Tonga Real Swim Adventure

tonga real swim adventure


This epic great value 7 day RealSwim Adventure takes us to the beautiful Tonga Island group of Vava’u. Vava’u is a collection of approximately 40 Islands in the far northern Tongan territory. It’s special for clear warm (26-27C) water and fantastic marine life. Tonga and the VaVa’u Island group are still relatively quiet tourist destinations especially in the month of June, which is known for its dry and mild days. You’ll have the opportunity to complete nine epic ocean swims during this Tongan RealSwim Adventure.

The trip cost includes your accommodation at the lovely, tranquil beachfront Tongan Beach Resort, complete with daily breakfast, transport on the island, our charter boat, full swim support and guiding, lunch on the boat, a swim cap and as always, an awesome time to create lasting memories!

Getting there…either with Air New Zealand to Nuku’lofa in Tonga, and then on to Vava’u with REALTonga. You can get good deals, but your luggage allowance with REALTonga is just 15kg, and if your flight is cancelled there is no airline support. You can also travel with FijiAirways via Nadi overnight, and then direct into Vava’u.


tonga real swim adventure



Arrive in Vava’u. Afternoon meet and greet at the resort, pre-swim briefing and group dinner.


Travel recovery day. We think this day is important and will enable you to get the most out of the rest of the trip. We’ll relax at the resort and your guides will be available for 121 coaching in the pool for anyone wanting to tidy up their stroke. We’ll also complete a small ocean acclimatization swim.


Day One out on our charter boat with the awesome Dive Tonga crew for two swims, morning and afternoon, with lunch on the go.


Our second day on our Dive Tonga charter boat for two swims, morning and afternoon, again with lunch on the go.


Today we will be swimming in the morning only. This provides you the opportunity to explore land based activities, experience more of the local culture or simply relax on the beach right at your front door.


Another full day out on our charter boat for two more swims morning and afternoon, with lunch on the go.


Our final day with the fun Dive Tonga crew on our charter boat for a swim both morning and afternoon. Once again lunch is on the go.


We wrap up our week with a sunrise swim at the hotel before our final team breakfast, after which it will be time to depart the beautiful Vava’u.

Each swim is between 1500M up to 4km BUT swims are adjusted for the conditions and fitness levels, ability of the swimmers. Swimmers are expected to be able to swim 2km comfortable twice a day on arrival for this RealSwim. You can expect coastal swims, island circumnavigations, coral swims, sandy bay swims and adventure swimming … all lead by your trained guides.


Dates for future trips to be advised at a later date.

For inquiries please e-mail

Booking Terms and Conditions

  • A non refundable deposit is required to confirm your RealSwim booking.
  • Full payment is required for a booking less than 60 days from the start date.
  • Payments are not refunded.
  • Read full T’s & C’s 


Essentials Needed

  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Oxybenzone free (reef friendly sunscreen) such as Aloe up
  • Snacks
  • Walking shoes
  • Multiple swim suits
  • Towels x 2
  • Goggles x 2
  • Reusable marked / named drink bottle
  • Rain coat



Tonga is 13 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and the first to see the light of each day.


Electricity in Tonga is 240 volts. The three-pin plugs are the same as those in Australia and New Zealand.


Police 922 or Phone (676) 70 234
Fire 999 or Phone (676) 70 089
Hospital 933
Any Emergency Assistance 911

Liquor Laws

The legal drinking age is 18. The sale of alcoholic beverages is permitted 10am to 12.30am Monday to Friday and on Saturday from 10am to 11pm in licenced establishments – the liquor licence must be displayed. From midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday liquor cannot be served – with the exception of licensed hotels. Liquor can be sold in Supermarkets Monday to Saturday at any time. Holiday hours; Good Friday 12pm to .30pm, Christmas Day 6pm to 8.30pm, Easter Sunday; None.

Duty Free Allowance

Travellers from overseas board they have a duty free allowance of 2.25 liters of spirit or alcoholic beverages. Yacht crews have 24 hours to purchase duty free after checking in.

Self Catering

You may import, ONLY for your own use, Meat, cheese and eggs – you must declare it and duty may be payable based on the value so have the purchase receipt ready if it isn’t listed on the food packaging. Ensure it is in original packaging from a butchery or supermarket – take frozen in a chiller bag to maintain freshness of course.

Does not do Collect calls to United Kingdom/United States/Niue/Cook Islands.

Mobile Telephone

Two providers exist for GSM cellular, Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) and Digicel. GSM roaming is only supported on 800/900 GSM phones and they must also be “unlocked”. Roaming is still a little haphazard from other countries.

You can buy SIM cards at the International Airport in Nukualofa, Nukualofa, Haapai or Vava’u.


Package Options

Twin Share – $3,400NZD
Solo Room – $4,065NZD

Twin Share 20% deposit = $680NZD
Solo Room 20% deposit = $813NZD

If you are booking for yourself only, and choose the twin share option, we will match you with another swimmer to share the room with. If you prefer you own space, please choose the solo room option.

If you are booking for more than just yourself, once you have selected your room and payment options, you can increase the number of packages in your ‘cart’.