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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 31 August 2016 via mobile

I'll start with advice that no one told us, if you're planning to swim with whales in Tonga, book well in advance if you're not flexible with dates... We booked two days with initially wanting three but left booking too late. We had two very...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I can't describe how amazing the day was. We swam with a Mae and female for well over an hour and it was mind blowing! Richard and David our skippers could not have been better. Really knew their stuff, great company, respectful of the whales...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I had never planned to do the whale watching trip in Tonga prior to my departure but after arriving and talking to people that had been (and accidentally bumping into the owners of this trip in a cafe on a rainy day), I was sold....More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank TerriH1390
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband and I booked a trip in the hope that we would have the chance to swim with whales. We went with WhaleSwim tours on the recommendation of our resort, despite it being twice the price of the other operator in the area. We...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Mary_and_Andy
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I only planned to go one time, but enjoyed it so much (and also my camera did not work when I swam with the whales ;-) ) that I had to do it for a second time. Absolutely worth it. Very good and skilled guides,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Eike5385
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

One of the main reasons we chose Tonga as a holiday destination was due to the fact that you can get so close to and hopefully also swim with humpback whales. Well we were certainly not disappointed! Our skipper & guide were great guys and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank kiwimumEdTrem
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

On the last night before our last half day in Tonga, Jeff pulled together a private charter for us that was worth every penny and every second. They picked us up at our hotel, got us right out on the water in first rate equipment,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 803kathleens
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Partners birthday and though we had planned to go together, we just couldn't afford the $920 Tongan to do that. Sadly my partner went on her own. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank TrickNZ
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We left the warf at about 9.30am and returned at about 4.30pm. It was a long day but well worth it as we got to see 2 whales and swam with them. It was the start of the season so wasn't sure if we would...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Amy Y
Reviewed 21 July 2016

An unforgettable experience - saw 8 whales over the day, able to swim and photograph them as the opportunity arose. Very impressed with respect for whales and marine environment, and with safety aspects. Crew focused on ensuring everyone enjoyed the day, they were helpful and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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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.