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Address: | Main Wharf, Cook Islands
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+682 31 442
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We invite you to book a Kia Orana morning or afternoon speedboat cruise...

We invite you to book a Kia Orana morning or afternoon speedboat cruise (for up to 10 people) when you come to Aitutaki. Whether you are an individual or a couple, a wedding party, or a group of friends, cruising around the Lagoon and visiting One Foot Island, and Honeymoon Island is one of the most memorable things to do in the whole of the Pacific.

We cruise to what we call "the seven wonders of paradise", and every island has something special to see and experience.

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A fantastic day on the blue lagoon!

No visit to Aitutaki is complete without a day out on it's beautiful crystal blue lagoon. There are several operators offering very different experiences, and this time (our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa P
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No visit to Aitutaki is complete without a day out on it's beautiful crystal blue lagoon. There are several operators offering very different experiences, and this time (our second visit to Aitutaki), and on local's recommendation, we chose Kia Orana Cruises. We were picked up from our accommodation by Captain Fantastic, who lived up to his name. The tour offers... More 

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Thank Melissa P
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went with Captain Fantastic on a wonderful day tour through the Aitutaki Lagoon! First of all he was super quick in responding to my email inquiry that I only sent to him 2 days prior to arrival. Confirmation was quick and he agreed to pick us up at the Cruise Ship landing spot. Arrived and there stood Andrew, waiting for... More 

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Thank Wunderbar_Travel
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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183 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had such an amazing day out with Captain Fantastic. Words can't describe how amazing the scenery is. The captain lived up to his name. Not only skippering the boat, but sung songs, told informative stories, and cooked an absolutely delicious lunch on a small tropical island. We even got to plant a coconut tree. Will have to go back... More 

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Pullman, Washington, United States
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

One of our highlights on Aitutaki was going to be a Lagoon Cruise. We did all the research and chose Kia Orana. We notified them when we arrived at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort. The next day we went to the pickup area and waited for an hour. We finally called the front desk of our hotel and they called the... More 

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Thank MichaelHar
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We loved our day out exploring the islands and snorkeling . With a faster boat you get more time to explore both in and out of the water. Two amazing snorkeling spots with giant clams and many colorful fish. Also a great way to meet other travelers. Our captain who we nicknamed captain awesome (captain fantastic's right hand man) was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were initially booked on a different tour that cancelled at the last moment. Fortunately Kia Orana was able to accommodate us at the last min. and we're really glad that they could. The smaller boat lead to an intimate experience. We initially selected the other tour as we didn't think we would enjoy spending so much time visiting islands... More 

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Thank PricklyPear18
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The tour was ok, but I did regret booking with them. According to them, due to weather conditions we'd have to skip 2 islands and would most likely to visit 2 snorkel spots. At the end of the 1st snorkel spot, we were taken back to the harbour and informed the tour had ended. When asked about the other snorkel,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Entertaining lagoon tour of the beautiful Aitutaki lagoon. This lagoon tour is limited to about 10 tourists, so it's quite personal. captain fantastic took time go exokain the local stories behind each Motu (island). One foot island and honeymoon islands are just breathtaking. The snorkelling was equal to anywhere in the world with amazing visibility. The bbq lunch was sensational.... More 

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Thank JamieT8175
central cove
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130 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Our captain for the trip was "captain worthless", seriously, he wouldn't tell us how he got that name other than," it's a long story". He did a great job, witty, friendly and very professional, as well a a pretty handy fellow at the BBQ. we had two snorkel stops which were very nice, however the wind was up an the... More 

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We chose Captain Fantastic's cruise rather than a larger cruise boat and it was so totally worthwhile. He provided an informative, professional and pleasurable day out with an absolutely amazing lunch on one of the outer pristine islands in this paradise. Beautifully presented in an authentic island style. The benefit is that we made it to the pure white beaches... More 

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