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Whale swim Tahiti

It was our second time swimming with these magnificent creatures off Moorea and once again had an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Just the most incredible experience!

Words really won't do this justice! I'm not really sure how to describe the feeling of sharing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tring, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

My partner and I booked a Whaleswim Adventure Tour in Tonga with Rae and her staff, in particular Lynda who organised all our accommodation and transfers. Thank you Lynda!! Great job. Everything was taken care of, which made our tour so easy. We arrived in Tonga early hours of the morning and was greeted by Anna our Taxi Driver who drove us to our accommodation for an hour or two sleep. Arriving at Vava'u we were greeted by Rae. Lovely women who gave us a lot of information on our way to our breakfast destination and met some of our group. About Lunchtime our group of 8 met for lunch with Rae and Annah (Annah our tour leader) This was an informal lunch with information as to how the Tour was to operate. Which was very nice and informative, very professional.

We found our Tour Leaders professional and to have the utmost respect for the whales, and our safety. Annah (just lovely, with lots of stories to share about whales) Noa, (the whale whisperer, with an infectious laugh) and Nisi (his youthful enthusiasm, as excited as we were when about to hit the water). Every day we swam with the whales and most beautiful, playful calves. Every day we experienced something different. On the last day we experienced the most beautiful whale song, just unforgettable. Thank you to all. We will be back. Thank you for the most wonderful experience of our lives. We want to do this again!! It was memorable!! Unforgettable!!


Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank Cherrie P
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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Trip of a life time I could do again and again. Whale swim I couldn't of asked for more. You made my dream come true. Thank you.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank 804jennic
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Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

It was an absolute pleasure to participate in this tour. The operators were very experienced with the safety of the guests and the comfort of the whales being top priority. I am really grateful that this experience is still possible in the world.

Accommodation was comfortable and welcoming. Glad for the relaxed island life atmosphere.

Will be returning.

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Alexius J
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Whale swim Adventures really looked after us. The whole experience was just incredible. Thanks to all the crew, we didn't want to leave. It's a small group only 8 people , 4 in the water at any one time. We saw mothers & calf, & up to 4whales in a group at one time. You could hear the whale song, just amazing. We also swam on some amazing reefs as well. Would love to go back one day.
Thanks to all involved.

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank StuJenelle
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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Trip of a lifetime! Can't recommend enough swimming with the beautiful humpbacks.

We did a custom short stay 4 night 3 day package and it was simply incredible! We left our booking quite late but Rae was still able to come through for us in organising fantastic whale swim operators and accommodation.

All the guides were respectful, gentle and very organised. We had so many great swims with whales (and dolphins!) and every day was different. We got to go with 2 different operators. Andrew, Langi and Vili were great on the Ashlee G. Andrew even does delicious home baking! And the whales in the wild crew were awesome too.

We also had great accommodation at mystic sands and the boathouse. Everything was clean, well equipped, in a beautiful setting and we felt so welcome everywhere we went.

Finally, all our pick ups and transfers were seamless. Every time someone said they would meet us somewhere they were there right on time and with a smile.

I understand organising things in Tonga, and in the busy season can be quite tricky, but having Rae do it for us made life really easy.

We will surely be back to swim with the whales again, it was a life changing experience.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Bridgeth1989
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