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Address: | Main Wharf, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 31 442
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We invite you to book a Kia Orana morning or afternoon speedboat cruise...

We invite you to book a Kia Orana morning or afternoon speedboat cruise (for up to 10 people) when you come to Aitutaki. Whether you are an individual or a couple, a wedding party, or a group of friends, cruising around the Lagoon and visiting One Foot Island, and Honeymoon Island is one of the most memorable things to do in the whole of the Pacific.

We cruise to what we call "the seven wonders of paradise", and every island has something special to see and experience.

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We chose Captain Fantastic's cruise rather than a larger cruise boat and it was so totally worthwhile. He provided an informative, professional and pleasurable day out with an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Cherrie R
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We chose Captain Fantastic's cruise rather than a larger cruise boat and it was so totally worthwhile. He provided an informative, professional and pleasurable day out with an absolutely amazing lunch on one of the outer pristine islands in this paradise. Beautifully presented in an authentic island style. The benefit is that we made it to the pure white beaches... More 

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Darwin Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you are visiting Aitutaki, do yourself a favour and spend the day with "Captain Fantastic" on a Kia Orana snorkeling trip. It's a very personalised trip with the captain being the owner of the business and taking only small groups of people. A great way to see the beauty of Aitutaki Lagoon, visiting seven of the deserted tropical islands.... More 

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Claremont, California
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169 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We did several lagoon cruises staying in Aitutaki last week. These were all fantastic; however, Kia Orana Cruises was our favorite. Our captain was kind and considerate; we saw several far-flung motu, snorkeling was incredible (and Kia Orana does snorkeling in the afternoon, when it's warmer), prices weren't that bad, and lunch was AMAZING. One thing: I wish tripadvisor would... More 

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Thank Zachary W
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I’ve been fortunate to experience several of the cruises on offer in Aitutaki, on multiple trips to the island. I would certainly rate Kia Orana Cruises as the best by far. I’ve enjoyed 2 cruises with Kia Orana now, 8 years apart… their service and the memorable experience they offer has been amazing on both occasions. The crew are very... More 

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Thank islandaddict_76
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

From start to finish, Kia Orana Cruises provided a truly memorable, fantastic experience! Captain "Fantastic" (aka. Andrew Katu) picked us up promptly at the scheduled time and took us down to the main wharf and began our full day tour of Aitutaki's 7 Wonders. With only one other couple on the tour with us that particular day, Andrew provided us... More 

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Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Venezia, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The tour has a good price value, and you can rent the boat privately if you do not want to share the day with strangers. The price is very good compared to others, also cause the route is more or less the same that offering the other tours, but a little bit more completed. A must is the lunch prepared... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Andrew (Captain Fantastic) is as real as it gets. He is very knowledgeably and made the experience unforgettable. We booked him for a private snorkeling trip after our initial cruise and both experiences were amazing. The food on the island/snorkeling cruise is amazing and his smoked parrot fish was star attraction. If you want to have a more personal experience... More 

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Thank DanDeezy
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We tried several lagoon cruises during our stay, and we prefer this one to the offered by Aitutaki Adventures. Kia Orana Cruises uses a smaller boat and operates a tour that avoids larger crowds. The tour starts a bit earlier in the day than the other cruises, and visits the touristy spots in the lagoon before every one else. This... More 

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marina del rey, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My girlfriend and I did the Seven Wonders trip on Oct. 19. Outstanding. Fabulous. Incredible. The beauty of the water, and the islands, and the sandbars, and the water, the water, the water. Beyond words. Blues of every hue. For me, a beach person, a slice of heaven. I have spent a week on Bora Bora, and the water compares,... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We decided to do the all day 7 wonders cruise on a Sunday with Captain Fantastic (Andrew) with lunch and were blown away at how beautiful and amazing this lagoon and the islands really are . The clarity of the water, the coral, the islands, the fish , the birds. And not to forget George ( Kon Kon ) the... More 

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