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Tongan Expeditions Dive & Whale Watching

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Wonderful experience

Went out 3 days and had 2 days with once in a lifetime experiences swimming with whales. Villi and... read more

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Pam L
Berry, Australia
Excellent experience

We dived and snorkeled with the whales. The diving part was perfect (except maybe the boat which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We carry out whale swim eco-tours in the pristine waters around Vava'u where the majestic humpback whales come every year to mate and calf. Our tours are carried out under strict guidelines with fully qualified and certified personnel to ensure...more
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Puataukanave International Hotel, Neiafu 1234, Tonga
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Reviewed yesterday

Went out 3 days and had 2 days with once in a lifetime experiences swimming with whales. Villi and Shona truly tried to make it successful and safe on two good days and for everyone it was an emotional experience. To move from your world...More

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dived and snorkeled with the whales. The diving part was perfect (except maybe the boat which emit a huge amount of smoke close to the ladders). But except that point, everything was great: good security briefing, good guidance, take time to find and point...More

Thank Edorwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I spent four days on Tonga Expedition's 'Sea Dog' watching and swimming with humpback whales and their calves. We spent three days with the amazing Ash and Tonga, and one day with the stunning Shona. Although Air Fiji left us without our clothes...More

1  Thank Serendipity62
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow, trip of a lifetime. Swimming with Humpback whales has always been a dream of ours and it surpassed our expectations in every way. There are absolutely no words to describe the magical feeling of sharing the water with these beauties. Not only that but...More

Thank jessicalmcmillan
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Had a Fantastic day 1 week ago ! Ash,Brad + Tonga were in charge! The whole experience was perfect! Plenty of time spent with the whales!, Thank you guys! Would absolutely recommend you for future adventures😊

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I choose this company because our research showed that they had a high success rate in locating whales, which was the reason we were headed to Vava'u in the first place. Just in case, we booked in for 3 days (whales ARE...More

1  Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of doing 3 days of whale swimming with Tongan Expeditions. It was absolutely one of the best experiences of my life. The crew were great and the guides really make you feel at ease in the water - they know their...More

1  Thank EmmaE2071
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Was so stoked with my trip to Vava'u, I was greeted by Ash's bubly personality at the Airport and from then on was impressed with him and all of the other crew. They made the week of whale watching an absolute life changing experience, always...More

1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 5 August 2018

My wife and i recently visited Vava'u, where we spent the best part of a week scuba diving with Tongan Expeditions. As a PADI MSDT, i am extremely particular about the company that i dive with on my travels and can honestly say that Tongan...More

Thank GazBrown11
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Swimming with Humpback whales is a surreal experience. I figured it'd be like swimming with dolphins but these whales are far more interactive and as a result - more exciting. We enjoyed at least 1 swim for each of the 5 days - and most...More

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Gigi M
16 November 2016|
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Response from Gaza566 | Property representative |
Hi Gigi, Lucas is correct in his message, Portwine is a very nice affordable establishment. If that is still out of your budget then have a look Hilltop hotel and Port of Refuge. Malo
13 August 2016|
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Response from Barbara F | Reviewed this property |
Whale interaction by law prohibits scuba or free driving under the whales. The excursions is planned around snorkeling in short intervals with a limit of four people plus a guide in the water at a time.