Kia Orana Cruises
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Julia H
Dunedin, New Zealand26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a small company who do an excellent, friendly and informative tour of the lagoon. They have timed the visits to key locations to avoid the larger tours, so you'll be able to visit the sand bar, one foot island and honeymoon island in relative privacy. You get to snorkel twice, once before and once after lunch, which is provided and is absolutely fantastic. The snorkelling locations are incredible and at the second location the leftovers of lunch are provided to some rather large trevally, so you'll have some quite exciting company in the water! Would have done the whole thing over again the next day.
Written 11 April 2024
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JanaS2789
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Absolutely amazing tour. Great value for money! Picked up and dropped back to our resort. We had a small group of 8 and toured around a few islands, were given information and stories, two snorkelling locations with plenty of time and a delicious buffet lunch. The food was better than any we have had on the island so far!
We would highly recommend this tour. It was the highlight of our trip to Aitutaki!
Written 20 March 2024
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Cheryl Hunt
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
An absolutely spectacular Day on Aitutaki Lagoon that was totally unique and full of unexpected surprises and delights.So worthwhile!Treat yourself! You will be glad you did.
Shon our Captain was ably assisted by TK.
And Guest relations were overseen by the delightful Lorna.
A highlight for me was planting a coconut tree on an island sandbar that is in the process of creating a new island 🏝️ This felt very special and worthwhile💚The snorkelling spots are amazing and the Giant Trevelly and the Massive Ras and Giant Clams are an experience not to be missed.This is bucket list worthy.Thank yiu to all the Team at Kia Orana Cruises for creating such a special experience for tourists and locals🏝️Meitaki Atupaka
Written 11 January 2024
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GoPlaces67827414201
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We highly recommend Kia Orana Cruises on Aitutaki. Shaun our skipper was very experienced navigating the lagoon as well as being very knowledgeable about the locations we visited and the wildlife. He clearly was very passionate about his home and it showed. We appreciated the opportunity to plant a coconut on a sand bank to help stabilise it and create a new island. Small boat size meant for a more intimate cruise. A very well put together itinerary - great snorkelling spots, island hops, and a great lunch. Great value for $ too.
Written 10 November 2023
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Cheryl B
Denver, CO117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I did a lot of researching for lagoon cruises before I came here and ended up picking this one and I am not sorry. This is easily the best day I had on my cook Islands trip. we had Shawn. It looks like the boat could hold 12 people max and we had 10. Shawn is not overly talkative and I mean that in the best way possible. He seems friendly and real and answered your questions. We visited quite a few Motu and had on average 20 to 30 minutes on each one. While not enough to lay out a towel and break out a book. It’s plenty of time to take a good look and take photos. There was a much longer stop at lunchtime. Lunch was not fancy, but it was plenty of food and yummy. after lunch, we had two snorkeling stops, both of which were excellent and we were there for plenty of time to feel like you had a good look. Little bonuses is we also planted a coconut tree, and had time to swim across a little channel and walk down a sandbar.
Written 27 October 2023
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PKontheroad
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was one of the best days of our Cook Islands holiday! The lagoon is absolute paradise and being on a smaller boat meant beating and avoiding the large tour groups. The service and info provided was awesome. Lunch was simple but of so tasty. We loved every moment!
Written 16 October 2023
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Phil
New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Captain fantastic lived up to his name with his merry cook, captain Cook. Fabulous trip, amazing snorkeling, wonderful lunch and nice to be on a smaller boat that goes where bigger boats can't. Great seeing the giant trevally too! Highly recommend
Written 11 October 2023
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pizote67
Sondrio, Italy456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
On their website they promise to show you "the seven wonders of paradise", and that's what we saw. Small boat with max 12 people, leaving early it means visit motu and snorkeling with no crowd, very good lunch on Maina Island.
Plenty of time to relax and take pictures
Aitutaki lagoon is something out of this world and Kia Orana Cruises is the best way to discover it.
Written 15 September 2023
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hannar
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had a lovely tour of the lagoon with Captain Fantastic and His assistant. Visited several islands including One foot Island, Honeymoon island and Maina island, where we had a delicious lunch. We went snorkeling in 2 spots, near the Alexander wreck and a giant clam reef.
I would do this tour again and would recommend to others.
Written 13 September 2023
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lizleondownes
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Such a fun day out on the lagoon visiting the motus and snorkeling. The team were so friendly and showed us so many fish. The boys cooked us a fabulous lunch on a gorgeous island. Well done definitively do a Kia Orana cruise!
Written 2 August 2023
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