Friendly Islands Kayak Company

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Multi-day Tours

Vava'u, Tonga

Kayaking in Vava'u, Tonga

Situated approximately 240 kilometres north of Tongatapu, the Vava'u Island Group is a smattering of 50-odd islands, in an area 23 by 25 kilometres, protected by a semi-circular reef. The islands are separated by reefs or open water, but are not great paddling distances apart.

Tonga is in the top 10 beaches and small islands for travel in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 guide. Shh, don't tell everyone!



Vava'u 3-Day SamplerIncludes KayakingIncludes CampingIncludes some MealsIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Walking

This no frills 3-day kayak tour is designed for travellers short of time or wanting a brief taste of tropical kayaking and camping. It's also an ideal teaser for families with young children (exclusive family trips available on request). Transfers and accommodation (pre/post tour) are not included, but can be arranged.

[ Easy-Moderate ] [ 3 days kayaking ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]

Vava'u 5-Day SpecialIncludes KayakingIncludes CampingIncludes some MealsIncludes Snorkelling

With 5 days of kayaking and 4 nights camping this tour is perfect for one week stays in the Kingdom. Or leaves time for other activities such as whale watching (July-October), sailing, scuba diving, kite boarding and or fishing. Transfers and pre-/post-tour accommodation are not included, but can be arranged.

[ Moderate ] [ 5 days kayaking ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]

Vava'u 5-Day DiscoveryIncludes KayakingIncludes AccommodationIncludes some MealsIncludes a Farewell DinnerIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Whale Watching (Jul-Oct)Includes Sailing or Scuba DivingIncludes WalkingIncludes a Land TourIncludes an Ene'ilo Gardens Tour

For those seeking soft adventure this non-camping package features 3 different fun-filled marine activities in the stunning Vava'u Islands: Sea kayaking; your choice of sailing or scuba diving (2 tanks); and whale watching (July-October) or snorkelling (Nov-June). Includes 4 nights' accommodation.

[ Introductory - Moderate ] [ 1 day kayaking / 1 day sailing or diving / 1 day whale watching (Jul-Oct) or snorkelling (Nov-Jun) ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]

Vava'u 7-Day Tropical EscapeIncludes KayakingIncludes AccommodationIncludes all MealsIncludes a Farewell DinnerIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Whale Watching (Jul-Oct)Includes Walking

Escape away to the jewels in the King's crown! Visit Kapa, Vaka'eitu, Nuapapu, Sisia, Taunga, Eueiki (AKA Treasure Island), 'Euakafa and Mala Islands of the Vava'u Archipelago. Experience 4 days of tropical paddling, snorkelling, a Polynesian feast in an outer island village and 4 nights camping. Includes 2 nights' accommodation pre/post kayak tour.

[ Moderate ] [ 4 days kayaking / 4 nights camping ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]

Vava'u 8-Day AdventureIncludes KayakingIncludes CampingIncludes AccommodationIncludes some MealsIncludes an Umu FeastIncludes a Farewell DinnerIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Whale Watching (Jul-Oct)Includes Sailing or Scuba DivingIncludes Walking

A popular package for those who prefer an activity-packed vacation including 3 days of sea kayaking, 3 nights camping, 4 nights apartment or guesthouse accommodation, a day of whale watching and your choice of a full day of sailing or a two-tank scuba dive. Suitable for the active traveller with physical stamina and a moderate degree of fitness. Includes 4 nights' accommodation and 3 nights' camping.

[ Moderate+ ] [ 3 days kayaking / 1 day whale watching / 1 day sailing or scuba diving ]
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Vava'u 8-Day ClassicIncludes KayakingIncludes CampingIncludes AccommodationIncludes some MealsIncludes an Umu FeastIncludes a Farewell DinnerIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Walking

This popular tour features kayaking and snorkelling in azure blue waters, visits to remote island villages and 5 nights' camping. With 6 days up our sleeves, we have time to paddle to Vaka'eitu and Nuapapu Islands on the western fringe of the Vava'u Group before exploring the more central islands. Includes 2 nights' accommodation pre/post kayak tour.

[ Moderate ] [ 5 days kayaking / 5 nights camping ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]

Vava'u 10-Day Island ExplorerIncludes KayakingIncludes CampingIncludes AccommodationIncludes some MealsIncludes an Umu FeastIncludes a Farewell DinnerIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Walking

For those wanting to truly unwind and gain a deeper experience of Vava'u's tropical paradise and its friendly locals! On this extended tour, we have time to visit the contrasting western and eastern islands in the Vava'u Archipelago. Includes 2 nights' accommodation pre/post kayak tour.

[ Moderate ] [ 7 days kayaking / 7 nights camping ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]

Vava'u 6-Day Treasure Island Eco-Resort Includes KayakingIncludes AccommodationIncludes all MealsIncludes a Farewell DinnerIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Whale Watching (Jul-Oct)

This all-inclusive tour is ideal for couples and honeymooners who appreciate a hot shower, fine dining and a comfortable bed after an active day in the outdoors. Each of the carefully selected resorts boasts unique features: Tongan Beach Resort's harbour views, friendly local staff and snorkelling a stone's throw from the fales. Luxurious Mandala Resort situated atop the private island of Fetoko featuring hand-crafted fales and exquisite views of the eastern islands. A romantic outdoor adventure without sand between the sheets! Includes 5 nights accommodation and all meals.


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


Friendly Islands Kayak Company: Water Sports Company of the Year - Tonga / Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017.

[ Easy-Moderate ] [ 2-3 days kayaking ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]


Ha'apai, Tonga

Kayaking in Ha'apai, Tonga

Situated approximately halfway between Vava'u and Tongatapu, the Ha'apai Islands are everything you might imagine of a tropical island paradise.

Ha'apai is a top 10 travel region according to Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 guide. Get there with Friendly Islands Kayak Company before word gets out!

Photographer: Glenn Ord



Ha'apai 7-Day Serenity Eco-ResortIncludes KayakingIncludes AccommodationIncludes some MealsIncludes a Farewell DinnerIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Whale Watching (Jul-Oct)Includes Walking

A good choice for non-campers. Paddle the lee side of the Lifuka Archipelago to Serenity, an eco-resort situated on picturesque Uoleva Island, renowned for its expansive white sandy beaches. Three days kayaking, one day whale watching (Jul-Oct), snorkelling and island walks feature in this all-inclusive resort based package. Includes 6 nights' accommodation and all meals.

[ Easy-Moderate ] [ 3 days kayaking / 1 day whale watching or snorkelling ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]

Ha'apai 11-Day Tropical ExpeditionIncludes KayakingIncludes CampingIncludes AccommodationIncludes some MealsIncludes a Farewell DinnerIncludes SnorkellingIncludes Walking

Our longest expedition, the Ha'apai Tropical Expedtion remains our flagship adventure tour in this very special Conservation Area. Weather and sea conditions permitting, we paddle the length of the Lifuka Archipelago. Our base camp at the southernmost uninhabited island of Uanukuhahake is about as remote as one can get in Tonga! Even the ubiquitous coconut tree struggles to survive in this wild, windswept environment. Though nothing stops the nesting green turtle's annual return. Includes 2 nights' accommodation pre-/post-kayak tour.

[ Moderate+ ] [ 8 days kayaking / 8 nights camping ] [ More detail, dates & rates... ]