• Whale Tours

    Whale Tours

Humpback whales pass through Niue as they breed and raise their calves annually between July and September. Right on the edge of this cetacean highway, Niue is one of the few places in the world where you are allowed to be in the water to swim and observe these gentle giants.

Every interaction is different, but if the whales’ behaviour is suitable snorkellers have the opportunity to be just 20 metres away from these amazing creatures while they rest and play. Interactions from the boat can also be impressive, witnessing impressive full breaches, flukes, playful spy hops and fin slaps. We are also the only operator in Niue with a hydrophone speaker system that allows all guests onboard to listen to the hauntingly beautiful whale songs. It is also common to be able to listen to beautiful whale songs while snorkelling in the water.

The trips start with a presentation about the whales, learning about their behaviours and migratory patterns. We then head out on the ocean for a coastal tour, keeping an eye out for whales and maybe dolphins along the way. Niue Blue holds one of few whale watching licences on Niue offering a once in a lifetime experience while still adhering to all of the strict rules and regulations protecting these amazing animals.

Niue Blue

Whale Watching/ Whale Swimming

Trips operate between July and September at 08:00am and 13:00pm Mon-Sat.
Pre-booking is available from 15th July- 30th September and outside of these times will be only booked on island if the Whales are in high enough numbers to run the trips.
Running time is 4 hrs, with the time spent on the water being approximately 3 hours.

Cost: $240pp (min age 10yrs, $60 refund if no whales seen ($180), or $80 redemption on another trip (bookings limited to capacity, not guaranteed, 2 weeks redemption period).

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  • Swim with dolphins and snorkel Superb! Lovely people and remarkable snorkelling in such clear water with a pod of over 30 dolphins. Pure exhilaration! You only need to wear togs and jandals- they supply the rest.

    Lesley S Auckland, New Zealand

  • Wow, thats an amzing day full of discovery and nature. Loved the cruise! You guys rock.

    Mike McVey Gisborne NZ

  • Awesome afternoon out with the team. Went snorkeling in three locations, all with great features, Belly of the Whale was my favorite. Very knowledgeable about the history and culture!

    Wendy Heynen

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Look what we spotted...
A spotted eagle ray! 
We don't often spot them around here so it was pretty damn spotilicious!

📸: @cearaiona
Not all gems in Niue are found below the surface ~ there are so many hidden sea tracks and rock pools waiting to be discovered 🌴🌈
It's nearly whale season 😍🐋
Every year humpback whales migrate to Niue all the way from Antarctica to give birth and raise their young. Our eyes are scanning the horizons everyday now waiting for a sign of these gentle giants arriving!

📸 @hunter.malcon
Night dives are Turtle-y awesome!! 🐢

#greenturtle 
📸 @travelling_roxy
Our crew spotted this gorgeous LEOPARD SHARK at one of their regular dives spots! It is the first known sighting to the island and we hope it won't be the last 🐆🦈💙

📸 @cearaiona

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Have you ever seen a spinner dolphin?!
We are so lucky these guys are locals and hang out around the island all year long! They seem to like swimming up to our little yellow boats to show off their amazing acrobatics and underwater dances to our lucky crew and snorkellers 😍🐬🐬

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A beautiful Peacock Mantis Shrimp.
They are regarded to have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom and can also throw quite a punch! 🥊

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Days like ours, end with silky nights like these.

Photo Credit - Tracy Olive
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One of the lasting senses that stays with you after you have experienced Niue, is the intensity of the blue, and the many many shades. 

Lanu moana / Lanu moana mamā /  Lanu lagi

There is a reason why we decided on the name Niue Blue....
nothing else quite like it...

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It's not a fluke .. but it is a fluke...
@hunter.malcon honing his photography skills with our awesome migratory humpback whales. 
Niue has some awesome interactions, and is one flight and no traffic lights away.
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The orange-fin anemonefish can not only survive in poisonous coral, but also has made its way to a national postage stamp of Niue - more than once!
Cute and colourful, and fully named as Amphiprion chrysopterus.

Photo credit to Ross and Diane Armstrong

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