘Encounters with Gentle Giants | 7-nights & 5 days on the water with the whales

Tour # 1049B          29 Aug – 5 Sept 2019    – 1 space available
Tour #1049C            2 – 9 October 2019       – 1 space available

Prices are per person:

Single: Beachside room with ensuite: AUD$5,680

Click Here for Tour #1049 'Encounters with Gentle Giants': Tour Inclusions & Itinerary

2019: ‘Whales in Paradise’ Tours | 9-nights & 7 days on the water with the whales

Prices are per person:

Tour #9019A        1 – 10 August 2019  – FULLY BOOKED
 #9019B        10 – 19 Sept 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

Double/Twin: Beachside studio: AUD$5,975
Single: Beachside studio AUD$6,730

  Email us  for more information about these fabulous tours!

Click Here for: Tour # 9019 'Whales in Paradise': Tour Inclusions & Itinerary

Your Tour Leader

Annah Evington

Annah is based in beautiful Russell in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand when she is not leading tours in Tonga, Sri Lanka or Norway!

Annah has been valuable part of our WhaleSwim team for most seasons since 2002, and is one of the most experienced whale guides in the world. Her passion and love for the ocean and all marine life (and whales in particular) shines!

She will be your Tour Leader for the 2019 season in Vava’u Tonga.



About our Tours – to find the information for each title below – click the title (with light blue background) and the information will drop down! 

CLICK HERE for 'Why we do packaged tours and do not operate day-trips'

CLICK HERE for: 'What's NOT included in our tours'

CLICK HERE for: 'Our Terms & Conditions'

CLICK HERE for: 'Getting to Vava'u, Tonga'

CLICK HERE for: 'Accommodation in Tongatapu (the main island of Tonga)'

CLICK HERE for: 'Gear you will need to bring'

CLICK HERE for: 'Experience required'

CLICK HERE for: 'How many people in the group?'

CLICK HERE for: 'Why you will have longer time in the water on a WhaleSwim Adventure'

CLICK HERE for: 'Your days in Vava'u & on the water'

Your Accommodation

Tongan Beach Resort

Tongan Beach Resort spans 180 meters of beachfront with all 12 guest rooms enjoying views of the golden sand beach and crystal clear turquoise waters of the Port of Refuge Harbour and on some days the humpbacks are seen frolicking in the beautiful clear waters in from of the resort. Our boat picks you up at the jetty each morning and heads out to the whale mursery.

The resort is nestled on the beachfront of the island of ‘Utungake. There is safe swimming at all tides. There is a fully licensed restaurant with great food, in addition to our Sandpit Bar (that serves excellent cocktails as well as an extensive variety of wine and spirits.

There is a large library, a beach towel service, and a water taxi service to Neiafu and back. Just a 15 min drive to the main town and several great restaurants and cafes overlooking the beautiful harbour to experience  a fresh lobster, delicious Italian or Asian food, watch an international rugby during your meal and other interesting night-life events in Vava’u.

All rooms have top quality beds and 100% cotton bedding and towels and are only meters away from the water’s edge.  The rooms are fitted with electric ceiling fans with open entrances allowing for a natural sea breeze if desired. Each room has its own covered decked balcony with table and chairs to relax and watch the sun set.
Their experienced staff are very friendly and will make your time at the resort an easy and fun experience.




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.  

These Tonga tours – are operated by The Tongan Beach Resort in Vava’u
New Zealand Yacht Charters Ltd in association with WhaleSwim Adventures Ltd.