Swimming with whales in Tonga

Tonga was somewhere I’ve had my eye on for a while now for one big reason: it’s one of the only places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales. In September of 2018, I finally got there but after spending a minor fortune on flights and pre-booked whale swim tours, my budget…

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Swimming with Whales in Tonga

“Ready…. GO!” Without hesitating I push myself off of the boat and into the rolling ocean waves. GoPro strapped to my wrist, I swim straight ahead, eyes scanning the waters around me for any flicker of movement or flash of a tail. A couple of waves crash over me, causing the salty water to flow…

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