Tonga: Swimming with Humpback Whales

In the Remote Tropical Ha'apai Islands


Each summer, humpback whales migrate more than 3,000 miles from their feeding grounds in Antarctica to the Kingdom of Tonga to court, mate, and give birth in the pristine, warm waters. On this journey, we bring you one of the great thrills of the natural world: the chance to swim and snorkel close to humpback whales. We’ll have exhilarating encounters with them, including seeing spyhopping, breaching, and mother-calf interactions. In addition to our adventures with whales, we paddle sea kayaks, snorkel above extensive coral reefs, and meet the local islanders, who welcome us with time-honored hospitality. Our Tongan-style lodge is set right on a white-sand beach.



Swim with humpback whales—the experience of a lifetime!
Sea kayak and snorkel, optional paddleboarding
Enjoy your beachfront cabana set in a tropical garden, with sunrise views from your lanai
Stargaze in clear skies under the Milky Way
Learn about the skills of early Polynesian navigators


Length: 8 days
Cost From: TBA  
Arrive: Tongatapu, Tonga
Depart: Tongatapu, Tonga
Lodging: 7 nights Tongan-style beach resort
Meals: All meals included
Activity: Snorkeling, Wildlife & Natural History, Cultural Adventures, Sea Kayaking, Whale Watching
Trip Level:

Swimming with whales, snorkeling, sea kayaking, beachcombing

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