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Tonga's Humpback Whales

A collection of favourite video for your enjoyment.   Also there is an excellent Wiki article on the Humpback Whales here (opens in a separate window)

The humpback whales birth and mate during the southern hemisphere winter where the warm waters of the Kingdom Of Tonga create a unique enviroment for these gorgeous creatures.

JJ aged 7 took his younger sister Lily aged 4 for the first time to see the whales in Matafonua Ha'apai, Tonga

jj and lily with the whales Matafonua Ha'apai, Tonga from Liquid image Productions on Vimeo.


Video By Darren Rice (Liquid Images & Matafonua Lodge, Ha'apai) (3min 5s)

The whales of Foa Island Tonga from Liquid image Productions on Vimeo.

Video By Fins n Flukes Featuring Whales in Ha'apai 2011 (4min 52s)

Ha'apai really had an extraordinary season not only with the whales, but in this video Fins n Flukes also encountered dolphins and manta rays on several occasions and swam with a dwarf minke whale, too. It's all featured in the video as well as some fun moments on the boat and snorkeling.

Ha'apai's Humpbacks 2011 from finsnflukes on Vimeo.


Video By Wet Lens Productions Featuring Whales In Ha'apai Nov 2010 (9min 18s)

In the words of Wet Lens Production: 

The Kingdom of Tonga (the only Monarchy still in existence in the Pacific) happens to be one of the vacation spots for migrating Humpback Whales. Calving, heat runs, logging and playing are all on their list of things to do, although in varying degrees of importance depending on the whale! Our goal was to see them doing all of the above, and we were not disappointed. We were able to see peduncal, pectoral and tail slaps, breaching and logging, but the highlight was definitely swimming with mothers and calves. True grace underwater is defined by their movements. How a 40 ton animal can dance under the sea will always be a mystery, but I was moved every time I entered the water.

Swim With Whales October 2010 (7min 23s)

DiveBondi Video Swim With Whales Vava'u Tonga 2009 (7m 55s)


Beluga Diving Vava'u Tonga (6m 56s) Superb Diving and Underwater Shots





Kingdom Airpass help you see more of Tonga.  Hibicus are in abundance
With every island group offering unique experiences Chathams Pacific's Kingdom Passes will help you see more of Tonga for less.


Happy pigs forraging in 'Eua, Kingdom Of Tonga
Gotta go !  Only 8 minutes by air from Tongatapu to an untouched and unique world. Eco-tourism leaders


Vanilla that is grown in Vavau and then marketed to the world from New Zealand, a true partnership between the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand!


most exciting discovery of a soft coral reef off Haapai by Darren Rice of Liquid Image Productions & Happy Haapai Divers, Kingdom Of Tonga

Is this the final resting spot of the Port au Prince? Darren Rice & friends of Matafonua Lodge & Dive Centre have discovered a new wreck in Ha'apai. 

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