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Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours

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Nuku'alofa Fishing Club, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 945, Tonga
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Experience of a lifetime

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Reviewed 20 January 2018
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Overpriced

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Reviewed 20 October 2017
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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 invite you to join us for a fast, safe & comfortable day trip on our custom built whale watching/diving boat. We provide wetsuits and new snorkeling gear for all our whale swim trips. The latest scuba diving equipment is also available for hire. We cater to small groups of 8 passengers only to ensure maximum interaction with the whales. Our trips are normally for the whole day and include lunch and refreshments. Find more information by our website or contact us by email.
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Nuku'alofa Fishing Club, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island 945, Tonga
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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

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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

2  Thank Pebs F
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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

Thank kirsten e
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Our skipper, David, took us swimming with whales, and while it was a bit choppy, he did a great job of locating them so we could spend some time in the water with these magnificent creatures.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Our group of 6 all agree that today was a once in a lifetime type of day. We had beautiful weather, and George and Eli our skipper and guide for the are absolutely fantastic - informative, entertaining and very good at finding whales. Out first...More

Thank Jo E
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Helpful and easy booking assistance in advance. Small groups and fun guys who were able to find us a lot of whales cooperative to have a swim with us 😀 I felt safe in their boat and the crew had good experience and local guides...More

Thank dolly1981
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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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