see coral, fish and whales
A popular activity in the Kingdom on Tonga is snorkelling, it’s easy to do for all age groups. No complicated gear on your back, just a snorkel, some flippers and away you go.
Tonga is renowed for crystal clear waters, a huge variety of tropical fish species and coral.
For first time snorkellers there are plenty of guides around to assist you. The water temperature is always very pleasant, you don’t even need a wet suit.
Providers for snorkelling:
If you’re looking for a stripped-back, relaxed, island style holiday then this is for you. Everything on Makaha’a is solar powered, aimed to be as eco-friendly as possible. Makaha’a is truly an ideal setting for lounging on the beach, climbing palm trees for fresh coconuts, and snorkeling in the surrounding lagoon. We have 3 guest More Info »
Located at Faua Wharf in Nuku’alofa, Whale Swim & Dive is Tongatapu’s professional dive, fish and whale swim tour operator. As well as whale watching and swimming, diving and snorkeling tours to the outer islands and reefs, we also offer 1-day cave dive trips to Eua Island and game fishing charters. Our purpose built boat More Info »
With Deep Blue you can choose from a range of activities from the adventurous to the more leisurely. We offer diving, fishing, boat charters and land tours. Want an unforgettable dive experience? Dive with Deep Blue Tonga; we care for the experienced thrill seeker to the first time beginner diver. We are the only operators More Info »
Kart Safaris The best way to see Vava’u from the land. Our regular tour is a 3 -4 hour guided excursion to stunning lookouts, remote beaches, quaint villages and awesome tracks through the bush. We also offer a full day tour beginning with the fist stop at ‘Ene’io Botanical Gardens. You will be taken on More Info »
Whalesong is a custom built 12 meter vessel complete with ramp for easy access to and from the water and beaches. Tonga is also one of the few places on the globe where not only can you watch, but also swim with Whales. Join us and experience the beauty and grace of these majestic mammals within the sheltered More Info »
Welcome to Vava’u and Riki Tiki Tonga. Riki Tiki Tonga is the perfect way to compliment your Vava’u vacation by joining us for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, by taking Diving Lessons or by chartering our Folk Boat Yacht. We are a small company offering extremely personalized service for singles and small groups up to six More Info »
Follow your guide as you explore uninhabited islands, striking coral reefs, and white sand beaches that will make your soul say “ahhhhh“. 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 More Info »
Boutique accommodation set in lush tropical gardens overlooking the port of refuge harbour just 5 minutes drive from town. One of the first things guests notice upon arrival at Hakula Lodge is the incredible view of the Port Of Refuge Harbour, commonly referred to as the most beautiful harbour in Tonga. Quiet enough to think More Info »
“ce·ta·cean” A large aquatic mammal, for example, a whale or a dolphin, that has a streamlined body with forelimbs modified as flippers, no hind limbs, and a blowhole on the back. Order: Cetacea It is a surreal paradox in nature that the largest of mammals are the gentlest and most approachable in the animal kingdom. More Info »
Great Rates Beluga Dive Vava’u offers the best prices for Dive Trips and Whale Watch trips with experienced instructors and boat operators. Experienced Divers Beluga Dive Vava’u has been owned and operated by the original owner for 20 years. Whale Watch Have an experience of a lifetime on a Whalewatch Dive Trips Beluga Diving offer More Info »
Treasure Island Eueiki Eco Resort is located on the island of Eueiki, part of the Vava’u island group in the Kingdom of Tonga. The resort is situated in the heart of the South Pacific on a 48-acre, privately-owned island paradise. Relax on a beautiful white sand beach fringed with swaying palms, and explore the island’s More Info »
Often stated as a ‘Life Changing’ experience, for many swimming and interacting with a whale has been a life long dream. Let us help deliver that dream. We can help you plan your trip or tour as much or as little as you would like. We have a wealth of Local Knowledge all freely offered. More Info »
As a certified PADI Dive Resort in Vava’u, Tongan Expeditions can offer you the best in the water with outstanding safety and quality standards. We offer all PADI Dive Courses, plus several specialty courses. We can cater for large groups, private charters and families. With our highly trained and friendly staff we can show you the best More Info »
Our extensive experience exploring the Vava’u Island group has given us an intimate knowledge of every anchorage and snorkelling reef in the group. Vava’u waters are crystal clear with visibilty exceeding 100 feet. Most of the islands are uninhabited, some with white sand beaches, some with villages, a few have very small unique resorts. Eco-Friendly More Info »
Fanifo Lofa, Tonga’s only dedicated kitesurfing resort, can be found on the beautiful shores of Uoleva Island in the Ha’apai group. We have found the ultimate kitesurfing destination here in Tonga. Come and stay in our beach fales, snorkel, swim with whales and experience the ultimate kitesurfing holiday. We have created our little dream, a More Info »
A well priced resort located on the spectacular Northern tip of Pangai, Ha’apai. 10 delightful Tongan-inspired fales with covered balconies, very comfortable bedding and mosquito nets. The shared bathrooms have solar hot showers and all towels are supplied. Safe swimming, incredible snorkelling and kite-surfing directly off beach, or simply relax in our bar/restaurant over looking More Info »
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Other venues for snorkelling:
Small Group Luxury Cruising. Whale Swim Safaris welcomes only a few guests on board for an adventure of a lifetime. Our safaris run for 6 days and incorporate whale swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, Tongan feasts etc. Departing from Nuku’alofa, we cruise around the islands group of Tongatapu on board our vessel “Spirit of Adventure”.
Spend a day on the pristine beaches of Pangaimotu island, just a 10 minute boat trip from Tongatapu. Simply relax in the sun or try snorkelling on the coral reef and diving off the shipwreck, and finish up by sampling a tasty lunch at Big Mama’s yacht club. This is the perfect spot for a More Info »
Encompassing every aspect of natural beauty, the Royal Sunset Resort, ‘Atata Island, Tonga, is an untouched tropical paradise set in the pacific. Enjoy a relaxing tropical island holiday in Tonga at The Royal Sunset Island Resort either on the beach or by the pool. There is a range of fun adventure activities for those looking for More Info »
Here at Keleti International Beach Resort we welcome the opportunity to share our wonderful sandy beaches, which allow an amazing up-close view of the impressive blow holes, while offering our guest a place to enjoy a meal and drinks as dolphins and whales pass by just a stone’s throw from shore. Keleti International Beach Resort More Info »
An idyllic South Pacific Paradise. Come and stay at one of two Mediterranean style Fales, built by the owners Maria and Eduardo from Spain. The unique Fales are set close to the pristine waters edge. The fales are self contained and sleeps maximum of 2. There are six beaches and a plantation for you to More Info »
A picturesque boat drive of about 10 minutes from the old harbour of Neiafu (the capital of Vava’u) brings you to the beautiful Ofu island. Beautiful Ofu Island Backpacker is located on the beachfront and is sheltered between native plants and coconut trees. Accomodation and meals at an affordable price. All bedding and towels are More Info »
The Beach House is a stunning self-contained holiday home with 2 large, airy bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathrooms. The views from the deck which runs across the entire front of the house are breathtaking. From July-October humpback whales can be seen and sometimes even heard as they cruise by. Located on the beautiful More Info »
A boutique hotel overlooking the ocean. Vava’u Villa offers a peaceful and quiet getaway less than 3km from town. Located on the east of Vava’u, the Villas have great ocean views of the surrounding islands. Our recently renovated deluxe rooms all have ensuite bathrooms. From Aug to Nov we have custom made Glamping tents with Mango More Info »
The place your south pacific dreams come true, is home to Lucky’s Beach Houses. It is located on the island of ‘Utungake in the middle of the Vava´u group of islands, connected to the main island of Vava´u Lahi via bridges making access to the town of Neiafu very easy. Four little beach houses skirt More Info »
Fully self contained rooms each with its own kitchenette with fridge, cooking facilities and utensils, so guests can choose to eat in or visit one of the many popular restaurants in Vava’u. Vava’u Harbourview Resort has nine spacious bungalows plus an additional two bedroom unit. Two bungalows also have connecting door to allow for additional More Info »
A Vava’u Holiday Home is your home away from home Our holiday homes are all situated on the picturesque Port of Refuge Harbour in beautiful Vava’u. Each home has its own dock for swimming and pick up for diving, fishing, whale swimming or just taking time out to relax in comfort and peace. Each holiday More Info »
Popular and comfortable modern house situated on the water at the head of “Port of refuge” harbour with fantastic views. Tropical garden slopes down to a private floater. Easy access to snorkelling and swimming from floater. There are two fully screened bedrooms with en-suite and air-con. Two king singles in each room that can be More Info »
Peace, tranquility, relaxation, privacy…….. Talitali’anga is a luxury tented resort on Uoleva Island, located on the best beach in Tonga. Stay in our exclusive, beach front elevated luxury tents with private deck and outdoor area with private bathroom, hot shower and composting toilet. Lie in your private hammock or retreat into the tent and relax More Info »
Travel time to airport 15 minutes Payment options Cash Languages spoken English Tongan Children welcome Yes Amenities Separate sitting area Ceiling fans Refrigerator Phone Airport transportation Bar Cold water Television Housekeeping Iron and ironing board Activities Whale watching Snorkelling
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