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“Awesome trip - I want to go again!”

WhaleSwim Adventures
Ranked #5 of 16 Tours in Neiafu
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Owner description: WhaleSwim Adventures has been operating since 1999 guiding groups to swim with the humpback whales in Vava'u, Tonga!We pride ourselves in providing top class accommodation and food, attention to details that makes our guests experience unforgettable and we provide the best experience possible each day in the water with the magnificent humpback whales of Vava'u! We have our own videographer aboard to record your holiday with us, can book a massage, a scuba dive and we assist with advising on other activities and even book your domestic flights for you.Our tour packages are all inclusive - we take care of all the details from the time you arrive in Tonga until your depart - you don't have to think - JUST RELAX! Our tours and service cannot be compared to anything else available in Vava'u!
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome trip - I want to go again!”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

These guys are professional, knowledgable and enthusiastic. It is a trip I will never forget!! Their love and respect for these amazing creatures is great to be part of. I would highly recommend a tour with them.

Visited October 2016
3 Thank Sue T
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It's a fantastic journey, a must go in lifetime”
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Since first communication through emails, Lynda was very friendly and helpful.
Craig met us in Vava'u airport and gave us warm welcome dinner.
It was shocking when first encountered the modest giants and you'll remember through the whole life.
Claire and other skippers were kind enough to ensure we had perfect time with whales
Not only seeing whales, we also went local traditional feast, Mt Talau, Vanilla Farm tour etc. During 6N7D tour, we 8 persons made very good friends.
One suggestion, it's good to give us presentations on whales during some boring looking for whales in the day

Visited September 2016
3 Thank Qianjie W
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not going to write about the incredible encounters i had with whales (they were magical). I feel like i need to just say that this trip was life changing. Nature happened to agree with us and we got an experience to remember. The thing i really want to say is, give nature a chance and let Whaleswim be your 'in'. They do everything in their power to get you into nature. Then it is up to nature to give you a show. Remember, these are wild animals and weather is something out of our control. Go on this trip and appreciate everything you see. The people you meet. The smell of the ocean. The community and culture. Most importantly, appreciate what nature gives you. Even if it is momentary. Be in that moment and cherish it. Whaleswim Adventures allows you these moments.
I will forever be indebted to WSA for my moments.

Visited September 2016
3 Thank Story42
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Simi Valley, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Trip of a lifetime”
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Swimming with whales in a tropical paradise, complete with crystal clear water, island resorts, and friendly locals, is impossible to top. Our group was particularly lucky, with many close encounters with curious juveniles and calm sunny weather on most days which facilitated easy snorkeling. We even swam with a whale shark one day. The fantastic caves we explored were also the stuff of dreams.

I am confident you will love every aspect of this trip with WhaleSwim Adventures, JUST GO DO IT.

Visited August 2016
5 Thank Danielle R
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Add this to your bucket list”
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was a truly magical way to spend a week and Whaleswim makes it happen.
As soon as you book you understand that Whaleswim know what they are doing, the trip information is incredibly thorough and this level of details connotes throughout your trip.
Our group used the boat Blue Sky which was the best boat out there and in some swell you are very glad of this. Our guides Annah, Nisi and Pauli were outstanding, their knowledge of whale behaviour added to the experience but more importantly their passion for ensuring you have the most wonderful interactions with the whales is what makes your trip so memorable.
If you want to experience this magic then book with Whaleswim you will not be disappointed.

Visited August 2016
6 Thank bethoSydney
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