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A humpback whale lying under the water, with a bubble trail from its pectoral fin, photographed by Scott Portelli for Swimming with Gentle Giants
Duration: 10 nights (6 days in the water with the whales)
Location: Haapai, Tonga
Price: $6,450 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.

Date

12th – 21st September 2020

Charter

Includes boat, crew and guide for 6 days on the water

Deposit

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

Total tour cost = $6,450 AUD per person

Group

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

Tour Leaders

In 2020 our team of Professional award winning photographers and Marine Biologists will be the tours leaders/hosts on your tours. Alice Forrest, Angel Grimaldi, Grant Thomas and Andre Joanisse. Check out our team profiles for more information.

 

Tour includes

6 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 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

Matafonua Resort inclusive package. Package costs are for 10 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
Nuku’alofa
Tongatapu
TONGA
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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