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Swim with Humpback Whales

Location : Vava'u, Tonga

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The Vava'u archipelago in northern Tonga is perhaps the most famous place in the world for swimming with humpback whales— and for good reason. The islands form a natural nursery for migrating humpback whales between July and late October allowing them to raise their calves in safety.

 

We have been operating our swim with whales tours in Vava’u, Tonga since 1999 and our dedicated and passionate Tour Leader & crew are experts. We  know how to take care of every detail of your time with us.

 We offer personally-escorted, small group/8 guests ‘snorkelling with whales’ eco-tours you will never, ever forget!

Our tours include 7 or 9 nights at a beautiful, beach-front boutique-style resort, with friendly and welcoming hosts, a pool, delicious food, snorkelling on reefs and in caves, beach combing on deserted island and definitely lots of fun!

We also include airport transfers in Vava’u.

 

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Where will you stay?

You will stay in the fabulous Tongan Beach Resort.

 

Tongan Beach Resort spans 180 meters of beachfront with all 18 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 front of the resort. Our boat picks you up at the jetty each morning and heads out to the whale nursery.

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Tongan Beach Resort
Tongan Beach Resort pool

All rooms have top quality beds and 100% cotton bedding and towels and are only meters away from the water’s edge.  The rooms have air-conditioning and 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.

What is included?

7 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS ON THE WATER PACKAGE

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Transfers : Return airport & boat transfers in Vava'u

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Beachside Room at the Tongan Beach Resort with ensuite bathroom - a fabulous resort on the edge of the whale nursery

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Full buffet breakfast at the hotel, delicious lunches on the boat each day, plus Sunday lunch, as well as  5 evening meals

The other 2 evenings, you are free to experience Traditional Tongan food night or a restaurant in town 

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5 full days on the water with the whales guided by certified/experienced/passionate Guides | education/research data collection

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Discovering the beautiful Vava'u islands!

 

Your whale-watching days will include opportunities to snorkel and explore coral reefs | beautiful cathedral and swim through underwater caves | beach-comb on uninhabited islands.

 

Kayaks are available at the resort if you would like to do more exploring in your free time.

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1 day leisure day (Sunday is a compulsory holiday in Tonga)

9 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS ON THE WATER PACKAGE

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Transfers : Return airport & boat transferts in Vava'u

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Beachside Room at the Tongan Beach Resort with ensuite bathroom - a fabulous resort on the edge of the whale nursery

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Full buffet breakfast at the hotel, delicious lunches on the boat each day, plus Sunday lunch, as well as 6 evening meals

The other 3 evenings, you are free to experience Traditional Tongan food night or a restaurant in town 

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7 full days on the water with the whales guided by certified/experienced/passionate Guides | education/research data collection

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Discovering the beautiful Vava'u islands!

 

Your whale-watching days will include opportunities to snorkel and explore coral reefs | beautiful cathedral and swim through underwater caves | beach-comb on uninhabited islands.

 

Kayaks are available at the resort if you would like to do more exploring in your free time.

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1 day leisure day (Sunday is a compulsory holiday in Tonga)

Tour places are going fast, book now!

Not included :

- All international flights to Vava'u, Tonga

- Travel Insurance

- Snorkelling gear

- Some evening dinners depending on your package

Dates & Costs TONGA - 2024 

7 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS ON THE WATER PACKAGE

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Choose your date!
  • 6-13 July 2024

  • 13-20 July 2024

  • 20-27 July 2024

  • 17-24 August 2024

  • 24-31 August 2024

  • 14-21 September 2024

  • 21-28 September 2024

  • 1-8 October 2024

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Choose your accomodation!

Prices are per person including all the above!

Single Beach side with Ensuite: 

AUD 7,800

Beach side Twin/Double with Ensuite:
AUD 6,500

Family Beach side with twin/double:
AUD 6,600

Family Triple:
AUD 6,200

9 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS ON THE WATER PACKAGE

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Choose your date!
  • 8-17 August 2024

  • 5-14 September 2024   FULLY BOOKED

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Choose your accomodation!

Prices are per person including all the above!

Single Beach side with Ensuite: 

AUD 9,350

Beach side Twin/Double with Ensuite:
AUD 7,400

Family Beach side with twin/double:
AUD 7,550


Family Triple (3 persons):
AUD 6,950

A question? Contact us or check our FAQ here

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