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Ridiculously incredibly amazing!

I finally fulfilled a bucket list experience when I visited Vava'u this year to swim with Humpback... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LaurenEPBath
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Gold Coast, Australia
Wonderful whales!

My husband and I booked four days of whale swims with Whales in the Wild and I wish we had been... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
KT-bird_on_the_bay
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Palo Alto, California
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Wildlife boat tours taking guests out to snorkel & swim with majestic humpback whales in the pristine waters of the Vava'u Island group in The Kingdom of Tonga.
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Valomotu House Toula Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga
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+676 849 4628
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank LaurenEPBath
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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

Thank KT-bird_on_the_bay
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Denique15
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank CharlotteBallena
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Leveena D
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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

Thank CherieC72
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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

2  Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Desibro
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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

1  Thank rycrackers
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

There is nothing to fault with my whales in the wild experience. Just coming to Tonga to swim with whales is an out of this world experience, but these guys make it even better. They were easy to contact via email and once we arrived...More

Thank Vanessa T
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Wendy Kay D
2 January 2018|
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Response from Desibro | Reviewed this property |
Hello I think you can find someone to do a private trip for 4 but it will cost you extra generally the boats don’t take many more than 8 booking in advance is the key Quite often you get people cancel and only end up with a... More
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cabin5
19 February 2015|
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Response from phil s | Property representative |
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
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