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Ariki Adventures

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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About Ariki Adventures
ARIKI ADVENTURES offers you a range of fun activities including Lagoon, Ocean and Turtle Sea Scooter Safaris, Snorkel Tours and our world famous Night Paddle SUP & Kayak Tours. All Ariki Bungalows guests receive a 10% Discount on all Ariki Adventures. We also offer tour combinations to suit your adventurous spirit
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Turtle Sea Scooter Safari

Swim with the turtles and discover a new way to explore Rarotonga’s marine environments with our experienced team, snorkeling with an Ariki Sea Scooter!
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $123.64

Night Paddle Tour

Experience being on a stand up paddle board (SUP) or Kayak and gliding through the warm lagoons of Rarotonga at night with neon lights lighting the way. Our educational and fun Night Paddles provide adventure options for the whole family to enjoy a super fun activity together. Its a serene calming experience, over 80% of our paddlers have never paddled before. We also allow young children to sit on their parents boards as we cruise the lagoon looking back on a majestic night lit Rarotonga. The tour last approximately 90 minutes but allow 2 hours.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $48.80

Lagoon Discovery Sea Scooter Safari

Explore the stunning Rarotongan lagoons with our experienced team, snorkeling amongst schools of fish and coral on an Ariki Sea Scooter!
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $74.32
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Anneke wrote a review May 2020
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Kitesurf lessons! When you are up for it, go learn kitesurfing with Ariki. Very good lessons. Starting with theory and how a kite works and how to set up. Roll it in and take it to the beach and do it again! You’ll learn directly by yourself with the instructor next to, fly the kite. It is amazing. They really explain it good and take the time you’ll need. Next to that they have amazing good coffee and food in the flying turtle cafe!
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Saara wrote a review Apr 2020
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I just wanted to say a big thanks to the guides. My elderly mother with dementia could not figure out how to use the sea scooter. So the guides decided to let one of the guides help my mother. She hooked on to his arm and had her own personal guide. This let my father, myself and my fiancé still explore and enjoy our adventure. Cant recommend more!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Fiona E wrote a review Mar 2020
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Great experience. Great staff. I was nervous to start with but the staff made you feel very safe. We were lucky enough to swim alongside greenbacks and hawksbill turtles. Absolutely magical.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Peter C wrote a review Mar 2020
Seattle, Washington233 contributions73 helpful votes
If you can barely snorkel or don't feel comfortable in current and deep water this is not the time to experiment. You can put yourself in a uncomfortable position really quick with a scooter. They don't screw around with the safety briefings for a reason...which is good, but painful if you are experienced and quite capable in the water! I didn't appreciate the Italian guide talking to us like we were six, and then being frustrated not everyone understood his English if their first language was not English. I could also do without having to pose for photos for them with their company cheer, how about more time snorkeling please? Staff was very good at their jobs and were dialed in for safety so please don't be concerned about the tour. They had staff on paddle boards full of emergency equipement, staff leading with spear fishing fins and olympic sized lung capacity, and some kick up butt ladies who I think are part time Navy Seals(sort of joking). I SCUBA dive in cold water regularly, have taught swimming, lifeguard and just know that people will enjoy something more if they do have at least some level of comfort - So this is a blast is your comfortable in the water with a snorkel and it really helps if you know how to clear your ears quickly. Don't make this the day you try to learn. It would be better if the trips were able to be divided by skilled and less skilled snorkelers - probably more fun for the guides as well. They do a quick test to see you know how to run the machine and you can stay on the surface no problem but the action seemed to be 3-4m down most of the time.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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CMelissa wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada144 contributions11 helpful votes
Amazing experience to see so many sea turtles up close! Our guides were friendly, professional, and very safe. The sea scooters were fun to use too, although tried not to use them too close to marine life. Highly recommended- one of the highlights of our trip!
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