Whale Life In Tonga

15 Sep 23, 7 Nights

Whale Life In Tonga
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Retreat Highlights

  • Opportunity to experience all kinds of different whale behaviour
  • Have the opportunity to tour magnificient underwater caves.
  • Swimming and snorkeling with humpback whales 
  • Discover one-of-a-kind cultural experience. 

During September the calves are a little older so they can be more playful as-well. The whales are drawn to warmer waters and leave their feeding grounds in Antarctica to mate and birth their calves during the whale season. As their food supply is low in warmer waters, they don't feed at all after leaving Antarctica for about 6 months!

Tonga is one of the most incredible places in the world to swim with humpback whales and everyday is a completely different experience. 

One day we could experience a heat run with 10 or more whales, the next we could snorkel with a resting mum and calf, the next we could have a lone male singer calling for a lover with the most beautiful song. Every encounter is always so different which is why we maximise as much time as we can with the whales. We have booked this trip in the middle of peak season, where the waters are warmer, the calves are more confident and playful and  the most whales are in the area.




About The Host

Steph Gabriel

Steph Gabriel

OceanZen Travel is the sister brand to sustainable swimwear brand OceanZen Bikini. 

What began 8 years ago as a holiday to Tonga to swim with wild humpback whales expanded into bringing our community with us and whilst Tonga is our O.G retreat destination, we have since hosted retreats to multiple other destinations to experience beautiful marine life.