Whale Watching Tour-Vava'u

Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No. Children over 10 years old and must know how to swim to join the tour

Friendly: No.
Children under 10 is not allowed, and cutomers must be strong enough to face the wilds, get in and out of the boat and expect some rough weathers. Let me know if you are allergic to any type of food before preparing the tour

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

The tour that moves your heart closer to nature

If you are after an unforgettable and amazing once in a lifetime experience, come along and join the arrival of the humpback whales journey to the Friendly Island from the Antartic Ocean. The Humpback Whales grace our waters during the winter months of June to October. Come and witness their majestic beauty and listen to their mighty song. The season is celebrated with the farmers harvesting their yams and root crops, Therefore; after the whale watching trip, the tour will continue on to a Tongan feast where you will taste different types of local sea foods with yams (Ufi) the highest chiefly root crops in Tonga while you will be entertained by local school children and a drink of Kava (our local ceremonial drinks) to make you relaxed.


7:30 Tours meeting time at Small Boat Marina's
8:30-12:00 Swimming and Whale Watching in the Wilds (Guiding thru the whole time)
1:30 Swim at Mariner's Cave
2:30 Swim at Swallow's Cave
3:30 tours will return into town
5:00 Buffet dinner, traditional dance, kava drinking
A taste of Noni juice and herbal medicine
Please bring your own hard drinks as we only serve local fruit juices and water

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Address or Intersection

Duration: 7 hours

Whale watching and swimming is only a seasonal activity here so it won't starts till June and ends in October. Time availability will start by July 2017 first week and continue on till the end of October.


The speed boat can fit 14 people and it is fully covered by insurance with a professional driver.

What’s Included

Other: -
- 3 days of Whale Swimming and Watching
-Meet and Greet
-Transportation to and from airport and to small boat marinás for whale swimming and return
-Accomodation (Bed and breakfast x 3 nites)
-Tongan feast for the first night and buffet dinner of local foods for the rest of the stay
-Professional whale swimming guide and tour guide
-Boatmaster certificate driver
-Fully equipped with insurance covered boat
-First aid kit
-Packed lunch
-water bottles, refreshments
-Pack of Vavaú information's and map
-Snorkeling gears, wet suit, life jackets
-Buffet dinner and cultural performances like kava drinking and traditional dancing
-most tourist paid up to 3 whale swimming and watching trips, you can do this as well as long as you let me know. Remember to book before the season of whale watching starts which is June, by then most operators are fully booked, BOOK NOW!!! A different price for those on cruise ship days like TOP$1,800.00 for a group of 4 pp which include water, lunch, professional guide.


Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 TOP - Local souvenirs will be available for sale.

What’s Extra

Other: You may need to buy your own wine or hard drinks like beer as I do not supply these. You may carry TOP$50 with you incase

Private tour guide Hainite Vuki

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