Annually, Between July and October, humpbacks take part in one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom, both on land and sea. During the Southern Hemisphere winter, the humpbacks leave their feeding grounds in Antarctica and start migrating north to the warm waters of Tonga; to mate, give birth and nurse their young. 

Ever since our first whale encounter in 2008 we have been on a continues journey of heart expansion and our mission is to share these whale moments with others and help increase awareness and understandings of the extraordinaire of whales and at the same time, their fragility. Throughout his thirty-year career as a professional Freediver and world record holder Erez, now focuses on Human-Whale encounters, conservation and breathing education. As an award-winning underwater photographer Erez, will help you maximise and refine your photography skills.


  • Transfers between the airport to the Hotel
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • All Meals
  • 6 days on the water - Whale Swim / Freediving
  • Daily Freediving / Snorkelling / Yoga


  • DAY 1 - Arrive in Ha'apai with a domestic flight from Nuku'alofa. Check into resort. Whale swim briefing and afternoon activities.
  • DAYS 2-7 - Morning Yoga session followed by breakfast. Full day of whale swim. Dinner followed by evening activities such as camp fire, workshops and lectures.
  • DAY 8 - Half day of whale swim followed by a trip to the airport. 
  • SUNDAY - It is a national rest day. We will visit a local village, have a traditional lunch and conduct a beach clean-up


  • Tips
  • International Airfare
  • Alcohol / Soft Drinks
  • Travel Insurance

Required for the trip

  • Wind Stopper jacket / Rain Coat
  • Sunscreen
  • Any personal medication
  • Snorkelling / freediving gear (Weights are provided)

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In order to join our trips you will be required to pay a deposits. Our payment schedule is as follows:

25% deposit to be made at the time of booking. Deposits are only refundable with the conditions listed in our Terms and conditions page. 

25% of total amount deposited 3 months prior to the estimated start of the trip – non-refundable + transferable for the 2024 season with conditions listed in the Terms and Conditions page.

50% to be paid 60 days before trip commencement.


  • Cancellations over 180 days before the trip are refundable except for a 300$ administrative fee.
  • Cancellations between 90-180 days before the trip – 25% of trip price
  • Cancellations made less than 60-90 days from the trip – 75% of trip price
  • Cancellations made less than 60 days from the trip – Full trip price.

*some trips may have different payment schedules – please check individual trips.

COVID-19 Notice

Please check COVID-19 vaccination requirements prior to booking any of our trips.  Tonga does not accept Unvaccinated tourists at this stage, and so does Fiji. Please do not book this trip if you are not vaccinated. 


This expedition was absolutely beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Not only was the location fantastic, not only did we have the opportunity to swim and dive with humpback whales at arms’ reach, but: the way Erez and Ally from Apnea Australia took care of everything really turned the whole experience into something luxurious you will never want to forget. If you can only do one trip this year, that is the one you want to enjoy. I wish I could join them again, and I know that one day, I will.