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A humpback whale calf, rolling on its back under the water, beside a group of swimmers on tour with Swimming with Gentle Giants
Duration: 29th Sept – 8th Oct 2020, 9 nights (7 days in the water with the whales)
Location: Vava'u, Tonga
Price: $6,550 AUD
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Coming into October, humpback whales are mating and courting, calves are getting bigger and it’s a time to witness one of nature’s great events. Humpback males escort the mother and calves waiting for the opportunity to mate before heading back to the Antarctic waters to feed. The weather is getting warmer. Your day is filled with excitement and admiration only stopping to explore the coral gardens, caves and abundant marine life that inhabits Tonga.


29th Sept – 8th Oct 2020


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 = $6,550 AUD per person


Maximum of 6 people to maximize your time in the water


Tour includes

  • Boat, experienced crew and guide for 7 days on the water
  • 9 nights Accommodation
  • Lunch & snacks while onboard
  • Photography/Research advice and guidance in the water
  • Daily snorkeling on reefs and in caves
  • Airport transfers in Vava’u.


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, Laura Wells and Grant Thomas. Check out our team profiles for more information.


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Tour costs include 9 nights at the Waters Edge accommodation on the harbour. If you wish to extend your stay or arrive early and depart later, we can organise accommodation. 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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