Humpback whale

A humpback whale calf swimming through the ocean off Toku, Vava’u, Tonga. The whale is filmed from the underwater film maker Roger Munns.

The Kingdom of Tonga is one of the few places left on our planet where it is still legal to swim with the Humpback Whales. This group of whales spends the summer in the Antarctic and travels to the warm waters of Tonga for the Winter, essentially to calf, to take care of their young, and mate.

The Kingdom of Tonga is totally undeveloped with no huge resorts to speak of. On our whale swim trip, we are blessed enough to stay at one of three world class locations in the Kingdom… all – small and delightful resorts, (that can sleep a maximum of 14 people) on the most pristine islands and locations you can imagine. This is where we take one or two weeks out of our routines to retreat into another world …. a world of intense blue/green waters, white sandy beaches, world class snorkeling, and 40 foot Cetaceans.