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The Vaka Cruise

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“day trip”(137 reviews)
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“cook islands”(78 reviews)
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...more
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Ootu Beach, Cook Islands
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All reviews day trip our tour guide cook islands one foot island fish tea and coffee minute flight food was amazing island food air rarotonga giant clams worth every cent picked up from our hotel three islands aitutaki lagoon bbq lunch local produce
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

This was a fantastic day that my two friends and I had. We flew to Aitutaki from Rarotonga and were greeted with very welcoming smiles. The crew on the boat were amazing and very quick to connect with all of us on board. That made...More

Thank Jacquie F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on the cruise 13 years previously (did the day trip from Rarotonga) and wanted to do it again as it then had created a fantastic memory for both of us. It's the biggest cruising vessel on the lagoon which was to our advantage...More

Thank TheLawMan78
Reviewed 1 week ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

Was a bit hesitant after reading some reviews on here that this was a party boat. Have been on a lagoon trip before. So glad I went with Vaka this time. Outstanding. The guys singing all day was exceptional. Great food. Great yarns. I'd thoroughly...More

Thank mackem70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

Great way to enjoy the lagoon and try some delicious Polynesian food! The crew and the boat are fully equipped even when the climate condition are not perfect! Great fine, very entertaining, highly recommended! Thank you Ali and team Margherita&Valerio

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

We flew to Aitutaki from Rarotonga for the Vaka Cruise day tour. It was absolutely the best day tour we have ever been on. From the moment we were collected from the airport we were made to feel so welcome. Our tour guides for the...More

Thank Sunseekers78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best cruise that I have ever been. Ali is funny, knowledgeable and super friendly. He's a hardworker.

Thank Diem H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outset the laughs started with the onboard entertainment. With refreshments on board it heads out to several points of interest where the cruise also stops to allow a snorkel with the sea life, which to be brutal is very lacking. There were a...More

Thank rsuyker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cruise exceeded my expectations. The best way to see Aitutaki and you get so much for the price. Amazing day !!!

Thank EmilyVok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

Ali was our tour guide for our wonderful day in Aitutaki. Within 20 minutes of meeting him I had to tell him he was one of the best tour guides I had been with. He is warm, genuine, knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor...More

Thank LA_Travelers_1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Review of: The Vaka Cruise

This will be the best day of your visit to the Cook Islands without question. It was impossible not to be smiling during the whole trip.

Thank Mike S
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10 July 2018|
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Response from LFG955 | Reviewed this property |
You change on the boat. It is very casual and most people had only their bathers on. You are on and off the boat swimming and exploring.
4 June 2018|
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Response from coloradomt_diver | Reviewed this property |
You need to go to the website for vacacruise. You can send a message from there or their email is listed. For some reason I can’t include a website in the reply
1 May 2018|
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Response from Taa M | Property representative |
We have a variety of fresh fruits and salads available on our lunch buffet.