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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
All reviews whale swim early in the season humpback whales deserted island an amazing experience once in a lifetime whale watching finding whales whole team other guests desert island treated with respect great whale no hesitation morning and afternoon tea life changing sandwiches
This company is wonderful! Worth every penny! The boats are small the group is small. They do everything they can to make sure you have a good time. The guides are safe and help you get close to the whales but not to close. They...More
If you want life-changing incredible close encounters with humpbacks in the wild, these are your guys. Our family went out for 3 days (and 2 of us for 4 days), and went on both of the boats. On the 3 days I personally went on,...More
You absolutely must go with swimming with the whales and I throughly recommend doing it with this crowd! We had the most incredible day 😍 Loni and Willem were fantastic, they were lots of fun, larrikins but totally safe and knowledgeable! They are young and...More
This company runs two boats. If you do chose to go with this operator, make sure you go with the guide Loni. I've heard from clients and other guides alike that he's the best. However, I and my partner had the misfortune of being on...More
Date of experience: September 2018
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jefflaurie2014, Owner at Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018
Thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear to didn't have the best experience on our tour. The new 7-hour on the water rule has only recently been imposed by the ministry of tourism which they were actively monitoring everyday at that time as I...More
We had a fantastic day out and an amazing experience. I chose this company because I was impressed with the reviews I had read and also had a good phone discussion with Jeff about what we could expect to see in October as it is...More
We went out a number of times this season. They had a good fleet of fast boats so quickly covered a lot of ground trying to find suitable swims.
Some days the swims were unbelievably amazing, others good, but never did we not swim with...More
For an amazing day out with fantastic crew definitley go with these guys. The skipper and whale guide are so professional and while they make the day fun they also keep an eye on all the guests to ensure everyone is safe in the water...More
Swimming with the humpback whales is a must try during the season in Tonga here, but besides that, Tonga really has nothing to see and eatMore
Date of experience: September 2018
jefflaurie2014, Owner at Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018
Thanks for your feedback. Sorry I disagree with your statement - Tonga has so much to offer! It has a rich history and culture that includes the only country in the Pacific that still has a King and Queen, and has never been colonized by...More
We had booked a day with Whale Swim Fish and Dive Tours in good time prior to our visit to Fafa Island Tonga.
The staff were excellent in their communcation in the planning phase and quickly answered all our questions in relaton to the day...More
What an extraordinary day! Getting in touch with humpback whales is an experience that you will not forget so quickly. Being in the water face-to-face with these great marine mammals is an amazing experience and is certainly more than just a once in a lifetime...More
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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
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 has the potential to rock around a lot but because they want to get close to the whales they don't go very fast. You should be fine if you don't have rough seas. Take a couple dramamine pills with you just in case?
2 - You could still enjoy it if you stay on the boat the entire time, it would be like a traditional whale watching excursion. However the whole point of it is to swim with them. You do have to be able to swim. You are expected to swim up to them or out of their way if necessary. Snorkeling experience would help a lot. I would practice before going if I were you
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.