Exotic Photography Tour

and Swim with Humpback Whales.

Have you got a camera? Do you like tropical islands and wildlife and would you like to take amazing photos while enjoying a winter holiday? Allow international award winning professional photographer Andy Belcher to help you capture your trip of a lifetime. ANDY WILL PROVIDE PRACTICAL DOWN TO EARTH GUIDANCE TO HELP YOU Create WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES OF YOUR adventure in PARADISE. IT MAY BE AN IMAGE OF A FEATHER WEIGHT TROPICAL INSECT, A FLOWER IN THE JUNGLE OR A MASSIVE 40 TON BREACHING HUMPBACK WHALE AT SEA.

Destination: Vava’u. Kingdom of Tonga.

Escorted: Andy Belcher / Brandon Stone

 Waterfront  accommodation


Have you ever wanted to encounter whales, spectacular marine animals, fish, birds, people and landscapes - and capture amazing photos of your adventure so you can re-live the experience in pictures for many years to come?  You will have four days on the water on our purpose built charter boat. The highlight is that you will have the opportunity to swim with humpback whales. Andy Belcher will give all photographers his dedicated time, establishing photo opportunities for photographers both underwater and above. Marine Biologist Brandon Stone will give comprehensive information on the behaviour of the whales and other amazing marine life encounters. Brandon will also share his knowledge of the islands, the villages and the people in this vibrant tropical paradise.

$ 4600 NZD per person twin share.

Includes: International airfares ex Auckland New Zealand, domestic airfares and all transfers / Private Waterfront Villa accommodation / All land tours Tongatapu and Vava’u / Four days boat charter, whale swimming, marine observations and coastal exploration with lunches provided/ extended self drive 4WD Off-roading / most breakfasts and arranged dinners including island feasts, village feast and traditional cultural experiences. Price also includes Andy's aquatic and landscape shoots . We can also arrange sport fishing, reef fishing, scuba diving, yachting, kayaking or other activities on request.


When Andy and Brandon invited me to swim with humpback whales in Vava’u, Tonga in August it was hard to say no. They described previous sightings in some detail but nothing could have prepared me for my first humpback whale encounter. Laying at the water surface beside two motionless humpback whales was, to say the least, a humbling experience and for me it was life changing! Just when I thought I had enjoyed the best encounter a better one came along. To also spend 90 minutes swimming with a whale shark was beyond my wildest dreams. You are indeed a great tour leader Brandon and Andy's advice to the photographers was invaluable. You kept us all well informed and well organized. If I had travelled on my own I would never have done half the activities. To spend our last day on a tropical island enjoying a pristine white sandy beach, a cultural experience and delicious spit-roasted pig was a fantastic way to finish our trip. Thank you Andy and Brandon and well done. I want to come again.

Linda, Pukehina. August 2010.


This will be a once in a lifetime experience. 

dont miss out. book now.



Contact Andy for details


or Brandon Stone at   www.onthewildside.co.nz