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Humpback Whale Swim from Tongatapu island with transfers & lunch

Here is some underwater action that you DON’T want to miss! It’s not every day that you get to swim in an area known for humpback whales and learn more about the radiant Humpback Whales on this educational Whale adventure. This is truly a life-changing experience!


6 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Flippers , wetsuit & snorkel mask
    • Lunch
    • Tea & Coffee
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Tongatapu Island, Tongatapu Island

    You will be picked up from your hotel at approx. 8am and taken to the Wharf for your safety briefing.

    The boat will travel at a slow, calm and unhurried pace at 8 knots an hour. With patience and a slow relaxed pace, we minimize disturbance to the whales. Once the whales are sighted, it may take an hour to two hours, to slowly follow at a safe distance. We are conscious that whales do not feel harassed or disturbed so it gives them time to adjust to our approach.

    The humpback whales can easily swim fast away from us, but our crew’s experience takes time to build up the whales’ curiosity and trust, so instead of swimming away from us, the whales actually stop most times, turn and approach us.When the weather is sunny, and sea conditions calm with low wind speeds, successful encounters are extremely high.

    You can choose to swim with the whales, OR you can watch from the boat if you’d prefer. Time permitting of course, you’ll be able to dive into the location’s crystal clear waters and explore the fascinatingly gorgeous world beneath our own.

    The boat will return by 3pm and you will be transferred back to you town hotel.

    Availability: July to October*

    *Tours departures and times are weather dependent and at the Captain’s call.It is advisable that you book your preferred date, but be flexible with your planned land activities, if we need to change your humpback whale encounter due to the weather.

    Duration: 6 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up from any hotel or guesthouse in Tongatapu
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult and are NOT allowed to swim with Whales but may watch from the boat
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size



Activity ID: V-52698P5

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