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.
Friendly Islands Kayak Company
Kayaking sheltered waterways, camping on uninhabited islands, snorkeling pristine reefs and visiting outer island villages are among the diverse features of Friendly Islands Kayak Company’s award winn…
Flying Coconut, Ltd. Jet Powered Kayak Tours
Hop into your one-man kayak, grab the joy stick, and follow your guide around the most beautiful waters of Vava’u. See shallow reefs, white sand beaches, and a range of blue coloured water while havin…
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.
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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‘Ene’io Botanical Garden & Eco Tours
‘Ene’io Botanical Garden & Eco Tours offers POLYNESIAN CULTURAL TOUR:- This full package offers a truly interactive experience which allows visitors to relive Polynesian yesterdays through guided, on …
FINS ‘N’ FLUKES
Fins ‘n’ Flukes all year round offering Scuba Diving, PADI dive courses, Whale Watching (July to November), Snorkeling, Island trips, Kayaking, Bicycle Hire, Internet and Tourist Information in Ha’apa…
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…