This tour offers eights swim days for guests, like most nature tours, the more time you put in, the higher chances of more amazing encounters.
Sundays in Tonga are rest days—all businesses, including airports—are closed, and whale swims are not allowed.
Each boat will take six clients. Tonga law allows four people in the water at a time with a certified whale swim guide.
Four guests will swim; two will stay out and guests will rotate equally throughout the day. Having fewer people on the boat offers guests almost 33% more swim time than other boats that take 8-12 people.
This trip runs out of Mystic Sands
Mystic Sands is one of the nicest resorts in Vava’u — just check out their amazing reviews on Trip Advisor. The resort is on a private beach and has a pier for picking up guests for whale-watching trips.
Surrounded by tropical gardens, Mystic Sands is a 10-minute drive from town, with is a beachfront restaurant located next door. Hot breakfast is included in all tours out of Mystic Sands. Lunches are provided on all whale swim days.
The resort is located right on the water, giving guests access to kayaking, SUPs, snorkeling and other water activities. Pick up for the whale swims happens right at the resort’s dock, making things a bit easier.
Guests can choose from twin share or single occupancy, with the price based on twin sharing.
Guest should arrive into VAV (Vava'u, Tonga) via NAN (Nadi, Fiji) on Fiji Airlines.
If you are flying from LAX, you should depart LAX on October 12, 2023