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WhaleSwim Adventures

PO Bag 49, Neiafu, Tonga
+676 12730
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Neiafu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: WhaleSwim Adventures has been operating since 1999 guiding groups to swim with the humpback whales in Vava'u, Tonga!We pride ourselves in providing... more » Owner description: WhaleSwim Adventures has been operating since 1999 guiding groups to swim with the humpback whales in Vava'u, Tonga!We pride ourselves in providing top class accommodation and food, attention to details that makes our guests experience unforgettable and we provide the best experience possible each day in the water with the magnificent humpback whales of Vava'u! We have our own videographer aboard to record your holiday with us, can book a massage, a scuba dive and we assist with advising on other activities and even book your domestic flights for you.Our tour packages are all inclusive - we take care of all the details from the time you arrive in Tonga until your depart - you don't have to think - JUST RELAX! Our tours and service cannot be compared to anything else available in Vava'u! « less
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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I got back yesterday from a 9 day trip staying at the Tongan Beach Resort. It was a magical holiday. It's been a really good season for whales so we were lucky and privileged enough to have many awesome encounters. There are no words to describe the feeling of being eyeball to eyeball with a whale. Rae is passionate about... More

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Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had the most amazing experience on the Photography WhaleSwim adventure tour in August 2014. Spent 7 days on the water swimming with Humpback Whales. Our skipper Ali was fantastic! Would recommend this company to anyone travelling to Vava'u.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I travelled to Tonga in July 2014 and had the most wonderful time with the whales. The accommodation was a good standard, the boat spacious and our marine biologist, Jen, wonderfully enthusiastic. The trip did have a few bumps in organisation due to some boat challenges but the whole group had a wonderful time overall. The whales we saw really... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We travelled in July to swim with the whales. It took 50 hours to reach Tonga from Scotland! It was worth the time and it was worth the cost. We were privileged to have amazing, daily experiences with the whales lead by our wonderful guides, Matt and Amy. We could not recommend this experience highly enough. Thank you Whaleswim

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

It is extremely tempting to keep this experience a secret, known only to a lucky few, but that would be very selfish of me. It goes without saying that having the privilege of taking a peek into the lives of the beautiful whales is a mindblowing thing to do. What does need saying is that none of this would have... More

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Temuka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My whale swim adventure has been a real highlight of my life. The whales were amazing and bought me to tears, it was so moving to see these gracious mammals in their own environment. Thank you soooo much to Amy and Matt you looked after me and made the experience something I will never forget. A big thank you to... More

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Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I joined a whale swim tour in August last year and it was an absolutely soul changing experience. We were so lucky with the weather and the whales, not to mention the 50 or so dolphins, turtles and the sneaky sea snake! Amy and Matt were very welcoming and we found them very easy to get along with and attentive... More

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Fremont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I was so fortunate to join Darren and a group of 7 wonderful people earlier this year for the photo trip with WhaleSwim. The whales were amazing. We had a mom and calf and a single whale the first day. Then it was very slow finding them .... The captain did everything he could but they just didn't want to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We had an amazing time with whaleswim! We saw whales 6 out of the 7 days we were on the water. Had the best risotto ever at our guest house on the main island on Tongatapu. The Makaira crew were laidback, friendly and they made great efforts everyday to locate whales for us. On our last trip they found us... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I was lucky enough to go on the last tour for the season and by far it reached my expectations and MORE !!!! Lets start with the amazing crew Matt Amy Magenta ,not to forget Skipper Kava And Aqua man Lo ,Amazing Amazing thank u for all your professionalism and sincerity the way they conducted thereselves...To Rae you are blessed... More

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