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WhaleSwim Adventures

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Neiafu, Tonga
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About WhaleSwim Adventures
WhaleSwim Adventures has been operating since 1999 guiding groups to swim with the humpback whales in Vava'u, Tonga and now in Moorea, Tahiti since 2016! 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 for you. Our tour packages are all inclusive - we take care of all the details from the time you arrive 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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DiverLuv2travel wrote a review Oct 2019
Lone Tree, Colorado146 contributions25 helpful votes
We found WhaleSwim Adventures online, and weren't sure what we were getting into. We were so happy with our trip and experiences. From meeting us at the airport, to the Tongan Beach Resort, to our whale and dolphin interactions. Annah was fantastic as our WhaleSwim host. She was knowledgeable, patient, and very experienced. When we didn't follow her suggestions, we were always disappointed. She knows her stuff! The payment process was a little clunky and made us concerned, but it all worked out well. DO IT, and do it with WhaleSwim Adventures.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dina wrote a review Oct 2019
Santa Monica, California3 contributions
I just returned from a week in Tonga with Whaleswim Adventures, and already wish I was back. Swimming with the whales was a magical experience, beyond what words can describe. Our guide, Annah, and skipper, Noah, were fantastic. The accommodations at Tongan Beach Resort were paradise.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Anne wrote a review Sep 2019
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What an amazing time I had last week with Whaleswim in Vava'u, Tonga. The Tongan Beach Resort was a delightfully uncluttered place to stay with wonderful staff. My whole expereience swimming with the mighty humpbacks, as well as pilot whales & false killer whales, is almost beyond description. Our interaction with these awesome creatures every day was truly beautiful. How can I describe my feelings when I heard & saw my first singing humpback on the first day out except to say it is beyond any words I could say. Annah Evington, our leader & guide, is absolutely beautiful & so wise.. Her love of & passion for the humpbacks is exceptional. She made my whole experience so enriched because ofr who she is. Our boat captain, Noa, is the ultimate whale whisperer. He is such a darling. I am sure he could find a whale in the desert. Michael, our other guide, was such fun & also shared everyone's love of the whales. I can not reccomend Whaleswim, Tonga enough
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jan H wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I have just returned from a trip to Vavaú to swim with Humpback whales full of joy and awe. I had 7 days of amazing, extraordinary encounters with these majestic, graceful whales. Our boat captain, Noa, is a whale whisperer, he seemed to know just where to find the whales, maximising our opportunities to spend time with them. We had singing males, playful calves with their mums, to name a few. Our guides, Annah and Michael, were professional and skilled at leading us out to the whales in the water. The boat was spacious and fast with plenty of room to move around. The entire group was so well looked after and we bonded over our common love of humpbacks. I have no hesitation in recommending WhaleSwim Adventures to anyone planning this type of adventure.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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510Jan wrote a review Sep 2019
Berkeley, California35 contributions15 helpful votes
I swam with humpback whales, had babies come to check me out, heard songs so strong they vibrated through my body. An amazing experience. I chose Whale Swim Adventures after extensive research in ethical practices. I had previously volunteered in Zanzibar researching unregulated dolphin swims and training people in ethical guiding. It is an important issue for me. The respect shown to the whales by the excellent staff of Whale Swim Adventures met my high standards. It is a glorious experience to be in the ocean with these magnificent creatures. Tonga whale swims are highly regulated so the whales are not harassed for tourists. The whales are free to allow you spend time with them or leave. Hanging out with an enormous humpback whale in the ocean, their home, is beyond words. Thank you to Captain Tau and fabulous guides Pita, Michael and Annah. Their knowledge and commitment to the whales and to us made such a difference. They are the best! I stayed at the Tongan Beach Resort, a low key, restful hideaway on the water. The staff was relaxed and friendly. I chose a multi day trip with Whale Swim rather than day trips with other outfitters. There is a learning curve to swim with the whales. Our teams became stronger and more cohesive with every swim. Day trips would start at the beginning each time with newbies. The multi day team approach enhanced the experience. This was an experience of a lifetime one I hope to enjoy again.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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