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Address: Neiafu, Tonga
Phone Number: +676 755 8164
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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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An amazing underwater adventure!

We went snorkelling with Don and Pat in September and had an amazing day. We spent most of our time in the water and were hardly on the boat, so we got to see loads of Vava'u's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
Mandy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We went snorkelling with Don and Pat in September and had an amazing day. We spent most of our time in the water and were hardly on the boat, so we got to see loads of Vava'u's beautiful underwater world and went home happily exhausted! The caves (especially Swallows and Mariners) are unique sites I've not experienced snorkelling elsewhere. Pat... More 

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

I sit here and read these wonderful comments and I hope you know we are so appreciative of you taking the time to do so. In the hundreds of trips we have done I cant look back and see a single one I did not enjoy with our guests. so thank you for joining us and take care. Don More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We had a fantastic day out with Don and Pat. Snorkelling in caves and the coral garden reef. Was one of highlights from our 10 days in Vava'u. Relaxed, good food, company and lots to see (including a sea turtle). Our kids, 12 and 14, loved it as did we. Thankyou very much.

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

We are very happy you enjoyed your day with us. And thank YOU for making our day so enjoyable More 

Dili, East Timor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I can highly recommend this trip. The snorkeling is superb with some moments of jaw dropping beauty. Don and Pat are a terrific team, well supported by Laura back at base who is also responsible for the delicious lunch and sundry snacks. Don is a born story teller, and stories he does tell. You'll learn much about Life in and... More 

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

Its so nice to read reviews like this. This economy places too much emphasis on swimming with whales and people come here and overlook incredible swimming diving and fishing. And there are other things to do. for what its worth I love telling stories and I do try to make sure there is some truth to them-lol. You are very... More 

caribbean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Don and Pat of Hakau Adventures run this highly professional snorkelling day trip. Captain Don helms the custom designed boat which provides a speedy, stable, shaded & comfortable platform for dipping in and out of the crystal clear waters. Pat is the in-water guide and ensures that everyone is comfortable in the water. The optional swims can offer up to... More 

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

Thanks for your comments although I am not sure about the scandalous tales part. Its true I have a pocket full of stories about Vavau and most are pretty amazing from health care, mystery of the sea, drug runners etc.. It may be a sleepy little island but it has some great history from Cook Bligh Mariner . Thank you... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

All the reviews we have read so far are true. We were blessed with the first sunny day in weeks (if Don was correct) and we made the most of it over a 7 hour snorkelling extravaganza. The highlight was the frightening free dive into Mariners cave which has a totally underwater entrance. For those who like to risk it... More 

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

Its very nice to hear your comments, for sure there is so much more to Vavau than the whales and so many people come here and never experience some of the greatest reefs still healthy in this world. As to lunch I have fired Laurie our lunch maker but considering she is my partner it has tended to become a... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is well worth doing, actually a must do. Its about a 6 hour day trip with about 3 hours snorkeling. Absolutely amazing clear water and sea life. Don and Pat are both very knowledgeable about the sea life and the history of Tonga. This is a well run trip with very good safety included, Pat is in the water... More 

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

Really thanks for the reply and comments. Pat works really hard to make sure everything used in a day is disinfected, washed and dried properly. It is nice to see that someone actually noticed that aspect of our efforts. pleasure to have you out and perhaps again sometime. Malo Don More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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