This is the second lagoon tour we have taken, the first by TeKing which was great for the snorkeling but this tour with Bishops was really good to do the second day to visit different places. I loved the boat, comfortable and spacious and you could take any aged child, even a baby compared to going on a speed boat which is pretty rough. They sold drinks on board-beer, fizzy. We visited the island where planes used to land on the sea, beautiful swimming beach here, great photos, then we visited another Island used by Survivor when they filmed here. We learnt a little about the trees and got to walk through the trees across the island (5 mins at most) but cool to do and imagine being on survivor! We did some snorkeling Erth the giant trevally and saw giant clams-take your jewellery off before you come, wedding rings, watches etc or you might get your fingers chomped on by giant trevally! The walk across the sandbar was something I will never forget, so beautiful it's thigh deep, I took camera across with me, wear reef shoes there are some sharp shells, kids found it easier to swim or hold our hands and get dragged along, it's quite a way. You end up on one foot island which is just stunning and you have time to swim here, there is a black buoy in the middle of the channel - a few giant clams here and some purple coral being grown, giant trevally around the boats. Amazing delicious lunch of bbq tuna and sausages, lots of salad and beautiful fried bread, yum! You eat under cover for shade and you can get your passport stamped here. Trip is from 10am til around 3pm. Bishops provide towels. Awesome trip so glad we did it, great staff too. Thankyou Bishops!
Kia Orana Noushymoo
Meitaki Atupaka for your very informative review of Bishops Cruises, we very much appreciate you taking the time to write this for others to share your experience and take tips from.
With regard to the Giant Trevally, it is worth mentioning to remove jewelry, as, of course in their natural habitat, they can be attracted to quick moving, sparkly items underwater, mistaking them as fish. However, as thankfully, they are not meat eaters it is safe to swim amongst them and marvel at their size and speed.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed it so much and hope to see you back onboard again one day.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Aitutaki and safe travels going forward.
The Team at Bishops Cruises.