Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Tonga Friendly Islands Kayak Company, Tonga Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Tonga Friendly Islands Kayak Company, Tonga story by: Inspire South Pacific The lush tropical islands of Vava’u and Ha’apai are home to Friendly Islands Kayak Company. Whilst the islands are separated by reefs or open water, they are not great paddling distances apart so there’s plenty of time to kayak the warm waters, snorkel amidst colourful coral and inside legendary marine caves, and observe the traditional way of life of the Tongan people. Your most difficult choice will be deciding on which kayak tour to do. Vava’u’s hilly terrain is perhaps more interesting and scenic but if it’s white sand beaches you’re after, there’s no shortage of these in Ha’apai. Snorkelling’s superb in both island groups, but soft corals and sizeable fish are more abundant in Ha’apai waters. On the other hand Vava’u’s relatively sheltered waters are conducive to more reliable whale sightings between July and October. Vava’u Islands – 3 day starter package (3 days kayaking) 21 departures from Vava’u, January – December 2012 This no frills kayak tour is designed for families with young children who are time constrained and offers an affordable way to experience the beautiful Vava’u Islands. Transfers and accommodation (pre/post kayak tour) are not included, but can be arranged. Vava’u Islands – 6 day classic package (4 days kayaking) 26 departures from Vava’u, January – December 2012 During this tour you’ll visit those islands in the middle of the Vava’u Island Group. You’ll have time aplenty to snorkel and experience the Tongan culture (village visits and local feast). Includes transfers and 2 nights accommodation pre/post kayak tour. Vava’u Islands – 10 day classic package (8 days kayaking) 23 departures from Vava’u, January – December 2012 This kayak tour is ideal for those wanting to truly unwind and gain a deeper experience of Vava’u’s tropical paradise and it’s friendly locals. Includes transfers and 2 nights accommodation pre/post kayak tour. Ha’apai Islands – 12 day classic package (9 days kayaking) 23 departures from Ha’apai, January – December 2012 The longest of the kayak tours, you’ll paddle the length of the Lifuka Archipelago and experience area’s as remote as one can get in Tonga. Includes transfers and 3 nights accommodation pre/post kayak tour. INCLUSIONS: A 45 minute orientation talk and guided kayak tour with all meals included on the kayaking days. A moderate level of fitness is required. The paddling in Ha’apai is slightly more challenging than Vava’u due to longer stretches and stronger currents. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Pacific Islands Luxury Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The coolest new things to do in Vanuatu Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.