Kingdom of Tonga
August 27 - September 05 / September 10 - 19, 2019

Snorkeling with humpback whales in Tonga

Kingdom of Tonga
is a small archipelago hidden in the Pacific ocean, one of the few tropical corners on the planet that has preserved its identity since the time of the great seafarers. Tonga is world-renowned for it's humpback whales that travel there all the way from Antarctica to give birth and bring up their calves. Tonga is believed to be one of the best places in the world for snorkeling with whales. The whales there are friendly and curious, so snorkelers have plenty of great opportunities to see them up close. The сalves are playful and often come close to play with snorkelers. A visit to Tonga is an unforgettable experience.

Tonga is a paradise for fans of the outdoors. Apart of our whale program, we will climb up the Tofua volcano, visit caves and volcanic lakes.

For adrenaline addicts we have added famous Fiji bull shark diving to the program! Two days of world-class shark diving without any cages. Shark species to meet: blacktip reef shark, whitetip reef shark, gray reef shark, nurse shark and the stars - bull sharks! Tiger sharks are also possible.
August 27 - September 05 / September 10 - 19, 2019
Day 1
Arrival to Tonga. Night at the hotel (not included)
Day 2
Flight from Tongapatu to Ha'Apai. Whale snorkeling.
Days 3-5
Whale snorkeling.
Day 6
Land day. Sightseeing tour.
Days 7-8
Whale snorkeling
Day 9
Whale snorkeling. Airport transfer. Flight to Tongapatu. Night at the hotel (dinner not included)
Day 10
Flights back home or transition to Fiji for world class shark diving
Whale snorkeling options and prices
(price per person)

1. Comfort + 7 days at sea - 4600 euro
2. Comfort + 3-4 days at sea - 4150 euro
3. Economy + 7 days at sea - 3200 euro
4. Economy + 3-4 days at sea - 2300 euro

  • Whale snorkeling from the boat
  • Local guide
  • Sightseeing
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Yoga in the morning
  • Accommodation (double occ.), meals, transfers
Not included:
  • Airfares
  • Personal snorkeling equipment
  • Insurance
Additional information
  • Water temperature 22C
  • Surface temperature 23C
How to get here
Virgin Australia (via Sydney):
Sydney (SYD) - Tongatapu (TBU) - 27 aug 2019, 10 sep 2019
Tongatapu (TBU) – Sydney (SYD) - 05 sep 2019, 19 sep 2019

via Fiji:
Sydney (SYD) - Fiji (NAN) 08:00 - 23 aug 2019
Fiji (NAN) - Tonga (TBU) 15:00 - 27 aug 2019
Tonga (TBU) - Fiji (NAN) 16:30 - 20 sep 2019
Fiji (NAN) - Sydney (SYD) 09:00 - 24 sep 2019

Inner flights:
Tongatapu (TBU) – Ha'apai 08:30 - 28 aug 2019, 11 sep 2019
Ha'apai - Tongatapu (TBU) 16:40 - 04 sep 2019, 18 sep 2019
To-pack list
  • passport
  • sun cream
  • hat
  • fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuit 3mm or 5mm
  • Mosquito repellent
Snorkeling and freediving equipment
  • Diving suit. We recommend to use 3 or 5 mm wetsuit.
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins + boots\socks
  • GoPro or other underwater camera
Option: Trekking to Tofua volcano
Day 1 Boat transfer from Pangai/Uoleva. Fishing, trekking, exploring local caves. Night in tents on a beach.

Day 2 Trekking to the top of the volcano. Visiting an active volcanic caldeira. Night in tents nearby.

Day 3 Trekking around the volcano. Snorkeling in a volcanic lake. Night by the lake.

Day 4 Morning by the lake. Trekking to the beach. Boat transfer to Pangai/Uoleva.

Dates: September 6-9, 2019
Price: 850 euro
- Boat transfers
- Guides
- All permissions
- Accomodation in traditional house
- Meals and water
Not included
- Tents, sleeping bags
Option: Fiji world-class shark diving
Day 1 Arrival to Fiji. Hotel transfer.

Day 2. Shark diving

Day 3. Free time, relaxation, snorkeling

Day 4. Shark diving

Day 5. Breakfast and airport transfer. Flight to Tonga (27 august 2019) or back home (september 24, 2019).

Dates: August 23-27/ September 20-24, 2019
Price: 1200 euro
- airport transfer
- 4 nights in a comfortable hotel
- breakfast
- gym
- shark diving with guide
- all taxes
- tanks and weights
- park fee
Not included
- Equipment rental - 20 euro
- Reef diving: 200 euro/day
Tour Leaders
To be announced
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Deposit payment
When you are ready to book expedition, we would ask you to pay the deposit, usually it's 50% of the price. You can pay the rest later, the last payment day is 60 days before expedition start.
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