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Base of operations: New Zealand -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 184
The aim of our small company is to provide a friendly, professional service to travelers seeking adventure and contact with a Polynesian culture in a pristine, tropical environment. Guiding, instructing and organizing tours is only part of our job. We are also actively committed to protecting Tonga's unique culture and pristine environment and sharing these special aspects of Tonga in a safe, responsible manner. We welcome participants of all ages and abilities, families, group bookings, and any pre-trip questions.

On our South Pacific sea kayaking and whale watching expeditions we strive to create a healthy balance between relaxation and adventure. The hallmarks of our adventures are cultural diversity, warm, clear, sheltered waters, superb snorkeling, friendly locals and professional guides, idyllic beach camps, a variety of activities and fine food. Journey with us on a South Pacific adventure in Tonga and spend your evenings on deserted beaches beneath waving palms bathed by warm South Pacific breezes.
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The aim of our small company is to provide a friendly, professional service to travelers seeking adventure activities and contact with a Polynesian culture in a pristine, tropical environment.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Originally from the west coast of Canada, the travel itch led Doug and Sharon Spence to explore the South Pacific by sea kayak in 1988 when they discovered the Vava'u Islands. Captivated by the natural beauty of this island paradise and the friendliness of its natives, they set up their kayak business in 1991.

2. What is your company's mission?

To promote fun, safe adventure activities within an atmosphere of harmony and unity, specifically between the indigenous people, their natural environment and their guests. We are actively committed to protecting Tonga's unique culture and pristine environment and to sharing these special aspects of Tonga in a safe, responsible manner (through the dissemination of our Minimum Impact Guidelines).

3. What does your company specialize in?

Our core business is multi-day sea kayak tours of the Vava’u and Ha’apai Island Groups in the Kingdom of Tonga. We also offer multi-sport tours including kayaking, mountain biking, whale watching, diving and sailing. We specialize in customized family and small group trips.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Sharon and Doug Spence, together with 'Epeli and Valeti Lavaki, are the original owners/operators of M06516. Natives of British Columbia, Canada the Spence’s are now world citizens dividing their time between Tonga, Canada and their other home, Dunedin in the south island of New Zealand. They have kayaked rivers and oceans in all three countries as well as Fiji. Natives of Vava'u, Tonga, 'Epeli and Valeti Lavaki produced vanilla and King’s pearls for export before becoming shareholders in their kayak business. Also formerly a commercial fisherman, 'Epeli knows just about every reef in the island group.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Our Vava’u 6-day package is our most popular tour package because it is relatively affordable and short yet includes many of the highlights of the longer tours.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Our most widely traveled guests have commented that our guides are amongst the best in the world.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M06516
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Vava'u 8-day Classic (Sea Kayaking) Vava'u 8-day Classic (Sea Kayaking)

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Join us for 6 days of kayaking and snorkelling in azure blue coral rich waters, visits to remote island villages and 5 nights' camping. Includes 2 nights' accommodation pre/post kayak tour.

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Tour Package
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Snorkeling
NZD 2650 Tonga

Vava'u 10-day Classic (Sea Kayaking) Vava'u 10-day Classic (Sea Kayaking)

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With 8 days available for paddling, we have time to visit the contrasting western and eastern Vava'u islands. Time to truly relax and unwind! Includes 2 nights' accommodation pre/post kayaking.

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Snorkeling
NZD 3210 Tonga

Ha'apai 12-day Classic (Sea Kayaking) Ha'apai 12-day Classic (Sea Kayaking)

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Our Ha'apai Classsic is our flagship tour in this special conservation area. Our camp at the southernmost uninhabited island of wild, windswept Uanukuhahake is about as remote as one can get in Tonga!

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Tour Package
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Snorkeling
NZD 4110 Tonga

Vavau 9-Day Adventure Vavau 9-Day Adventure

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A popular activity-packed package including 4 days of sea kayaking plus one day each of whale watching, mountain biking and your choice of either diving or sailing. Suitable for the active traveller.

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Tour Package
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
NZD 2675 Tonga

Vava'u 3-day Starter (Sea Kayaking) Vava'u 3-day Starter (Sea Kayaking)

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This no frills 3-day kayak tour is designed for travellers short of time and or saving their pennies for other activities. It's also an ideal teaser for families with young children.

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Camping
NZD 1250 Tonga

Vava'u 6-day Classic (Sea Kayaking) Vava'u 6-day Classic (Sea Kayaking)

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Enjoy 4 days of sea kayaking and feel the pace of life in Vava'u Islands, Tonga! This tour is idealy suited to travellers wanting a shorter adventure and/or a brief taste of camping.

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Camping
NZD 1895 Tonga

Vava'u Discovery Vava'u Discovery

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Vava'u Island is the perfect area for paddling a kayak - perhaps the best in the Pacific!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Boating and Sailing
NZD 1900 Tonga

Ha'apai 7-Day Eco-Resort (Sea Kayaking) Ha'apai 7-Day Eco-Resort (Sea Kayaking)

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Calling all non-campers! Escape 'phone, TV, cars. Paddle, hike, snorkel by day. Relax in your rustic fale at Serenity eco-resort by night.

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Snorkeling
NZD 3200 Tonga

Ha'apai 9-Day Adventure Ha'apai 9-Day Adventure

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We introduce you this amazing tour in Ha'apai! The fit and active derive the most from this package packed with 6 different activities.

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Tour Package
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Multi-activity
NZD 3540 Tonga

Vava'u 10-Day Superior (Sea Kayaking) Vava'u 10-Day Superior (Sea Kayaking)

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Kayak, snorkel and whale watch - all without sand between the sheets! An all inclusive package with 9 nights' accommodation and meals.

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Tour Package
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
Island Vacation
NZD 6895 Tonga
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