TIBS Arrives in Tonga
Stu and Fran, the crew on the popular catamaran ‘Two If By Sea’ have reached the Pacific Vava’u Islands and sent us this note.
“As we arrived in Tonga last Thursday we were greeted by 6 whales at the entrance and it seems that they are out here every day, right through until November. The dolphins are here all year. Things start to quieten down then, until late April when the whale season kicks off again, with the mothers coming early to have their young.
The waters are warm, even though it’s winter here and the clarity is great. There are a whole lot of different fish to see and any number of great Pelagics (which is a nice way of saying sharks) and Tuna. Mahi Mahi, Giant Trevally and Wahoo are all in these waters in abundance, so the fish is really fresh (and fun to catch). Most of the food is brought in from New Zealand and there is a fresh vegetable market every day here in Vava’u.
This is the ideal place for guests who want to do some great scuba diving, see the whales and experience something very different during the hurricane season in the Caribbean. We have a permanent Cyclone mooring in Vava’u which is great as a refuge in case there are any nasties during our cyclone season which runs January through April.
Like many other boats operating in The Pacific we are offering a free Tongan Feast as a special treat one evening during the vacation.
We would appreciate hearing from anyone looking for something a little different. Remember this time of year, the fares from LAX are very reasonable!”