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Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours

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The best thing you'll ever do

Swimming with humpback whales is without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life. Greg, Loni... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
edgar_pacific
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Sydney, Australia
Bumpy ride but some good moments

This was a well-run trip right through from efficient booking and communication beforehand to... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
simione
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Yes, in Tongatapu, from July to Nov, you can have an amazing experience to swim with the gentle giants, Humpback whales.We are the professional whale swim and dive tour operator in Tongatapu with over 20 + years local knowledge and experience. We...more
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Nuku'alofa Fishing Club, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 945, Tonga
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Swimming with humpback whales is without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life. Greg, Loni and the whole team at Whale Swim and Dive know their whales inside out and are an absolute blast on the boat. I've been out with the...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This was a well-run trip right through from efficient booking and communication beforehand to competent and pleasant staff, and a good day out. One of the highlights for us was stopping for a tasty lunch (filled croissants, apples, cake and water) on a small and...More

3  Thank simione
jefflaurie2014, Owner at Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback and glad you enjoyed the trip and the whales despite the bumpy conditions. Just to clarify our NZ built boats are 8.5m, 7.6m and 7m long and they all have camping style toilets on board.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Did not get to swim with the whales, so it was a very expensive boat ride to see them. Was nice to see them at least.More

2  Thank Leslee G
jefflaurie2014, Owner at Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We go to great lengths to explain to any body who books at the very start of the season (Late June/early July) that the chances of swimming with whales then is significantly reduced due to the limited number of whales around...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018

These type of experiences are hard to rate, because animals and the weather are unpredictable, there are no guarantees that you will get what you pay for.. some reviewers might not have gotten what they were hoping for but that is not the fault of...More

7  Thank TenaciousTrekkers
Reviewed 20 October 2017

There are lots of great reviews on here probably because they saw some magnificent whales and had a fantastic experience. I just wanted to advise everyone who is considering doing this particular 'Whale Swim' tour, do your research - on price especially. I feel I...More

4  Thank Pebs F
jefflaurie2014, Manager at Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks for your feedback, however a lot of what you have stated is not factually correct. Firstly, we are based in Tonga (not NZ) and have lived here for over 5-years. At no time do we try to pressure anyone to book with us in...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I was very impressed with the service and even though it's late in the season we were able to watch some playful humpback whales.

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We booked two days on the boat for whale swimming. The first day was excellent! We had 11 swims with the whales and they came super close. The second day was a bit windy so we spent the day snorkeling on the reefs. We saw...More

Thank R1876FYpetras
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I sent a group of 8 people out with this tour group and they were superb. The group are well travelled and this was one of the highlights of their worldly trip.

Thank 271joannec
Reviewed 5 October 2017

An unforgettable day. Crew were respectful and professional with the whales and the guests. We swam with the whales they decided would be happy for us to approach them. The accuracy of Eli and George knowing which whales these were was reinforced by us not...More

1  Thank Mayr0se
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this company more highly. They are fabulous. This is eco-tourisism at its best. We went on the whale swim tour in late September and saw several whales and their calves. The crew were knowledgable, capable and extremely careful with regard to the...More

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Response from TenaciousTrekkers | Reviewed this property |
1 - My partner gets sea sick very easily and he was very worried about being uncomfortable during the outing however he was fine the entire time. The sea was pretty calm and we had great weather. The boat is very small and... More
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
The cost was TOP495 (NZD365) per person for the full day including pick up and return to Liku'alofa Resort. Sandwich lunch, morning coffee also included as was, for those who swam, all snorkelling gear including wetsuits.
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