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The Vaka Cruise

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The ‘must do’ day lagoon cruise aboard the 21 meter Polynesian style Vaka Titi ai Tonga. Every morning at 10am Mondays to Saturdays, the sound of the conch shell signals the departure of the Vaka for six hours of lagoon magic. There’s snorkelling...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Vaka cruise was by far the highlight of our 5 day stay in Aitutaki, the crew were friendly entertaining and went out of their way to make sure everyone had an excellent time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nzl1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a trip! Ali and his team where great hosts.. we all had a great day! This place has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CJO193
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 days on Aitutaki and did the Vaka Cruise on our last day before flying back to Rarotonga. Paul and the crew had everyone enthralled from the time we got on the boat. The vaka is a bit slower than the other vessels...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darren C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Air Rarotonga allows you to book the day trip directly on their site (call them after booking to let them know your hotel and pickup time - don't be late for the bus, this is the one thing that does not run on island time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CL5309
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cruise for families but beware this is definitely not a cruise for a small group of folks. They take on the "day-tour to aitutaki" people so you have about 60+ people on a boat. Definitely felt like sheep herded around. I will say that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Aitutaki day tour and was amazing! I wanted to come back the next day and the day after and so on. Probably by far the best place I have been too. The vaka cruise was amazing lovely staff and scenery , they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Laura F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

We did the day tour through AirRaro - the whole process from leaving Rarotonga, getting to Aitutaki and into the "shuttle" and then onto the Vaka itself was well-oiled. Andrew was our guide and was both incredibly informative but had a wicked sense of humor....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lana250
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day cruise on the lagoon learning island history from a fantastic crews. The lunch that is provided has an excellent selection items are fresh and local. Took 2 day trips while on the island, a great day and value

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lorigC2578XC
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I felt at peace with nature travelling on the water.As I enjoyed the tour my thoughts reflected back to voyaging days.. definitely an experience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ngaruaine
Reviewed October 30, 2018
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

Enjoyed the Vaka Cruise as part of Air Rarotonga's Aitutaki Day Tour. The weather was not great but our host Paul and the crew on the Vaka made this a most enjoyable day. We did a tour of the Aitutaki Island aboard "Le truck" before...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from LFG955 | Reviewed this property |
You change on the boat. It is very casual and most people had only their bathers on. You are on and off the boat swimming and exploring.
June 4, 2018|
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Response from coloradomt_diver | Reviewed this property |
You need to go to the website for vacacruise. You can send a message from there or their email is listed. For some reason I can’t include a website in the reply
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Taa M | Property representative |
We have a variety of fresh fruits and salads available on our lunch buffet.