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Humpback Whales of Tonga

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 14 people
Destination(s): Tokelau  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Snorkeling  
Season: September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2850 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3260 US Dollar (USD)

Adult humpbacks attain a length of 45 feet and a weight of over 50 tons. Realistically, they are the largest animals most snorkelers could ever witness first hand, either above or under the sea. In spite of their immense size, humpbacks are exquisitely graceful in the water. They are attentive, intelligent, and have no wish to accidentally (or deliberately) bump into snorkelers, boats, or anything else for that matter. We've never heard of any snorkeler being subjected to aggressive behavior by these whales. In fact, quite the opposite is true - snorkelers are often regarded with inquisitive curiosity, especially by the baby whales which can be 15 feet in length.

Our main goal during this time will be to snorkel with the whales, however, this area of Tonga offers many other attractions, both above and below the water. In addition to whales, we have a diversity of other exciting snorkeling opportunities. Tongan reefs offer a wide variety of robust hard corals, and an extensive assortment of reef fish. Visibility often exceeds 100 feet underwater. And there's more. Due to the dramatic geology of the islands, sheer limestone cliffs feature a number of spectacular open sea-level caverns. Dancing shafts of sunlight filter in, illuminating schools of small fish and interior topography, often in water of breathtaking clarity.

In addition to whale watching, we have also planned reef oriented snorkeling excursions. These should offer pleasant shallow water snorkeling opportunities. In all cases, for your safety and enjoyment, we encourage you to acknowledge and stay within your own personal limitations. Our tour staff will gladly provide any needed snorkeling instruction, from floating over reef environments and deeper water to freediving. The islands themselves, mostly small and uninhabited, are among the most beautiful in the South Pacific. Long stretches of white sand beaches overhung with palm trees and other lush foliage are punctuated with dark rocky points and luminous shallow reefs. Postcards come alive in Vava'u.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes: Domestic air within Tonga on group flights.

Supplier Information
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2000
Client Request Served: 102

M08317 is the only tour operator specialized in educational snorkeling programs. Snorkeling is a safe, easy, and enjoyable activity for participants of all ages and skill levels from young people to grandparents and is ideal for families. While we have many programs ready-to-go, we can also design and organize...

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