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Hakau Adventures Day Cruises

Address: Neiafu, Tonga
Phone Number: 6767558164
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Ranked #4 of 16 Activities in Neiafu
Owner description: Your hosts Don and Laurie offer snorkel tours in the beautiful waters of Vava'u Tonga. Or if your...
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Owner description: Your hosts Don and Laurie offer snorkel tours in the beautiful waters of Vava'u Tonga. Or if your preference is an island tour and simply relaxing on a deserted beach, we would love to be your guide. Either includes a 3 course lunch, snorkel equipment and the chance to explore the outer islands and sea life abounding in this area of the South Pacific. Special group rates are available as well as discounts for children under 12.
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I recently visited with my family, and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The water in Vava'u is breathtaking, and visibility was probably over 50m for us even on a fairly windy day out. Swallow's Cave is obviously stunning, and the Coral Gardens are pristine, but the real jewell in the crown is one of Don's favourite spots, (no... More 

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Reginarosen, Owner at Hakau Adventures Day Cruises, responded to this review

thanks for coming out for a snorkel trip, and we would love to have you back on board. Maybe a snorkel trip to the East side? It is equally as beautiful and yet quite different. Hope to see you again. Don More 

Buena Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We spend the day with Captain Don and Pat. They were a joy to be with. We saw many many hundreds of fish. Lots of beautiful coral and the bluest water you will ever see. Pat got into the water with us and show us were to go and what to look for. Laura made us lunch that we ate... More 

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Thank you for your review and I am happy you enjoyed yourselves. It was my pleasure to take you out and show you the beauty of Vava'u. Don More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went to Vava'u mostly to swim with whales and didn't expect the slightly smaller marine life on the reefs to be such a highlight! Don and Pat have a great knowledge of the local area and we were taken to 4 snorkelling sites, ranging from awe inspiring (but slightly creepy!) sea caves to reefs that looked like a tropical... More 

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Sophie and Matt I certainly hope you look at Canada as a place for your talents but best of all that's possible in your careers. It was a pleasure to take you out and I will find a way to let you know about posted drone footage. the video is out standing. Don More 

Woodland, Washington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have snorkeled/dove all over the world, Tonga is at the top of our list for one of the best. Don, Pat, and Laurie are fantastic at their jobs. Captain Don knows the water very well and will give you history of the area as you go along. Both Pat and Don make the guest feel welcome and at home.... More 

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Reginarosen, Owner at Hakau Adventures Day Cruises, responded to this review

Well bus driver of the air, it was a pleasure to meet you and Jackie and Cameron a boy to be proud of. Just talk him out of his next dream. Thanks for the review and when I head home in May I might stop in Washington on the way back home. your friend in Tonga Don More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went out with don and his first mate pat for the day. Had an excellent day covering five different sites to snorkel. Pat gets in the water with you which is helpful to have someone close by. The best stop by far was coral garden as it had better colours than what we saw on the Great Barrier Reef.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We spent a week on Vava'u and our day out with Don and Pat was a complete highlight. Our kids (8 and 10) are usually not hugely confident out of their depth in water, so I was interested to see how they'd go when the very first stop saw them climb off the boat ladder into 4m deep water, and... More 

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Fiji
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

What a great day and Great Skipper Don was a relaxing day out we snorkeled Swallows cave, was Amazing..( I had a huge fear of caves!) then on to several reefs... what is great about Don he is no rush to move on to other sites... he lets everyone.. enjoy and for some of the more skid-dish snorkelers..his guide Pat... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We spent five days snorkeling with Don and although I was a little apprehensive about being in the water Don was able to reassure me and I had a great time. The reefs that we visited were amazing and the caves that we entered were awesome. Don and his in water guide Pat both allowed us to explore and to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

First of all...apologies for the late review! We were in Vava'u in September 2013. We had a fabulous two full days aboard Hakau. Don is incredibly patient (we had a very excited, fishing mad 10 year old son with us), knowledgable and just a downright great host. Laurie...we did not meet you but heard great things about you from lots... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

How do you say thanks for one of the best experiences you can have with some clothes on.... on a boat in Vava'u with Don and Pat in Snorkeler's Paradise... cold beer and wine and buckets of laughter. If this place isn't heaven, the who cares what else there is. The day was balmy, the sea crystal clear, and the... More 

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