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Port Vila, Vanuatu
posts: 994
reviews: 13
Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

Yep, special of the day in August is whales! https:/…5782743267724005489

Cheers,

John

New Zealand
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reviews: 51
1. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

yet another reason to visit Tanna

Australia
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for Port Vila, Vanuatu
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reviews: 56
2. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

Hard to tell what sort of whales they are...do you know?

Port Vila, Vanuatu
posts: 994
reviews: 13
3. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

I believe they are humpbacks, see www.joanocean.com/Southpacific-whales.html for some great images.

:-)

Edited: 5:29 pm, August 31, 2012
Brisbane, Australia
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reviews: 35
4. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

That's so exciting John.

Brisbane, Australia
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for Vanuatu, Port Vila, Espiritu Santo
posts: 3,672
reviews: 19
5. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

Awesome. I love whales. Seriously, without sounding like Ms Earthflute, being up close and personal with Humback whales pulls your focus into the present and offers a series of pure moments that have to be experienced to be understood.

There are lots of whale watching adventures around, but it is the up close, "looking a curious, passive giant in the eye" that must be experienced to "get it".

I suspect standing on the edge of Mt Yasur offers a similar pull into the present.

J

Port Vila, Vanuatu
posts: 994
reviews: 13
6. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

If an experience gives you goose bumps, you know it is special.

Seeing whales or the volcano so close are definately in that category!

I admit one of my top three wishes to yet experience is to swim close to a whale, I think it will top them all...well after seeing my daughter being born all those years ago.

New Zealand
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reviews: 40
7. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

where did you see these. Awesome we are going to Tanna end of september, be great if they hung around a bit longer, fingers crossed

Port Vila, Vanuatu
posts: 994
reviews: 13
8. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

They were in front of the resort, who knows how long they will stay, or others will pass by?

Sydney, Australia
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9. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

Hi, any chance seeing whales or dauphins in Vanuatu waters in May? What about turtles? Which island is best to go to? Thx

Tanna Island...
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10. Re: Whales for breakfast on Tanna...

Hi Raiate,

You may find dolphins but not whales in May. Turtles are 100 meters in front of the Tanna Evergreen Resort. as to whether they are there when you snorkel is another issue.

Turtles migrate with their young in front of the resort around August to December, they linger here as we have a lot of underground hot springs released in the near ocean, and being mammals they appreciate the warm water.

cheers,

John

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