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Whales in the Wild

Valomotu House Toula Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga
+676 8494628
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Neiafu
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Wildlife boat tours taking guests out to snorkel & swim with majestic humpback whales in the pristine waters of the Vava'u Island group in The... more » Owner description: Wildlife boat tours taking guests out to snorkel & swim with majestic humpback whales in the pristine waters of the Vava'u Island group in The Kingdom of Tonga. « less
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Los Angeles, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This was a life-changing experience! Whales in the wild staff are professional, kind and really cared about the quality of our experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My sister & I spent 3unforgettable days with Whales in the Wild.Phil&Renata are genuine,honest people who treat their staff with the utmost respect. sione was an incredible guide who found us some mindblowing whale experiences! Sione was considerate and really made me feel comfortable in the water when I was not confident with the snorkel.unlike other operators, we had full... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Whales in the Wild provided a unique and unforgettable experience! Phil and Renata made it easy by looking after all our travel and accommodation logistics. We took their full package which made travel and connections easy, and accomodation of your choice organised. The whale swimming was superb! On day 1 swimming with our first whale 45 minutes after being picked... More

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Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This my letter to W in the W when I got back Back home and it feels different after such an experience. Thank you, Renata Billy and Sehone for taking us out on the fantastic tours, organising the package sending the itineraries of what to expect and how to get the most out of our time. Really appreciate it and... More

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phil s, Owner at Whales in the Wild, responded to this review

Thanks Sergio, What a great 70th birthday present for your Dad, it was Funtastic to share your joy & exhilaration. The 11 whale "Heat Run" in shallow water you swam with on your final day was my highlight so far this season too, even though your Dad decided not to go in with them he was a great spotter for... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

As the rest have said it was great with some choice memories for the wife who's main goal in Tonga was to swim with the whales. We did two trips and the price was worth every cent. Thank you for a very professional business Phil and your staff Sione and Renatta.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My daughter & I have just returned from a fantastic experience, swimming with the Humpback whales in the Vava'u group of islands in Tonga. Phil & Renata own and run the Whales in the Wild business and with their team in the boats, do a fantastic job of getting you into the water safely and with the right information to... More

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Lake Munmorah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I visited Tonga last week. Whales in the Wild organised everything from our flights, transfers, to accommodation and our days in the water. Communication was excellent and our trip was perfect. Can't thank all of the staff enough for making our trip extremely enjoyable. The whale swims exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend this company.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Thank you Renata and Sione for a wonderful experience. "Whales in the Wild" are a very professional operation who strive to give you a safe and memorable experience whilst not interfering with the whales to any great extent. On our trip we saw a number of whales that were on the move and swam with a humpback whale with a... More

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We just had a great time with Whales in the Wild. Phil, Renate, and their boat driver Siony (the whale whisperer) run a very professional outfit. We were picked up on July 4 at 8am at Reef Resort, where we were staying, and were kitted with a shortie wetsuit, mask, snorkel and full foot fins and we were off. They... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Whales in the Wild are one of the top Whale watch operators in Neiafu and it would be wise to book as early as you can. My Whale watch trip was spoilt by bad weather and trips can get cancelled last minute. You are out for 6 hours, Wetsuits, masks and snorkels are all provided. There is also a toilet... More

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