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Kia Orana

| Main Wharf, Cook Islands
+682 31 442
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As real as it gets

Andrew (Captain Fantastic) is as real as it gets. He is very knowledgeably and made the experience... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2014
Anaheim, California
Small, personalised tour and wonderful lunch

We tried several lagoon cruises during our stay, and we prefer this one to the offered by Aitutaki... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2014
Brussels, Belgium
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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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| Main Wharf, Cook Islands
+682 31 442
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

Andrew (Captain Fantastic) is as real as it gets. He is very knowledgeably and made the experience unforgettable. We booked him for a private snorkeling trip after our initial cruise and both experiences were amazing. The food on the island/snorkeling cruise is amazing and his...More

Thank DanDeezy
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We tried several lagoon cruises during our stay, and we prefer this one to the offered by Aitutaki Adventures. Kia Orana Cruises uses a smaller boat and operates a tour that avoids larger crowds. The tour starts a bit earlier in the day than the...More

2  Thank Niris_17
Reviewed 2 November 2014

My girlfriend and I did the Seven Wonders trip on Oct. 19. Outstanding. Fabulous. Incredible. The beauty of the water, and the islands, and the sandbars, and the water, the water, the water. Beyond words. Blues of every hue. For me, a beach person, a...More

Thank beachjeffrey
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We decided to do the all day 7 wonders cruise on a Sunday with Captain Fantastic (Andrew) with lunch and were blown away at how beautiful and amazing this lagoon and the islands really are . The clarity of the water, the coral, the islands,...More

1  Thank Jeepman d
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Superb attention to detail and Andrew is very passionate about what he does. This is infinitely better than the larger cruises on the lagoon. The lagoon itself is the best in the world in my opinion. Lots of different islands, beautiful sand beaches, and sensation...More

Thank Cosmoss
Reviewed 27 September 2014

The lagoon cruise in a speed boat was exciting. We enjoyed everything about the trip. Andrew was very reliable, friendly & informative. To be given the opportunity to see the most beautiful lagoon dotted with many small deserted islands that have pure white beaches &...More

Thank griffinca
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

The lagoon cruise with Andrew was the highlight of our trip. I echo all the other reviewers. The order of visiting the islands (in reverse) gives you the opportunity to see the islands in its natural state. The snorkeling spots were perfect and the lunch...More

Thank Ana B
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Captain Fantastic was amazing. we had a good group on our tour. Captain Fantastic (Andrew) was a interesting, funny tour guide. We toured the Motus early on in the day. Had a lunch prepared by our Captain. The smoked parrot fish was excellent. The entire...More

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 16 July 2014

My husband and I did the Kia Orana Seven Wonders cruise and we were not disappointed! Captain Fantastic was really friendly, had great stories, and was very knowledgeable on the islands. I wasn't expecting much from lunch, since I was more interested in the islands...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We (two adults and two young children) did a island cruise with Kia Orana and Captain Fantastic, and had a great time. We recommend it highly.  We really liked:  - pick-up on time - only nine persons on the boat - early start beats the...More

2  Thank Clara H
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5 March 2017|
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