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Address: Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 53 294
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Description: The ‘must do’ day lagoon cruise aboard the 21 meter Polynesian style Vaka...
The ‘must do’ day lagoon cruise aboard the 21 meter Polynesian style Vaka Titi ai Tonga.Every morning at 10am Mondays to Saturdays, the sound of the conch shell signals the departure of the Vaka for six hours of lagoon magic.There’s snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing to do before tucking into to an island barbecued lunch of fresh caught ocean fish served on board and accompanied by a full bar service.Visit several motu (small islets) and beach comb at One Foot Island before returning past the old TEAL flying boat base. Impromptu entertainment by the crew will have you tying pareu, weaving coconut leaf plates or humming island tunes.They are always happy to provide snorkelling lessons for first timers.
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Fabulous hosts, fabulous tour! Very entertaining, lots of fun and laughter! Awesome music!! The food was absolutely delicious!! The islands we saw and explored was amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Fabulous hosts, fabulous tour! Very entertaining, lots of fun and laughter! Awesome music!! The food was absolutely delicious!! The islands we saw and explored was amazing!! Snorkelling was great! We are definitely returning!! ☀️🙏🏼✨☀️✨🌴✨😘✨🌺✨🙌✨🐟✨

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our guide and the crew are very good at what they do. While hopping from one island to the next, they kept us entertained with their singing, funny stories, food and history. The lagoon is even more beautiful than the pictures and the snorkelling experience, even more so! And we went on a day that was threatening to storm all... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Arrived early from Rarotonga, had a great drive around town then onto the cruise. The guides were very knowledgeable and kept us entertained for the whole day! The islands were like a postcard, scenery was absolutely amazing and the guides made sure we were able to enjoy it. The snorkelling was amazing and the lunch was also fabulous. One of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The Vaka lagoon cruise was the highlight of my trip to the Cook Islands. The crystalline waters sparkled green, turquoise, and blue into the horizon. Emeralds and sapphires cannot compare in beauty. The white, pristine, sandy beaches spread before lush green trees. Our Polynesian style catamaran started at O'otu and went island hopping. We were regaled with Maori tales, watched... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Vaka Cruise day trip was, to say the least, amazing! My boyfriend and I booked the Air Raro day trip Fromm Rarotonga, and had an amazing day. From the booking process to the actual day we had no problems. The Vaka Cruise team were awesome! We were greeted by Charlie as we stepped off the plane and that set... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This trip is worth every cent! we did the day trip from Rarotonga, our guide was Paul, he is fabulous and the whole day was perfect!, the lagoon is mind blowing and beautiful! The information the give you along the way is interesting and they are so passionate about the lagoon, and the tour, not once did it feel like... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

From the time they pick you up from your flight from Rarotonga to the time they drop you off at the end of the day, these guys make your day special. Visiting 3 islands, plenty of time to snorkel in the amazing lagoon, beautiful BBQ lunch on board the vaka, talented string band. Thank you Charlie for being a very... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

this was a fabulous day and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and helpful. the scenery was fantastic. I was on the day tour and this was definitely one of the best experiences ever

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We booked the Vaka boat tour which was part of a day trip with Air Raro tours trip to Atuituki. We arrived at Atuituki and transferred to the Vaka boat trip. From the time we boarded until we returned we had the most amazing day. The crew were all fantastic with drinks available e for purchase and free tea, coffee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you are looking for a relaxing cruise aboard a beautiful traditional style vessel than this is the cruise for you! A bit of island hopping, a bit of snorkelling, an AMAZING lunch with the best marinated barbecued fresh fish I've had and an entertaining crew who will tell you stories and sing songs along the way. Very peaceful in... More 

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