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Welcome to 'Jocara', a classic blue-water cruising yacht with traditional sea-keeping ability, comfort and graceful lines...

**** last updated 16 March 2014 ****

Jocara is available for charter through Melinda Sea Adventures.

Jocara has been in the Kingdom of Tonga for about five years 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.

Casper and the whale

Photo courtesy of Richard (a client on one of our trips) from his photos page and trip blog (in chinese)

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!

email John at and check it out!

For general charters, including regular whale-watching and cruising, visit Jocara's chartering site at or email for more information, we'll look forward to seeing you!

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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