Vaka Vave Charter was established in 2012 and is a licenced whale watch, whale swim business in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga. We pride ourselves on experience and professionalism, specializing in Private Charters. We offer responsible whale swims and best practiced guidelines focusing on the safety of our clients, customer service and the conservation and wellbeing of the whales. Promoting the balance between sustainable whale watch, swim trips and clients expectations.
The staff of Vaka Vave Charter have many years experience in the whale swim industry. One of our skippers has over 24 years sea time (44 thousand hours) and holds both international and local qualifications and has more then 10 years experience in the whale industry as a skipper. Our other skipper’s have over 12 years experience in the whale industry and hold Tongan master class/engineer 6 certifications. Vaka Vave’s whale swim guides are fully trained and certified in compliance with regulations, this ensures a safe and professional experience.
We operate a 10 meter express style boat built to US coastguard safety standards. Twin 250hp outboards ensure that you get to the whale grounds fast. Outboards are rated ultra low emission exhaust and extremely quiet. Electronic gear change ensures minimal noise around whales. Vessel is full walk around which provides maximum viewing potential. Enclosed toilet and change room ensure privacy. Cabin has ample room to store camera gear away from salt spray. Comfortable seating under shaded areas.