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Kia Orana

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Ranked #7 of 19 Activities in Aitutaki
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Bundaberg, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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270 reviews 270 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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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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65 attraction reviews
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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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24 attraction reviews
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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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79 attraction reviews
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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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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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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 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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