Making the decision to book a trip with Scott Portelli is exactly like taking the decision to become part of a nature documentary that you see in Television. I feel I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to travel to Vavau, Tonga and every day, after going out on the boat, I would write down on my journal of my encounters with whales. Every single encounter is completely different, with its own touch of magic. I honestly think I could never get tired of swimming with whales, which was a dream that I had been chasing for a few years now.
Scott made my dream come true, and I will always be eternally thankful with him. I do believe in destiny, and I do not think that I met Scott by chance to swim with the whales. Before entering the water Scott would always brief us on what we would see and in the water, he has the gift to convey a cosmic emotion of peace and safety. He knows how to read the behaviour of Humpback whales in seconds just the slightest movement of a mother and calf. From these movements, he could tell whether the whales would be moving, resting, in a playful mood, or if the calf had just been fed. It is just amazing. These small yet extremely valuable insights make the experience priceless.
Being an economist, I have defined it the Scott Portelli added value which you will not find easily around. Scott has a deep bond with nature and with these amazing creatures, and he is able to share this passion and bond when you travel with him. My suggestion if you are a nature lover: book a trip with Scott at least once in your life. Also, I feel that my bond with nature has been completely redinfed thanks to the trip I took with him. Finally, my hope in the future is to be able to travel with once again. Scott, a big and sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart.