We book the best licenced whaleswim boats in Vava’u! The fabulous whaleswim boat ‘Press Play’, is a 36ft aluminium power catamaran is one of them!
The two 250 out-board engines supply plenty of speed when required. Being a catamaran it is wide and extremely stable in the water, especially if the sea is choppy. The canopy over the cock-pit area gives excellent protection from the sun and for the sun-lovers, the area on the bow is perfect!
The fly-bridge area is accessed by ladder, and has seating for 5 people as well our skipper, Noa. This is the best position for him to see where the w
hales are around the boat. The new canopy has now been fitted over the fly-bridge and clear plastic protection windows for windy, wet days. This is the best place to be to spot whales.
There is plenty of seating inside and outside of the cabin with a fully enclosed marine toilet inside the cabin. Press Play is a very comfortable vessel, it’s very stable in choppy seas, shade and shelter therefore its design is perfect for whale-swimming! There is easy access to/from the water from a ‘duck’ board and a strong ladder to get aboard easily from the water.
We look forward to having you aboard and sharing experiences of a lifetime with you!
Skipper: Noa Pulini – 9-night tours
Vava’u’s whale-whispering skipper Noa, has been on the water with the whales for the past 10 years, he also has been in the water with them as a Guide, for the same amount of time. His 10 years experience and his love and affinity with the whales, has finely tuned his intuitiveness and his boat skills so the humpbacks are never threatened by noise or motion – especially around mothers and calves. He has an uncanny ability to spot whales when no one else can see them, giving us more opportunities to swim with the whales.
Annah has been guiding our guest in the water with humpback whales since 2002, so you are in very experienced hands!
Annah’s passion for the whales all marine life truly shows and her commitment to making sure our guests have the best possible encounters each time they enter the water. She is fun too!