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“Best day out on Aitutaki Lagoon”

Aitutaki Adventures
Ranked #4 of 17 Tours in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Full Day Lagoon Tour Time: 10am - 4pm From: Sunday - Friday
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Puna is friendly, has a great sense of humour and is happy to chat. We did his day trip on Aitutaki Lagoon twice in a week. There was so much to see, and he is happy to take you to different places with plenty to see. We went to fantastic snorkelling sites, fish feeding sites and a lovely lunch prepared by his wife and son on One Foot Island. Defininitely a 'must-do' on Aitutaki. Very highly recommended.

Thank Leah H
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Captain Puna and his family are wonderful. The tour is amazing. Puna's kindness and experience are a pleasure. His wife does the cooking and was one of the better meals we had on the island.

Thank benastor77
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

If youre looking for a great day on the lagoon, Captain Puna is your man. He and his family will show you a wonderful day out in the lagoon. His wife is a great cook, and Puna is a wonderful and knowledgable (and funny) Captain. This was my first time snorkeling and Puna took the time to put my mind at ease. By the end of the cruise, I was the last to get out of the water.

1  Thank DasBinky
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We went on Bishop’s cruise two years ago and Teking’s cruise one year ago and enjoyed both. This year we went with the Yellow boat as we hadn’t tried it before. Teking’s cruise is still fresh in our mind so we can make a comparison between the Yellow boat tour and Teking. To make a long story short we thoroughly enjoyed our time out on the lagoon with the Yellow boat. All three cruises are different and the ‘best’ one will depend on what you are looking for in a lagoon cruise.

Teking
-More stops (total of 7 or 8 if we remember correctly), including 3 great snorkelling spots when we went, which made for a fairly full-on and packed day, have to be fairly confident as there were very few opportunities to stand up in the water
-Snorkelling spots offered far more interesting fish and coral, the chance to feed the fish yourself, and much greater numbers of fish
-The boat we felt was pretty cramped at times and we had to squish in a bit to fit
-Lunch served on both tours were good

Yellow boat tour
-Very relaxed in terms of its pace and activities
-If you didn’t want to snorkel you didn’t have to which was great, and you wouldn’t feel like you were wasting time as they drop you off on a gorgeous island to explore
-Large boat with lots of place to put your stuff and sit comfortably
-Snorkelling was only at two spots and both were pretty average in terms of what you could see
-Lunch served on both tours were good

If you are more snorkelling inclined then Teking’s would probably be the better option. If you want a really relaxing day out on the lagoon then the Yellow boat tour is the way to go. We had done Teking's cruise already and seen the more interesting stuff through snorkelling, so we were happy to have a slower paced day with the Yellow boat.

4  Thank b_and_d_nz
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had a great day out on this cruise. You get picked up at your accommodation and dropped back in the afternoon. Great swimming and snorkeling. Lunch on One Foot Island was great, cooked by the captains family. Everyone was very friendly. We stopped at different locations in the lagoon to swim and snorkel. The trip was that good we thought about doing it again before we left. Would recommend it highly.

Thank SalandBrad
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