Welcome to 'Jocara', a classic blue-water cruising yacht with traditional, graceful lines... now in Tonga!
**** last updated 15 Sept 2010 ****
Following a very successful 2010 we are also offering two special Humpback Whale photography & acoustics research trips in August 2011 in association with Tony Wu (http://www.tonywublog.com/category/photography/trips) ****
Jocara has been in the Kingdom of Tonga for a year now, chartering in the Vava'u island group. This is an idyllic collection of tropical islands frequented by Humpback Whales in the months of July-Oct. Fully-crewed charters including food, fuel, accommodation aboard, etc., are available from US$260/person/day.
Now we've also teamed up with Tony Wu (well known in the islands having swum with, photographed and studied Humpback Whales there for 10 years) to bring you an opportunity to spend 4/5 days on board Jocara with John and Tony taking photos/video, acoustic recordings of their incredible song and social sounds and being with the whales. Trip includes marine mammal behaviour, acoustics and photographic workshops. This is one of the few places on the planet where you can get in the water and swim with the whales, if you have a permit... and we have a permit!
5 days 4 nights with all accommodation, fuel and food included US$1350.
Visit Tony's site at http://www.tonywublog.com/category/photography/trips or email John at email@example.com and check it out!
Jocara's voyages are not only about adventure, but also about research, education and awareness. The Jocara crew are passionate about the environment and use this site to share their experiences, findings and feelings.
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