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Niue – South Pacific

swim with Humpback whales
in Niue island

Welcome to an unforgettable adventure in the pristine waters of Niue Island, 
where you’ll have the unique opportunity to swim alongside majestic humpback whales.

Humpback WHales

Humpback whales, known for their iconic songs and acrobatic displays, migrate to Niue Island from July to September, for mating and nurturing their calves. To witness these majestic mammals in their natural habitat, where females bond with their calves while males engage in spirited courtship displays, is truy extraordinary . Venture into the crystal-clear waters for intimate encounters, guided by experts who offer insights into whale behavior and conservation. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of humpback whales as you snorkel alongside mothers and calves, marveling at the grace of these marine giants. Join us on Niue Island for an unforgettable expedition, where the beauty of nature unfolds in breathtaking splendor, and the magic of Humpback whales awaits!

The Location

Niue Island, nestled in the heart of the South Pacific, offers a pristine and enchanting backdrop for your next adventure. With its secluded bays, turquoise waters, and lush landscapes, Niue provides the perfect setting to immerse yourself in nature’s wonders while encountering these magnificent creatures.

Expedition Details

ONLY snorkeling/swimming experience is required for the whale swims.
*Please note – If you plan to SCUBADIVE on your time off, please advise as soon as possible so that we can book it for you.

Duration: 5days/4 nights
Swim with Whales:  3 sessions, 4 hours at sea each.
Group Size: Maximum 6 pax per boat for an intimate experience
Accommodation: Comfortable lodging at the Tuaga Lodge.
Additional Activities: Snorkeling in the surrounding reef,  hiking the surrounding scenic trails, lectures about whales, oceans, UW photography, and of course, star gazing!


Day 1: Arrival in Niue: Fly from Auckland to Niue Island. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your accommodation.
Days 2-4: Whale Encounters: Enjoy daily excursions to swim with humpback whales. Our experienced guides will ensure a safe and respectful interaction with these magnificent creatures.  Other activities include scuba diving, shore snorkeling, fishing charters, and stargazing and more.
Day 5: Departure Bid farewell to Niue Island as you depart for Auckland, carrying unforgettable memories of your time spent in the company of whales.

What to expect

Up-Close Encounters: Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of humpback whales in their natural habitat, observing their graceful movements up close.
Expert Guidance: Our knowledgeable guides will provide insights into the behavior and conservation efforts surrounding these incredible marine mammals.
Other Wildlife: While swimming with whales is the highlight, keep an eye out for other marine life such as dolphins, turtles, and vibrant coral reefs.
Adventure Beyond the Waves: Explore Niue Island’s natural wonders through optional activities like snorkeling, hiking and star gazing.

Your Hosts

Local Niuean crew and Marine Biology guide!
The package includes onboard guidance for in-water activities, as well as evening lectures on marine biology and underwater photography workshops led  by Federico Facchin.
Federico boasts years of experience worldwide as a marine biologist, whale-watching guide, dive master, and leader of expeditions for snorkeling with whales and sharks. He and the team ensure the best experience with local operators, offering memorable photos of the whale swims and valuable marine education and knowledge.

Group & family discount

Make Memories Together!
Bring your group or family for an unforgettable stay with us. Enjoy exclusive discounts on accommodations and amenities. Book now and create lasting memories with your loved ones!




Package includes:

Trip at sea: fuel, skipper, boat, guides.
Equipment: snorkel, mask, fins, and wetsuit (you are welcome to bring your own).
Accommodation: lodge accomodation, Lunch and Dinner at the restaurant (sea view terrace).
Photo Package: bring home a package of high-quality underwater images to be printed or shared on your social media.
Additional: photography advice and presentations on whales by marine biologist.
Breathtaking landscapes: free of charge!

Package DOES NOT include:

Flight tickets: round trip.
Additional activities: such as scuba diving, orientation tours with minibus, fishing charters, etc.
Breakfast:  you can prepare your meal according to your tastes at the lodge.
Alcohol: please note that beverages (soft drinks and alcoholic) are not included in the package.


5 days on the island
1.290 AUD2.105 - USD1.390 - NZD2.310
  • 4 nights at the Tuaga Lodge
  • 3 swims with whales
  • 6 pax per group
  • Photo Package
  • Lunch & Dinner

If you are not available on the following dates, spots on other weeks are available too, please make contact for further information.

15nd-19th July 2024
Spots available

22nd-26th July 2024
Spots available

2nd-6th September 2024
Spots available


An informative chat with your host is recomanded prior booking.