Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours

Located at Faua Wharf in Nuku’alofa, Whale Swim & Dive is Tongatapu’s professional dive, fish and whale swim tour operator. As well as whale watching and swimming, diving and snorkeling tours to the outer islands and reefs, we also offer 1-day cave dive trips to Eua Island and game fishing charters.

Our purpose built boat “Malinoa” has been specifically designed (and built to NZ marine survey standards) for whale watching, fishing and diving. Fitted with a new 250hp Honda 4-stroke outboard and fully equipped with all safety gear on board. She is fast, safe and comfortable, and also has a toilet for your convenience.

All our trips are for a whole day and depart from the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club at 8.30am and return around 4.30pm. We also offer a complimentary hotel pick up/drop off service around Tongatapu (by prior arrangement).

Lunch and refreshments, fishing and snorkelling gear are all included. Family and group discounts, and private charters are also available on request.

Whale Watching / Whale Swimming

Tonga is one of the only places in the world you can have a truly amazing experience swimming with Humpback whales. Each year around June, hundreds of humpback whales arrive in Tonga. The whales spend winter in the warm seas of Tonga – mating and bearing their young, before returning with their new born calves to their summer feeding grounds of Antarctica.

Whale Swim & Dive is a fully licenced and professional tour operator based in Nuku’alofa on the main Island of Tongatapu, Our fully trained and qualified skippers and whale guides will take care of you every step of the way.

Our purpose built boat “Malinoa” has been specifically designed for whale watching with extra height bow rails and 2 boarding ladders. She is fast, safe and comfortable, and also has a toilet for your convenience.

We cater for small groups only (up to 8 people per trip), which means we will get you up close in the water with the whales. You will visit Humpback breeding grounds and hear whales singing underwater and playing in the wild.

We provide lunch and refreshments, and all snorkeling gear including masks, fins, wetsuits and buoyancy aids. Our qualified whale guides will also provide basic snorkeling training if required.

Whale watching trips are available every day during the whale season (July to Nov), and must be booked in advance. Come and swim with the whales in Tonga, an encounter you will remember forever!

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Scuba Diving 

The Tongatapu region is one big dive site, and our location on the main island means you can experience the very best diving Tonga has to offer. All our dive guides are PADI trained and qualified, and our rental scuba equipment is brand new. We have over 20 + years knowledge and experience diving around the Pacific, meaning you are in safe hands.

Below the surface, divers are treated to a paradise of marine bio-diversity including fabulous coral walls, seamountsand canyons. The diving in Eua Island 25kms and approximately 1 hour by fast boat from Nuku’alofa, offers some of the best cavern dives you will experience anywhere in the world.

You will dive in small groups of up to four divers per guide and our dives normally last up to one hour. Dive profiles are within PADI limits and our dive plans are always tailored to meet the experience levels and the requirements of our guests.

Our purpose built 8m boat “Malinoa” has been specifically designed for diving with tank holders, 2 ladders and a large duck board. She is fast, safe and comfortable, and is fully equipped with all safety gear on board.

Whale Swim & Dive is the only tour operator running day trips to the famous Cathedral and Tuna caves at Eua Island, and to Tongatapu’s untouched outer islands and reefs.

Our dive trips are for a whole day (2 tanks) and depart from the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club at 8.30am and return around 4.30pm. We also offer a complimentary hotel pick up/drop off service around Tongatapu.

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Snorkelling & Islands Cruise

Snorkeling is possible all year round in Tonga and the average water temperature is 24 Centigrade (75F). The stunning coral reefs off the smaller outer islands of Tongatapu (some of the best in Tonga) are very healthy and feature a vast array of pristine untouched hard and soft corals.

Swim in the crystal clear pristine lagoon surrounding Tao Island. Snorkel untouched coral gardens at Malinoa Island and see a huge variety of tropical fish at the Piha passage reef.

We provide lunch and refreshments, and all snorkeling gear including masks, fins, snorkel, wetsuits and buoyancy aids. Our qualified tour guides will also provide basic snorkeling lessons if required.

Our purpose built 8m boat “Malinoa” has been specifically designed for diving and snorkeling. She is fast, safe and comfortable, and is fully equipped with all safety gear on board, and has a toilet for your convenience.

Come and see the real kingdom of Tonga for yourself beneath the waves! We have dozens of amazing snorkeling sites that we go to on a regular basis, each one markedly different from the next.

Our snorkeling trips are for a whole day and depart from the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club at 8.30am and return around 4.30pm. We also offer a complimentary hotel pick up/drop off service around Tongatapu.

Fishing Charters

Fishermen from around the world come to Tonga to go after Swordfish, Sailfish and Marlin. With deep waters and massive seamounts, Tongatapu is the perfect place to also fish for Tuna, Giant Trevally, Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo and Mahi-mahi.

Our purpose built 8m boat “Malinoa” has been specifically designed for fishing with rocket launcher and 6 rod holders. Fitted with a new 250hp Honda 4-stroke outboard and fully equipped with all safety gear on board.

We cater for small groups only (up to 4 anglers per trip) from beginners to experts. Lunch and refreshments, fishing rods and tackle are all included along with a local fishing guide.

Our fishing trips are for a full day and depart from the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club at 8.30am and return around 4.30pm. We also offer a complimentary hotel pick up/drop off service around Tongatapu.

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Fishing Charters

 

Company: Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours
Phone: +676 7704984 or +676 7784984
Email: infoatwst@gmail.com or info@whaleswimtours.com
Website: www.whaleswimtours.com
Address: Nuku'alofa
Island(s): Tongatapu, 'Eua