Humpback Whales, Tonga

Swim with Humpback Whales Expeditions

2020 Dates and Bookings Below

(Please note, you do not have to be a diver to join us for this expedition.)

Imagine sharing the ocean with a 30-40ft Humpback whale as she gracefully moves through the water seemingly oblivious of your presence.  It is one of the most phenomenal and most incredible experiences you will ever have.  Ready the cameras to capture your very own footage as a calf comes up for a breath and looks directly at you – breathtaking.

Tick.  Bucket list complete.


South Pacific Dreaming 2016 from ginclearfilm on Vimeo.

Join Jon Shaw, award winning underwater cinematographer, in August 2020 for a once in a lifetime exclusive charter to tropical Tonga to swim with the majestic Humpback whales.

Are you a underwater photography or videography enthusiast?  Jon will provide one to one guidance and tuition based on his experience as an award winning underwater cinematographer. Click here for more information on Jon.

The trip is hosted during the peak season for mothers and calves.

What does ‘exclusive charter’ with ginclearfilm really mean?

  • We can depart early to be first on the water, this is a great time to get beautiful encounters with mothers and their calf without interruptions;
  • We can pick and choose our lunch location, whether it is on the move or a deserted island;
  • In essence, we have the complete freedom to do as we please.
  • Groups are now limited to a total of 6 pax (reduced from 8) to maximise whale swim time!

Swim with Humpback whales itinerary 2020 –

Group One August 10th to the 14th (3 spots free)

Group Two August 17th to 21st (3 spots free)

Start bragging today:

AUD$ 3,400.00 per person

Price includes:

  • Airport transfers in Tonga, including departure taxes;
  • Five (5) day exclusive charter whale watching / swimming with whale;
  • Expert underwater cinematography tuition from Jon Shaw of ginclearfilm;
  • Lunch while whale swimming / watching.
  • Prices based on six people

Not included in package

  • Flights;
  • Accommodation
  • Travel insurance (please note, we strongly recommend you get travel insurance);
  • Meals, drinks or tips.

Please note: there is no swimming with whales on Sundays.


We require a non refundable AUD $1,000.00 deposit per person. The balance would be due on or before thirty (30) days prior to your traveling dates.

Please contact Jon Shaw for more information:


M:  0410 293 065

Swallows cave

We reserve the right to change the trip information at any point prior to travel