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Freediver Alice Forrest looking into the eye of a baby humpback whale underwater, photographed by Scott Portelli on tour with Swimming with Gentle Giants
Duration: 23 - 31 Aug 2023, 8 nights (5 days in the water with the whales)
Location: Haapai, Tonga
Price: $6,650 AUD
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 These gentle giants of the sea give birth in the tropical waters of Ha’apai to ensure the safety of their new born calves. You will be witness to the bond between mother and calf and the unique behaviour that can only be experienced by observing these amazing creatures in their natural environment. Your day is filled with excitement and admiration only stopping to explore the coral gardens and abundant marine life that inhabits Tonga.


23 – 31st Aug 2023


Includes boat, crew and guide for 5 days on the water


AUD $1000 (This is non-refundable)
Note: All costs are in Australian Dollars

Total tour cost = $6,650 AUD per person


Maximum of 6 people to maximize your time in the water with the whales.

Tour Leaders

In 2023 our team of Professional award winning photographers and Marine Biologists will be the tours leaders/hosts on your tours: Scott Portelli, Alice Forrest, Angel Grimaldi, Grant Thomas, Rosie Leaney, John Natoli, Pete McGee, Andre Joanisse and Alex Kydd. Check out our team profiles for more information.


Tour includes

5 days on the water with lunch; photography advice and guidance in the water; daily snorkeling on reefs and in caves; airport transfers in Haapai; share accommodation at Matafonua Resort.

Also included: continental breakfast, lunch on the boat, hire of kayaks, bicycles and snorkel gear as well as free WIFI in the main building.

  • Boat, experienced crew and guide for 5 days on the water
  • 8 nights accommodation (Shared)
  • Lunch & snacks while onboard
  • Photography/research advice and guidance in the water
  • Daily snorkeling on reefs
  • Airport transfers in Ha’apai.


Matafonua Resort inclusive package. Package costs are for 8 nights in shared accommodation.

How to get there

You can find travel and flight suggestions here.


Important information

If you are unsure about anything please refer to our FAQs or contact us for more details.

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