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Tongan Expeditions Dive & Whale Watching

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Puataukanave International Hotel, Neiafu 1234, Tonga
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Tongan Expiditions Dive and Whale Watching is a hands down great experience with Proffesional but... read more

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Reviewed December 3, 2017
Michael S
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Anacortes
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Swimming with the humpback whales of Tonga is an indescribable experience! If you are considering... read more

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Reviewed September 21, 2017
Zachary H
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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 minimal impact on these beautiful mammals. We are also a fully licensed PADI dive resort offering daily dive trips and all levels of diver training.
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Puataukanave International Hotel, Neiafu 1234, Tonga
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Tongan Expiditions Dive and Whale Watching is a hands down great experience with Proffesional but down to earth people from top to bottom. From the office to the boats all were super. If you're looking for an out of this world dive, Tonga and Tongan...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Swimming with the humpback whales of Tonga is an indescribable experience! If you are considering this trip just pull the trigger and book it. The owner of Tongan Expeditions, Gary, and his team really went above and beyond and provided the best customer service experience...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I highly recommend Tongan Expeditions Dive & Whale Watching for any whale watching or dive experiences that you are looking for in Vava’u, Tonga. Gary (owner) was very friendly, courteous, respectful and very helpful with all his guests. The dive guides and boat captains were...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time. The crew was very professional, they found the whales in no time and dropped us in the perfect spots to swim with them it was breathtaking. Then we were taken to an amazing island beach for lunch and a snorkel. This...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We have booked both scuba diving and whale swimming with Tongan Expeditions and had a great time! First when we tried to book via website, there was an internet and local phone line problem, (it is not their problem but Tonga's network pb.. when we...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

5* experience. Couldn't have wished for a better guide and skipper. The way they could read the whales behaviour and drop us in the water at the perfect time made our encounters extra special! The two days scuba diving we also did was very impressive....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had rough weather going out: some rain but high seas. We found a whale right away but guide (Shauna) saw a bull shark there so we didn't dive there. She and the boat driver decided to go to the North Bay area in the...More

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Gaza566, Manager at Tongan Expeditions Dive & Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for rating the weather and complimentary light lunch that you were provided. Having certain expectations and zero expertise in this environment is more likely a huge error in judgement on your part, to be questioning experienced staff decisions and the safety of all...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

These guys ticked all the boxes. The guide and skipper were very experienced, knowledgable and friendly and we had 3 amazing swims with a humpback mum, calf and escort; our guide always keeping us at a safe, respectful distance and the skipper keeping an eye...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Absolutely amazing time in Tonga with expert Whale Guide Ash & skipper Vili. Lots of wonderful encounters with the whales, expert advice and knowledge from Ash. Both were very respectful of the whales & their personal space. Great communication between Ash & Vili to get...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went out for two swims with Tongan Expeditions, and both times were incredible! From the awesome banter with our guides Shona and Ash, to the wicked sense of humour of the rest of the group that we went out with, and...More

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Gigi M
17 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
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Duydat
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.
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