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Kia Orana

| Main Wharf, Cook Islands
+682 31 442
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Unreliable company! Don't go!

We made a booking with Kia Orana tours well in advance (months!!). The only thing we had to do was... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Rubén
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Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands
Must do cruise

This cruise is essential. It takes you to lovely small islands of the lagoon. It's on a small... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
deanobravo72
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Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
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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 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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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

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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

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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

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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...More

Thank Wunderbar_Travel
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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...More

Thank CR111
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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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