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Another year with the lovely Bucketlist Family

One of my favourite times of year in Tonga is when Garrett and his family turn up for their annual pilgrimage to swim with the whales. I love the enthusiasm and connection they have with the whales. their latest v-blog really captures the essence of their last trip here with  us in Tonga. Can’t wait to see you guys again next season. I love this video!!

2020 Just released! Already taking bookings

Looking towards 2020, we have just released our new dates for the upcoming 2020 season, if you missed out this year and are looking to book next year or the year after, here is what we have on offer:

Vava’u
Tour 1 – 13th -21st July (7 Days)
Tour 2 – 24th – 31st July (7 Days)
Tour 3 – 3rd -11th August (7 Days)
Tour 4 – 12th – 20th August (8 Days)
Tour 5 – 24th Aug -1st Sept (8 Days)
Tour 6 – 4th Sept – 13th Sept (7 Days)
Tour 7 – 12th – 22nd Sept (8 Days)
Tour 8 – 25th Sept – 3rd Oct (8 Days)
Tour 9 – 5th – 13th October (7 Days)
Tour 10 – 14th – 23rd October (8 Days)

Haapai
Tour 6 H – 1-Sep – 12-Sept (7 Days)
Tour 7H – 12th – 20th Sept (6 Days)
Tour 8H – 22nd – 30th Sept (7 Days)

Contact us for more details or to book your 2020 tours.

Michaela Skovranova with humpback whales in Tonga Vava'u. Don Silcock

 

Baby Whale Breach

You never know what to expect when you are out on the water in Tonga with the Humpback whales. We had this rambunctious calf propel itself out of the water at full speed and breach in front of our group. Truly a memorable moment.

Check out the feature from USA Today

 

A Tail in the air wins the Asferico International Nature Awards

We experienced some unique behaviour with this female Humpback last season and I managed to capture an interesting perspective showing the enormous tail and body above and below the surface. This image was awarded at the Asferico International Nature awards in the underwater category in 2018. We can learn so much from documenting unique behaviour from these majestic mammals. check out some of the talented photographers and their inspiring works of nature at the Asferico awards.

Aerial Views over Vava’u, Tonga

Check out some of the most amazing scenery in the south Pacific, truly a photographers paradise.

2018 Dates Released for Tonga

2017 dates are now fully booked but we have just released our dates for 2018,

Tour 1 – 26th July – 6th August (8 Day)

Tour 2 – 6th Aug – 15th August (8 Day)

Tour 3 – 17th Aug – 26th August (7 Day)

Tour 4 – 27th Aug – 5th Sept (8 Day)

Tour 5 – 7th Sept – 17th Sept (8 Day)

Tour 6 – 18th Sept – 27th Sept (8 Day)

Tour 7 – 28th Sept – 7th October (7 Day)

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Underwater Encounters in Tonga

A little snippet of the amazing underwater encounters we have had this season in Tonga with the whales. very action packed, 2018 will be here before you know it, so check out the tour dates if you want to join us.

Aerial Views of Tonga and the Humpback whales

Some beautiful aerial footage of Tonga and the whales to entice those thinking of joining us next year. If you want to see this in 2018 join us for the chance to swim with the whales and see some amazing behaviour, not to mention stunning tropical islands.

Kicking off the season

As the season kicks off we are seeing some interesting behaviour from some young juvenile whales, this whale we had to nickname the crazy whale on account of it always making a B-line for us in the water. things can be unpredictable sometimes and we are dealing with wild animals with big bodies and big personalities. Lets hope the excitement continues this week.

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Tonga Photo Series

This week we are launching our new series of inspirational  photos of Tonga showcasing all that this beautiful South Pacific paradise has to offer.

 

Tonga Stars Milky way

Tongan people

Humpback Whales of Tonga

Coral Reefs in Tonga

Islands of Tonga

Light Beams in Caves

Mariners Cave, Tonga