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Black Pearl Charters

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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Deep sea fishing, Private lagoon/snorkelling tours, spearfishing in Aitutaki.(All snorkelling is guided and includes the outer reef)
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Sean-mulholland wrote a review Aug 2021
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions16 helpful votes
Half day on the lagoon. Fantastic experience that got better and better. Snorkeling, island hopping. Turtles, coral, clams, giant clams, giant trevaly, and more. Mike and Glen on board the perfect hosts and Mere on shore. Very highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from BPCooks, Owner at Black Pearl Charters
Responded 2 weeks ago
Cheers for your review Shaun. We are pleased you enjoyed your half day charter out with us. Regards Black Pearl Team
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Marie F wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland, New Zealand46 contributions11 helpful votes
We went out on two half day trips - private charters for their lagoon cruise as a couple. We are both fit and active and I wasn’t interested in slow cruising and eating all day, I wanted to do snorkelling and explore the Lagoon. The fishing charter was the same for us, we want to spend the least amount of time and get the best experience we could. Although you may pay extra above the other cheaper operators, as the saying goes, you pay for what you get especially when you are on Precious Holiday Time. If you are looking for a high quality, professional safe operator who knows the Lagoon, Reef and all the best spots - it’s these guys. They are a small locally run business who care about their customers, they will go out of their way to give their customers a guaranteed good day out. Mere is the engine room of the whole operation and is highly organised and very accomodating. The boats as well kitted out and they run through the safety briefing with you all. Leo takes you out on the Lagoon Cruise, he’s an expert skipper and will guide you to the best spots, no need to snorkel around aimlessly, he knows where they are all at. We saw plenty of GT’s, Wrassers, Turtle, Giant Clams plenty of sea life they swim so close to you. Delicious morning tea and lovely experience, well worth it. Mike takes you out on the Fishing Charter, we chose half day. He’s an expert skipper / fisherman which is what you want we you get out over the reef, there wasn’t anytime which I was worried about safety, even when I see these large swells out there,. We had a great morning out fishing the FAD spots brought back enough for a few meals which is all you really want for a day out. This was well worth it for us, we will come back with friends Thank you Mike, Mere for an amazing boating experience.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from BPCooks, Owner at Black Pearl Charters
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Orana Marie We are so pleased you enjoyed both of your charters with us and we thankyou for the time you have taken in writing this wonderful review. It was our pleasure to have you on board and show you around our backyard. Until we meet somewhere again in the future, stay safe. Regards Black Pearl Team
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axsyscnc wrote a review Aug 2021
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My wife and I booked a morning snorkeling charter with Black Pearl. Both Mike and Mere are the nicest, pleasant people you can meet. We had zero snorkeling experience, and Mike was so accommodating, by the time we had finished we had complete confidence. We got to see Giant Trevally, and even a Napoleon Sea Wrasse up close. Even an eel poked its head out of its hiding place to check us out. The experience was fantastic, and if I could rate it 10 stars I would. If you are looking for a fun filled snorkeling experience, you cant go past Black Pearl Charters. I wish I was back there experiencing it again! Mike and Sheryl. Christchurch, New Zealand
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Date of experience: July 2021
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CassHopkins wrote a review Jul 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand25 contributions11 helpful votes
Booked a Private half day snorkelling charter with black pearl. Amazing service, friendly knowledgeable staff from start to finish. Would highly recommend a private charter with black pearl.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from BPCooks, Owner at Black Pearl Charters
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Orana Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review for us, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased you enjoyed cruising on the lagoon with us, and hope that one day in the future we may see you again in our neck of the woods. Until then, stay safe. Regards Black Pearl Team
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Altomatum wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand181 contributions90 helpful votes
We arrived on the early morning flight into Aitutaki so dropped our bags at the resort and Mere was waiting for us to transfer us to the boat to start our day trip. Mere and Leo were awesome - so helpful and informative. We did try to book for another private lagoon charter but Black Pearl were booked out for the remaining days we had on the island - definitely book in advance for both snorkelling & fishing tours as you definitely don’t want to miss out! We visited 4 snorkelling sites - all were varied but there was incredible marine life at all spots including GTs and the giant Napoleon Wrasse which was awesome to snorkel with. The stops on One Foot & Honeymoon Island were great - the best picture opportunities anywhere. Managed to see a few turtles as well which just topped off this awesome day for us - definitely will be doing the private snorkelling/lagoon trip again next time. Rarotongas’ reef, lagoon & marine life are incomparable to Aitutaki. It is postcard perfect and the best snorkelling I’ve done in any of the islands!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from BPCooks, Owner at Black Pearl Charters
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Orana We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience out with us cruising on the Aitutaki lagoon. It certainly is a magical place and on a day when the sun shines high in the sky, the colours of the lagoon are truly spectacular. Thankyou for taking the time to write this wonderful review for us. Until we meet again, stay safe. Regards Black Pearl Team
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