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Raro Reef Sub

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Address: Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 55901
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Fun, informative and so very interesting

We enjoyed a fun ride with Steph & Luke on the sub viewing amazing fish, the shipwreck was awesome and the underwater views were just great. Highly recommend this trip, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
05jojo
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We enjoyed a fun ride with Steph & Luke on the sub viewing amazing fish, the shipwreck was awesome and the underwater views were just great. Highly recommend this trip, very exciting for all ages. Thank you both.

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Thank 05jojo
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Reef Sub. It was a great trip - you guys supplied a lot of fun energy yourselves! Would love to see you all here again one day. Thanks again for your review. More 

Kerikeri
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Absolutely loved and enjoyed this trip on your "Yellow submarine", well worth it and recommend to everyone. Just to finish it off nicely was the turtle. Thank you for a wonderful time.

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Thank cerita1
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. So happy that you enjoyed it and rated us so well. It really is a bonus when we have a turtle come to the party - we've been very fortunate lately. More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

After driving into town a few times and the kids seeing the yellow reef sub i decided to book in for a tour. It was a Sunday afternoon and the boat had 4 others (plus skippper and Luke) on board. The kids (aged 4 & 8) thoroughly enjoyed it. The Giant Trevally were awesome and definitely a great sight. I... More 

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Thank Comija
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our trip. It certainly is a hit for the kids - usually have to get the Mr Muscle out after they get off to get the face prints off the windows. Really pleased you enjoyed yourselves. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Loved this trip, my partner is a keen fisherman and loved seeing the Giant Trevally up close and personal... We made eye contact it was that close! Best money we spent was on this trip. Our daughter learnt so much and didn't want to leave at the end. Photos and videos of this are great. Clear as water and we... More 

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Thank renaya2015
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Was a pleasure to have you aboard and so pleased you enjoyed it. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I loved going out on the sub, there's so much to see both above and below deck, the windows in the hull are great for seeing the sea bed and marine/reef life - like a dry dive LOL. And seeing the Giant Trivially come so close, jumping/diving for food - at one stage I wondering if a GT would jump... More 

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. So happy you enjoyed your trip with us. Hope to see you again. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I did this mainly to get a good photo of the mountains and managed to do so. In our opinion the trip itself, is not worth the money you pay. For $65 you get a one and a half hour trip around some of the northern part of the island. First they feed large fish that follow the sub for... More 

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

I'm sorry you rated this trip so poorly. 90% of the time we have fantastic visibility. I'm sorry if this wasn't the case when you came out with us. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Raro Reef Sub is a very cool trip. Looking through the sub windows is like diving without getting wet. The Giant Trevally were such fun to watch, the shipwreck was spooky. Great to be on the other side of the reef and get a different view of beautiful Rarotonga. Thanks Steph and Ken, it was a very enjoyable and... More 

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thank you Claire for the lovely review. That was a lovely laid back cruise - just a handful of people, which chills things out considerably. It was lovely to meet you and your husband Cliffe. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended tour which gives you a unique perspective on the island that most tours don't as it goes beyond the reef. Good fish viewing through the sub windows and a great insight into some island history- the shipwreck was a real highlight. Owner, Steph, and first mate, Luke were a pleasure to spend time with and very knowledgable about... More 

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Kids are great on the trip and we love taking them out. They often make the best sailors! More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It was great to see a side of Rarotonga you might no normally see since its out of the reef. The staff are friendly and point out great sights. Interesting to see.

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Thank atapp4
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. Most appreciated. More 

Porirua
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the reef sub owner was fabulous, we didn't book but just rolled up on the day, however I must stress that you must book before turning up --- we were lucky enough that there was a cancellation (very lucky for us that we got to experience a fun filled tour of the reef with Sheryl... More 

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Thank ACUiese
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

It was great that we could squeeze you on. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and being so kind. More 

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