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Sail Rarotonga Ltd

Avarua Marina, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 24919
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Avarua
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: The Cook Islands are renowned for their prestine white sandy beaches, lush green mountainous terrain and warm tropical climate. The best way to take... more » Owner description: The Cook Islands are renowned for their prestine white sandy beaches, lush green mountainous terrain and warm tropical climate. The best way to take in this landscape is from the sea, so come for a sail on the only surveyed charter yacht in Rarotonga. On the cruise you may see whales,sharks or turtles (seasonal).Looking for fun and adventure come with us on the 58ft yacht Southern Cross and we can take you sailing on the deep blue waters of this island paradise.We can cater for groups up to 25. Private charters can also be arranged.(hen, stag, wedding, corporate).Outer island charters also available. « less
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In late June 2014 we were fortunate to have an afternoon cruise on Eastern Star. It was a beautiful day with little wind so no great need for sails. This cruise is well worth doing just to sit back and relax and look back from the sea to take in the beautiful island views and the absolutely lovely clear water.... More

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Auckland
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This review is re the inter-island motor-sailing trip Sail Rarotonga / Pacific Expeditions (Graham Wragg) made in April/May 2014, not the day trips around Rarotonga, and the yacht used for both until recently, SV Southern Cross, has now been sold and replaced with SV Eastern Star, now run by Ivan Purvis. We had some heavy seas and strong winds on... More

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Houston, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

In April 2014, we took a trip through Pacific Expeditions that was handled by Sail Rarotonga on SV Southern Cross that took us on a 13 day sailing trip through the South Pacific to exotic islands such as Suwarrow and Palmerston. Graham Wragg, the person who arranged this trip for us had to bow out due to some research opportunity... More

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Keith C, Owner at Sail Rarotonga Ltd, responded to this review

I was aware Graham said we would leave at 4pm we left at 3pm. No wind for 4 days .....I'm not GOD and this was OFFSHORE meaning away from land !!!! Hello? No yacht No people Just sharks .............Remote? Still In Cyclone season ,if you had come up from your bed and seen what we had to do to keep... More

Vaimaanga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Had a great evening with these guys. My niece was over for her 21st with her partner. The sailing conditions were great. Got some great sunset shots and ones of the island from the sea. A must do.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We have just arrived back from yet again another wonderfull time in Rarotonga. This time was even better as we had a wonderful experience on the Southern Cross. Unfortunetly it was an overcast evening and we were unable to see a sunset, but this did not dampen our trip. Our hosts Keith and Nurse were charming hosts and made our... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

In mid October 2012 'Captain Keith' of the Southern Cross and 'First Mate' Nurse took us (wife + niece) on a fabulous sunset cruise out from Avarua Harbour (Rarotonga). I personally have done next to no sailing in my 49 years on this planet and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Keith and his crew are superbly competent sailors and are wonderful... More

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Auckland
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We went on a cruise with Keith on the SV Southern Cross as a treat for my dad's birthday and had a great time! While I've been to Raro numerous times before, I've never seen the island from outside the reef and the view is fantastic. Keith is an excellent host and a real character. He was very entertaining and... More

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Taupo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Had a great sunset cruise with Captain Keith, knows his way around his boat and was very informative about things in and around Rarotonga! Even got to see some whales! Would go again for sure! Snacks were yummy too!

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Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We hopped onboard the Southern Cross on the spur of the moment while walking around the wharf area, with a promise that "you might see some whales". We both kind of thought "yeah right" but got onboard anyway. Well within 300 metres of leaving the harbour we spotted three humpback whales and we spent the next two hours following them... More

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Helensville, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had 2 fantastic trips on the Southern Cross with Captian Keith, and his crew. The first trip was just us and Keith and an attempt at catching a big game fish...alas that was not to be but a wonderful afternoon out and an added bonus of spotting whales as we headed back into the harbour. We had enjoyed this... More

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Keith C, Owner at Sail Rarotonga Ltd, responded to this review

thanks guys ,hope to see you next year, bigger better whales too !!!!!!!!!!!!! More

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