The Kingdom of Tonga has a multitude of adventure holiday activities whether you want to be active from morning to night or prefer relaxing on a private beach soaking up the sun. Enjoy a variety of activities on every island group in the Kindom. Explore the sheltered and uncrowded lagoons and atolls, getting a unique perspective on Tonga’s pristine landscapes.
Professional operators offer full training, equipment sales, and can advise on the best locations. Take to four wheels on a self-drive kart safari, enjoying a jungle adventure on remote, back road trails, deserted beaches and oceanside cliff tops.
Don’t expect to visit Tonga and take it easy all day every day…It’s the Kingdom of true exploration.
“The main island of Tongatapu is blessed with a protected lagoon ideal for sea kayaking. One of the most amazing experiences I had in Tonga was exploring the many islands in the lagoon by sea kayak. You can explore deserted islands and sand spits, drop anchor along the way and explore some amazing coral reefs.”
Holiday makers are not the only ones to return to Tonga’s shores on a regular basis. After a long journey north from the icy krill-laden depths of Antarctica, southern humpback whales take shelter in the tropical reef-protected waters of Tonga to give birth to their young.
The arrival of the whales from July to October completes a remarkable cycle, as the new calves return to where they were conceived 11 months earlier.
The high number of whales visiting Tongan waters at this time of year means there are plenty of opportunities to see and swim with them.
Tonga is one of the few places in the world where you can still swim with the whales. As most of the whales are mothers with calves, our operators take great care not to intrude too heavily on these wild animals.
Please Note: When booking your whale watching and or swimming tours to use only Licensed Whale Operators here enlisted. As they have sustainable practices, fully trained tour guides and correct equipment.
The Tongan archipelago consists of 176 islands, roughly the same number of marine species divers encounter in their first hour exploring the Kingdom’s coral reefs, caves and crystal clear waters.
With sea turtles, manta rays, tuna, marlin and wahoo combining with even bigger creatures like whale sharks, Tonga is a destination with underwater thrills on a truly grand scale.
Pristine coral gardens shimmer amid the ebb and flow of tropical currents, while spectacular coral reefs include amazing caves and arches. Tonga’s volcanic past, present and future are showcased in the unique underwater tunnels.
Look forward to exploring some of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet from June to November. Underwater exploration often comes with the living, breathing soundtrack of murmuring whalesong from courting humpback whales.
(Source: Ministry of Tourism, Tonga)