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Kia Orana

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Ranked #6 of 17 activities in Aitutaki
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Oslo, Norway
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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We (two adults and two young children) did a island cruise with Kia Orana and Captain Fantastic, and had a great time. We recommend it highly.  We really liked:  - pick-up on time - only nine persons on the boat - early start beats the crowds - reversing the islands (compared to other tours) beats the crowds  - great captain,... More

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New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Kia Orana cruises was the most recent company we tried out for a lagoon day tour. Their tour is slightly more expensive than competing tours. The boat speeds around the lagoon faster than all the others, meaning you end up seeing more islands in the same amount of time, and that it's a fairly packed day. It also means you... More

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new zealand
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260 reviews 260 reviews
78 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We did a couple of lagoon cruises and spoke to many people who had done a few. Andrew and Kia Orana came out as the best each time. If you have a family group do a charter. Absolutely brilliant and catered to our needs. We had stunning Mania and honeymoon islands to ourselves (not like one foot island with another... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We loved it. We were only 4 people on the boat, so we got to visit a lot of islands by ourselfes - 7 totally. I also went on the vaka cruise and teking cruise, but this is the one I loved the most. The remote islands, the lagoon, the food (amazing, amazing barbeque), the captain, the privacy = a... More

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Sydney Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

What more can you ask for? There were 5 of us including captain Fantastic, what a perfect day. Weather, lagoon, lunch and the motus. Day of snorkelling and a visit to 'one foot island', it's a wonderful way of seeing the natural beauties of unspoilt motu and lagoon. Saw the giant clams, trevally and turtle swimming by. How beautiful. Will... More

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Guiyang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Kia Orana is the best trip I've ever had in Aitutaki. I was taken to 3 beautiful snorkelling sites where I saw a large variety of fish and amazing corals. Captain Fantastic is very knowledgeable and friendly, telling the stories of seven wonders and the history of Aitutaki. He is also a great cook. The parrotfish BBQ was a triumph.... More

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Tustin, California
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We highly recommend Kia Orana's Seven Wonders cruise as one of the best day trips we have ever taken. The Aitutaki lagoon is beautiful and you want to be out on the water - this is a great way to do it. We visited seven different islands, each interesting and unique, and stopped for some good snorkeling. In addition to... More

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Cardiff by the Sea, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Kia Orana is a small family operation and we recommend it highly. This was our second trip to Aitutaki and we used Kia Orana (Captain Fantastic) for exploring the lagoon both times - we were so pleased the first time there was no doubt that we would go with them the second time as well. We took the complete tour... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Fabulous 7 wonders of Aitutaki -cruize, lunch and snorkling. Very knowledable and friendly captain fantastic. The most beautiful fresh lunch - EVER. Great sights and great storeys. A great day enjoyed by the whole family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Just returned from our honeymoon to the Cook Islands, the highlight being our week in Aitutaki with the highlight of the week spending a day on the lagoon with Captain Fantastic- Andrew. This was our second trip to Aitutaki, the first being five years ago where we first met Andrew on his Kia Orana cruise. As this held one of... More

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