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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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All reviews mother and calf whale swim tour company look no further other companies swallows cave nothing compares magical experience the owner crystal clear water mind blowing these guys out of this world via email four days heat run whale season
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience!!! I did 3 swims with Phil and his amazing whales in the wild team and each day was unbelievable! Phil recommended 3 days of swims and I’m no expert but I couldn’t agree more. Each of the three days was completely different...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

3  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 27 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 leveenad
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 29 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
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Wendy Kay D
3 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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