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Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours

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Old Harbour Road 190, Neiafu 001, Tonga
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Really comfortable boat, nicely packed lunch and lovely staff. Unfortunately they left at 8 am and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Sumiology
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Absolutely excellent

Go with these guys if you can. Great boat (it has a toilet!), great crew, and Brenda is a star. We... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
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We do whale watching, snorkeling and island tours showing off the beauty of the Vava'u island group in the Kingdom of Tonga. Our Crew has over 12 years experience in the waters of Vava'u. We will make sure you have a once in a lifetime adventure while visiting our beautiful island group!
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30 Aug 2017
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1 Oct 2017
“Average”
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Old Harbour Road 190, Neiafu 001, Tonga
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Really comfortable boat, nicely packed lunch and lovely staff. Unfortunately they left at 8 am and back at 2pm whilst other companies depart at 7am and back at earliest 3.30pm or later (I know as I used other companies during our stay at Vava'u -...More

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EndangeredE, Owner at Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We hope your trips with the other companies met your expectations. We do 6 hour tours to ensure less impact on the whales with so many boats now on the water. To ensure guests receive the encounter they would like...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Go with these guys if you can. Great boat (it has a toilet!), great crew, and Brenda is a star. We had a fantastic mother and calf experience.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

I am trying to book a trip with you folks, can you send me your email address as my computer is not giving it to me. Need trip for Dec 1,2017. Thanks

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Together, Brenda, Meki and Meli make a dream team for a Tongan whale adventure! With their extensive experience working and living in Vava'u, Brenda and her longtime local crew can provide you knowledgeable insight into the whales' behavior and the environment. They are very respectful...More

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EndangeredE, Owner at Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you Akira for your wonderful review. We had an amazing time with you and your group. It was a truly magical experience for all of us. We appreciate your recognition of our crews respect for the whales, it is paramount with all our encounters...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

What I loved most about this exciting, memorable experience was the educational component. Having an ecological and conservationist stance shows a business that is not just about the clients but about the whales and the environment. It is obviously exciting and wonderful to swim with...More

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Endangered E, Owner at Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you so much Ester. We really enjoyed having you on the boat. We pride our selves in keeping updated and all things humpback whale. Meki and Meli love sharing their knowledge and experience with guests eager to learn. You praise of our operation is...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

WOW ! ENDANGERED ENCOUNTERS STEPS IT UP. This is my third trip to Vava'u to swim with whales, so I think it's clear I'm into the amazing experience of swimming with whales . Not all whale swim charters , extended trips or day trips are...More

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Endangered E, Owner at Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Karen, loved having you on board and swapping whale stories. We do pride ourselves in teaching our guests about all aspects of humpback whales. The experience should go far beyond just getting a photo. We love our whales and want to keep them happy and...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Swimming with the whales was a unique and fabulous experience. Brenda, the owner and the crew Macky and Meli (hope I've got the spelling right!) were well organised and had amazing powers of spotting puffs of spray on the horizon, as the whales came up...More

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Endangered E, Owner at Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Thank you so much Nikki for your kind words. We did have an amazing time with you and Euen on the boat. Did you get a chance to see the Boobie video we posted on FB? Check it out. We hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

The staff makes all the difference. The owner and staff were kind, helpful and just as excited as we were to experience these majestic animals. Lunches were fantastic as well as snacks, suits and vests of all sizes were available, you could experience the trip...More

2  Thank Malia Y
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Endangered E, Owner at Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Thank you Malia, We had a great trip and enjoyed spending time with you. I finally finished off the corn tortilla's. Such a special treat, we can't thank you enough. Hoping we cross paths again. Be well and all the best. Brenda Ian Meki and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Brenda, her husband, and staff, Meli and Maki are the best boat operators whale swimmers, guides and humans to be found on the island. Their boat is big and fast the only one on the water with a restroom. Brenda is a sweet devoted operator...More

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Endangered E, Owner at Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

WOW Haymish, such powerful words, we are so happy and thankful you had such an amazing time out with us. We very much enjoyed having you on the boat, you were a breath of fresh air everyday. We miss hearing you yell BREECH! and think...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Brenda 's passion and knowledge of the whales shone through from the start. At no time did she put pressure on the whales therefore we had two awesome swims with two curious males. Going with a eco company was very important to me since the...More

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Endangered E, Owner at Endangered Whale Encounters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Thank you for your wonderful words. The whales comfort is our utmost priority. We appreciate you acknowledging our commitment. In keep with our Whale Watch Regulations 2013 laws and guidelines will help to ensure a healthy whale watching industry in the Kingdom of Tonga. We...More

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pinkieeey
1 February 2017|
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Response from WPEVLE | Reviewed this property |
Never been there trying to book a whale watching tour in Nov 2017. Not having much success at the moment.
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WPEVLE
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Response from EndangeredE | Property representative |
We do not do whale tours in December, but we can take your snorkelling! Send us a message on Facebook
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