Rita Kluge

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Whales Underwater  in Tonga, with special guest host Rita Kluge
BB16F 28 September- 6 October 2016   |    8 nights / 6 full days on the water|   AUD$4150* twin share
other Whales Underwater tour options can be found here

 

Join photographer Rita Kluge for six unforgettable days of in-water encounters with the humpback whales on your 8 night holiday in the Kingdom of Tonga’s famous Vava’u Group of Islands.

Your whale watching days will be spent with Rita and our on-water crew of specialist Licensed Whale Swimming Skippers and Guides.

Your off-water time will be at Talau House, our home-stay style guesthouse in Nieafu, on the main island of Vava’u. Here you and Rita will join with Darren Jew (lead photographer and founder of Whales Underwater) and his group, for editing and processing “lab-time”. Both Darren and Rita will assist you to bring out the best in your images, with the aim that you get great images of the whales and improve your photography generally, from whatever level you may start. 

Rita Kluge is a freelance photographer originally from Germany, now living on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Australia.

Rita’s great passion is capturing the ocean and all it has to offer; be it surfers, swells or marine wildlife.  She spent the 2015 whale season in Tonga capturing images of humpbacks with her unique style. She also enjoys working with charitable organisations to help keep our oceans clean and protect the life they hold.

Rita donates her time to assist a number of not-for-profit organisations, including Wild Dolphin Swim and Living Ocean, offering her photography services to assist their marine mammal research. She has worked as Instructor of Wing Chun Kung Fu, snowboard instructor, surf instructor and water ski instructor and is also a physiotherapist having worked for on the Swatch Wave Tour with legends including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Luke Egan and pro skater Tony Hawk.

Rita recently received three Silvers in the 2015 Better Photography Awards, and was Runner-up in the Animal Category of the 2015 Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Amazing Oceans Photographer of the Year competition.

You can learn more about Rita in an interview here and you can visit her website.

Images © Rita Kluge

 

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Itinerary
(BB16F)  28 September- 5 October 2016   |   cost AUD$4150 twin share

*INCLUDES: Airport transfers in Vava’u and Tongatapu; Accommodation at Talau House (twin share or double only available); all meals (3 meals per day, except Sunday Lunch; snacks; daily bottled drinking water; daily transfers from Talau House to the whale watch vessel; full-day boat trips to whale swim as per itinerary; licensed in-water guiding services; photography tuition both in capture and processing.
DOES NOT INCLUDE: International airfares; domestic airfares; items of a personal nature; drinks

 

Wednesday 28 September
Inbound transfers. Check in to Talau House – settle-in free day to relax and catch up on sleep!
4.00 pm Welcome meeting & Tour briefing and preparation
7.00pm Dinner
Thursday 29 September
6.30–7.00am Breakfast
7.15am Transfer to Dolphin Jetty – board your vessel.
‘Swim with the whales’ & boat briefing. Whales, lunch & snorkeling
3.00pm +/- Arrive jetty – transfer to Talau House / edit time in the lab
7.00pm Dinner at Talau House
Friday 30 September
6.30–7.00am Breakfast
7:15am Transfer to Dolphin Jetty – board your vessel. Whales, lunch & snorkeling.
3.00pm +/- Arrive jetty – transfer to Talau House / edit time in the lab
7.oopm Dinner at Talau House or in Neiafu
Saturday 1 October
6.30–7.00am Breakfast
7.15am Transfer to Dolphin Jetty – board your vessel. Whales, lunch & snorkeling.
3.00pm +/- Arrive jetty – transfer to Talau House / edit time in the lab
7.00pm Dinner at Talau House
Sunday 2 October
8.30 am Breakfast
9.30am Day at leisure, optional activities
7.00pm Dinner at Talau House
Monday 3 October
6.30–7.00am Breakfast
7.15am Transfer to Dolphin Jetty – board your vessel. Whales, lunch & snorkeling.
3.00pm +/- Arrive jetty – transfer to Talau House / edit time in the lab
7.00pm Dinner at Talau House
Tuesday 4 October
6.30–7.00am Breakfast
7.15am Transfer to Dolphin Jetty – board your vessel. Whales, lunch & snorkeling.
3.00pm +/- Arrive jetty – transfer to Talau House / edit time in the lab
7.00pm Dinner at Talau House
Wednesday 5 October
6.30–7.00am Breakfast
7.15am Transfer to Dolphin Jetty – board your vessel. Whales, lunch & snorkeling.
3.00pm +/- Arrive jetty – transfer to Talau House / edit time in the lab
7.00pm Farewell Dinner at Talau House
Thursday 6 October
 Breakfast & completion of tour. Check-out and outbound transfers.

 


To book your space on one of our Whales Underwater Tours,  Contact Emma Rowan-Kelly at Wentworth Travel on (02) 9301 9911 from within Australia or +61 2 9301 9911 from outside Australia, or email hello@whalesunderwater.com

Download and complete the Wentworth-Travel-Tour–Booking-Form to forward to Emma