Tonga Whale Discoveries

Whale DiscoveriesWhale Discoveries is an adventure travel provider based in Ha’apai, Tonga, and servicing Matafonua Lodge, Sandy Beach Resort, Pangai, and Uoleva Island. They offer travelers the opportunity to swim with humpback whales from their two vessels. Tropic Bird is a fast highly efficient and comfortable ocean going inflatable rib. With 360 degrees of clear viewing scope, it makes the perfect and professional choice for constant interaction and observation. Tropic Bird provides easy entry to the water and can accommate 12 guests on soft seating. SY Tiger, their second well equipped vessel, is a 13-meter blue water cruising catamaran offering a special day of sailing out on the ocean. Tiger provides all the comforts including a stable platform to interact with the humpbacks. It’s also available for live aboard charters for those who want to get the most out of the aquatic life.

Whale swim days with Whale Discoveries include a beautiful lunch with fruit and cake, morning and afternoon tea, snorkeling gear and wetsuits, and an experienced, informative and happy crew to cater to any specific needs. No more than eight swimming guests per day in two groups of four are accepted to ensure successful encounters. Whale Discoveries can also provide expert lessons in kite boarding and paddle boarding by ex pro wave sailer David Sheen. Night snorkelling and guided off shore snorkels to the remarkable sea mounts and other beautiful sites are possible.

David and Tristin Sheen of Whale Discoveries are happy to provide for any specific needs and frequently hold workshops with special guests such as an underwater photographer Douglas Hoffman and underwater videographer Darren Rice. Free diving courses with Apnea Australia are another feature. As proud supporters of Sea Shepherd and active conservationists, David and Tristin will ensure you have an informative and respectful time out on the water whatever activity you choose.