Humpback Whale Legislation !
The Humpback Whales Will be Here Soon!
While this whale is obviously added by sleight of hand, the real whales will be in our mooring field in Alofi Bay very soon. These visitations can be more than captains and crew are expecting. To have a whale along side your hull when its longer than your yacht, certainly alters ones perspective.
However, Niue is a whale sanctuary and recent legislation protects them.
Prohibited items which must not be used for whale watching include jet skis, yacht tenders, kayaks, paddle-boards etc.
These are obligations under Niuean law that all captains and crew must observe.