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Whales in the Wild

Valomotu House Toula Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga
+676 849 4628
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Another year, another amazing experience : 2016 and 2017

Last year I visited Vava'u with my husband and then a few weeks later, our daughter followed. All... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
An experience like nothing else in the world!

It is difficult to describe in words how incredible the feeling is to not just see whales in their... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Ryan G
San Diego, 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.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Valomotu House Toula Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga
+676 849 4628
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Cloves
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

1  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
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 15 November 2016

phil from whales in wild was awesome to deal with as we organized the excursions via email from nz, nothing was a problem ,quick to reply and he even organized our scuba diving day through his contacts and was a great dive.excellent boat and setup...More

Thank decodog2016
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Phil and the guys are absolutely amazing! We spent the entire day chasing whales and enjoying the beautiful Vavau waters! They make everyone feel so comfortable and at ease! The lunch they provided too was great! Highly recommend them for your whale swimming needs!!!

Thank Longo808
Reviewed 18 October 2016

...but we have been on another vessel and always came last. NO WHALES . Talking to people coming back from a day with the whales it was all ..we had a great day / it was fantastic / we almost touched them / etc. To...More

Thank bollingerSydney
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was my third trip in the Sept/Oct period. My expectations were high but they were far exceeded. Phil's team is now a multiskilled team with the capacity to relate and quickly have their clients at ease......add to this the newest and FIrst Lady who...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Swimming with the whales was a bucket list item for us for many years. Having heard great thing's about Whales in the Wild, I communicated with Phil about good times to come (July - September) and options for places to stay on Vava'u. It's a...More

Thank EventRider
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19 February 2015|
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