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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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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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Reviewed 5 days ago
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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Reviewed 6 days ago
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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Reviewed 1 week ago
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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

We recently did a Vaka cruise from Aitutaki. It really did exceed our expectations! The whole crew were wonderful, and worked incredibly hard at making our time special. The lunch we were served on board was delicious, and the anytime the crew had time they...More

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

Kia orana, Warm greetings from beautiful Aitutaki. I'm glad that you enjoyed our tour while on our lagoon. I hope you will treasure the good memories you shared with us on our vaka. Looking forward to welcome you onboard in the near future. Sunny Regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

There were several cruises that go out for our resort. They each follow a similar route so you see the others. I would highly recommend the Vaka cruise. First it has the allusion of an old Polynesian boat versus the others that are just ferries....More

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

Kia orana, Many thanks for the great feedback. It was a pleasure to have you on our vaka and i'm glad you had a fantastic time on our cruise. See you next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vaka cruise was amazing! We went on the cruise yesterday. Words ot photos cant do it justice. Beautiful gardens, talks, presentations and crystal clear lagoon. The food was absolutely amazing ! The young girls and boys cooked and prepared everything to perfection! It was...More

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

Kia orana and warm greetings from Aitutaki, Thank you for the lovely feedback of our tour. I do believe that you had an amazing time on our vaka. We hope to welcome you onboard in the near future. Sunny Regards,

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

I traveled solo to Aitutaki in August 2018 & experienced the fabulous Vaka Cruise (I booked the day trip ex Rarotonga). You are picked up by bus from Aitutaki Aiport & taken on a tour of the island, before being dropped off at the boat...More

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

Kia orana Melanie, Thank you for the lovely comment of our lagoon cruise. I'm glad that you had an amazing experience on our tour. We look forward to your third trip with us. See you soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

We did the Air Rarotonga Aitutaki Day Tour from Raro and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The tour guide is lovely, funny, and an absolutely amazing host. The cruise had amazing views and some unreal snorkelling with Giant Trevally. They provide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Warm greetings from paradise Aitutaki. I do believe you had a great experience of our tour. Thank you for choosing us as host on our beautiful blue lagoon. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Warm Regards, Kia Manuia,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a must do cruise,from the time you board to getting back the crew make you feel part of the crew.always entertaining ,telling stories of there history more than enough time on and the islands for all to enjoy. the food is fantastic and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Taa M, Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Warm Kia orana Janet, Thank you for the feedback of our tour and I do believe that you had an amazing time onboard with our lovely crew. It's always nice to meet different people from all over the world, sharing our culture and making sure...More

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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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