We are adventurers and world travellers, living in the outback of Tonga in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. We love what we do and want to share our experiences with you. We are ocean inspired and in love with whales. Welcome.

 
 

Our amazing team can take you on two very different adventure experiences.

 

Wildlife Live-aboard adventure
Live-aboard sailing yacht charter, swim with the whales, island explore

SY Wildlife is a fast sailing catamaran, perfectly sized and appointed for exploring the myriad reefs and uninhabited islands of Tonga. Swim with and get to know the whales. Expeditions include 3 professional crew, all meals and accommodation onboard.

The Lolofutu Beach Barn adventure
Island adventure accommodation, stand-up paddle, snorkeling and swimming

The Barn is an environmentally aware and pro-active eco adventure stay - 100% off grid. Experience Tonga and its culture, swim with and get to know the whales and enjoy exploration days onboard MV Tropic Bird. Includes all meals and island accommodation.

 
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Wildlife Live-Aboard

Welcome to the live-aboard sailing catamaran experience, diving with whales from the S.Y. Wildlife.

Wildlife is a fast sailing catamaran, perfectly sized and appointed for exploring the myriad reefs and uninhabited islands of Tonga. She is 16.2 mtrs long and built of state-of-the-art materials - a performance yacht that will leave you exhilarated when we shake out the sails. Wildlife is very comfortable & stable and has 3 roomy double cabins, a large saloon, cockpit and deck area to ensure plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views. It is a very exclusive way to visit Tonga and experience swimming with the whales. Being on the ocean 24/7 has definite advantages for the whale enthusiast - some nights you can hear the whale song through your pillow!

Expeditions include the guidance & expertise of 3 professional crew as well as all meals and accommodation onboard.

We operate in Ha’apai, Tonga and voyage between the island groups as well as trips out to the volcanoes.

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The Lolofutu Beach Barn

Six years ago, sailing and diving addicts, the Sheen family found a little slice of paradise and established a life and a home - Lolofutu Beach Barn - on a remote, idyllic Tongan beach. 'The Barn' is pure involvement and adventure! In today’s hustle and crowds it is rare to find such a pure and pristine existence, complete with all the necessities for comfortable living.

Lolofutu Beach Barn is 100% off grid, environmentally aware and highly pro-active with eco projects. To stay here is to open your heart to remote Tonga and its culture, swim with and get to know the whales and explore the local marine environment onboard MV Tropic Bird. Stand-up paddleboard over the reef, visit our resident ‘dolphriends’ and snorkel over some of the best coral in all of Tonga (a recent coral survey backs this claim). Be welcomed into a local family's home for a Sunday feast, learn some Tongan dance moves, weave a basket or drink some kava and make new friends.

The rewards are huge and the experience raw & pure. Come on an adventure full of it's own challenges - the first of which is getting there! This involves an open ocean crossing on the catamaran SY Wildlife. The journey may delight or challenge you (or both!), but either way, all agree the idyllic destination is most definitely worth the hours at sea!

 
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