What Tour Length should I choose?

We offer two tour lengths - 9 or 11 Day.

9 Day tours

Include 3 Full Days Swimming with the Humpback Whales - additional days can be booked by your tour leader. If you're not a SCUBA diver, the 9 day tour gives you plenty of time iwth the Humpback Whales and a chnace to experience plenty of island culture.

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11 Day Tours

Include 4 Full Days Swimming with the Humpback Whales - additional days can be booked by your tour leader. The 11 day tour really suits SCUBA divers as it gives you the opportunity to discover the dive sites as well as the island culture!

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SCUBA Divers

The qualified divers enjoy 4 boat dives on our 9 day tours., however the 11 Day tours include 6 dives - which adds that extra chance to explore the diverse dive sites in Tonga and explore the island of Vava'u. Of course, tanks and weights are included in our Diving package.

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School Holidays

You can choose a 9 day or an 11 day tour - whatever suits you! Our tours depart on a Monday from Sydney, and return either the following Tuesday OR Thursday - your choice! There is a small surcharge for this tour to allow for increases in airfares

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9 Day tours

The first type is a 9 day trip, and include 3 full days with the whales, all of your accommodation, breakfasts and airfares/transfers from Sydney. For the SCUBA Divers, this trip also includes 4 coral reef boat dives. 

Out of the 9 days, you will have 2 whole days spare, plus a half day when we arrive and a Sunday.

  • On Sundays it is illegal for Tongans to work so we have organised a traditional Tongan Feast on this day for the group to enjoy - sip kava and eat delicious food from a tenderly prepared "Umu" while enjoying wonderful live music from our local Tongan friends.

  • The half day when we arrive is best spent wandering down to the markets and stocking up on supplies like snacks and fruit for the remainder of your tour. You can also look at souvenirs and the wonderful restaurants and cafes around the village. Your tour leader will help you find your way around Neiafu and orientate everyone to this magical town.

  • The other 2 days can be occupied by a variety of activties that your tour leader can organise for you:

    • Escorted walks to the lookout (can be a little tricky to find, so best to chat to follow your guide!)

    • Kayak Hire (So peaceful!)

    • Island Tours

    • Go Kart Adventures (Woohoo!)

    • Extra Whale Days

    • Bike Hire

We don't book the whole time with the Whale Days because it gives you more of a chance to explore the island and allows your tour leader to select the best days for weather with the whales.

11 Day Tours ( In Addition to the above)

The second type of trip is of 11 days duration, and include 4 full days with the whales, 2 extra nights accommodation, transfers and breakfasts. For the SCUBA Divers, 6 coral reef boat dives are included in this package.

On an 11 day tour, there are 4 days with the whales and you have 1 more day spare on top of the ones listed above. There are plenty of activties so you won't be at a loss for something to do!

Why Choose Us

For 15 years Quest Tours has been escorting small groups to discover the incredible whales of Vava’u Tonga and the culture of this wonderful Island gem.
Our Guides can access places and arrange cultural events you could never hope to find as an individual. We are often invited for kava nights in local villages, where you get to meet friends and family of our friendly staff.

Our Tongan groups are capped at 11 plus your tour leader to maximise your whale experience and to allow easy transport around the island for optional activities.

Watching and snorkelling with whales is our main reason for visiting Vava’u, but enjoying the culture and food of the island with a small group of like minded adventurers makes the trip a complete experience. We go beyond the tourist trail and are able to take you to see remote beaches, lookouts, plantations and organise cultural nights.

Read more about why you should choose us!

Tour Code: 1V16

1st - 9th August, 2016 (9 Day Tour)

From: $3,190 ex. Sydney

$3,490 SCUBA Package

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Tour Code: 2V16

8th - 16th August, 2016 (9 Day Tour)

From: $3,190 ex. Sydney

$3,490 SCUBA Package

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Tour Code: 3V16

15th - 23rd August, 2016 (9 Day Tour)

From: $3,190 ex. Sydney

$3,490 SCUBA Package

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Tour Code: 4V16

22nd August - 1st September, 2016 (11 Day Tour)

From: $3,690 ex. Sydney

$4,150 SCUBA Package

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tour code: 5V16

5th - 13th September, 2016 (9 Day Tour)

From: $3,190 ex. Sydney

$3,490 SCUBA Package

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Tour Code: 6V16

12th - 22nd September, 2016 (11 Day Tour)

From: $3,690 ex. Sydney

$4,150 SCUBA Package

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SChool Holidays: 7V16

26th September (9 OR 11 Day Tour)

From: $3,390 ex. Sydney

$3,690 SCUBA Package

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Bookings

Please head to our bookings page.

We need a photocopy of your passport when you book

$AU 1,500 Deposit required to reserve your place.

Bookings

Tour Inclusions

  • International Airfares ex. Sydney to Nuku a'lofa.
  • Domestic Airfare to Vava'u
  • All transfers associated with the above
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • 3 or 4 full days snorkelling with Humpback Whales
  • Lunches while onboard the boat
  • Traditional Tongan Feast
  • Tour leader
  • Pre and post tour support, including packing lists
  • Exclusive Travel Wallet for important documents
  • Luggage tag for easy bag identification
  • 4 or 6 SCUBA dives for qualified divers

Not included

  • Alcohol
  • Meals other than specified to the left
  • Personal spending money/ tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Optional activites

Bookings are made via our Booking Form, which can be accessed to the right