Kayaking

Gliding smoothly along in a sleek kayak is a quintessential Tongan experience, especially when you’re just centimetres above transparent waters, and your self-paddled craft is a ticket to more remote islands and untouched beaches. Most popular around the northern islands of the Ha’apai and Vava’u groups, sea kayaking tours range from five to 13 days, plenty of time to take in pods of spinner dolphins, or the even bigger prize of migrating humpback whales. Sea turtles poke their heads out of the shimmering shallows of Tonga’s reefs, while marine birds circle and dive bomb shape-shifting schools of fish. It’s a scene not dissimilar to iconic wildlife destinations like Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, and an emphatic denial that watching Animal Planet on a flat screen television is ‘just like being there’. With a drifting South Pacific breeze at your back, and shoulders aching after two hours of honest paddling, this is the real thing. A Tongan sea-kayaking tour soon displays its own languid rhythm, with smooth strokes driving paddlers through silky waters to the cavernous Swallows Cave on the Vava’u islet of Kapa, or other wild Polynesian landscapes of pristine coral atolls and aquamarine lagoons. Just 21 of the 34 islands of the Vava’u group are inhabited, so overnight camping is either on deserted beaches or in simple island villages in the company of friendly locals. Pack your spearfishing A-game and an appetite for fresh seafood to make the most of the experience. And remember, with double kayaks available, it’s also a great escape for couples.


Vava'u Adventures Kart Safaris & Booking Agent

Vava'u Adventures Kart Safaris & Booking Agent

Vava’u Adventures is the home of the Kart Safaris. Vava'u Adventures is your premier booking specialist for island tours, adventure activities and relaxing accommodations in Vava'u. Kart Safaris is a...

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Friendly Islands Kayak Company

Friendly Islands Kayak Company

Entering their 21st season in the Kingdom of Tonga, Friendly Islands Kayak Company is a model South Pacific eco-tourism operation committed to protecting the local culture and pristine natural environ...

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Flying Coconut, Jet Powered Kayak Tours

Flying Coconut,  Jet Powered Kayak Tours

The Vava’u island group in the Kingdom of Tonga is one of the most stunning places you’ll visit on your travels through the South Pacific. Powered Kayak Tours is happy to take you for a ride and shar...

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Ika Lahi Lodge - whale watching, fishing & diving

Ika Lahi Lodge - whale watching, fishing & diving

Ika Lahi offers a gateway to world class fishing, whale watching & diving. Our private beach offers safe swimming, snorkelling , kayaking and exploring the lagoon and fish life is hard to beat. Capt....

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Fatai Kayak Adventures

Fatai Kayak Adventures

Set in a beautiful Tongan village, come enjoy kayaking on the Holonga Lagoon. We have single and double kayaks for rent by the hour, half-day, or full-day. Enjoy paddling around Moungatapu Island or...

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Tropo

Tropo

Tropo is a full service booking agent, rental management and information service on Tonga

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The Ark Gallery

The Ark Gallery

The Ark Gallery is the studio, gallery and floating home of self taught artist Sheri and her husband Larry. Sailing into Tonga for the first time in 1983 was like coming home. There was a feeling of ...

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FINS 'N' FLUKES

FINS 'N' FLUKES

Fins 'n' Flukes operate all year round offering SCUBA diving, PADI dive courses, underwater photography guidance, Humpback whale watching (July 01st to October 31st inclusive), snorkelling trips, isla...

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Tonga World PTY LTD & Southern Extreme Cruise

Tonga World PTY LTD & Southern Extreme Cruise

Whale Swim Eua Island is best place in Tonga and world. Why? Vavau more than 20 operators but Eua only 2 operators. Yes we do 8 hours whale swim a day. With Whale Swim & Huge Cave Dive & Game F...

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