Friendly Islands Kayak Company

Water Sports Company of the Year - Tonga / Luxury Travel Guide Asia & Australasia Awards 2017

Day Tours

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking

Gain a unique perspective of Vava'u's relaxed island life by mountain bike! Join us for a fun day pedalling through abundant plantations and local villages en route to historic sites, scenic viewpoints and, time permitting, the legendary Veimumuni Cave. Pedal along the northern cliffs from where dolphins and whales may be seen far below, or visit one of Vava'u's beautiful beaches and enjoy a swim in the crystal clear, blue tropical waters.


  • Includes return transfers between Neiafu accommodation and the Adventure Centre (where we depart and return).
  • Includes a naturalist guide.
  • Tour Equipment: Mountain bike, helmet, full water bottle.
  • You should bring: Sun hat (with chin-strap), sun glasses, sun screen, lip screen, lunch, swim suit and compact towel.
  • You should wear: Long shorts, quick-dry T-shirt or cotton T-shirt, and footwear with sturdy soles.
  • Note: Participants must possess an average level of fitness.
  • Note: The route of the journey and locations visited will vary depending on weather conditions.
  • Note: For reasons of cultural sensitivity, T-shirts and long-cut shorts should replace bikinis, singlets and high-cut shorts.
  • Note: Lunch is not included. Optional picnic lunch available upon request for NZD$22

Kayaking: Swallows Cave
Kayaking Swallows Cave

Swallows Cave & Kapa Island

During the morning, you will enjoy the adventure of kayaking inside and outside Swallows Cave, a magnificent home to an abundance of sea birds and spectacular coral reefs teeming with tropical fish. Following this wonderful experience, your guide will lead you to Kapa Island an idyllic location in which to relax and enjoy your lunch. Whilst there you will have ample time to swim and snorkel amongst a colourful underwater world of tropical fish and stunning coral reef. Back in your kayak, your guide will continue an informative dialogue informing you of points of interest as you paddle along the beautiful shoreline until you arrive back at FIKCO's base, completing your adventure.


  • Includes return transfers between Neiafu accommodation and the Adventure Centre (where we depart and return).
  • A professional naturalist guide will accompany you throughout the tour.
  • Tour Equipment: Kayak, spray skirt, life vest, paddle.
  • You should bring: Sun hat (with chin-strap), sun glasses, sun screen, lip screen, lunch, water, snorkel gear and towel.
  • You should wear: Swim suit, quick-dry shorts, quick-dry T-shirt or cotton T-shirt, and footwear you won't mind getting wet.
  • Note: Participants must possess an adventurous spirit, an above average level of fitness and full limb mobility.
  • Note: Lunch is not included. Optional picnic lunch available upon request for NZD$22

Kayaking: Port of Refuge
Kayaking Port of Refuge

Port of Refuge

This tour offers a leisurely exploration of the beautiful Port Refuge! Whilst paddling along the stunning shoreline, your friendly and knowledgeable naturalist guide will interpret the tropical world surrounding you. You will learn of the multitude of land and sea birds found in Vava'u year 'round as well as the diversity of the stunning coral reefs. Stopping for lunch at beautiful Port Maurelle (named after the Spanish explorer), you will have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters amongst an incredible variety of tropical fish. Finally, you will make your way back at a gentle paddling pace to the start point of the tour.


  • Includes return transfers between Neiafu accommodation and the Adventure Centre (where we depart and return).
  • A professional naturalist guide will accompany you throughout the tour.
  • Tour Equipment: Kayak, spray skirt, life vest, paddle.
  • You should bring: Sun hat (with chin-strap), sun glasses, sun screen, lip screen, lunch, water, snorkel gear and towel.
  • You should wear: Swim suit, quick-dry shorts, quick-dry T-shirt or cotton T-shirt, and footwear you won't mind getting wet.
  • Note: Participants must possess an adventurous spirit, an average level of fitness and full limb mobility.
  • Note: Lunch is not included. Optional picnic lunch available upon request for NZD$22

Sailing / Snorkelling
Sailing Snorkelling

Join us for a fun filled day sailing and exploring the myriads of reefs in the crystal clear waters of Vava'u. Snorkel directly from the vessel and/or from some of the world's most pristine beaches. A perfect way to discover the stunning Vava'u island Group and learn about the flora, sea birds, and marine life along the way. You will have ample time for swimming and picnicking on an outer island.


  • Picnic lunch included.
  • Tour Equipment: Life-vest, snorkel, mask and fins.
  • You should bring: Sunhat (with chin-strap), sunglasses, sunscreen and lip-screen. Plus water, towel, light weatherproof jacket and footwear you won't mind getting wet.
  • Note: Participants must possess an average level of fitness and the ability to walk stairs and climb a ladder to re-enter the boat after snorkelling.

Whale Watching
Whale Watching

Learn about the Humpback Whale and other marine creatures whilst on a whale watching excursion within the Vava'u Archipelago! Observe these amazing mammals, once on the brink of extinction, within their natural environment. Time and conditions permitting, you may also have the chance to snorkel the crystal clear waters and take part in the spectacular underwater world surrounding you!


  • Includes refreshments.
  • Tour Equipment: Life-vest, snorkel, mask and fins.
  • You should bring: Sun hat (with chin-strap), sun glasses, sun screen, lip screen, camera, water and towel. Plus a light weatherproof jacket and footwear you can get wet.
  • Note: Participants must possess an average level of fitness and the ability to walk stairs and climb a ladder to re-enter the boat after snorkelling.

Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving

Join us for a leisurely day out and experience diving at its best. The distinctive landscape of Vava'u creates a unique diving environment with dramatic caverns and swim throughs. Explore the myriads of reefs with brilliantly coloured hard & soft coral and abundant reef fish while diving in crystal clear waters. In winter you may even hear humpback whale song! Time and conditions permitting, enjoy a swim or snorkel from a pristine outer island beach.


  • Includes lunch.
  • Tour Equipment: Life-vest, snorkel, mask and fins, wetsuits (tank, weights).
  • You should bring: Sun hat (with chin-strap), sun glasses, sun screen, lip screen, water and towel. Plus a light weatherproof jacket and footwear you can get wet.
  • Note: Participants must possess an average level of fitness and the ability to walk stairs and climb a ladder to re-enter the boat after snorkelling.