5 Water Days
Tonga law allows 4 clients in the water at a time.
Choose from Flying Annie with our regular 6 swimmer boats, enjoy some rest time, as you need to rotate turns. Or if you want every whale moment possible, join our 4 swimmer boat, where you do not have to rotate turns in the water.
Flying Annie – 6 pax Boat
Flying Annie is a cute bed and breakfast, located near town. Within 5 minutes of walking, you will find yourself at restaurants and at the water’s edge. For our trips, we have a small house with two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. We also have a room inside the main building with a double bed and ensuite bathrooms. Air conditioning is available in all of these suites, however, it is winter in Tonga, and most people do not need air conditioning.
Guests can choose from twin share or single occupancy (based on availability), with the price based on twin sharing. If you would like your own room there is a single supplement cost of $1300 USD, space permitting.
Ocean song – 4 pax boat
Ocean Song House, is available for our 5 swim day and 7 night trips. In 2024 we are excited to announce a 4 person boat, where every guest can get in the water on every drop. Rooms are given on a first come first serve basis in terms of when you book. Single travelers will get their own room.
This property is located in Old Harbor, and is one of the nicest water front houses on the island. Town is a 10 minute walk away, or guests can use the provided guest car for use, in which town is a 1 minute car ride away. Guests who stay at Ocean Song usually work together as a group to get to/from the whale boats and dinners with the provided guest car.
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!