Swimming with Whales in Tonga

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Don't miss out on these exceptional value swims, starting at less than $3,000 per person!

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Our swims are on the main island of Tongatapu. There are less than a handful of licensed operators, lots of whales, no internal flights or other add-ons. We are hospitality professionals, so your money is fully protected and every aspect of your travel looked after on a one-to-one basis.

We are delighted to have the chance to introduce you safely and sustainably, to Tonga's largest and most charismatic inhabitants.

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When you contact us, we will get straight back to you. We encourage you to read our FAQs page first, as this contains the most important information to consider before booking your trip to Tonga. Enquire about or book a tour here. Click here to view a list of departure dates.

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PREMIUM

These 8-day tours run from Wed-Wed weekly from late July to the start of September. They have optimal comfort for a max of 6 people, 5 full whale swim days, a flexible schedule and expert led. Choose this if your guests are looking for the best dedicated whale swim opportunity. They are during the main season for young adult whales.

BUDGET

These 5-day tours have two variations, either running Sat-Thu, or Mon-Sat, from early September until mid-October. This is an off-main experience on a boat shared with some day-trip swimmers and 2.5 non-flexible whale swim days. Note, the two variations have slightly different arrival and departure plans, due to flight schedule differences.

Flick through this photo book from a 2019 tour with world-renowned photographer Juergen Freund. 

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Contact us for further information about these tours. Or make an enquiry and request a date by clicking on one of the tours.

Email: tanoaexpeditions@deluxelife.com.au

Phone: +61(0)3 8592 0275 (AEST)

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Departure Dates

2024 - Exclusive Small Group, Premium Tour Departures

  • Thursday, 25 July 2024 - Thursday, 1 August 2024
  • Thursday, 1 August 2024 - Thursday, 8 August 2024
  • Thursday, 8 August 2024 - Thursday, 15 August 2024
  • Thursday, 15 August 2024 - Thursday, 22 August 2024
  • Thursday, 22 August 2024 - Thursday, 29 August 2024
  • Thursday, 29 August 2024 - Thursday, 5 September 2024

2024 - Non-Exclusive, Budget Departures from Sep-Oct

  • Saturday, 7 September 2024 - Thursday, 12 September 2024 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 9 September 2024 - Saturday, 14 September 2024 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 14 September 2024 - Thursday, 19 September 2024 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 16 September 2024 - Saturday, 21 September 2024 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 21 September 2024 - Thursday, 26 September 2024 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 23 September 2024 - Saturday, 28 September 2024 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 28 September 2024 - Thursday, 3 October 2024 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 30 September 2024 - Saturday, 5 October 2024 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 5 October 2024 - Thursday, 10 October 2024 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 7 October 2024 - Saturday, 12 October 2024 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 12 October 2024 - Thursday, 17 October 2024 - VAR 1

2025 - Exclusive Small Group, Premium Departures

  • Thursday, 24 July 2025 - Thursday, 31 July 2025
  • Thursday, 31 July 2025 - Thursday, 7 August 2025
  • Thursday, 7 August 2025 - Thursday, 14 August 2025
  • Thursday, 14 August 2025 - Thursday, 21 August 2025
  • Thursday, 21 August 2025 - Thursday, 28 August 2025
  • Thursday, 28 August 2025 - Thursday, 4 September 2025

2025 - Non-Exclusive, Budget Departures from Sep-Oct

  • Saturday, 6 September 2025 - Thursday, 11 September 2025 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 8 September 2025 - Saturday, 13 September 2025 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 13 September 2025 - Thursday, 18 September 2025 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 15 September 2025 - Saturday, 20 September 2025 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 20 September 2025 - Thursday, 25 September 2025 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 22 September 2025 - Saturday, 27 September 2025 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 27 September 2025 - Thursday, 2 October 2025 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 29 September 2025 - Saturday, 4 October 2025 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 4 October 2025 - Thursday, 9 October 2025 - VAR 1
  • Monday, 6 October 2025 - Saturday, 11 October 2025 - VAR 2
  • Saturday, 11 October 2025 - Thursday, 16 October 2025 - VAR 1