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Kia Orana

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Ranked #8 of 19 Activities in Aitutaki
Type: Tours, Adventure
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marina del rey, ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I did the Seven Wonders trip on Oct. 19. Outstanding. Fabulous. Incredible. The beauty of the water, and the islands, and the sandbars, and the water, the water, the water. Beyond words. Blues of every hue. For me, a beach person, a slice of heaven. I have spent a week on Bora Bora, and the water compares,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We decided to do the all day 7 wonders cruise on a Sunday with Captain Fantastic (Andrew) with lunch and were blown away at how beautiful and amazing this lagoon and the islands really are . The clarity of the water, the coral, the islands, the fish , the birds. And not to forget George ( Kon Kon ) the... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The lagoon cruise in a speed boat was exciting. We enjoyed everything about the trip. Andrew was very reliable, friendly & informative. To be given the opportunity to see the most beautiful lagoon dotted with many small deserted islands that have pure white beaches & iridescent clear blue waters was just beautiful. Stunning everywhere you look. There were many fish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The lagoon cruise with Andrew was the highlight of our trip. I echo all the other reviewers. The order of visiting the islands (in reverse) gives you the opportunity to see the islands in its natural state. The snorkeling spots were perfect and the lunch prepared by Andrew was authentic and fitting for the cruise. In fact my mom loved... More

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New York City, New York
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309 reviews 309 reviews
67 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I did the Kia Orana Seven Wonders cruise and we were not disappointed! Captain Fantastic was really friendly, had great stories, and was very knowledgeable on the islands. I wasn't expecting much from lunch, since I was more interested in the islands and the snorkelling, but wow was I impressed! He used materials from the island to... More

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Oslo, Norway
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218 reviews 218 reviews
66 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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98 reviews 98 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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274 reviews 274 reviews
81 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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