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 from our accommodation by Captain Fantastic, who lived up to his name. The tour offers to take you to 7 motus (small islands), but to be honest I lost count after 4. Our speedboat transported us quickly between our island stops, meaning that we could get there before the other boats and each time we had the whole island to ourselves.
Captain Fantastic gives an informative commentary on the history and cultural significance of each location, something you may not get with other bigger tours.
Most tours include a delicious island lunch of fresh cooked fish & salads, but the others don't offer the musical accompaniment of Captain Fantastic, a ukulele and some local tunes.
Throw in a couple of snorkelling stops, (with Giant Trevally and the beautiful tropical fish you would imagine) and it's an amazing day out.
If you are looking for a small group tour (max 10-12 people) this is the best that you will find on Aitutaki, especially if you want to visit the stunning One Foot Island without the "crowds".
10/10 for Captain Fantastic and a relaxing day in paradise!!
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