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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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Another day in Paradise

Went out on the Vaka cruise today with Ali and the team and it was a great day out. the entertainment on board, the food, the spectacular lagoon all made for a perfect day. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Went out on the Vaka cruise today with Ali and the team and it was a great day out. the entertainment on board, the food, the spectacular lagoon all made for a perfect day. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cruise and look forward to coming back to Aitutaki sometime soon and doing it all again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We chose Vaka Cruise for our trip to the lagoon! There is another option but we had heard good things about Vaka cruise and we were not disappointed. The crew on board were amazing like everybody else in Aitutaki. The trip to the lagoon including One Foot Island was so memorable. Snorkelling was great and the food on board was... More 

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Weida, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Exzellent Guide, Food and Location. Very friendly and warm Crew. Unforgettable Lication. The Cruise is 6 Hours Long with Diving and Works in the Islands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Vaka Cruise: We had a gentleman by the name of ALI as our guide, mentor and friend for the day who was also very funny and totally passionate about his environment and soo proud of his background. It was indeed a trip my wife and I and I am sure all the other visitors will remember for a very,... More 

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Woy Woy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I only booked this day trip which included the Vaka Cruise quite late in to my travel plans. The cost had initially seemed prohibitive but I had read such positive reviews and seen the incredible pictures so added the day to our plans and we are SOOOO glad we did. The transfers and flight are included in the cost of... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We flew out from Raro on a dy trip , got collected from our resort , a trip around the island by open bus met some locals including the local policeman then a lagoon cruise on the Vaka ,and that was stunning, absolutely stunning , if you ever go to Raro and wonder what attractions to do , skip some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This was an awesome day out snorkelling in one of the most beautiful lagoons I've ever seen in my life, then a picnic on the beach at One Foot Island, but this wouldn't have been complete without the staff on board the Vaka Cruise. Super friendly, funny helpful and musical! The boat itself is huge and is fully equipped with... More 

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I did the Vaka Cruise on a day trip from Rarotonga. The tour picked us up at Aitutaki Airport in their big open bus/truck after a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga. We were shown some of the sights of the island on our way to the Vaka cruise boat. The Vaka is big and has plenty of... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved our cruise a couple of days ago. It was so relaxing and the staff were so funny, friendly and very helpful. The food was all island and extremely tasty. You have your own table and chair to sit on and they also have a toilet and shower on board. The boat is huge with a very smooth ride. It... More 

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Nerang, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

had a great day, with lots of laughs, snorkelling, swimming and sight seeing. one of the most beautiful places being out on the lagoon. Ali & Fiji were great guides and the crew!

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