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The Vaka Cruise

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Ootu Beach, Cook Islands
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These guys and girls are great

Everything from when we were picked up from our hotel to the end was fantastic. The captain and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kiwi_Steve01
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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A perfect day

Aitutaki day tour with Air Rarotonga We were staying at Rarotonga and took the day tour We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rahima
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sydney
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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, swimming and sunbathing to do before tucking into to an island barbecued lunch of fresh caught ocean fish served on board and accompanied by a full bar service. Visit several motu (small islets) and beach comb at One Foot Island before returning past the old TEAL flying boat base. Impromptu entertainment by the crew will have you tying pareu, weaving coconut leaf plates or humming island tunes. Tour includes pickup from your accommodation on Aitutaki. Resorts adn Hotels on O'otu Peninsula are within easy walking distance from the departure point and the Vaka docks directly at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa to pick up guests from there. We look forward to take you to the magic that is Aitutaki's lagoon.
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Ootu Beach, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything from when we were picked up from our hotel to the end was fantastic. The captain and crew are a laugh a minute and the lagoon cruise with visits to the islands is an awesome way to spend the day. Snorkelling with the reef...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Aitutaki day tour with Air Rarotonga We were staying at Rarotonga and took the day tour We board the Vaka Cruise . Andrew, the guide was funny , lively and most entertaining. The boat crew were great and the live music was wonderful. The lunch...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must do this boat trip, food is amazing, funny and friendly guys, we had a blast with them. They took us to amazing spots, sang sons made jokes, it was very entertaining and worthy. Love your work guys.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out on the Vaka cruise with our 3 children ages 15yrs, 7yrs and 5yrs .Beautiful food ( that we are still dreaming about) and wonderful friendly informative staff.I haven’t been home since 1996 so to bring my family on something like this was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another amazing day with the Vaka team! This is a must do when visiting Autitaki. A day of snorkeling, exploring and enjoying the best of the beautiful lagoon with like minded travelers and an amazing crew.

Thank Lori G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to do this as part of the Aitutaki day tour. A great way to get a brief introduction to the island and lagoon. A well designed and planned day that should enthrall you with the beauty of the magnificent lagoon. I have...More

Thank Hawaiishark71
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the vaca cruise back in December 2017. The tour far exceeded our expectations. Ali really made the day fun and entertaining. We had our 2 young children with and the staff was so helpful and accommodating. The rest of the crew were amazing...More

Thank atwtraveller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on the Vaka cruise twice now it is the best cruise in Aitutaki the boat is quite big and spacious the entertainment on board is a lot of fun with Ali and the boys the staff on board are great jumping of...More

Thank Bridget S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise after trying 2 other And that Spread omg to die for what i would do to eat those fresh tuna steaks everyday wow

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re visiting Aitutaki you should do a lagoon cruise and The Vaka Cruise is the one to do. The boat was very comfortable, the lunch provided was delicious, the crew sang and played lovely music during the trip and the island and snorkelling stops...More

Thank Ruth B
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jessowen37
1 May 2018|
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Response from LauraGarbo | Reviewed this property |
Fresh fruit was available in abundance. Many vegetables like local taro were on offer as well, with only herbs and oil dressing. Probably best to ask the question at booking stage. I am sure they would try their best to... More
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Haifa A
10 October 2017|
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Response from Taa M | Property representative |
Kia orana, We have 2 restrooms onboard. They are operational everyday of our tour.
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Simms B
6 October 2017|
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Response from Taa M | Property representative |
Hi, There are different numbers on each day of our cruise. We take a max of 45 people and a minimum of 1 person. There is one tourguide for all guests with the assistance of the rest of the crew onboard. If you are not... More
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