Tonga 2024 - Group F7- 7 Nights/ 5 Swim Days - Flying Annie

      Vava'u Tonga

      SD
      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
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      13 reviews
      Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 6
      Tonga 2024 - Group F7- 7 Nights/ 5 Swim Days - Flying Annie
      Vava'u Tonga

      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
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      13 reviews

      Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2024
      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 $400 -500 USD per client
      • Dinners
      • Lunches
        Lunch is only provided on Whale Swim Days

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $3,750
      Deposit: $1,500

      Available options

      Itinerary

      August 31, 2024
      Arrival Day - Day 1

      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 2 days before the trip start date, as you will cross the International Dateline on your way to Tonga

      Your Organizer


      SD
      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
      13 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

      My week with the Sperm whales in Dominica far exceeded my expectations. Getting to experience being in the water with them many, many times was truly magical. Their presence is so peaceful. Captain Curt and Craig did such a fabulous time giving us the best experiences and also respecting the whales and how much we interacted with them which I so appreciated. I can not recommend this trip enough. I look forward to. going back for another time with them. Thank you!
      By Mary C for Swim with Sperm Whales -2024 - Fort Young on Feb 13, 2024
      Swimming with sperm whales was a life-altering experience. Their immense size and grace were breathtaking, and they tolerated us with a gentle good humor. The highlights were swimming for several hours alongside of group of at least eleven whales (including a large male) as they interacted intensely with one another, and serving as babysitters for a baby whale whose mom left the baby at the surface as she dove to feed. What an incredible 10 days! I am deeply appreciative to Nadia for teaching me so much about underwater photography and whale behavior, and for her persistance in getting the best out of our hotel accommodations. Nadia, your good humor and endless energy are priceless! I'm also grateful to Captain Kurt for consistently placing us in ideal positions for photographing and interacting with the whales, and for always putting the safety of the whales first, ensuring that we never stressed them or significantly altered their behavior. And heartfelt thanks to Greg for ensuring our safety, and for lugging my huge camera housing out of the water about a million times. This was an absolutely extraordinary trip! Thank you all!!
      By Susan M for Swim with Sperm Whales - December 2023 on Jan 05, 2024
      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
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