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The Vaka Cruise

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Address: Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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The ‘must do’ day lagoon cruise aboard the 21 meter Polynesian style Vaka...

The ‘must do’ day lagoon cruise aboard the 21 meter Polynesian style Vaka Titi ai Tonga.Every morning at 10am Mondays to Saturdays, the sound of the conch shell signals the departure of the Vaka for six hours of lagoon magic.There’s snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing to do before tucking into to an island barbecued lunch of fresh caught ocean fish served on board and accompanied by a full bar service.Visit several motu (small islets) and beach comb at One Foot Island before returning past the old TEAL flying boat base. Impromptu entertainment by the crew will have you tying pareu, weaving coconut leaf plates or humming island tunes.They are always happy to provide snorkelling lessons for first timers.

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The visit to One Foot Island

A fantastic cruise. The on board entertainment was really good, the food supplied was great (and plentiful) and the boat was very comfortable. All snorkeling equipment was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Gralove78
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Mornington, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Team on Board were a lot of fun, the food is fantastic, I have never eaten so many different salads and not needing meat! Its a little expensive because of the flights, I feel the airline could come to the party a bit more on the cost. Check the weather forecast for the best weather.

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Thank Kim W
Mornington, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic cruise. The on board entertainment was really good, the food supplied was great (and plentiful) and the boat was very comfortable. All snorkeling equipment was provided FREE and plenty of helpful advice for beginners. The swimming and snorkeling off the beach and boat were truly spectacular for the variety of fish sighted.

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Thank Gralove78
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time to Cook Islands and we are extremely pleased we chose the Aitutaki Day trip which took us out on the Vaka Cruise. BLISS. The guides were engaging, funny but moreover showed their love of their home for us to enjoy. We snorkelled at several islands, walked, swam; ate a sumptuous bbq lunch of local gourmet food (all... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ali is an amazing host and the tour is fantastic. We snorkled in some of the clearest water I have ever seen. TONS of tropical fish to include hand fed giant travelly. The lunch was FANTASTIC!! Can't say enough good. If you get to this part of the world GO ON THIS TOUR!

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Thank LameWhiteMan
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing day on the Vaka cruise to Aitutaki lagoon and 1 foot island with a yummy lunch...snorkeling great and staff entertainment returning was great..a must to do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot tell a lie, this was my second time on The Vaka Cruise. Two years ago, it was a cloudy day, It was a very wonderful day spent with my mom and cousinsThis year, it was picture perfect, withe my husband. The personality of the tour guide was what made the trip so fun He was very entertaining and... More 

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Taa M, Guest Relations Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this review

Kia orana, Warm greetings from sunny Aitutaki. Thank you very much for sharing your experience of our tour. I do believe that you enjoyed your second trip with us and will treasure these memories of our little paradise. It's always a pleasure to welcome our repeating guests onboard and our new friends from all over the globe. It's great to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasure it was to be able to do the vaka cruise. The sights are beautiful, the motu are beautiful, the water is beautiful. The host were very friendly & amazing! The music/entertainment made it feel just a little more real. The food was AMAZING, the story telling was just great. We will definitely be back again to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please indicate if this review was helpful so I can focus my future efforts accordingly. I will preface this review with three statements. First off, attend this tour expecting a good time and be willing to participate. Second, I am a cost-conscious traveler who looks into things and double-checks for the best deal, so you must earn it to get... More 

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Taa M, Guest Relations Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this review

Kia orana, Thank you for the lovely comment of our tour. I do believe that you enjoyed yourselves and had an amazing time on our beautiful lagoon. We hope that your experience of our tour will be an unforgettable one that you will cherish forever. It's always a pleasure to meet new friends on our boat and to share our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expectation: cliche stories, dancing, scenes I've seen my whole life. Reality: interesting tales, musicians laughing and having fun, YUMMY fish and roasted fruit, overall a great day! From our recommendation, five family members went on the tour the next week.

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Taa M, Guest Relations Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this review

Kia orana, Thank you for the comment. It was a pleasure to have your family join our tour and we do believe you all enjoyed your day with us. We wish you all the best and luck for the near future. Kia Manuia More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant, loved it, great day, great people and Paul our guide was so informative and fun. The snorkeling was ok but the highlight was the" GT " giant trevalli fish, which come right up to you in the water. WOW it was a great day, I absolutely recommend.

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Thank Sandraleelovering
Taa M, Guest Relations Manager at The Vaka Cruise, responded to this review

Kia orana Sandra, It's nice to know that you had a great time on our vaka. The GT's have been one of the highlights of our tour. We hope that you will let your family and friends know where we are. We look forward to welcome you in paradise again. Regards, More 

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