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What an experience!!! I did 3 swims with Phil and his amazing whales in the wild team and each day was unbelievable! Phil recommended 3 days of swims and I’m no expert but I couldn’t agree more. Each of the three days was completely different...More
I finally fulfilled a bucket list experience when I visited Vava'u this year to swim with Humpback Whales. I would highly recommend booking a multi day tour with the same operator or with a guide that you've researched. I went with Scott Portelli, who charters...More
My husband and I booked four days of whale swims with Whales in the Wild and I wish we had been able to do more! As each day unfolds, you never know which whale "gifts" may be in store. You may have some calm encounters...More
We booked months in advance due to popularity and tour company always booked out from July through to November our friend sione the skipper def made this experience one for the books i travelled with 2 friends and it was their 3rd-5th time swimming with...More
Phil went completely out of his way to help me with logistics when organising this trip. His staff were so friendly and helpful and I felt very comfortable and welcome on his boat. The boat crew were very conscious of the whales behaviour to ensure...More
Had a wonderful time with Sioni our Tongan guide. Although we were there for the last week of the whale season, we saw whales very close over 3 trips. Our group also went swimming with a subcontracted boat-would definitely check reviews before pre-booking swim trips....More
Last year I visited Vava'u with my husband and then a few weeks later, our daughter followed. All three of us were touched by Tonga and the whales. So this year, my daughter and myself along with some friends headed back. Amazing once again. Different...More
It is difficult to describe in words how incredible the feeling is to not just see whales in their natural habitat, but to actually get in the water and swim freely with them is out of this world. I don't think that there are any...More
Phil and his crew have been running these tours for a long while and their experience in this mind blowing event really shows why they consistently rise to number 1 on TripAdvisor! They really work cohesively together!
Their crew, their guides, their boats, their lunch...More
I have traveled to Africa to see animals in the wild but nothing compares with an up close and personal experience with a wild creature that is as curious about us as we are about them. They are very aware of our presence and seem...More
You only need (in peak season) probably 3 trips booked. Each boat takes 2 groups of 4 (8 total). You really wouldn’t want to be on a smalller boat, as you can be out on the edge of the islands, and it’s much safer if it gets... More
You only need (in peak season) probably 3 trips booked. Each boat takes 2 groups of 4 (8 total). You really wouldn’t want to be on a smalller boat, as you can be out on the edge of the islands, and it’s much safer if it gets rough to be on a bigger boat! Each group on the boat gets in one after the other with the same whales generally, so you get the same experience.
Hi Thanks for your inquiry, we find and swim with whales in water anywhere from 7m to over 200m deep depending where they are settled at the time. Our cost for a day trip of around 7 to 9 hrs is AUD$250 includes drinks... More
Hi Thanks for your inquiry, we find and swim with whales in water anywhere from 7m to over 200m deep depending where they are settled at the time. Our cost for a day trip of around 7 to 9 hrs is AUD$250 includes drinks, snacks, lunch, wetsuits & good quality snorkelling equipment. We have floatation devices and our guides are very strong swimmers and very experienced with not so strong swimmers. Go to whales our website for more information under FAQ's . Malo Phil