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Select Your Desired Number Of Water Days
The more days you put in on the water, the higher your chances of having memorable, meaningful encounters.
Tonga law allows 4 pax in the water at a time.
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(From $3,990 USD)
Perfect for the time-pressed. Select from our 4 swimmer or 6 swimmer boats. Enjoy 7 nights, with 5 days focused on whale swimming. Explore our 1-week whale swim tours.
(From $6,300 USD)
An excellent choice for those seeking extended encounters with whales to maximize their experience. This is our premium, higher-end trip, that offers the best accomodation.
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The more days you put in on the water, the higher your chances of having memorable, meaning encounters. If this has been your dream, we highly encourage you to do an 8 swim day trip. You are coming all this way, and nature needs time to try and deliver.
All groups are 6 passengares (pax), unless noted otherwise. Tonga law allows 4 pax in the water at a time.
- Approximately 1-3 amazing days
- Options for either 4 or 6 passenger boat
- Good option if you have less time
- 5 Sea days to search and swim with whales
- Approximately 3-6 amazing days
- Only 6 passenger boat available
- Most expensive
- Best accomodation in Vava’u
- 8 Sea days to search and swim with whales
Whale season in Vava’u is mid-July through October. Some days are sunny; some days are cloudy. The weather is warm, but you’ll want to bring a wind jacket to keep you comfortable on the boat. Water temperature is around 77 F (25 C).
Vava’u, in our opinion, is the best place in the world for in-water encounters with humpback whales. Only snorkeling is allowed with the whales as they don’t like divers’ bubbles, and it’s hard to keep up with whales on SCUBA. The topography of the islands allows us to work in most conditions, excluding intense weather days of course.
We will go out and swim with the whales in most conditions; the weather and seas don’t seem to affect the whales at all. We search for the whales in calm, sheltered bays, open sea — pretty much wherever the day takes us!