Don’t forget to pack an underwater camera. More than 150 different species of colourful tropical fish and 176 different islands make the Kingdom of Tonga a paradise for snorkelling fans. Diverse and pristine underwater landscapes include vibrant coral gardens or dramatic drop offs just metres from sandy beaches, accessible year round to visitors of all ages and abilities. The Kingdom’s ultimate snorkelling thrill is getting up close and personal with humpback whales from June to November. Sharing the wild Pacific blue with a mother and her calf is an essential and authentic Tongan experience. Graceful black-and-yellow angelfish and curious clown fish (AKA ‘Nemo’) drift on shifting currents on Tonga’s reefs, among some of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Tonga’s azure blue waters also sustain a colourful community including dolphins, sea turtles, coral trout and sleek reef sharks. Beyond the easily accessed reefs, Tonga’s laidback tour operators guide visitors by boat or kayak to more remote snorkelling locations on outer islands and atolls. Snorkelers can often join dive trips to experience the best of Tonga’s underwater spectacle, and a personal slice of liquid heaven is often just a short paddle away.
Whale Watch Vava’u
Whale Watch Vava’u pioneered swimming with the humpback whales obtaining the first licence from the Tongan Government in 1993.
We had our first purpose designed boat, Phoenix , built in New Zealand…
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…
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…
Celebrate with Whale Discoveries the annual return of the Humpback Whales from Antarctica to their breeding and calving grounds in Tonga’s Vava’u Island Group! Short-listed for the Responsible Tourism…
Vava’u Island Express
Snorkelling and Island Tours
Experience the unique waterways and islands of Vava’u in our fast, reliable speedboats. Snorkel and swim with the rich marine life in this pristine aquatic environment. …
Endangered Encounters Ltd
COME with us for the ultimate Whale Watch adventure! “Proteus” the most modern, comfortable, and capable charter vessel in Vava’u. Fast, stable we can go to beautiful isolated locations where you can …
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…
Melinda Sea Adventures SAILING CHARTERS
Melinda Sea Adventures offers skippered/catered sailing charters around the pristine islands of Vava’u. The Islands of Vava’u with their safe anchorages and secluded coves offer one of the world’s fin…
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…
Tropo is a full service booking agent, rental management and information service on Tonga
Sea Star Charter / Fafa Island Resort
Sea Star is a classic beautiful CT 54′ ketch designed for ocean sailing, offering safety and comfort, making you feel at home while cruising through the blue waters of the south pacific. Discover the …
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 …
Hideaway Nature and Culture tours
The best trekking in the south pacific can be found in ‘Eua. The treks are through rainforest where trees such as the Banyan believed to be over 800 years old grow, pine plantations, along ridges and …
Dolphin Pacific Diving
Hosts to the BBC and Getaway TV , we are the company of choice for tourists and trusted by professionals.
As a PADI resort ,we deliver the high quality experience you would expect on either our Whale…
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…
Whale Watching and Fishing Charter Services with a difference.
At Tongan Expeditions we aim to provide you with a complete Vava’u Experience. We offer Popper Fishing, Game Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Wh…
Ha’apai Whale and Sail Ltd
“Join us for an unforgettable day with the humpbacks in uncrowded Ha’apai aboard our fully surveyed 7,5 metre RIB, Nauti Gal. Please see www.uoleva.com/haapaiwhaleandsail.htm for f…
Riki Tiki Tonga
Riki Tiki Tonga offers Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Open Water Dive Course and Charter Boat Services
We are a small company offering extremely personalized service for singles and small groups. Our bout…
Hakau Adventures operates a 19 foot long pontoon boat in the Vava’u Island group. Our boat is ideal for leisurely snorkelling, swimming, island and underwater cave exploring. Enjoy lunch on a remote u…