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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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All reviews day trip our tour guide cook islands one foot island fish aitutaki airport worth every cent onboard entertainment minute flight air rarotonga giant clams picked up from our hotel crew members three islands bbq lunch local produce beautiful lagoon
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Forgot to add review. Trip 2017. Wet day but still an awesome trip. The crew were very entertaining with songs, stories and gags. Recommended must.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeM9850
Reviewed 2 days ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

We booked the day trip from Rarotonga to Aitutaki and absolutely loved it. Ali and the crew were fantastic from start to finish. We enjoyed learning all about himself, his island and his people on our beautiful day trip. It was a full day of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scubababe10
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Warm Greetings from Paradise Aitutaki... It was a pleasure to have you on our vaka experiencing a little bit of our beautiful paradise. I do believe that you had an amazing time on our tour and hopefully you will visit us again soon. I'm glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are cruising on one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world it is hard to be disappointed. Highlights of the trip included the snorkelling stop with the giant clams and giant trevally, the buffet lunch (delicious array of salads, fruit and meats),...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank john_mcmonagle1970
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia orana John, Thank you for the great comment and choosing our tour as part of your holidays in the Cook Islands. I'm glad that you had a great time on our beautiful blue lagoon. We hope that you will visit us again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

Ali is the best tour guide ever, very charismatic and entertaining. He is super proud of his island and loves his job. This place is breathtaking, words cannot describe it well enough, pictures can’t behold it’s true beauty. Get on a plane and experience it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 188latishat
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia orana, Thank you so much for an awesome feedback. I have no doubt that you had an amazing experience on our tour. It was a pleasure to have you onboard and we hope that you will visit us in the near future. Warm Regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

We spent Xmas day here 2018 travelling from Rarotonga! I must say that Ali and his crew were amazing. From start to finish, the tour was informative and entertaining. The scenery was out of this world. It was definitely one of the best days of...More

Thank Scallabrina75
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia orana, Meitaki for the comment i really appreciate your time. I believe you had a great time on our vaka and took good memories of your trip with us back home. Until next time. Warm Regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia orana from beautiful Aitutaki. Thank you so much for choosing us as your host on our beautiful blue lagoon. I'm glad you had a fantastic time on our tour. Looking forward to welcome you onboard in the near future. Kia Manuia,

Reviewed December 5, 2018 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
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback. It was lovely to have you onboard join our vaka family. Hope you will visit us again. Kia Manuia,

Reviewed November 29, 2018

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 November 27, 2018

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 November 24, 2018 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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stephyuk
January 16, 2019|
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Response from lorigC2578XC | Reviewed this property |
The crew will help you navigate the stairs to both get on and off the boat, but there are 4 or 5 stairs to board. If you are able the day cruise will be so worth the effort. Hope this helps.
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IOGWFH
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.
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thualexander
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
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