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  1. Tipping is always a personal thing. We normally tip for our excursions and ask if the driver and guide share the tips. Both are equally important. In Pago Pago, US currency is the currency of the island as it it a US territory. I hope that helps. Best J
  2. I found this private tour that provides a full island excursion. contact tonigh2@yahoo.co.uk ask for Toni Toni has great reviews! 1. Royal Palace 2. Royal Tombs 3. Ancient Royal Tombs of Lapaha 4. Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon 5. 3 headed Coconut tree 6. Tsunami Rock 7. Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes 8 Abel Tasman Landing Site 9, Ha'atafu Beach A stop for lunch but not included in price. Typical Itinerary Stop At: Royal Palace, Vaha'Akolo Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island Tonga We will s
  3. Greetings “Back to the Islands”: Not sure you would get a snorkelling adventure with the tour we are taking but you would get some swim time in two places. Geoff was very accommodating and can set up customized tour so you never know. He has about 6 different tour offerings. The operator is Samoan Highland Adventures Ask for Geoff, he is very thorough, safety conscious and easy to work with online. Luckily when I emailed him it was through the day there and he emailed me back promptly. The operator runs three vans and is owned by thre
  4. We were going to just rent a car and drive to the major sites on the eastern side of the island and through the centre of the island. Instead I found an excursion operator that was going to hit almost all the same sites plus give us time at the beach and at To Sua ocean trench for a swim. It should be a great day.
  5. You are most welcome, Sorry for delay. Toni is a great guy. Very professional, thorough and helpful. Please let us know how it goes as I think you go before us. Thank you. Jonathan
  6. I contacted Dive Tonga in Neiafu. Karley who responded within the hour of my first email gave me an excellent first impression and was very helpful. This was great given I was working on this from the other side of the globe. I searched feedback on another site and was surprised at first that there were only 28 reviews. I found out that these were new operators. I figured a PADI operator who also taught would be professional and as such that is what I found. Feedback stated they were professional, took good care of their equipment and that people were having
  7. Have read 3 pages of posts based on the search term “Vava’u” I was left a little discouraged. I reviewed the ship excursions and was left unimpressed. As well I did a general search on the internet looking for either a beach resort to use facilities or a snorkel operator. The tourist site seriously needs to be updated as many operators seem to have gone out of business as their websites were no longer functioning. Others did not respond to emails again leading us to them having gone out of business. I then researched hotels on the main island as I did not think
  8. I am presently on a search to find a tour for Samoa from the port of Apia. If anyone has recommendations please let me know. I am in the process of reading the 6 pagers of posts that come up for Apia through a Cruise Critics search. Thank you Jonathan
  9. Hi Sherifa tonigh2@yahoo.co.uk ask for Toni Jonathan
  10. Cathy Thank you for the detail. This is excellent. Jonathan
  11. Looking for a water based excursion, snorkelling, some beach time and perhaps lunch. If anyone has a contact that they have used and enjoyed please let me know. Thank you in advance.
  12. Hi all... I have engaged a private guide with an air conditioned van for early April 2020. It will be a tour of the island. So I will post some feedback upon my return for the benefit of those planning for the future. Thank you J
  13. Thank you Cathy... this is great background information..
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