Melinda Sea Adventures Tonga
Anchor near a different island each night, explore, snorkel or just relax onboard your own private fully crewed yacht! Remote and truly unspoiled, Vava'u waters are crystal clear and considered to be among the best cruising grounds in the South Pacific. You can participate in the sailing as much as you like, or you can just enjoy the ride.
Sailing in Vava'u
Sailing in Vava’u is especially rewarding for those who seek a remote unspoiled paradise, combining trade-winds sailing with crystal clear sheltered water. Each day you can visit a different island in the Vava’u group, or on longer trips it is sometimes preferable to stay 2 nights in an anchorage and explore several snorkeling spots. Most of the islands you will visit are uninhabited with white sand beaches and interesting reefs for snorkeling. You can also visit an island with a Tongan village and attend a Tongan feast, where the food is authentic and delicious, and the local children perform traditional Tongan dances. You may want to take one or more dinners onshore at one of the very small and interesting resorts in the outer islands.
Humpback whales in Tonga Islands
Humpback whales have visited Vava'u for millennia. They migrate from their summer feeding grounds in Antarctica to winter breeding and birthing grounds in Tonga's warm tropical waters. The whales start arriving in June, and most new calves are born between July and September. Boisterous courtship displays, male competition, and mothers caring for their calves make this an exciting time to be watching whales in Tonga. By October many of the new calves are old enough to travel, and by November, most of the whales have left the Tonga islands to begin their journey south to the nutrient-rich waters of Antarctica where the whales gorge themselves on krill.
* Private hire of vessel
* Professional services of a skipper and cook
* All meals onboard
* Local tax (15%)
* Whale watching
* Beach visits
* Scuba diving
* Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
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