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Address: Neiafu, Tonga
Phone Number: 6767558164
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Your hosts Don and Laurie offer snorkel tours in the beautiful waters of...

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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The only snorkelling trip you need to do!

So this is the one trip you need to do when in Vava'u. Don is an ex-pat Canadian who runs a wonderful, happy and friendly snorkelling tour of the islands. He has forgotten more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So this is the one trip you need to do when in Vava'u. Don is an ex-pat Canadian who runs a wonderful, happy and friendly snorkelling tour of the islands. He has forgotten more about the islands than most people know. He has an amazing knowledge of almost every corner of the island group and makes for a fascinating day... More 

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

You might think I wrote this review but trust me I did not but I wish I did. What a great piece of copy and thank you. Having your family spend time with us it was a lot of fun. I am really impressed with your comments and feel like I should be sending you a cheque so its in... More 

Imperial Beach, California, United States
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130 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Don's a Canadian ex-pat who knows what he's doing in/around the waters of Vava'u. The waters here are pristine (visibility at least 50 ft.), the snorkeling's a cinch, and the photo ops - above and below the waters - are plentiful. Talk about a lot of pretty fish - WOW! Lunch was provided on our own beach - just the... More 

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

Thank you as well for a good day and a good crew. Your wife is a spitfire and a lot of fun to try to keep up with. Thank you so much for the photos you sent, good job and your review makes me smile and wonder who you were out with. That's usually what my children say when they... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We've just come back from a wonderful days snorkelling in Vava'u. The previous day we had swum with the whales and were on such a high, Hakau Adventures we're going to have to go a long way to come close to that day. However it is was the best days snorkelling we've had in the 2 months we've been in... More 

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Columbus OH
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We spent a lovely day with Don and Pat on the water. Don shared stories of Tonga and was very accommodating. Don took us to Swallows Cave (gorgeous), past Mariners Cave, to various snorkeling spots, Nuku Island, and we had lunch on a picture perfect beach. We all loved the homemade chocolate chip cookies. The snorkeling was memorable not for... More 

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

everyone we take on the boat seems to always just turn out to be really nice and being on holiday brings out the best in folks. Trust me Laurie really appreciates the comments on her lunch and cookies. thank you for the great rating. Don More 

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A must-do if you're staying on mainland Vava'u! I wish we'd done this before our whale swims as Pat was so calming and patient that I felt much more at ease snorkeling and in the water after a bit of a rough start with the whale swims. We were picked up from our accommodation and taken to the wharf, where... More 

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

Its amazing from our end at how much fun we have and like you so much enjoy meeting new people all the time. You were marvelous in the water from fear to calm and enjoy and you are right pat does a good job. thank you so much for coming with us and your kind words. Don More 

Australia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have been out snorkelling with Don on Hakau many times. The boat is comfortable and Don is very dilligent about the safety of his swimmers. I have seen the splender of The Coral Gardens, swum in caves and visited the disappearing sand islands. All of Don's trips have been interesting. Don supplies coffee and always a great lunch eaten... More 

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

Helen what would a season be without you on board a couple of times. you are such a fun person to have along and you are always welcome and we do look forward to seeing you. Please keep in touch and I hope you got the shot of the l little shark. your friend Don More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great little boat for intimate exploration of coral reefs, unexplored caves and sandy beaches, who also provided us with a picnic lunch and champagne.

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

Hello Haymish, sorry I used the Scottish spelling in the response to your lovely. I wish I had spent more time to get to know you other than a few bar nights. you are both really interesting people and I do wish you the best and quite happy that we had the chance to get to know you. An amazing... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Coffee and a cruise in the morning, snorkeling through coral reefs and caves, then lunch on a beautiful beach...doesn't get any better! Great boat, great lunch, great water and snorkeling guides and great history lessons as well. This was one of my favorite days and Don and Pat don't disappoint! Whatever you want your day to be just let them... More 

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

Malia you and Hamish my Scottish Friend provided us with a really great time. I would have liked to get to know you both and spend a little more time with you. Taking you out for a trip was my pleasure thank you. Don More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had the best time with Don and Pat... They are kind, entertaining and knowledgeable. The stops they take you to are simply breathtaking - some of the best snorkelling I've done. Also, the lunch spot was wonderfully secluded and the food was delicious and plentiful. If you go to Vava'u, you better go snorkelling with Don and Pat :)

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

Comments are always very much appreciated so is a good day out with some very nice people. Thank you very much for joining us on Hakau and if you ever plan to visit the kingdom again let us know and would be happy to make your trip the best. don skipper Hakau Adventures More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Thank you Don and Pat for our amazing experience! Snorkeling into the caves was fantastic and then snorkeling for 2 km over most beautiful coral gardens was simply unbelievable! We wish you and your families all the best!

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

It was really nice to have your family out and I am still trying to figure out exactly what Dimitri teaches. As for your son Ivan, the boy is a boater. In all honesty I have never see one so young have such a command of being at the helm. You were fun to take out thank you skipper Don More 

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