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Raro Reef Sub

Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
+682 55 901
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Our family very much enjoyed our trip on the Reef Sub - especially my eldest daughter who got to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stingray7300
Great way to explore the wreck.

Our family with three children (7, 9 and 11) really enjoyed this activity. The under water sub... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LeaJ1445
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Melbourne, Australia
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Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
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"ship wreck"
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"great trip"
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"underwater viewing area"
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"the upper deck"
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"informative trip"
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"fish"
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"different areas"
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"see whales"
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"underwater world"
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"couple of hours"
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"per adult"
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"lots of fun"
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"steph"
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family very much enjoyed our trip on the Reef Sub - especially my eldest daughter who got to see a turtle swimming under the water! The wreck is very interesting to see and some great history of it is shared during the viewing. Even...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family with three children (7, 9 and 11) really enjoyed this activity. The under water sub really gives you a chance to see the goings on without scuba diving.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome trip. Fabulous seeing what was below. Mata provided a really informative commentary. Highlight was seeing Giant Trevalley being fed and playing around the boat, coral regeneration and especially the turtle.More

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for the super review. Its such a blessing when we get to see turtles. We're of course holding out for some whales now - can't wait for them all to start coming through. I'll pass your kind words on to Mata and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat trip, the second time we have done it. Perfect for people who wold like to see what divers see but aren't in a position to dive or snorkel themselves.

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yay for you coming back and doing it again. Thanks for the super review - five stars boom boom baby! No seriously, thanks a million.

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

A fun time on the Sub; saw giant trevally and a turtle or three. A few people struggled with the rolling of the pontoon boat. a very informative trip; great crew

Thank Tina D
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Hi Tina - thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip out past the reef. The amount of people on the trip was very manageable, not squeezed in like some tours so everyone got to enjoy both the upper deck and the underwater viewing area below. Went past old steam ship wreck...More

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We very much appreciate your feedback and are thrilled you enjoyed yourself and rated us so highly. Hope to see you again on the island!

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We did this hour long tour with friends and really enjoyed it. Our hosts were full of local knowledge and made the trip so enjoyable. Great views of the coral reef and sunkin ship not to be missed, definitely recommend this on your to do...More

Thank Melanie V
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Hi Melanie - thanks for your review - and really appreciate your feedback. Thrilled you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again on the rock someday soon.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Opted for this as it was a shorter trip than one of the lagoon cruises and something a bit different. Due to the weather the sea wasn't as clear as normal but it was great to see the giant trevally, the reef and the wreck...More

Thank MataiWest
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. Sorry - we did have a period where the visibility wasn't as good as normal, but glad you still saw enough to give us a nice rating. Hope to take you out on a better visibility day next...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

My wife and I followed instructions for the 11am sailing posted on the notice board at the wharf, which stated we needed to be there at least 10 minutes before sailing. The 9am and 4pm sailings must be booked. We arrived even earlier and waited...More

Thank David K
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Hi David - I'm very saddened that you found it necessary to give us a 1 out of 5 due to the fact that we were unable to go out during your stay. We do advertise that our boat tour is weather dependant. We give...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Picked a day when the skies were clear and the sea was reasonably calm to do the Raro Reef Sub tour. It costs $65 per adult, and tour lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Got to watch giant travelly up close and being fed, and the...More

Thank LynandDarryl
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Hi Lynn and Darryl - thanks for taking the time to review our sub. Being our summer - it can get quite warm downstairs, but as the summer ebbs away it becomes better. Great that you had some turtles join you on the tour -...More

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letsbehonest21
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Response from Stephanie J | Property representative |
Kia Orana. The trip is between one and a quarter hours and one and a half hours. Sometimes slightly longer if we are with whales.
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