Tonga 2023 - Group F0A - 7 Nights/ 5 Swim Days -Flying Annie

      Vava'u Tonga

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      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
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      Jul 22 - 29, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 6
      Tonga 2023 - Group F0A - 7 Nights/ 5 Swim Days -Flying Annie
      Vava'u Tonga

      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
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      18 reviews

      Jul 22 - 29, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 6

      About this trip

      This tour runs Saturday to Saturday. Offering five swim days for guests, which occur Monday through Friday. Sundays in Tonga are rest days—all businesses, including airports—are closed, and whale swims are not allowed. Guests take the Sunday after arrival to rest and get ready for their swim week.

      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.

      Where You Stay

      This trip runs out of Flying Annie Bed & Breakfast.

      Flying Annie is a cute bed and breakfast located near town. Within five minutes of walking, you will find yourself at restaurants and at the water’s edge. Flying Annie is, in our opinion, is the most comfortable accommodation in town.

      We book all 10 rooms at Flying Annie for our guests.

      Guests can choose from twin share or single occupancy (based on availability), with the price based on twin sharing. If you would like your own room there is a single supplement cost of $130 USD per night, space permitting.

      What’s included

      • Return Transfer
        From VAV to Flying Annie
      • 7 Nights Accomodation
        Based on Double Occupancy
      • 5 Whale Swim Days
        7 Hours of searching and swimming with whales
      • Hot Breakfast
      • Lunch
        Provided on whale swim days

      What’s not included

      • Gear Rental
      • Travel Insurance
      • Flights
      • Gratuity
        Suggested $500 per client
      • Dinners
      • Lunches
        Lunch is only provided on Whale Swim Days

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $2,900

      Available options

      Itinerary

      July 22 , 2023
      Arrival Day - Day 1

      Guest should arrive into VAV (Vava'u, Tonga) via NAN (Nadi, Fiji) on Fiji Airlines.

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      SD
      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
      18 reviews
      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions is run by award winning underwater photographer Nadia Aly. Nadia Aly is a wildlife photographer who specializes in underwater photography. She holds a Masters in Digital Media from the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver BC and has had her work featured on National Geographic, Sony World Photo, Underwater Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best Photography.

      Reviews

      This was the trip of a lifetime and Nadia was a delightful travel guide. This type of eco-tourism helps preserve these magical ocean creatures for the future as local people learn they can make a living without killing and visitors fall in love with the Mobula Rays, Orcas, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Whale Sharks and other whales then become inspired to protect them.
      By Charlotte M for Baja Blue Water 2024 - Mobula & Orca Focus on May 27, 2024
      Spectacular trip! We were lucky enough to swim with orcas, massive whale sharks, blue whales, mobulas, sea lions, and mantas. This blue water safari did not disappoint. The diversity of animals we encountered made this trip so special for me. Thank you, Nadia and Armando, for everything!
      By Julie G for Baja Blue Water 2024 - Mobula & Orca Focus on May 23, 2024
      My heart is overflowing with gratitude as I write this review to thank Nadia and her exceptional team for making my lifelong dream of swimming with orca and blue whales a reality. Nadia, your meticulous planning and attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Every aspect of this adventure was flawlessly executed, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience. The warmth and professionalism of your team made me feel welcome and at ease from the very beginning. Their passion and knowledge about marine life were truly inspiring, and their dedication to creating a magical experience for each guest was evident in every interaction. The house on the water was nothing short of spectacular. Nestled in the serene and stunning surroundings of Baja, it provided the perfect blend of luxury and comfort, clearly the best house in the area. Waking up to the gentle sounds of the waves and the breathtaking views of the ocean was a dream come true in itself. I have already signed up for 2025!
      By James D for Baja Blue Water 2024 - Mobula & Orca Focus on May 23, 2024
      We had such an amazing experience in Dominica! Never in my life did I think swimming with sperm whales would be so amazing! We were lucky to swim with whales 4 of our 6 days, and those days did not disappoint! The days we did not find whales, we checked out a local snorkel spot called Champagne reef and it was fantastic. The Fort Young hotel was perfect, and located right on the water, our deck was amazing, offering us a jaw dropping view of the ocean!! Captain Curt answered all our questions, and educated us about the sperm whales. Huge thank you to Nadia for the top notch organization! We can't wait to book another tour!
      By Greg H for Swim with Sperm Whales -2024 - Fort Young on Mar 31, 2024
      I recently had the most extraordinary experience of my life in Dominica, where I embarked on an awe-inspiring journey to swim with sperm whales. From the very beginning, the trip was seamless, thanks to the exceptional communication and coordination by Nadia. Nadia's attention to detail and prompt responses ensured that every aspect of my pre-travel arrangements was taken care of with precision. Her expertise and dedication set the stage for what would turn out to be an unforgettable adventure. Upon arriving in Dominica, I was taken to the stunning Fort Young Hotel, a true gem nestled right on the water's edge. The location was not only breathtaking but also convenient, allowing me to wake up to the soothing sounds of the ocean every morning. The hotel's impeccable service and comfortable accommodations made my stay all the more enjoyable. I can confidently say that Fort Young Hotel exceeded my expectations, providing the perfect base for my whale-watching escapade. I loved working out at the Gym that looks right over the ocean, amazing! Now, let me express my utmost admiration for Captain Curt, the mastermind behind our incredible whale-swimming expeditions. Captain Curt's experience and skill were evident from the moment we set sail. His passion for the sperm whales and dedication to providing a safe yet thrilling experience made him stand out as the best captain I've ever had the pleasure of whale swimming with! But the magic didn't end there. Our guide, Greg, was a true maestro when it came to locating sperm whales in the water. Thanks to his and Curts expertise, we were able to encounter sperm whales almost every day, creating memories that will last a lifetime. In conclusion, my time in Dominica was nothing short of magical, and I owe it to the incredible team that made it all possible. Nadia's pre-travel communication, the enchanting Fort Young Hotel, Captain Curt's exceptional skills, and Greg's insightful guidance came together to create an adventure that exceeded my wildest dreams. If swimming with sperm whales is on your bucket list, look no further than Dominica and the tours with SDL Expeditoins– an experience that will leave you in awe and gratitude for the beauty of our planet's marine life.
      By Natalie J for Swim with Sperm Whales -2024 - Fort Young on Mar 11, 2024
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