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This oceanswimsafari is SOLD OUT for 2017. If you'd like to secure your place for 2018 with a refundable deposit... Click here

In 2017, we go back to Tonga, with three groups of oceanswimsafarists. Tonga is one of the few places in the world where “swimming with whales” is allowed. Regulations state that swimmers can come as close as 5m to whales, which (who?) migrate to the islands to breed in the winter. In other places, you’re restricted to observing from a boat.

If you haven't reserved your place already, we're sorry, but all three Tonga oceanswimsafaris in 2017 now are fully booked.

We include two whale watching day excursions in our package along with three days of swim excursions around the Vava'u island group. We stay at accommodation billed as "the best in Neiafu", Vava'u's main town.

The Vava’u group is myriad islands, lagoons, channels and reefs. Many years ago, when we first ran a report about “swim cruising in the Pacific”, it was about Tonga. All our oceanswimsafaris extend from the image that that report conjured in our minds.

It will be much fun.

oceanswimsafari package includes –

  • 1 night, Nadi (Fiji, en route)
  • 7 nights accommodation, Port Wine Guest House, Vava’u
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Three days swim excursions around the Vava’u island group
  • 2 days Whale Watching Tour, including opportunities to “swim with the whales”
  • swim cap and t-shirt
  • Airport transfers in Nadi and Vava'u
  • Package cost from $A2,965 twin/double share or $A3,248 single. (Actual package cost depends on standard of accommodation chosen.)

(NB: Rates are under constant review in view of fluctuations in exchange rates.)

This oceanswimsafari takes place within the humpback whale breeding season in Tonga, which is July through November. However, please understand that we cannot guarantee the presence of whales. That's up to nature.


Note that we are travelling to Vava'u in Tonga via Fiji, with an overnight in Nadi en route. Return involves no overnight, unless you'd like to stop off. Airfares are not included in the package above, but we are happy to advise. Best flights are with Fiji Airways both ways (from and return to Sydney and Melbourne) and Fiji Airways from Brisbane to Vava'u and back to Nadi, then Virgin from Nadi to Brisbane on return.

In 2017, we are running three oceanswimsafaris to Tonga -

  • July 25-August 2 - Full
  • August 1-9 - Full
  • August 8-16 - Full

oceanswimsafari is led by and Mrs Sparkle.

Enquiries and bookings are your tour operators handling all your bookings in association with this tour.

When you wish to make enquiries, please first lodge an Enquiry Form to give us basic information to allow us to advise you accurately... Click here

When you're ready to book, please first check terms and conditions... Click here

When you've checked our Terms and Conditions, you will be ready to lodge your Booking Form... Click here

With enquiries... Click here

If you'd like to see how our oceanswimsafari went in 2015... Click here

Our staff photographer, Glistening Dave, came with us in 2015 and later published a book with his best images. Have a geek at Dave's book... Click here

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