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.
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.
Guests are advised to arrive at VAV (Vava'u, Tonga) through NAN (Nadi, Fiji) on Fiji Airlines. For guaranteed pricing and seat availability, we recommend booking from our designated group block. Further details on group blocks can be found in the prep guide, which is included in the booking confirmation email. If you're departing from LAX, plan to set off 2 days prior to your intended arrival date due to the crossing of the International dateline.