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Kia Orana

| Main Wharf, Cook Islands
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Best lagoon cruise

We did several lagoon cruises staying in Aitutaki last week. These were all fantastic; however, Kia... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2015
Zachary W
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Claremont, California
Best cruise operator in Aitutaki!

I’ve been fortunate to experience several of the cruises on offer in Aitutaki, on multiple trips to... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
islandaddict_76
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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 August 2015

We did several lagoon cruises staying in Aitutaki last week. These were all fantastic; however, Kia Orana Cruises was our favorite. Our captain was kind and considerate; we saw several far-flung motu, snorkeling was incredible (and Kia Orana does snorkeling in the afternoon, when it's...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2015

I’ve been fortunate to experience several of the cruises on offer in Aitutaki, on multiple trips to the island. I would certainly rate Kia Orana Cruises as the best by far. I’ve enjoyed 2 cruises with Kia Orana now, 8 years apart… their service and...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2015

From start to finish, Kia Orana Cruises provided a truly memorable, fantastic experience! Captain "Fantastic" (aka. Andrew Katu) picked us up promptly at the scheduled time and took us down to the main wharf and began our full day tour of Aitutaki's 7 Wonders. With...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2015

The tour has a good price value, and you can rent the boat privately if you do not want to share the day with strangers. The price is very good compared to others, also cause the route is more or less the same that offering...More

2  Thank Andreasupertamp
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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