Whale Watching & Reef Snorkelling

Enjoy a truly educational boat trip through the stunning turquoise waterways of the Vava’u Island Group. Join naturalist guides aboard the custom-designed 8.5m vessel MV Tropic Bird and observe humpback whales and newborn calves basking within their natural environment. During the day, there is the opportunity to snorkel the crystal clear waters and take part in the spectacular underwater world that surrounds.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Eco / Environment Tour

  • Experience Types

    Beach & Water

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $269.99
    Children (12 & under) from $269.99

  • Lunch included!


From MV Tropic Bird stable platform, a camera equipped with simple zoom lens will enable you to capture amazing images of Humpback whales breaching and spy hopping. If you have a waterproof camera, you will also have the opportunity to photograph beautif


A packed lunch, bottled water or soft drink is included. Please remember to bring extra bottled water with you.

Special Notes

Whilst it is still permitted to swim with Humpback whales within the Kingdom of Tonga, this tour offers an alternative for those that would like to experience a whale encounter from a safe distance. 'Whale season' officially occurs between July and October each year. Every effort will be made however, Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. A minimum age of 16 years applies. Please bring your own sunhat (with chin-strap), sunglasses, sunscreen, lip-screen towel, sunscreen. Snorkelling gear is provided.

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