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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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Great value, great day.

Highly recommend spending the day with skipper Don and lovely guide Pat. We took 3 beginner kids and a nervous wife and Don and Pat had everyone comfortably enjoying themselves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff B
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highly recommend spending the day with skipper Don and lovely guide Pat. We took 3 beginner kids and a nervous wife and Don and Pat had everyone comfortably enjoying themselves before long. A few good laughs and lots of excellent local knowledge. Backed up with them for a second day and they still had plenty to show us. Highly recommend!

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

Thank you Jeff for your comments, its easy to have a good day when I have a group like you and your wife and children. look forward to Ellesbeths birthday party. you did a great job being a dad to three rookies who after two days of swims were ready for whale swimming. Don More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think that visitors to Vava'u who don't go snorkelling don't know what they are missing. This day was a highlight of our trip to Tonga, and at half the price of a whale swimming trip, great value. Don is the consummate skipper: friendly, with great local knowledge and many tales, quite aside from taking us to breathtaking snorkelling locations.... More 

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

Max thank you for your kind review, I'm sure Emma may have had a little input but you are right it was a great day. you have our email address and I do look forward to hearing from you, if you do decide to tour with a group of singers let me know and I will help from this end.... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like everyone else, we had a great day snorkelling with Pat and Don. Pat was a great hostess and Don the consummate skipper - they both made us feel looked after. They provided all the kit, good humour, information and tips for beginners like us. We saw some cracking coral and more fish than you could shake an underwater... More 

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

I wish we could see turtles every time out but not so, always a treat to see. Thankfully in Vavau we still have some great reefs that are healthy as you point out to "shake a go pro at " I hope the rest of your trip was as good. thank you for taking the time to join us and... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We booked with Hakau Adventures largely on the basis of their previous reviews and we were certainly not disappointed! Everything was well organized and professionally run. My daughters enjoyed the tour very much and it was a highlight of our stay in Vava'u. Pat and Don are both great hosts and were great with the kids. Pat was our guide... More 

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

Thank you Raymond and I do wish you the best of luck with two of the prettiest young ladies I have ever met. Enthusiastic and so polite, both Pat and I enjoyed spending time with you, it was our pleasure. Don More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My five colleagues and I enjoyed a lovely day out on the waters of Vava'u with Don and Pat. We were provided with wetsuits, snorkelling gear, a simple but delicious lunch & optional life-vests. Despite being students on a restricted budget, we all whole-heartedly agreed that this cruise is well worth the price. Don is a fantastic storyteller & between... More 

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

You all enjoyed the stories but remember I too was really enjoying your time. The thought of all six of you and your future as doctors was both amazing and envious. I never have bad days or bad trips just some that are really if possible more fun than others. Thank you for having such a good day, Pat and... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Highlight of our cruise was stopping at this magnificent island and spending the day with Don and Pat on the snorkelling adventure. I forgot just how therapeutic it is to swim amongst so many beautiful fish. The caves are surreal and an added treat. Pat was amazing helping a non-snorkeler to overcome fear and get confidence in the water. A... More 

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

For the life of me I cant remember a bad day but some do stand out for the humour and fun and this adventure did that and more. What a great group and its really nice to hear we have a good product to offer our guests and that is the ocean around Vavau. I would strongly suggest to Jenny... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had a great trip out with Don and Pat. They supply wet suits, snorkel gear and fins. As Don says "all you need to bring is yourselves!" The snorkel stops were amazing and both Pat and Don were very knowledgable about the history of the sites as well as the Vava'u group. It's a really fun day out and... More 

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

You two young ladies have no idea how interesting it is to talk with you on the cusp of great careers. Wish you all the best and you always have a place on Hakau. thank you Don More 

Tonga
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

When Travelling to Vav'au this Day Trip is a Must. Don the owner is great, he has a wealth of information and let' s you take your Time. His offsider Pat is great and a top guide in the Water. I had heard of Swallows Cave and seen photos but until you see it for yourself you cannot imagine, totally... More 

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

Thank you pointing out just how amazing it is to swim caves and beautiful reefs. after several years I try not to forget what is here. your comments are always a great reminder and recharger. thank you for coming out with us. don More 

oakville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We spent a jam packed day with Pat and Don. We snorkelled some amazing sites and had lunch on the most beautiful beach. The boat was very comfortable and easy to get in and out of the water on. Best water excursion ever.

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

Thank you very much Trish to you and your boyfriend, what a great time we had and we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. your friend Don More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

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 

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