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Heat run with more than 10 humpback whales in Tonga by underwater photographer Scott Portelli
Duration: 9 nights, 10 Days (7 days on the water with the whales)
Location: Haapai, Tonga
Price: $6,250 AUD
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As the Humpbacks arrive in large numbers to breed and give birth, you will bear witness to natures great events. The crystal clear waters of Ha’apai are the perfect place for nurturing mothers teaching their calves how to be whales while groups of whales demonstrate their overwhelming presence. Your day is filled with excitement only stopping to explore the coral gardens and abundant marine life that inhabits Tonga.


12th  – 22nd  August 2019


Includes boat, crew and guide for 7 days on the water


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

Total tour cost = $6,250 AUD per person


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

Trip Leader

Trip Leader & Photography Host

Tour includes

7 days on the water with lunch; photography advice and guidance in the water; daily snorkeling on reefs; 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 7 days on the water
  • 10 nights Accommodation (Shared)
  • Lunch & snacks while onboard
  • Photography/Research advice and guidance in the water
  • Daily snorkelling on reefs
  • Airport transfers in Ha’apai.


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Accommodation (Package)

Matafonua Resort inclusive package. Package costs are for 9 nights in shared accommodation. If you wish to extend your stay or arrive early and depart later, we can organise accommodation based on availability. Any dates outside the tour packaged will be charged accordingly.

Local Flights

Currently Real Tonga, is the only domestic airline operating in Tonga.
You can book directly with Real Tonga through their website : http://www.realtonga.to/index.html

Real Tonga Contact Details :

Real Tonga Airlines
Tungi Colonnade
Taufa’ahau Road
Phone : +676 23777 Mon – Fri ( 0830 – 1700 ) Sat ( 0830 – 1400 )
Email: booking@realtonga.to

Fiji Airways also fly 2 days a week to Tongatapu and Vavau
You can book directly with  Fiji Airways at https://www.fijiairways.com/

Important information

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

Please review our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation policy

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