Sailing

A Tonga sailing holiday offers some of the easiest and best cruising in the South Pacific. The Moorings and Sunsail have a fleet of well maintained yachts in this amazing location of 64 emerald Islands located in the middle of the South Pacific. Southeast trade winds average between 15 and 25 knots May through September and northeast trade winds average between 10 and 20 knots in the summer. Navigation is line-of-sight from one island to the next, though a watchful eye on the chart is necessary because of the numerous reefs. The tidal range is a bit over three feet. Tidal and wind-driven currents are
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Kayaking

Guided sea kayaking in the safe calm pristine waters of Tonga include whale and dolphin encounters, snorkeling and camping on uninhabited islands. Gliding smoothly along in a sleek kayak is a quintessential Tongan experience, especially when you’re just centimetres above transparent waters, and your self-paddled craft is a ticket to more remote islands and untouched beaches. Most popular around the northern islands of the Ha’apai and Vava’u groups, sea kayaking tours range from five to 13 days, plenty of time to take in pods of spinner dolphins, or the even bigger prize of migrating humpback whales. Sea turtles poke their
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Snorkelling

Snorkelling and reef viewing opportunities abound in Tonga.  It is a virtual paradise for those who love to snorkel. Warm crystal clear, shallow coral lagoons team with tropical fish of all varieties and colours. Don’t forget to pack an underwater camera. More than 150 different species of colourful tropical fish and 176 different islands make the Kingdom of Tonga a paradise for snorkelling fans. Diverse and pristine underwater landscapes include vibrant coral gardens or dramatic drop offs just metres from sandy beaches, accessible year round to visitors of all ages and abilities. The Kingdom’s ultimate snorkelling thrill is getting up
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Fishing

Tonga can legitimately claim the title as the ‘tropical fishing eldorado’ with 170 islands, stretching over 740,000 square kilometres of ocean. Welcome to the South Pacific’s premier hub for exciting game fishing. In close proximity to the Kingdom of Tonga’s pristine shores, the immense Tonga Trench drops off precipitately to depths of over 1000 metres, sustaining large pelagic species including blue, black and striped marlin, barracuda, yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and sailfish. Based mainly in the island labyrinth of the Vava’u group, Tonga’s game fishing fleet is the largest in the Pacific, and the challenge to ‘land the
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Whale Watching

Go Whale Watching in Tonga, “The True South Pacific” In-the-know Pacific travellers aren’t 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 June to November completes a remarkable cycle, as the new calves return to where they were conceived 11 months earlier. Seen from a boat, the 40-ton whales combine grace and power, breaching out of the cobalt waters or effortlessly
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