see coral, fish and whales
A popular activity in the Kingdom on Tonga is snorkelling, it’s easy to do for all age groups. No complicated gear on your back, just a snorkel, some flippers and away you go.
Tonga is renowed for crystal clear waters, a huge variety of tropical fish species and coral.
For first time snorkellers there are plenty of guides around to assist you. The water temperature is always very pleasant, you don’t even need a wet suit.
Providers for snorkelling:
Taufatahi Charters offers the best whale swimming experience on Tongatapu with the friendliest and most experienced crew. We are a locally owned business who is eco-friendly, community oriented hiring only local experts & talent, always promoting respect for our Tongan whales with an emphasis on safety, sustainability, and sharing our love for these magnificent creatures More Info »
With Deep Blue you can choose from a range of activities from the adventurous to the more leisurely. We offer diving, fishing, boat charters and land tours. Want an unforgettable dive experience? Dive with Deep Blue Tonga; we care for the experienced thrill seeker to the first time beginner diver. We are the only operators More Info »
Welcome to the Kingdom of Tonga and the best place in the world to swim with Humpback whales! Blue Water Explorer Ltd is a Tongan based company that specialise in guided swims with Humpback whales from July through to October each year. We are very conveniently located in Nukualofa, Tonga tapu (the capital of the More Info »
If you’re looking for a stripped-back, relaxed, island style holiday then this is for you. Everything on Makaha’a is solar powered, aimed to be as eco-friendly as possible. Makaha’a is truly an ideal setting for lounging on the beach, climbing palm trees for fresh coconuts, and snorkeling in the surrounding lagoon. We have 3 guest More Info »
Welcome to Vava’u and Riki Tiki Tonga. Riki Tiki Tonga is the perfect way to compliment your Vava’u vacation by joining us for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, by taking Diving Lessons or by chartering our Folk Boat Yacht. We are a small company offering extremely personalized service for singles and small groups up to six More Info »
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Treasure Island Eueiki Eco Resort is located on the island of Eueiki, part of the Vava’u island group in the Kingdom of Tonga. The resort is situated in the heart of the South Pacific on a 48-acre, privately-owned island paradise. Relax on a beautiful white sand beach fringed with swaying palms, and explore the island’s More Info »
Whalesong is a custom built 12 meter vessel complete with ramp for easy access to and from the water and beaches. Tonga is also one of the few places on the globe where not only can you watch, but also swim with Whales. Join us and experience the beauty and grace of these majestic mammals within the sheltered More Info »
Booking and travel services Vavau.to and Tongamazing.com: the original no cost booking agent for the Kingdom since 2004. Our services are absolutely free to you. We cover Tongatapu, Ha’apai, Eua and Vava’u; we can do all the organising at no cost to you! Accommodation, tours and activities. Take the opportunity to explore Tonga. Swim with More Info »
Boutique accommodation set in lush tropical gardens overlooking the port of refuge harbour just 5 minutes drive from town. One of the first things guests notice upon arrival at Hakula Lodge is the incredible view of the Port Of Refuge Harbour, commonly referred to as the most beautiful harbour in Tonga. Quiet enough to think More Info »
The Vava’u Island group is known to be the prettiest island group in the Kingdom of Tonga, and Mala Island is considered to be the “Jewel of Vava’u” as a true private island paradise. Enjoy a truly beautiful island with white sandy beaches, world class snorkeling and a breathtaking view from our open air restaurant More Info »
Often stated as a ‘Life Changing’ experience, for many swimming and interacting with a whale has been a life long dream. Let us help deliver that dream. We can help you plan your trip or tour as much or as little as you would like. We have a wealth of Local Knowledge all freely offered. More Info »
Great Rates Beluga Dive Vava’u offers the best prices for Dive Trips and Whale Watch trips with experienced instructors and boat operators. Experienced Divers Beluga Dive Vava’u has been owned and operated by the original owner for 20 years. Whale Watch Have an experience of a lifetime on a Whalewatch Dive Trips Beluga Diving offer More Info »
SOUTH PACIFIC SEA ADVENTURES As booked by Explore Vava’u Our extensive experience exploring the Vava’u Island group has given us an intimate knowledge of every anchorage and snorkelling reef in the group. Vava’u waters are crystal clear with visibility often exceeding 30 meters. Whale Watch & Swim If you plan to visit between More Info »
As a certified PADI Dive Resort in Vava’u, Tongan Expeditions can offer you the best in the water with outstanding safety and quality standards. We offer all PADI Dive Courses, plus several specialty courses. We can cater for large groups, private charters and families. With our highly trained and friendly staff we can show you the best More Info »
A well priced resort located on the spectacular Northern tip of Pangai, Ha’apai. 10 delightful Tongan-inspired fales with covered balconies, very comfortable bedding and mosquito nets. The shared bathrooms have solar hot showers and all towels are supplied. Safe swimming, incredible snorkelling and kite-surfing directly off beach, or simply relax in our bar/restaurant over looking More Info »
Fanifo Lofa, Tonga’s only dedicated kite surfing resort, can be found on the beautiful shores of Uoleva Island in the Ha’apai group. We have found the ultimate kite surfing destination here in Tonga. Come and stay in our beach fales, snorkel, swim with whales and experience the ultimate kite surfing holiday. We have created our More Info »
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Other venues for snorkelling:
Small Group Luxury Cruising. Whale Swim Safaris welcomes only a few guests on board for an adventure of a lifetime. Our safaris run for 6 days and incorporate whale swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, Tongan feasts etc. Departing from Nuku’alofa, we cruise around the islands group of Tongatapu on board our vessel “Spirit of Adventure”.
Encompassing every aspect of natural beauty, the Royal Sunset Resort, ‘Atata Island, Tonga, is an untouched tropical paradise set in the pacific. Enjoy a relaxing tropical island holiday in Tonga at The Royal Sunset Island Resort either on the beach or by the pool. There is a range of fun adventure activities for those looking for More Info »
Here at Keleti International Beach Resort we welcome the opportunity to share our wonderful sandy beaches, which allow an amazing up-close view of the impressive blow holes, while offering our guest a place to enjoy a meal and drinks as dolphins and whales pass by just a stone’s throw from shore. Keleti International Beach Resort More Info »
Spend a day on the pristine beaches of Pangaimotu island, just a 10 minute boat trip from Tongatapu. Simply relax in the sun or try snorkelling on the coral reef and diving off the shipwreck, and finish up by sampling a tasty lunch at Big Mama’s yacht club. This is the perfect spot for a More Info »
A Vava’u Holiday Home is your home away from home Our holiday homes are all situated on the picturesque Port of Refuge Harbour in beautiful Vava’u. Each home has its own dock for swimming and pick up for diving, fishing, whale swimming or just taking time out to relax in comfort and peace. Each holiday More Info »
A picturesque boat drive of about 10 minutes from the old harbour of Neiafu (the capital of Vava’u) brings you to the beautiful Ofu island. Beautiful Ofu Island Backpacker is located on the beachfront and is sheltered between native plants and coconut trees. Accomodation and meals at an affordable price. All bedding and towels are More Info »
The Beach House is a stunning self-contained holiday home with 2 large, airy bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathrooms. The views from the deck which runs across the entire front of the house are breathtaking. From July-October humpback whales can be seen and sometimes even heard as they cruise by. Located on the beautiful More Info »
Fully self contained rooms each with its own kitchenette with fridge, cooking facilities and utensils, so guests can choose to eat in or visit one of the many popular restaurants in Vava’u. Vava’u Harbourview Resort has nine spacious bungalows plus an additional two bedroom unit. Two bungalows also have connecting door to allow for additional More Info »
Popular and comfortable modern house situated on the water at the head of “Port of refuge” harbour with fantastic views. Tropical garden slopes down to a private floater. Easy access to snorkelling and swimming from floater. There are two fully screened bedrooms with en-suite and air-con. Two king singles in each room that can be More Info »
An idyllic South Pacific Paradise. Come and stay at one of two Mediterranean style Fales, built by the owners Maria and Eduardo from Spain. The unique Fales are set close to the pristine waters edge. The fales are self contained and sleeps maximum of 2. There are six beaches and a plantation for you to More Info »
The place your south pacific dreams come true, is home to Lucky’s Beach Houses. It is located on the island of ‘Utungake in the middle of the Vava´u group of islands, connected to the main island of Vava´u Lahi via bridges making access to the town of Neiafu very easy. Four little beach houses skirt More Info »
For travellers who enjoy truly unique destinations, Sea Change is an off the grid eco retreat/resort providing unique luxury beach front accommodation with the lightest possible footprint on Uoleva Island, Tonga (part of the Ha’apai Island group). We also operate Ha’apai Whale and Sail, the longest running whale watching/swimming encounter business in Ha’apai. Sea Change More Info »
Travel time to airport 15 minutes Payment options Cash Languages spoken English Tongan Children welcome Yes Amenities Separate sitting area Ceiling fans Refrigerator Phone Airport transportation Bar Cold water Television Housekeeping Iron and ironing board Activities Whale watching Snorkelling
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