Swim with humpbacks

Between August and October each year, humpback whales stop to shelter and sing under the lee of Niue.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

For some, it may be just a pit-stop on their great migration between feeding grounds in Antarctica and breeding grounds in the South Pacific where they calve and mate.

Niue is carefully exploring whale-watching tourism, including snorkelling with whales, and has strict rules around how tourists, scientists and filmmakers can engage with the whales. Sometimes, however, the whales break the rules themselves, and approach the camera!

 

Episodes From This Location

Arrivals and departures

1 minute / 2018

Whale research

1 minute / 2018

Vaka fishing

1 minute / 2018

White Sunday

1 minute / 2018

Fly over the forest

1 minute / 2018

Tend the taro

1 minute / 2018

Take a dip

1 minute / 2018

Welcome to The Rock

1 minute / 2018

Healthy coral reefs

1 minute / 2018

Bottom feeders

1 minute / 2018

Swimming snakes

1 minute / 2018

Swim with humpbacks

1 minute / 2018

Take a spin with spinners

1 minute / 2018