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Dolphin Pacific Diving and Whale Watching

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| next to the Puataukanave International Hotel, Neiafu VAV 01, Tonga
+676 70-292
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Life Changing Whale Watch Experience!

I had a fantastic and truly unforgettable whale watch experience with Dolphin Pacific diving. Al... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
27130alw558
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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What a great experience!!!!

First of all, thank you very much for Matt, Kona and Al. Out of 5 days of whale swimming, we got... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
SY12345
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Penang, Malaysia
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We are experts in Whale watching and getting our guests swimming with whales, for a once in a lifetime experience. With 22 years of working in these waters, understanding whales and finding great dive sites, we know what it takes to offer you a truly unforgettable day! Hosts to the BBC, 60 minutes , Discover channel and IMAX Productions. Located in the Vava'u Island Group, the crystal clear waters offer superb diving, while the warm sheltered waters attract the annual migration of humpback whales.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| next to the Puataukanave International Hotel, Neiafu VAV 01, Tonga
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I had a fantastic and truly unforgettable whale watch experience with Dolphin Pacific diving. Al was very organised, approachable, and has great equipment and staff working for him. Matt was a great guide, good at getting the whales to interact with us in the water...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

First of all, thank you very much for Matt, Kona and Al. Out of 5 days of whale swimming, we got on Dolphin Pacific boat for first 2 days. We were so lucky to be guided by Matt and skipper Kona. Al was always replying...More

Thank SY12345
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My friend recommended Dolphin Pacific to me so I booked whale swimming with them for 3 days, actually wanted to book for 5 days but it was fully booked. The first two days I was lucky to be with Corner and Matt on C Escape....More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

While i didnt book with this company due to no availability i would say this is the one you should book with for a simple reason:I did 2 whale watching tours in 2 consecutive days with a competitor but both times we didnt find "sleeping...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Everything was smooth in preparation for the whale swims we booked with communication via email and the whole crew were very personable. Guide Matt and Skipper Connor were amazing through our 3 days on the water. We witnessed other companies struggle to get their people...More

Thank Josh F
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Thanks to the team at Dolphin Pacific for a unforgettable day trip swimming with the Humpback whales.We had 5 on our quick,tidy boat and a crew of two.The other 3 swimmers on our boat were on there 2nd trip.This was our 1st trip and we...More

Thank Ralph C
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

After an awesome week of diving at a multitude of differnet spots around Vava'u I didn't think much could top it, however on our last day I headed out for a days whale watching/swimming and it surpassed all my expectations, the weather was perfect no...More

Thank Brett G
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Four of us did 2 days with whales, 3 days diving. The first day with whales was awesome, fantastic. The second not so great, due to weather waves and whales. The diving really good, caves, walls, fish, macros, and well organised. TJSS, Australia

Thank Terry L
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Did the 2 activities with the team. Whale watching was great, Al was again a perfect guide and managed to find whales in the beginning of the season. It took us some time to locate them but finally it was worth it. Diving was also...More

Thank Patfaf
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I am still in absolute awe of this magical experience. These wonderful people work so hard to accomodate everyones needs...amazing experienced crew who always found us the most stunning whales to slip gently into the sea with. Whale guides who can answer tricky questions, keep...More

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Alex D
27 July 2017|
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Response from hobsTonga | Property representative |
Please email Gary at Tongan Expeditions in Vava'u, you will find them on google as i cannot put their contact details on here. Gary will give you all the information on diving courses. Kind Regards Al
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PepiPreslava
12 August 2015|
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Response from november089 | Reviewed this property |
The trip was from about 8.45am until 3-4pm depending on whales spotted/swam with. The company has two boats a bigger one which we went on and would be ok with your 3 month old and more of a fishing boat which would not be... More
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