I am planning a trip to Tonga this year to catch some whale action.
I know peak season is generally Aug/Sep.
Is there any advantage of going early Aug or mid/late Sep. Are weather or the heat run factors?
Are the whales more stationary later in the season, allowing better encounters?
There are several group trips available that i may join, ranging from $3000 (3-4 days in the water, cheap accom) to expensive 8 day trips that cost approx $5000.
One of the photo trips is very early Aug, could this be too early? Any other info/tips regrading accom would be appreciated. Any accom to avoid?