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Whales in the Wild

#2 of 17 Tours in Neiafu
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Address: Valomotu House Toula Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga
Phone Number: +676 8494628
Fee: Yes

Wildlife boat tours taking guests out to snorkel & swim with majestic...

Wildlife boat tours taking guests out to snorkel & swim with majestic humpback whales in the pristine waters of the Vava'u Island group in The Kingdom of Tonga.

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a definate "excellent" and we have not even been on the boat !!!

...but we have been on another vessel and always came last. NO WHALES . Talking to people coming back from a day with the whales it was all ..we had a great day / it was fantastic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

...but we have been on another vessel and always came last. NO WHALES . Talking to people coming back from a day with the whales it was all ..we had a great day / it was fantastic / we almost touched them / etc. To be fair I must say that we have been there at the end of the... More 

Thank bollingerSydney
Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third trip in the Sept/Oct period. My expectations were high but they were far exceeded. Phil's team is now a multiskilled team with the capacity to relate and quickly have their clients at ease......add to this the newest and FIrst Lady who brings with her a special gift of joy and you have a great team of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Swimming with the whales was a bucket list item for us for many years. Having heard great thing's about Whales in the Wild, I communicated with Phil about good times to come (July - September) and options for places to stay on Vava'u. It's a very long flight from the states, and timing the international flights and local island flights... More 

Thank EventRider
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly beautiful experience. Swimming with humpbacks was humbling and heart melting. The waters are crystal clear and there are plenty of caves and beaches to explore. But what made the trip so special, most of all, was the crew. Masii and Vili have a sixth sense for the whales and did everything they could to ensure we had the... More 

Thank gracepapaya
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swimming with the humpbacks had been on my husband's wishlist for a long time. This trip was booked more than a year ago (and now I think you need to book even earlier than that). We came as a group of 7 which was great because we booked the boat out (max 8 pax + 2 crew). Whales in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A trip here is a day worth of whales! While most company finish early , these guys stayed out. Spent 4 days and finished up mostly 15.30-16.30. The guides , and skippers are good in what they do. Quality gear and quality swims. They sell out fast.

Thank Nathan W
Gross-Gerau, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told that Whales in the Wild are one of the top Whale watch operators in Neiafu and we booked two trips with them. You should book early in advance to get a place on board. The first trip was great as we saw a female with a baby and they where very calm and not moving and we... More 

Thank Vi28
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience and excellent company. The whales sell themselves, but the guides, boats, and experience that Whales in the Wild offers is the best on the island. No need to shop around, just reserve your spot ASAP, they go fast!

Thank Megan F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Fantatic amazing incredible awesome. . . the superlatives keep on coming! We had been swimming with whales 6years ago but nothing like this recent experience with Masi and Vili as our guides. The wet miserable day in choppy water was all forgotten in the adrenaline rush of sliding into the water next to a hump-back whale mother and calf. The... More 

Thank Lynn A
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Wow what an awesome experience we had!. Our group was very fortunate to be joined in the water by two very inquisitive whales that spent some time interacting with us. The guide and the skipper, both Tongan, were fantastic, while at all times respecting the whales and ensuring our safety they made sure the group did not go home disappointed.... More 

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