Swim with humpback whales in Tonga

Price
AU $5300ToAU $6280 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
From 6 - 8 people
More info
9 nights the Tongan Beach Resort - most meals, 7 days on the water with the whales.
All airport transfers in Vava'u are included.
Make enquiry

Description of Swim with humpback whales in Tonga

Map

Price information

AU $5300ToAU $6280 excluding flights
Convert currency:
9 nights the Tongan Beach Resort - most meals, 7 days on the water with the whales.
All airport transfers in Vava'u are included.
Make enquiry

Check dates

Tonga's borders remain closed for 2021 - 2022 dates will be added soon.

Travel guides

Swimming with whales & wild dolphins
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Whale watching
There is something mysterious and almost mystical about whales. Thanks to their epic migrations, their phenomenally deep dives, their great age and th...

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

There are approximately 8,000 Humpback whales that migrate to the 3 island groups of Tonga each year, (Vava'u has about 70% of the whales population in their waters). During our days on the water, we endeavour to allow as many in-the-water encounters as possible without harassing the whales. Some days we may only witness surface activity other days we may experience in-the-water encounters, as weather and tides are believed to effect the behaviour of the whales and where they 'hang out'.

We ask you to fully appreciate that to have an opportunity to swim with humpback whales is rare, very unique and a precious gift. We strictly abide by the Tongan Whale-Watching Regulations therefore there is always only four people plus the guide in the water with the whales at one time.

When whale-watching:
Cease contact at any sign of whales, particularly mothers and calves, becoming distressed or alarmed
Allow the whales to control the nature and duration of the encounter
Whales may leave an area if continually disturbed
Respect the marine environment
Do not throw rubbish or other objects into the water
Dumping rubbish, particularly plastics, can kill whales and other sea life through accidental swallowing or entanglement.

If whale-watching from land, remain within established footpaths and lookout points, protect the environment, e.g. don't trample vegetation, minimise noise levels & don't swim to the whales from the shore.

People

To only work with local suppliers who strictly adhere to the 'Whale-watching Guidelines of Tonga - that cause little or no negative impact on the humpback whales in the area.

To encourage our guests to interact with the local families during their time in Tonga and offer opportunities such as Tongan-owned and operated accommodation, attending feast and dance nights and on any village visits or events where this is possible.

To donate a portion of the profits generated each year to 'Friends of Prince Wellington Ngu Hospital' in Neiafu Tonga for much needed supplies for their diagnostic laboratory. Some of our guests generously donate to this cause also.

To ask our guests to bring vital educational and stationery supplies, such as books, pens. pencils, calculators, etc for the Vava'u Library Fund for underprivileged 'bright' students in Vava'u and childrens reading books, crayons, pencils colouring books etc for the English speaking kindergartens. Instead of 'tipping' staff at resorts/restaurants etc, we ask guests to donate to the Laboratory at The Prince Ng Wellington Hospital in Vava'u - information about this worthy cause is given to to guests on request.

We ask our guests to bring discarded eye glasses from family and friends for the people of Vava'u as there are no opticians or eye doctors available locally.

Popular similar holidays

Budget Tonga holiday, swim with humpback whales

Budget Tonga holiday, swim with humpback whales

From 2399 10 days excluding flights

Once in a lifetime chance to swim with humpback whales

Desert Island survival in Tonga

Desert Island survival in Tonga

From US $3200 10 days excluding flights

Learn island survival skills & swim with Humpback whales

Tonga humpback whale swimming tour

Tonga humpback whale swimming tour

From AU $5225 8 days excluding flights

Swim with whales in the pristine islands of Tonga