5 Best Whale Tours in Niue
5 Best Whale Tours in Niue

5 Best Whale Tours in Niue

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Whale Swimming Tours in Niue

Who can you go whale watching or whale swimming with in Niue? Niue is one of the only places in the world where you can legally swim with majestic humpback whales providing you go with a licensed operator. So who are the licensed operators for whale swimming in Niue? Find out in this list of the best whale tours in Niue!

For more talk about the whales, see The Guide to Swimming with Whales in Niue, as well as How to Get the Best Whale Swimming Experience in Niue.

1. Magical Niue Sea Adventures

A well-established whale and dive operator in Niue, Magical Niue Sea Adventures is well worth considering for a whale interaction experience. They offer tours of up to four hours on the water with a focus on finding whales, but might also include swimming with spinner dolphins, doing some sightseeing and snorkelling if the opportunity occurs. All of the snorkelling gear is provided, while swimmers are also given the opportunity of a discounted rate if no whales are seen on the tour. Learn more about their scuba dive offering in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.

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2. Niue Blue

Join Niue Blue, formerly Buccaneer Adventures, for an educational whale swimming experience in Niue. Tours start with a presentation about humpback whales, learning about their behaviours and migratory patterns before you head out on the water. The 3 to 4-hour tour starts with a coastal tour, keeping an eye out for whales and maybe dolphins along the way. Every interaction is different but if the whale’s behaviour is suitable, snorkellers have the opportunity to be just 20m away in the water. Tours include all snorkelling gear, light snacks and water. See more of their tours in The Guide to Snorkelling in Niue.

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3. Fish Niue Charters / Explore Niue

Fish Niue Charters, part of Explore Niue tours, is licensed and equipped to do just about any water activity your group wants: fishing, diving and, of course, whale swimming. Join your skipper, BJ Rex, who will share the whales’ fascinating history in Niue, as well as assess the conditions for whale watching and even swimming for the best interaction possible (while following Niue’s whale swimming guidelines, of course). The morning tour lasts approximately four hours. At least five participants are needed for the trip to run.

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4. Niue Fishing Charters

While primarily a fishing charter, Niue Fishing Charters also has a license for whale watching in Niue. They offer a number of fishing tours, as well as scenic tours, so combine one of these experiences with whale watching where the skippers are certified to watch the whales closer than non-licensed tours. A good option if you want to combine fishing with some whale watching if the opportunity arises.

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5. Paul Pasisi Charters

Another fishing charter operator with a whale watching license, Paul Pasisi Charters offers another option for whale watching. Paul has been fishing in Niue’s waters for some 30 years and has a great knowledge of the local marine life including the Humpback Whales. He can arrange a whale watching charter for a whale interaction based on what the conditions allow. See more fishing charters in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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