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Kia Orana

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Address: | Main Wharf, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 31 442
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Description: We invite you to book a Kia Orana morning or afternoon speedboat cruise...
We invite you to book a Kia Orana morning or afternoon speedboat cruise (for up to 10 people) when you come to Aitutaki. Whether you are an individual or a couple, a wedding party, or a group of friends, cruising around the Lagoon and visiting One Foot Island, and Honeymoon Island is one of the most memorable things to do in the whole of the Pacific. We cruise to what we call "the seven wonders of paradise", and every island has something special to see and experience.
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Best lagoon cruise

We did several lagoon cruises staying in Aitutaki last week. These were all fantastic; however, Kia Orana Cruises was our favorite. Our captain was kind and considerate; we saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Claremont, California
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Claremont, California
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We did several lagoon cruises staying in Aitutaki last week. These were all fantastic; however, Kia Orana Cruises was our favorite. Our captain was kind and considerate; we saw several far-flung motu, snorkeling was incredible (and Kia Orana does snorkeling in the afternoon, when it's warmer), prices weren't that bad, and lunch was AMAZING. One thing: I wish tripadvisor would... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I’ve been fortunate to experience several of the cruises on offer in Aitutaki, on multiple trips to the island. I would certainly rate Kia Orana Cruises as the best by far. I’ve enjoyed 2 cruises with Kia Orana now, 8 years apart… their service and the memorable experience they offer has been amazing on both occasions. The crew are very... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

From start to finish, Kia Orana Cruises provided a truly memorable, fantastic experience! Captain "Fantastic" (aka. Andrew Katu) picked us up promptly at the scheduled time and took us down to the main wharf and began our full day tour of Aitutaki's 7 Wonders. With only one other couple on the tour with us that particular day, Andrew provided us... More 

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Venezia, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The tour has a good price value, and you can rent the boat privately if you do not want to share the day with strangers. The price is very good compared to others, also cause the route is more or less the same that offering the other tours, but a little bit more completed. A must is the lunch prepared... More 

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Andrew (Captain Fantastic) is as real as it gets. He is very knowledgeably and made the experience unforgettable. We booked him for a private snorkeling trip after our initial cruise and both experiences were amazing. The food on the island/snorkeling cruise is amazing and his smoked parrot fish was star attraction. If you want to have a more personal experience... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We tried several lagoon cruises during our stay, and we prefer this one to the offered by Aitutaki Adventures. Kia Orana Cruises uses a smaller boat and operates a tour that avoids larger crowds. The tour starts a bit earlier in the day than the other cruises, and visits the touristy spots in the lagoon before every one else. This... More 

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marina del rey, ca
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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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Superb attention to detail and Andrew is very passionate about what he does. This is infinitely better than the larger cruises on the lagoon. The lagoon itself is the best in the world in my opinion. Lots of different islands, beautiful sand beaches, and sensation snorkelling. The lunch was outstanding - much better than even Tamma's in Rarotonga, which is... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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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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