Ariki Adventures
Ariki Adventures
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Scuba & SnorkellingWater SportsStand Up Paddleboarding
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Alan Giles
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
WOW! What an amazing experience. The crew were helpful, knowledgeable and great to work with. Turtle experience was fantastic with a lot of turtles to swim with. Had our 9 year old grandson with us and it was easy for him. The sea scooters made things easier for diving down to submerged turtles.
Written 13 April 2024
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AucklandAnne
Auckland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Wonderful tour, very organised and reassuring guides, even though I was nervous. Saw so many turtles, great experience
Written 9 April 2024
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Emilie O
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Felt very safe the whole time i love how the staff surround us all to watch us in the water any sign of a struggle and the boys were straight away asking if we were okay. Only thing i would suggest is maybe take your own go pro as there was too many people to get single photos from them.
Dont book a tour without the scooter the current is so strong
Written 3 April 2024
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C Ticka
Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Ariki sea scooter safari is a must do on your tip to Rarotonga! Such friendly staff who make you feel safe and comfortable out there so you can completely enjoy the experience. So amazing to see the turtles in their natural habitat, and the team are there to help you spot them, but very respectful that it is their (the turtles) space and not to disturb them. I always prioritise this activity with Ariki Adventures each time I come to raro as it’s definitely not something to miss! Cannot recommend enough, well worth it and would do this every day if I could !
Written 28 March 2024
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Melissa S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Amazing! Would recommend to everyone. They assign a guide to each child and tell you to go and have fun. My oldest child is autistic and they had so much patience and gave loads of extra support, with a smile. My autistic child had an amazing time. It might seem expensive- however it’s very good value for money, they have so many guides, the sea scooters (so fun!) a boat to keep you safe, photos included.
Written 26 March 2024
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KC-NZ1
Auckland, New Zealand102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our family of 7 adults went on this tour (including a marine biologist) and had the most marvelous time!

Johnny’s meet and greet on our arrival and through the safety briefing was warm, enthusiastic and funny.

Using the scooters, something you normally only see on TV was fun and so easy! You can only go and see the turtles at low tide and it’s quite a ways out so the scooters remove most of the work of doing the swimming on the way, and of course back in.

There were two spots they took us to, where a couple of other groups were, although without scooters. We saw a number of turtles at both spots and it was magical to just observe them in their natural habitat either swimming or resting on rocks under water.

When the turtles were under water, and you wanted to dive down to see them, the scooters again came in handy with being able to more quickly move around in the water. The people in other groups seemed envious of our easier ability to move around in the water.

One of our group wasn’t a particularly strong swimmer but still had a great time and when they got tired, they were provided with a float and still managed to have a great time.

Our family was unanimous - hands down, best experience of our trip and one of our best water experiences of all time. Highly, highly recommend this tour. The team knew their way around, were protective of the turtles yet keen to share their little piece of paradise. You have to do this tour, the experience is totally worth it!!
Written 10 March 2024
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Kia Orana, Oh my, what a fabulous review for your amazing experience with our magical turtles and our Ariki team. Thank you for choosing Ariki Adventures and our Premium Sea Scooter Turtle tour. Have a fabulous holiday and hope to see you all again soon.
Written 14 March 2024
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PetravM
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great experience, some swimming capability needed but well worth it to see turtles in that environment. Great guides, and seems pretty harmonious with the environment. Totally recommend. FYI have been diving and snorkelling in Red Sea, Philippines, Gili T and still rate this experience
Written 28 February 2024
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Kia Orana, Thank you so much for review and for choosing to come on tour with us. We appreciate you :)
Written 29 February 2024
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Joanne L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
‘The best’ activity to do. Awesome team from booking to safety brief to the actual tour - way to go team - you are number one!
Written 27 February 2024
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Kia Orana Joanne, Thank you for your review and we are so happy your enjoyed your experience with Ariki Adventures :)
Written 28 February 2024
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Richard W
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
AMAZING EXPERIENCE

We did the Sea Scooter Turtle Safari and were blown away by the whole experience.

The guides, equipment, the safety measure, literally everything was top class.

The guides were super knowledgeable, the turtles were super cute!!! Saw several turtles up close and wanted to do the whole thing again!!!!

Don’t hesitate to book with these guys, they are all over it!!!!

Thanks Ariki, what an experience
Written 23 February 2024
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Kia Orana Richard, Thank you for a first class review it is always great to get a honest and positive review. I will be passing on your gratitude to our ariki team!! Thank you again
Written 24 February 2024
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Courtney S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My mother and I went and she wasn’t very confident but they could not have been more helpful and made her feel very safe! They provided heaps of support along the guided tour as we got to see many amazing turtles up close even though the current was a bit strong. We could not recommend them any higher as it was an amazing experience and they also take photos for you along the way and they also found us transport when we didn’t have any!!
Written 23 February 2024
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Kia Orana Courtney, Thank you so much for an awesome review. So happy you and your mum had a great experience. Enjoy the photos hope to see you again next time you are visiting raro.
Written 24 February 2024
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