SC Explorer Expeditions
Make the most of these special prices, don’t wait any longer.
SC EXPLORER is your new soft adventure and holiday of a life time.
Humpback Whales begin arriving in July and immediately start calving in the sheltered waters of the Ha’Apai group. Calves are a little cautious this month but start to relax in August. All around you hear whale songs and the mating begins again. By September calves are growing fast and become very inquisitive about their new world. By early October as the water warms and the calves become stronger they all turn south for Antarctica.
Booking and Payment
To secure your charter or individual berth, a 50% deposit is required once given confirmation of available dates. Balance paid 60 days before departure. Cancellations 90 days before departure have a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellation up to 60 days before departure have a 50 % cancellation fee. After 60 days, the cancellation fee is 90%. A portion of your charter fee will be used to support environmental Coral Reef projects around Nomuka through the McIntyre Adventure Marine Discovery Centre. PRICES AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
To provide the best possible personal experience, we recommend a maximum of six guest. 8 person expeditions are by special arrangement, please enquire. EXPLORER is surveyed for a max. of 12 people ( including crew) for overnight expeditions.
Expeditions start from Pangai in Lifuka Ha’apai group with 1330hrs pick up day one, four-five-seven nights then to drop off 0930hrs last day. Alternate pick up and drop ports are available.
The following prices do NOT include any discounts. Prices include Govt. Taxes if applicable.
2019 Prices per night
Individual scheduled PP Expeditions
Private Charter 2-4 guests
Private Charter 6 guests
Private Charter 8 guests
SCUBA Dives $35 PP per dive.
Research Expeditions and Conservation logistic support…Please enquire about favourable rates.
Day charters up to 26 passengers and four crew…please enquire.
(Tipping is not expected and purely optional)
BOOKINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 2019 SEASON NOW, any questions.
Please enquire !
First season charters commence July 1st 2019. For individuals or couples WISHING to book on our Open Schedule itineraries, THERE ARE ONLY three scheduled sailings. Do not delay as they may fill fast. All other dates are available for exclusive full boat charter with private groups or families. Except for OPEN SCHEDULE voyages, all dates are suggestions only and can be extended. 8 Person charters by special arrangement. There are NO flights on Sundays in Tonga.
July 17th -22nd
July 25th- 30th
August 1st – 8th
August 19th – 26th
August 28th-1st Sept
Sept. 2nd – 11th
Sept. 20th – 27th
Sept 29th - October 3rd
October 4th -9th
6-8 pax…4 nights $1780 PP(with early booking discount)
6-8 pax. ..5 nights $2225 PP (with early booking discount)
8 pax.. 7 nights 3815 PP (with early booking discount)
Charter.. 4 nights
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Charter 5 nights
Charter 5 nights
Charter Season closes NOV 18th
Whale Swimming in Tonga is controlled through licencing and strict regulations established by the Govt. of Tonga and all our activities are subject to those regulations and licenses being issued.
Getting to Tonga
for the very latest please go to… http://www.thekingdomoftonga.com/getting-to-around/