A Humpback Whale in Tonga is a pretty special experience. The giants of our time stay a long time around the remote Kingdom of Tonga. Vavaʻu is an archipelago of one large Island and 40 smaller ones in the kingdom of Tonga although it’s around 250 km North from the main Island of the kingdom of Tonga. The legend goes that the Maui god fished up Tongatapu and Vavaʻu. The god put a little less effort in the latter so Vava’u is smaller.
The Polynesian Islands are truly the waterman’s dream. The diversity of water activities are incredible. There are no crowds which makes it a safe haven for many species to hang around. The Humpback Whale in Tonga (Vava’u) stays between July and October to raise their calves.
Looking into the eyes of a Humpback Whale in Tonga must be the highlight of connection between 2 species. There must a deeper connection between the enormously intelligent Humpback Whales and us. Maybe it has something to do with their high EQ, but it’s definitely something I want to experience. Maybe this relation between us goes back to the time we were marine mammals ourselves.
I truly think this is a life changing experience that could benefit everybody to put things in perspective. Knowing our place as human beings in the vast world becomes more important every day. This is why it is good to be humbled by a wise humpback whale in Tonga.
The ’Save the Whale’ campaign did save the whales from extinction. Let’s do the same for other species such as sharks . People kill 100.000.000 sharks a year. I would love to read your thoughts about ocean conservation in the comment below.