Whale Tours

In-Water Whale Tours

Humpback Whales come to Niue to breed and raise their calves every year between July and September and we run trips to interact with these gentle giants.
Every interaction is different, but snorkellers have spent up to half an hour floating just 20 metres away from the Whales while they rest and play- others prefer to watch from the boat, witnessing impressive breaches, playful spy hops and fin slaps. 

The trips start with a classroom presentation about the Whales, learning about their behaviours and migratory patterns. We then head out on the ocean for a coastal tour and hopefully will spot some Whales and maybe Dolphins along the way.

What makes our Whale trips unique is the new Hydrophone system that is a first for Niue. Gone are the days of one person on the head phones at a time- now everyone can experience this at the same time through speakers. 
We are the only operators in Niue that allows all guests on board to listen to the beautiful Whale songs through our speaker system. Interact and experience the majestic Whales even when not in the water. It has to be heard to be believed.
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Tour Info

Trips operate between July and September at 08:00am and 13:00pm Mon-Sat. 
Pre-booking is available from 15th July- 14th September and outside of these times will be only booked on island if the Whales are in high enough numbers to run the trips. 
Running time is 4 hrs, with the time spent on the water being approximately 3 hours. 
Cost per person$170.00nzd per person
Non-swimmer places available upon request also.

Passengers

Maximum of 6 swimmers per trip to maximise in-water time with the whales for each guest where possible. We can take 2 non-swimmers on request also.

If you are in a larger group we can book up to 8 but the group will be split in two for in-water trips. Please request this if you want to book a large group. 
 
Minimum age of 8 years old for the boat travel and 10 years old for in-water interactions, no exceptions.

What's Included

Skipper and In-Water Guide
Snorkel Gear 
A wetsuit for buoyancy, wind and sun protection 
Water 
Light Snacks
Life Jackets
Hydra-phone to listen to the beautiful Whale songs
Great service and friendly smiles

Recommend bringing:
Hat and Sunglasses
 

Pre-booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Whale trips can only be pre-booked from 15th July-14th September- Get in early to grab your spot