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Raro Reef Sub

Address: Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 55901
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Ranked #20 of 48 Activities in Rarotonga
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We saw the Reef Sub advertised in town and decided to make a booking. Huw and Sheryl were both great. Sheryl checked out the morning conditions and suggested heading out on the later trip when there'd be a better chance of seeing some of the sea life. Huw picked us up from our accommodation and provided a great overview of... More

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We saw this attraction advertised at the Saturday market, picked up a flyer to have a think about it. We later booked through our hotel. We had a courtesy van pick us up and drop us off. The trip was awesome, going out beyond the reef, and touring the historical wreck. The staff were friendly and full of lots of... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First up this attraction helps fund the whale research undertaken by the whale centre so you and enjoy a good trip and make a financial contribution to good works. There is a lot to see and we spent the whole trip in the semi-submersible part. the guidesa re knowledgeable. Dont disregard this and its really good for kids.

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This boat is cool. You go down into the bottom of the boat were there is glass window and you can see all the fish, boat wrecks and we saw a turtle. When we bring the kids over we will be back to see you guys as the would have a ball on your boat. This is a great thing... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing seeing so many big fish, interesting ship-wreck and we were fortunate enough to have a close encounter with a hump-back whale, definitely a highlight! The guides were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and provided a punctual free transfer from our accommodation.

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Rural
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Last few times I've been on Rarotonga the Raro Reef Sub was not operating or out of the water for a repaint. This time I did it and was most impressed. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience especially down below and seeing everything under the water. We didn't come across any turtles or whales but the other reef dwellers, the coral... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Heading out from the harbour the skipper was already giving value for money with his knowledge of the Matai wreck and other local disasters. We had a good look at the wreck and the reef off Trader jacks. The views of the wreck were excellent. We came back and snorkelled the wreck but this trip would be a good substitute.... More

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We got a discount at the market for our trip, but would have paid in full, it was that good. Seeing the GTs (Giant Trevally) was pretty cool, as was the turtle. We spotted a whale so they took us out to where it was but unfortunately it had dived down deep. We saw some amazing scenery under the water,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Was told about the sub tours and prices at the markets on the saturday - thought that was good pricing as they had also $5 off. Booked for the next day in the morning. Got there to be charged more than the non-discounted rate. Makes you think that one does not know the actual price before discount or no communication... More

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RaroWildlife, Manager at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Our prices are printed on the Reef Sub Flyer and have not changed for 6 years. Adults $65 and children 3-15 years $35, under 3 years Free. The Discount Cards at the market and the Whale and Wildlife centre and Voucher booklets give $5 off each. Each trip, the customers pay either when booking or when they board the vessel.... More

Waikato
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were a group of 5 that thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We were the only passengers for this 1.25 hour experience. The underwater viewing was perfect on this still day.

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RaroWildlife, Manager at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

We are so pleased to give such lovely people such a wonderful experience. More

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