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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 5 days ago via mobile

From the time you embark on the vaka cruise, you were entertained by the Captain and his crew to the delight of some of the best ever paradise islands views among the Cook Islands. With impromptu music of every generation and the delicious dinner on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia orana, Thank you for the comment. I do appreciate your time. It was a pleasure to have you onboard and I'm glad that you had a great time on our vaka. We look forward to welcome you onboard in the near future. Warm Regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of the best days that i have had, crew is excellent and the meals were fabulous and the views they were spectacular, thanks again a day I will never forget

Date of experience: March 2019
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia orana Geoffrey, Thank you for the lovely comment of our tour. It's good to know you had a good time with us. We hope to see you again on our vaka. Warm Regards, From the team @ The Vaka Cruise

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

What a great time- it's hard to imagine another cruise would be better! We went on the cruise as part of the Aitutaki Day Tour with Air Roatonga. They picked us up at our house, flew us to Aitutaki, picked us up at the little...More

Thank travelfromIdaho
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia orana, Thank you so much for the lovely comment of our tour. I'm glad you had a great time on our lagoon cruise. We look forward to welcome you onboard in the near future. Have a lovely week. Warm Regards, From the team @...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Air Rarotonga day trip in mid February. It did not disappoint this was one of our favorite days on our trip. The island and lagoon were breathtaking. The tour guides for the day were very passionate about their home, and teaching us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AWJ0419
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia orana, Thank you for the lovely comment of our lagoon tour. It was wonderful to have you onboard. Warm Regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Vaka cruise with Ali and Andrew (and the rest of the crew) was definitely a highlight of my trip to Cook Islands. The scenery and water at Aitutaki definitely Hi helped but the boys were incredibly entertaining and informative the whole day. Would absolutely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A warm Kia orana from us to you. Thank you for the lovely comment of our cruise. I'm grateful that our tour was one of the highlights of your trip to the beautiful Cook Islands and especially on our little paradise Aitutaki. It was a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

I took this cruise as part of my Aitutaki day tour via Rarotonga Air. The team, Ali and Andrew, were the best hosts. The lagoon is absolutely stunning. I learned a great deal about the culture, food and the land. Overall a great time!!!More

Thank Drkopman
Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia orana, Warm greetings from Aitutaki. Thank you for the great comment of our tour. I do believe that you had an amazing time on our tour. It was a pleasure to have you onboard and we do hope that you will let your families...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip and I cannot say enough great things about it. The staff, the food, the pristine islands. Makes for a perfect day for couples, families and single travelers. We learned a lot and had an amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia orana, Meitaki atupaka for your lovely comment. I do appreciate your time. I'm glad that you had an amazing time on our vaka and hopefully you will visit us again one day. Take care for now. From the team @ The Vaka Cruise

Reviewed February 14, 2019
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

Of all the lagoon cruises to choose from on Aitutaki, the Vaka Cruise is the best!. Ali and his crew provided a memorable event on this all-day cruise of the lagoon and islands. Although I don't snorkel, I enjoyed watching my daughter out in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia orana, Thank you for the lovely feedback. I do believe that you enjoyed our tour as much as our crew enjoyed looking after our guests making sure they have a great experience on our beautiful lagoon on our vaka. We look forward to welcome...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

Rarely has there been an excursion that was soooo much fun! The entire staff were so informative, approachable and made the entire day a BLAST! The music (ukeleles and drums) made all the other cruises look lame ... we highly recommend Vaka Cruise. Don't miss...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Warm greetings from paradise... Thank you for joining us as part of our vaka family. It was a pleasure to have you onboard and we do believe that you had so much fun on our cruise. Thank you for recommending us to the world. Truly...More

Reviewed February 11, 2019
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

I would highly recommend this day trip! You get to learn history about island, great music and delicious food. Our guide Ali was the best! It was educational but most of all, just really fun! You can be as independent or social as you want....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Kia orana, Thank you so much for the lovely comment of our tour. I do believe you had an amazing experience on our vaka sailing on the beautiful blue lagoon of Aitutaki. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future. Kia...More

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Response from Taa M | Property representative |
Kia orana, Our vessel is suitable for all ages from infant, toddlers, children, adults, elderly and guests on wheelchair are most welcome onboard. You can also bring your 17mnths pram or stroller onboard. Let me know if... More
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Hi, Yes it is suitable for customers who needs a walking aid. Hope this helps.
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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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