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Vava'u for the Humpback Migration

Listed under Whale Watching in Tonga.

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Tonga is one of the best places in the South Pacific for seeing the Humpback migration because it is the end lagoons and bays they stay in in the Vava’u Islands. Legally you can go out in boats to see the whales but you have to remain a certain distance from them, swimmers are allowed to approach up to 30 metres. Young whales will often approach people and boats so you may be able to get even closer. If you don’t believe in whale watching from boat you can do it from shore, one of the best sights is on the cliffs of the Vava’us.

Written by  Amy Gennings.

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