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Raro Reef Sub

Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
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Informative trip on the outer reef

A fun time on the Sub; saw giant trevally and a turtle or three. A few people struggled with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tina D
Definitely worth doing!

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip out past the reef. The amount of people on the trip was very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TeriF88
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
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"ship wreck"
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"fish"
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"different areas"
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"informative trip"
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"see whales"
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"underwater world"
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"couple of hours"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun time on the Sub; saw giant trevally and a turtle or three. A few people struggled with the rolling of the pontoon boat. a very informative trip; great crew

Thank Tina D
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tina - thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip out past the reef. The amount of people on the trip was very manageable, not squeezed in like some tours so everyone got to enjoy both the upper deck and the underwater viewing area below. Went past old steam ship wreck...More

Thank TeriF88
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We very much appreciate your feedback and are thrilled you enjoyed yourself and rated us so highly. Hope to see you again on the island!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We did this hour long tour with friends and really enjoyed it. Our hosts were full of local knowledge and made the trip so enjoyable. Great views of the coral reef and sunkin ship not to be missed, definitely recommend this on your to do...More

Thank Melanie V
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Melanie - thanks for your review - and really appreciate your feedback. Thrilled you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again on the rock someday soon.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Opted for this as it was a shorter trip than one of the lagoon cruises and something a bit different. Due to the weather the sea wasn't as clear as normal but it was great to see the giant trevally, the reef and the wreck...More

Thank MataiWest
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review. Sorry - we did have a period where the visibility wasn't as good as normal, but glad you still saw enough to give us a nice rating. Hope to take you out on a better visibility day next...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My wife and I followed instructions for the 11am sailing posted on the notice board at the wharf, which stated we needed to be there at least 10 minutes before sailing. The 9am and 4pm sailings must be booked. We arrived even earlier and waited...More

Thank David K
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi David - I'm very saddened that you found it necessary to give us a 1 out of 5 due to the fact that we were unable to go out during your stay. We do advertise that our boat tour is weather dependant. We give...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Picked a day when the skies were clear and the sea was reasonably calm to do the Raro Reef Sub tour. It costs $65 per adult, and tour lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Got to watch giant travelly up close and being fed, and the...More

Thank LynandDarryl
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Lynn and Darryl - thanks for taking the time to review our sub. Being our summer - it can get quite warm downstairs, but as the summer ebbs away it becomes better. Great that you had some turtles join you on the tour -...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We were picked up from our accommodation along with a few other stops by the lovely Steph and taken to the reef sub. It was a lovely day slightly overcast and off we set. First was the feeding if the fish everyone in board especially...More

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Kia Orana John - thank you taking the time to review our tour, and for the wonderful words of praise. I hope we see you on the island again soon.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Sorry tried hard to enjoy this but there was nothing really to see they fed some scraps for a few fish and then that was it. The water was choppy and the inside of the sub was hot and stinky. for $165 total i would...More

Thank letsbehonest21
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Kia Orana - I'm really sorry you didn't enjoy our tour. As you will see from our previous reviews, most people enjoy watching the Trevally being fed, viewing the shipwreck, coral and schooling fish etc. The views from the boat of the island is also...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Very friendly and informative trip. The skipper and her assistant both fun and informative. They made the trip very interesting and know the area well. A great way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Chris M
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a nice review Chris. Very much appreciated. Hope to see you on the island again sometime.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

From the moment we got on the bus at our resort we knew we where in for a fun day. A quick joke with Stephanie, about our 10th anniversary and the fun continued. The tour it self was amazing, although the day was overcast and...More

Thank Aussie-in-paradise
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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi you two! There are a few passengers that come on board that can make your trip that much more fun, and you two certainly fit the bill. Was an absolute pleasure to take you both out and we are thrilled you had such a...More

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letsbehonest21
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Response from Stephanie J | Property representative |
Kia Orana. The trip is between one and a quarter hours and one and a half hours. Sometimes slightly longer if we are with whales.
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