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Melinda Sea Adventures

Fangafoa Marina, Neiafu 100012, Tonga
+676 889 7586
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Neiafu
Type: Tours
Owner description: Sailing and whale swim tour of the Vava'u, Tonga Islands. A guided tour with accommodation onboard one of our beautiful yachts: 52 ft classic cutter... more » Owner description: Sailing and whale swim tour of the Vava'u, Tonga Islands. A guided tour with accommodation onboard one of our beautiful yachts: 52 ft classic cutter "Jocara" or luxury 44 ft catamaran "Independence" . Immerse yourself in the islands of Vava'u. Melinda Sea Adventures has offered sailing, snorkeling and whale swim charters in Vava'u since 1998. Vava'u has over 40 stunning islands each with its own unique features. Visit a different island each day. Snorkel colorful reefs, hike through lush tropical forests to spectacular overlooks, explore lively tide-pools, swim through caves, or visit a village. Delicious healthy meals, enthusiastic knowledgeable crew. Vava'u, Tonga is one of the least visited places on the planet. Experience a place that most people have yet to discover. An eco-friendly, low-environmental impact holiday. « less
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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great day out snorkelling and a good sail in on their 42 foot keeler . Nice boat. Highlight would be the swim int swallows cave which is pretty awesome . Could have done with a over nighter . Food good and snorkelling gear good.

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Nynashamn, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent five days cruising with Otis, Male and Ake on the Independence in November 2013 and really got more out of it them we could ever expect. Initially we had planned to rent our own boat instead but we are really happy that we didn't. We could never have matched Otis whale spotting and snorkeling experience ourselves, nor Ake:s... More

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Auckland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The "Independent" catamaran that we had a whale swimming day drip on was a lovely boat, the crew were friendly and caring and apart from the fact we didn't find a whale to swim with, it was a recommended experience, much more pleasant than the diesel boats - but then again not as fast getting to whales but these things... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My partner and I had a fantastic time on the Independence. We had the absolute best treatment and I don't think a minute went by without us having a drink in our hand or a pillow under our head if lying on the front of the catamaran. The views and snorkeling were incredible, especially snorkeling into swallows cave. We always... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Our family of 4 adults stayed for 5 nights on the 52 foot sloop Jocara. We were looked after by a fabulous crew of Noah the experienced captain, Aki the young and energetic boat crew and Mele the chef. The sailing was beautiful, and the crew took special care to ensure we had fantastic snorkelling at key spots including two... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We spent an unforgettable week on the Independence sailing around the amazing islands of Vava'u in search of whales last October. Besides the islands revealed to be well beyond our expectation in beauty we could not have chosen a better arrangement to discover them. The boat is really perfect for 4 people ( though it fits confortably also 6) and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

best holiday we have ever had Just wanted to drop you an email to say WOW and thank you. Our time on the "Independence" was brilliant. Otis was a great skipper, incredibly hospitable, welcoming and friendly and Archipay (sorry we don't know how to spell his name) was a fantastic chef and hand. I will admit that I was never... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This daytrip was recommended to us by our hosts at Mystic Sands Beach Bunglaows and we were so glad we booked it! Had a really great day with Jenny and Otis on their beautiful catamaran. We were one of three couples on board as guests and everyone was looked after extremely well. One guest had broken her leg a few... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have just come back from a week in Vava'u islands primarily to swim with the whales but we also booked a day on the independence with Otis and Jenny in the middle. Our family totalled 5 and we had the boat to ourselves, we hadn't been on board 2 minutes and it was would you like a coffee, tea... More

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I do not recommend this trip to anyone. It was very boring, and I don't think it's worth it. Other day trips I did were 100x better. The couple who own the boat are okay, the women (forget her name) seems very fake.. not sure how else to describe her and her husband is okay. The food is mediocre, the... More

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Tofua, Owner at Melinda Sea Adventures, responded to this review

A LIFETIME HIGHLIGHT—This is what others say about our trips. Everyone in Vava'u talks about this trip and how great it is. As you can see if you read our other reviews our guests cannot praise us enough. I don't know what happened with the writer of this review. There are of course people who really don't like sailing. Gliding... More

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