Mystic Sands has teamed up with San Francisco based company Humpback Swims that organizes adventure swimming, snorkeling and diving tours world wide.

If you are coming to Tonga to swim with the whales and you are interested in staying with us you can book your tour directly with them using the link on the bottom of the page

Below is a copy of some information found on Humpback Swims webpage. There is a lot more on the original page so do have a browse and see for yourself. 




Whale season in Vava'u is mid-July through October. Some days are sunny; some days are cloudy. The weather is warm, but you'll want to bring a wind jacket to keep you comfortable on the boat. Water temperature is around 77 F (25 C). 

 Vava'u, in our opinion, is the best place in the world for in-water encounters with humpback whales. Only snorkeling is allowed with the whales as they don't like divers' bubbles, and it's hard to keep up with whales on SCUBA. The topography of the islands allows us to work in most conditions, excluding intense weather days of course.

 We will go out and swim with the whales in most conditions; the weather and seas don't seem to affect the whales at all. We search for the whales in calm, sheltered bays, open sea — pretty much wherever the day takes us! 2017 | Privacy Policy