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Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours

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“whale swim”(33 reviews)
“humpback whales”(16 reviews)
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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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
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We were apprehensive about going on the trip as we were early in the season, but it was the best decision we had made! Whale Swim, Fish and Dive Tours were so accomodating, friendly, passionate about their job. Saw many whales and was worth every...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 29 August 2018

had a great day casing whales and went to a lovely secluded island for lunch , saw plenty of whales and had a good time diving amongst them , weather got a little choppy in the afternoon but modern good boat and great crew

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out on the water and surrounded by whales. No need in taking an expensive flight out to islands when we saw 20 plus just on a day tour. Though it wasn’t hard to find the whales this team did a great job in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank russemo
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We knew the trip was going to be good but didn’t think it was going to be so good. The enthusiasm from the two crew members was infectious as we spotted our first whales and it just got better from there. A truly great adventure,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank quattra
Reviewed 15 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David_dwjones
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

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank simione
jefflaurie2014, Owner at Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Leslee G
jefflaurie2014, Owner at Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
8  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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tracey S
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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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5 August 2017|
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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.