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Kia Orana

| Main Wharf, Cook Islands
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10 stars from me

Do not go to Aitutaki and not do this trip, its magical. We were a group of 8 who were picked up... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Didge77
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Sometimes bigger company is better...

We booked a tour of the lagoon 2 weeks in advance with them which seemed a smaller business and... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Cinthia L
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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...more
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Do not go to Aitutaki and not do this trip, its magical. We were a group of 8 who were picked up by Captain Useless who looked after us for the whole day. He took us to the most amazing places on his comfortable speed...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We booked a tour of the lagoon 2 weeks in advance with them which seemed a smaller business and more interesting way to see the lagoon. Unfortunately they are too small. Our tour was cancelled the night before because we were the only guests. I...More

1  Thank Cinthia L
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We made a booking with Kia Orana tours well in advance (months!!). The only thing we had to do was to reconfirm one day prior the actual trip. After a lot of attempts of our friendly hotel staff we finally managed to do so at...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This cruise is essential. It takes you to lovely small islands of the lagoon. It's on a small covered speed boat with about 9 people. It goes to many islands to wander around and have lunch on one of them. The food was wonderful. We...More

1  Thank deanobravo72
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The day we ventured out there was a glorious ever so gentle breeze, so it was the most perfect day! The tour was very informative, visiting 7 different motus and the swimming and snorkelling was exceptional! Captain Fantastic was a great delight, ensuring we had...More

1  Thank gogirlnyc
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Kia Orana cruises operated by Captain Fantastic (Andrew) as he calls himself are a fantastic experience on a sunny warm day. Expect some wind as the boat does go reasonably fast at times - bring a dry change of clothes for after the snorkelling. After...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

My family wanted to experience the beauty of Aitutaki Lagoon. When booking tours we prefer private tours so we can focus on what we enjoy rather than fitting in the box with the crowds. My husband’s hobby is photography and videography so he prefers to...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

On Sunday, Kia Orana Lagoon cruise picked us up at 9:30 am at our resort. They were scheduled to pick us up at 9am but was late because of last minute additions. Our boat had 9 people and the 2nd boat had 5 other people....More

Thank Wayne K
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

There were five of us on the Cruise - Captain Fantastic (Andrew) was a great guide and took us to some amazing islands, was knowledgeable and helpful. Had a lovely tasty but simple lunch presented on authentic plates made from the leaves. The snorkeling was...More

Thank Glenda I
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Melissa P
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Response from Melissa P | Reviewed this property |
There are shallow and deep snorkelling spots in the lagoon. Kia Orana cater for all levels of swimming ability. They carry life jackets which you can wear while snorkelling. I wore one so I could concentrate on filming with... More
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