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Tropicbird Sailing

10 reviews
About Tropicbird Sailing
Sail with us and experience our friendly and informative introduction to Rarotonga as we chart our way around the outer reef, using the Pacific tradewinds on our classic sailing vessel, a stable 36 foot trimaran. Great views of the island - fantastic photo opportunities! Snorkel from one of our sheltered mooring points. Sea life includes huge varieties of fish, turtles and migratory humpback whales that visit Rarotonga from July to October on their route through the Cook Islands. You will be looked after by our friendly local crew who will endeavour to make your time aboard as memorable as possible! Daily Discovery lunchtime cruise and Cocktail Sundowner cruises available. Reasonably priced and great fun! Private charter available for special events; Hen parties, birthday celebrations, wedding parties etc. We can cater (cold buffets)or BYO.
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Avarua, Cook Islands

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Reviewed September 4, 2014

No whales sadly but having said that it was a wonderful sunset cruise - snorkelling for those who wanted to, great nibbles and a very entertaining host.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Milfil
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Booked ahead for a family outing, totalling 12 pax, weather not suitable on the day so things were rearranged and eventually, on short notice (3 hours), we went out for the intended evening cruise. Swell 3m and blustery, so no swimming but went out past...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank karenandtim
Reviewed August 15, 2014

We enjoyed our day out - but were not ecstatic. I think the boat may have changed hands since the glowing reports of captain Patrick. We had captain Alberto, a Swiss ex-pat - who took us out on his boat. Told us where to sit...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank HazelTravel1
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We called the booking number to see if we would be able to take a cruise while on the Island. The girl answering the phone was friendly and polite; I explained my mother was almost 80 and wasn't too mobile. The woman for the reservations...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Lori1991
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We took the whole family out on this sunset cruise to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Great time, beautiful photo opportunties, and excellent value. Snorkelling included as well!

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank kelvin p
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had the best day with Captain Patrick! He was personable, knowledgeable, competent, and friendly. Made science on the ocean fun (the wine, snackies, and lunch didn't hurt, either)! I would absolutely recommend this boating tour for anyone who wants to get out on the...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank West_Seality
Reviewed October 8, 2011

A group of friends and my husband and I went out on the cocktail evening cruise whilst recently in Raro. Had a fantastic time, the boat had heaps of room for all of us to be comfortable on the deck area, (which was great for...More

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank kaiwaka
Reviewed September 28, 2011

Spent a lovely day sailing with Tropicbird. Very relaxing and friendly. Great views of the island and we were lucky enough to see a whale breaching despite the windy weather and "bumpy" water! Unfortunately we couldn't do any snorkelling due to the weather conditions but...More

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank Amanda54
Reviewed September 25, 2011

We had a lovely sundown trip aboard the Tropicbird. Beth and Numu were delightful company and more than willing to share their knowledge of the local marine environment and of course the humpback whales. We were so fortunate to spot a couple of humpback whales...More

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank Jan255346
Reviewed September 4, 2011

Had a fantastic trip with these guys, very relaxing. The crew of 2 (Sarah & Numu) are really friendly and happy to chat - didn't feel like a commercial enterprise, more like a day out on a friends boat. Although they can't guarantee you'll see...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank Jim T
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