I’ve visited Tonga before – about 4 years ago – and enjoyed it immensely, hence I booked with Scott to go a second time, when I realised he had a free spot come up. But this trip… it just blew me away!! I could never have expected to have encountered so many whales in just a few days.. some days left me mesmerised and in the most amazing state of calm, some swims in the heat runs left me with the biggest adrenaline buzz of my life and then there were moments and interactions that had me crying into my mask, in complete disbelief!
The trip took my breath away and will be in my memory for ever. Definitely ranking up there in the top two trips of my life, alongside a month in Antarctica. To get so close and get so many stunning encounters was nothing short of dreamlike.
Scott’s tour was so well organised, being an intimate group of only four meant that we got maximum time in the water, the staff on the boat were really connected and worked together so that the Whales were always treated with the utmost care and respect. They always seemed to get us where we needed to be, whilst putting the Whales first. I guess that’s how the best experiences come about, with patience and knowledge. I am already booking my next trip with all my family. I can’t wait to get out there again.
Thanks Scott & Whales in the Wild & Swimming with Gentle Giants.