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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.
Typically you can expect 1-3 amazing days on a 5 swim day tour, and 3-6 amazing days on an 8 swim day tour. 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.
Choose from our 5 swim day 7 night excursions with 4 or 6 clients per group. Our 4 person groups offer guests the chance to go in on every whale swim opportunity, these tours are more expensive. We also have 6 client tours, where guests rotate 4 in 2 out.
Or choose our 10/11 night stay with 8 water days at Mystic Sands, the nicest resort in Vava’u. These tours are set at 6 guests per tour, to keep costs down. Guests will rotate 4 in and 2 out on whale swim drops.
As of April 1, 2023 – Tonga no longer requires proof of COVID-19 Vaccine for Foreign Travelers.
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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!