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Cruising through the super beautiful Aitutaki lagoon to varied islands in the morning was lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
flytofreedom
Great day out

We had a lovely day with Captain Useless!(self named). We went to 7 islands, had a delicious bbq... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Brigit B
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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 3 weeks ago

Cruising through the super beautiful Aitutaki lagoon to varied islands in the morning was lovely but for me, eclipsed by the two very different snorkelling stops in the afternoon. ‘Captain Useless’ was anything but, Shaun managed to meld being genuinely friendly, hard-working and competent without...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely day with Captain Useless!(self named). We went to 7 islands, had a delicious bbq lunch on one of the islands and great snorkeling in two spots. Thoroughly recommend it

Thank Brigit B
Reviewed 6 June 2018

There are only two tour operators that go out on Sunday - Kia Orana is one of them. Captain "Useless" was our guide for the day and he did an awesome job (not useless!) - navigating through the coral reefs, sharing information about the lagoon...More

1  Thank sonyag508
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Luckily for 3 other people we booked the day before, because other smaller companies were fully booked (Kia Orana requires a minimum of 4 people, as outlined in other reviews). We were picked up at our resort and it wasn't long before we were on...More

Thank Lisa_and_Lewis
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

Thank Didge77
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
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

2  Thank Passport811352
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
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
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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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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