Abraham Joffe

Whales Underwater  in Tonga, with special guest host Abraham Joffe
BB16B 17 – 25 August 2016   |   8 nights / 6 full days on the water   |   AUD$4150* twin share
other Whales Underwater tour options can be found here

 

Join cinematographer Abraham Joffe 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 Abraham 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 Abraham will join with Darren Jew (lead photographer and founder of Whales Underwater) and his group, for editing and processing “lab-time”. Both Darren and Abraham will assist you to bring out the best in your work, with the aim that you get great captures of the whales and improve your work generally, from whatever level you may start. 

Abraham Joffe is an internationally award-winning film-maker and is regarded as one of Australia’s top DSLR filmmakers. He has a great passion for storytelling and filmmaking in the real world.

He is also an experienced underwater cameraman, with several documentary films to his credit. Abraham has filmed across the Pacific, Africa, the Arctic, Asia, Antarctica, North America and every Australian state. Abe was recognised by Canon Australia for his cinematography, and was honoured with the title of Canon Master in 2013. He was an early adopter of 4K, taking his cameras to all seven continents. It has been a dream of his to produce television content for National Geographic, and Tales by Light is his break-through series. Abraham founded the Sydney-based production company Untitled Film Works in 2000. Untitled is highly regarded for their creative storytelling and currently produces much of the film content for Canon Australia.

2016 will be Abraham’s 4th season in Tonga, and his experience will be a truly valuable asset to your trip.

Images © Abraham Joffe

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Itinerary
(BB16B)  17 -25 August 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 17 August
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 18 August
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 19 August
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 20 August
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 21 August
8.30 am Breakfast
9.30am Day at leisure, optional activities
7.00pm Dinner at Talau House
Monday 22 August
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 23 August
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 24 August
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 25 August
 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