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Address: | Main Wharf, Cook Islands
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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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Awesome day exploring the area

We loved our day out exploring the islands and snorkeling . With a faster boat you get more time to explore both in and out of the water. Two amazing snorkeling spots with giant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 1, 2016
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Pullman, Washington, United States
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of our highlights on Aitutaki was going to be a Lagoon Cruise. We did all the research and chose Kia Orana. We notified them when we arrived at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort. The next day we went to the pickup area and waited for an hour. We finally called the front desk of our hotel and they called the... More 

Thank MichaelHar
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We loved our day out exploring the islands and snorkeling . With a faster boat you get more time to explore both in and out of the water. Two amazing snorkeling spots with giant clams and many colorful fish. Also a great way to meet other travelers. Our captain who we nicknamed captain awesome (captain fantastic's right hand man) was... More 

Thank SandyWestcoast
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We were initially booked on a different tour that cancelled at the last moment. Fortunately Kia Orana was able to accommodate us at the last min. and we're really glad that they could. The smaller boat lead to an intimate experience. We initially selected the other tour as we didn't think we would enjoy spending so much time visiting islands... More 

Thank PricklyPear18
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

The tour was ok, but I did regret booking with them. According to them, due to weather conditions we'd have to skip 2 islands and would most likely to visit 2 snorkel spots. At the end of the 1st snorkel spot, we were taken back to the harbour and informed the tour had ended. When asked about the other snorkel,... More 

3 Thank ciN l
Brisbane, Australia
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Entertaining lagoon tour of the beautiful Aitutaki lagoon. This lagoon tour is limited to about 10 tourists, so it's quite personal. captain fantastic took time go exokain the local stories behind each Motu (island). One foot island and honeymoon islands are just breathtaking. The snorkelling was equal to anywhere in the world with amazing visibility. The bbq lunch was sensational.... More 

Thank JamieT8175
central cove
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130 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Our captain for the trip was "captain worthless", seriously, he wouldn't tell us how he got that name other than," it's a long story". He did a great job, witty, friendly and very professional, as well a a pretty handy fellow at the BBQ. we had two snorkel stops which were very nice, however the wind was up an the... More 

Thank spudcatCentralCove
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Cherrie R
Darwin Australia
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Mudcrab54
Claremont, California
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231 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Zachary W
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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