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

      Vava'u Tonga

      11 reviews
      Jul 22 - 29, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 6
      Tonga 2023 - Group F0A - 7 Nights/ 5 Swim Days -Flying Annie
      Vava'u Tonga

      11 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
      • Gear Rental
      • Travel Insurance
      • Flights
      • Gratuity
        Suggested $500 per client
      • Dinners
      • Lunches
        Lunch is only provided on Whale Swim Days

      Available Packages

      Trip Price

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      July 22 , 2023
      Arrival Day - Day 1

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

      Your Organizer

      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
      11 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.


      The whale guide, staff at the accommodation and our on-site tour guide were all amazing people. They worked hard to ensure our stay and experience was enjoyable. If you are vegan/vegetarians food is limited and bland. You receive the same breakfast everyday. Lunch was different everyday but very bland. The main dishes served at restaurants are seafood. It would have been nice if we could cook at the accommodation so that we could enjoy some healthy vegetarian dishes.
      By Katie C for Tonga 2023 - Group F14- 7 Nights/ 5 Swim Days -Flying Annie on Nov 09, 2023
      Don't hesitate for a minute—book a trip with Humpback Swims to see the whales of Vava'u, Tonga for yourself! SDLE runs a top-notch operation out of Vava'u, with comfortable, safe boats, knowledgeable guides, capable captains, and great lunches on the boat. On an 11-night/8-day swim tour, we got in the water with whales all but one of the days. Our last day on the boat was one of my most spectacular in-water days ever, and I've been a scuba diver for over 20 years. We were in the water for almost two hours with a mama, calf, and escort—incredible! Honestly, the trip couldn't have been better. Thank you, for an experience I'll remember for a lifetime!
      By Rebecca S for Tonga 2023 - Group G9- 11 Nights/ 8 Swim Days -Flying Annie on Nov 06, 2023
      5⭐️+ Nadia has this trip dialed in, every detail, from the booking process thru the return to the airport. The trip exceeded my expectations in every way, the 🐋, Mystic Sands accommodations, morning breakfast, evening dinners, boat crews and Captains!
      By Ric H for Tonga 2023 - Group F12M- 7 Nights/ 5 Swim Days -Mystic on Oct 24, 2023
      Humpback Swims exceeded our expectations. Nadia, the owner, is truly dedicated to providing her guests with both safety and an unforgettable experience. We opted for the eight-day trip, and every single moment was absolutely worthwhile. Our overall experience with Humpback Swims was overwhelmingly positive. Swimming with these majestic creatures is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and Nadia's focus on providing an incredible adventure is evident. We had multiple close encounters with humpback whales on all 8 days, and even on the one day with fewer swims, we found a "singer" whale, which made it far from disappointing.
      By edita v for Tonga 2023 - Group 6A- 10 Nights/ 8 Swim Days -Mystic Sands on Sep 26, 2023
      There are really no words to describe our experience in Vava’u, swimming with the humpback whales. This is an experience to be felt. There’s so much excitement, inner peace, and gratitude towards not only swimming with the humpback whales but this beautiful island and the lovely people who call it home. Thank you Nadia for arranging an unforgettable trip for my husband and I. It will by far be the best trip ever!!
      By Jennifer F for Tonga 2023 - Group F8- 7 Nights/ 5 Swim Days -Flying Annie on Sep 25, 2023
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