Swimming with Humpback Whales in Vava'u - Tonga

One of the best experiences you can have on Planet Ocean

About our Tours /

2016 is our 14th year in a row escorting tours to Swim with the Humpbacks of Vava'u

WHale Days

You will have at least 3 full days in the water with the whales - the days usually start at 7am and finish at 3pm.

Your Tour Leader

Geoff Martin is our Vava'u guru - he has been SCUBA Diving and snorkelling for over 20 years.

The people

Tongans are world reknowned for their warm, friendly nature and helpful, welcoming personalities.


Vava'u, and the little village of Neiafu, are surrounded by incredible scenery and mindblowing crystal clear water.

Tonga + Quest Tours

We travel to Tonga during the southern hemisphere Springtime - a great time to go as most of the calves have been born several weeks earlier and are becoming playful and inquisitive in their own right. The mother Humpbacks, too, seem more relaxed and willing to "show off" their little ones, often allowing swimmers to approach to within only a few metres away!

We have also lead and been active in many marine Conservation campaigns throughout our history, in the local, national and international arenas. The education of our clients about not only the creatures themselves, but their habitats, threats, research and respect are core features of all of our services.

Dive Forster at Fisherman's Wharf (and Quest Tours, by extension) has been conducting SCUBA dive and adventure tours all over the planet since the late 1970's.

Our staff include vastly experienced tour guides, SCUBA diving instructors, SCUBA divemasters, expert free divers and commercial vessel masters to ensure outstanding levels of safety and enjoyment in all trips.

Travel with Confidence

As a travel agent, we are experienced and versatile. We book your flights, arrange your transfers and can organise a travel insurance quote!

When you travel in a small group there is less to worry about. Our prices include all major costs, you only budget for optional activities and personal purchases plus additional meals.

  • An experienced Quest Tours leader

  • Whale days as indicated

  • Island feast (Umu)

  • Transfers and accommodation

  • Airfares ex. Sydney

  • Meals (as designated)

Want to know more about our Tours to Tonga to Swim with Whales? Visit our dedicated Whale Swim Wesbite, Whaledive.