Tonga 2024 - Group M1 - 11 Nights/ 8 Swim Days -Mystic Sands

      Vava'u Tonga

      SD
      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
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      Jul 20 - 31, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 6
      Tonga 2024 - Group M1 - 11 Nights/ 8 Swim Days -Mystic Sands
      Vava'u Tonga

      Scuba Diver Life Expeditions LLC
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      13 reviews

      Jul 20 - 31, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 6

      About this trip

      This tour offers eight swim days over eleven nights.  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.

      Where You Stay -Mystic Sands

      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. 

      What’s included

      • Return Transfer
        From VAV to Mystic Sands
      • 11 Nights Accomodation
        Based on Double Occupancy
      • 8 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
      • Dinners
      • Lunches
        Lunch is only provided on Whale Swim Days

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $6,300
      Deposit: $1,500

      Available options

      Itinerary

      July 20, 2024 - Saturday
      Arrival Day: Day 1

      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. 

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      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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