Whales at Matafonua Lodge – Ha’apai Tonga (July-Oct)
Come enjoy the Majesty of the mighty Humpback Whale as they migrate to our warm tropical waters for the winter months. We offer daily trips aboard our 2 vessels to watch and swim with these gentle giants. There are over 2000 Humpbacks that come to Tonga every year, and most days from the beach here at Matafonua you can see them frolic in the shallow water surrounding Foa Island.
Trips leave here daily which include a delicious lunch, home baked snacks, and soft drinks. Your day is spent watching ,swimming and learning about the whales. We usually anchor at a shallow reef or deserted island for some lunch and snorkeling. Your trip is led by one of our experienced and knowledgeable guides.
Our Approach here at Matafonua is to be patient ,of utmost importance is the well being of the whales, you have to remember its a privilege to swim with the whales and by giving them absolute respect and care we are usually rewarded with a much better in water experience .
Mohe Vai is a purpose built dive vessel with easy access in and out of the water , powered by eco friendly and very quiet yamaha 4 stroke engines, this ensures minimal disturbance to the whales . With plenty of shade and comfortable seating for all it makes the ideal vehicle for the experience of a lifetime that our guests deserve
To see the whales of Foa Island watch the video below