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Visitor Facts for Tonga'tapu Nuku'alofa: 21°08'00"S 175°12'00"W

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Visitor Facts for Nuku'alofa, Tonga'tapu, Tonga

Water Tours - Tour Operators & Rentals

Swallows Cave
This huge beautiful cave can be visited by boat only on the end of Kapa Island.

Mariners Cave
This famous underwater cave is well worth the effort needed to swim in. Watch out for hitting the roof when swimming in and out. Fantastic atmosphere inside with fog forming and vanishing on every swell. Hard to find as unmarked and several false caves close by.

One of the great assets Vavau can offer is the ability to visit so many different islands. With 35 of 70 the islands sheltered by the reefs and accessible by small boats. It is still possible to be dropped off on your own island to swim snorkel and explore the day away. There are a number of tour operators offering different types of tours.


Hakau Adventures
Don and Laurie
Phone: +676 7558164

Two Years of Barging experience in Vava’u Waters


Hakau Adventures: Two Years of Barging experience in Vava’u Waters

Vava'u Island Boat Cruises - Reef Viewing - Snorkelling - Swimming - Deserted BEACHES - Outer Island Tours

Monday - Saturday

Half to Full day flexible cruises from $130 per person.

accepted for min 4 - max 8/10 people

Fins mask snorkel and LUNCH included in all our cruises

SPECIAL REQUEST LUNCHES By Arrangement with our caterer

We also have the experience to move you and your equipment safely Our clients include, Coral Gardens Resort, Mafana Island Resort, Reef Resort, Treasure Island Resort. Please feel free to contact them for references on our service. We have also assisted many Tongan villages with moves.

Melinda Sea Adventures
Phone (676) 889 7586
VHF 16 “Melinda”




The Islands of Vava'u with their safe anchorages and secluded coves offer one of the world's finest year-round sailing holidays in the Pacific. Melinda Sea Adventures has been offering multiple day live-aboard and day sailing trips since 1999. Accommodation onboard one of our beautiful skippered sailing yachts gives you a unique opportunity to fully explore this stunning tropical island paradise in luxury, or you can charter one of our smaller sailboats that are available as bareboats to explore on your own. There are 40 stunning islands in the Vava'u group. Anchor near a different island each night, snorkel colorful coral reefs, hike through lush tropical forests, explore a stretch of beach, poking into tidepools full of marine life, visit uninhabited islands where the birds nest or visit a Tongan village. Dine at one of our unique outer island restaurants or stay onboard dining under the stars far from civilization.

Day sailing and Island hopping
Loto Moana Sailing
Owner/Operators: Dennis and Donna Belvedere
Email Us
Phone +676 8490201
or +676 8491682

Denis and Donna Belvedere are experienced sailors with 35 years in the tour operator business.

We have 2 vessels available to charter in Vava’u.

SV Cirrus is a Palmer Johnson 40’ ocean racing yacht. Cirrus sailed in 6 Pacific Cups, won a Transpac Race, and won her class in the annual Vava’u Cup. She has completed 14 Pacific Ocean crossings.

Mid 2012 the “HM Salote” will be commissioned under full survey. She is a cedar stripped planked 46 ft long x 22 ft wide traditionally built double hulled Polynesian sailing canoe (known in Tonga as a Kalia). See the launch video below...


Both vessels will be available for exclusive or mixed charters in the Vava’u group.

Our main tour is to Eueiki Island for snorkelling, BBQ and beach volley ball. Talk to us about a special package sailing/accommodation from the Neiafu harbour out to Eueiki...

Other destinations include, but not exclusively the following Islands.... talk to us about organising a tour to suit you. Euakafa Island for hiking to the Princess's tomb; Taunga Island for interesting beaches; Kapa Island for drinks and lunch at the Reef Resort; Blue Lagoon, Swallow's Cave and Coral Gardens for unique snorkelling; plus many other islands

Come on a Great Day out with
Whales In the Wild

Contact Hakula Lodge
Ph 676 708 72

Phone us on 70872 or book at

  • Hibiscus Hut,
  • Whales in the Wild Office at New Marina
  • Hakula Lodge
  • Adventure Backpackers
  • Vava'u Adventures
  • Trip #1
    TOP$ 100 per person (min of 4 people) (approx 3 hours)
    Boat departs Hakula Wharf 9am, We pick up from Resorts and Hotels along the way. We will cruise out amongst the scenic islands to Japanese Gardens, Swallow's Cave, Mariners Cave, Look out for marine creatures such as dolphins, turtles, whale sharks, whales, friget birds etc. We will return around 12 to 12-30.

    TRIP #2
    TOP$ 180 per person (min of 4 people)(approx 6 hours)
    Boat departs at 10 am. We will pick up from Hotels and Resorts along the way out. We will cruise to Nuku Island and allow you to enjoy the great beach and snorkelling You will be able to picnic on the beach or boat (please bring your lunch and drink, or we can arrange it for you at additional cost) . We will depart around 2 p.m and stop off at Swallows cave on our way home.

    Our Boat- Totally Wild is designed as "Party Boat" She is a pontoon boat, very comfortable, plenty of shade, toilet, shower. Plenty of space to move around. Easy access on and off Can take 12 passengers in comfort. Our experienced skipper and guide will look after you, Snorkel gear is provided. Please bring snacks, water, hat, sunscreen and camera