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Get a window into Muri Lagoon's underwater world during this 3.5-hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat. Listen to your crew play the ukelele as you watch the fish swim among the vibrant coral, with the option to dive in for some snorkeling. Go ashore on Koromiri Islet for a barbecue meal. A portion of your ticket cost supports a marine conservation fund. Round-trip transportation from accommodations in the Ngatangiia District is included for an additional fee.
With a maximum of 6 guests per tour group, our semi-private reef tour is an exciting group-shared experience. Suitable for anyone with water confidence, previous snorkelling experience necessary.
Experience Rarotonga’s incredible reef from underwater on a 3-hour snorkelling tour, including round-trip transportation. We'll travel to one of our favourite snorkelling spots, with the safest conditions of the day. Fit you up into our premium snorkelling gear, and walk you down to the waters edge for snorkelling instruction before we enter our aquatic playground.
Then, explore the captivating and rugged beauty of our coral reef, discovering an abundance of sea life, admiring endangered turtles and spotted eagle-rays. All equipment, door-to-door transfers and refreshments included.
Skirt the backroads of Rarotonga island on this sightseeing tour by electric tuk tuk that transports you to Rarotonga's less-frequented hideaways with ease. Wind through rural villages and plantations en route to quiet vista points and top Rarotonga sights alike, including Muri Beach and the Avana Passage, all while learning about Cook Islands culture from your guide.
Snorkel in the gorgeous waters of Rarotonga on this private snorkeling tour. Go at your own pace with just your group and guide and receive personalized attention from your guide. Then, emboark on an "island hour" and discover great snorkel sites throughout the island's oldest marine reserves. End the tour with organic refreshments while overlooking the lagoon before returning to your hotel. Underwater photography and door-to-door transfers are also included.
Enjoy a brief overview of Rarotonga’s history and culture; this tour covers several of the highlights in just a few hours. This tour gives you a sense of the island and its landmarks that will serve you well if you want to explore on your own. See beyond the gloss of the tourist area and learn more about the natural, cultural, and political heritage which makes this place unique. Visit limestone churches, lagoons, and The Garden of Seven Canoes.
Pedal around Rarotonga on a relaxed 4-hour bicycle tour. Follow your local guide through the island's villages, down picturesque lanes and past breathtaking mountainous scenery. Listen to your guide's informative commentary about the culture, history, folklore and traditions of the native islanders. After a leisurely 3 hours of biking, covering approximately 5 to 7.5 miles (8 to 12 km), stop for a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. Wash off the road dust with a swim at a secluded beach. Lunch, round-trip hotel transportation and use of all cycling equipment is included.
Avoid the ocean traffic and join us on a private tour! Perfect for those wanting a genuinely exclusive experience. Suitable for honeymooners, couples and small families.
Enjoy a personalised and thrilling snorkelling adventure for just yourselves on a 3-hour private tour, including round-trip transport. We'll travel to one of our favourite snorkelling spots, with the safest conditions of the day. Fit you up into our premium snorkelling gear, and walk you down to the waters edge for thorough snorkelling instruction before we enter our aquatic playground.
Then, your guide will show you the captivating and rugged beauty of our coral reef, discovering an abundance of sea life, endangered turtles and spotted eagle-rays. All equipment, door-to-door transfers and refreshments included.
Worldclass photos. Flower Crowns. private ukulele serenade. Honeymooners. Wedding couples. Lovers. This one is for you. The ultimate couples snorkel adventure where you will be treated like an island king and queen. Included is at least 50 Worldclass ocean UW and beach shots of you together by Canon ambassador photographer. If you want to swim in a wedding dress and get trash the dress shots swimming with turtles we can do this for you no problem. This will be one of the highlights of your trip. Tailored to your needs. If you don't have one of the best experiences of your life we will refund you in full. Whether you want to swim with turtles. Eagle Rays. Whales. Whatever your dream adventure would be we will tailor to give you both an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. This is our most popular tour, so please do book in advance.
Ukulele serenade on the beach
Beautiful beach photos
Amazing UW photos swimming with turtles, rays or being mermaids.
Worldclass Turte tour with Pro water photographer and Cook Island local Charlotte Piho. Charlotte will give you an intimate life enriching experience sharing with you the hidden gems of the Cook Islands and her turtle friends. Guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your trip and most magical experiences of your life.
Charlotte is one of Australias leading water safety trainers and an ambassador for Canon and Aquatech.
Skirt the backroads of Rarotonga island on this private sightseeing tour by electric tuk tuk. Wind through rural villages and plantations en route to the top Rarotonga sights that you most want to see, including vista points, Muri Beach, and the Avana Passage, all while learning about Cook Islands culture from your guide. A private tour allows you to fully customize your sightseeing experience to suit your interests on the island.
For those looking to enjoy a personalised and fun group-shared experience with one of our certified Surf Lifesaving guides. We’ll teach you the most effective snorkelling skills, and guide you through coral gardens bursting with lagoon life!
Your 3-hour snorkelling tour begins with the fitting of our premium snorkel equipment. We’ll teach you all the snorkel tips needed to enjoy your experience. Then, a shallow water beach entry before you’re guided on an ‘island hour’ snorkelling adventure in the oldest marine reserve on the island. We will snorkel through crystal clear turquoise waters, boasting an abundance of lagoon life. Observe unique tropical fish and explore the mesmerising colours of the coral gardens.
An ‘island hour’ of guided snorkelling is concluded with thirst quenching drinking coconuts and fresh seasonal fruit, before your return transfer and drop-off to your accomodation.
Heading out for a big night in an unfamiliar town can be a daunting prospect; it’s easy to get lost, get separated from your friends or wind up in the worst value venue in town. Get your bearings in Avarua with this nightlife tour; hop aboard a custom party bus to check out Rarotonga’s hottest clubs and night spots.
Recommended for first time visitors to Rarotonga to undertake soon after arriving. The tour is to give you a background on places and things to do around the island including sites, history and way of life.
There is a brief stop for a pearl talk where you will learn about one of the most important and iconic export from the Cook Islands.
Learn about important and interesting tourist facilities and services around the island.
Explore the natural landscapes of Rarotonga Island on this half-day bike tour. Cycle the Ancient Coral Road; pass beautiful beaches, rugged mountains, and lush farmlands; and stop to visit rural villages, take a swim in the ocean, and tuck into a delicious lunch at a seafront restaurant.
Cook Islands Tours believes that first and last impressions are important in how a visitor remembers their holiday. Hence we offer unique meet and greet for all International Arrival and Departure Transfers.
On arrival you are greeted at our Cook Islands Tours Desk with a fresh flower Ei (Fresh Flower Necklace) and escorted to your transfer bus where you are provided with a refreshing towellette and a cool bottle of water.
For departure you will receive a shell Ei as a parting gift from our team at Cook Islands Tours to keep as a souvenir to remember your holiday to the beautiful island of Rarotonga.
This is a seat in coach service.
Arrive in Rarotonga to the warm welcome of Raro Tours. You will receive a fresh flower ei (garland) and a chilled bottle of water on arrival, followed by a comfortable ride to your accommodation in one of our air conditioned buses. Transfers are available to all major accommodations on Rarotonga and children welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Buzz around Rarotonga’s beach-fringed landscapes as you seek out the best drinks and happy hour specials this small island has to offer. Get around on an environmentally friendly electric tuk tuk, and get tips on the coolest places to go and drinks to order, from your in-the-know local guide.
Hop in the back seat of an electric tuk tuk just outside of your hotel, and make your way to a beach-side bar as the sun begins to dip towards the horizon. Consider grabbing an ice-cold Big Kahuna, sip a Seabreeze, or find out what goes into a Sex on the Beach.
When you finish your drink, hop back in the tuk tuk and cruise to your next location to grab another tropical cocktail served up in a perfect setting for watching the sunset. Get tips on what to order from your guide, and find out about other great places to grab a drink before night sets in and you head back to your hotel.
Minimum of 4 people per booking required.
Our local drivers are what makes this shuttle unique! They are proud cook islanders, very prompt, warm and attentive, always ready to help and give a smile. We like to call them our Happiness Consultants because of their amazing attitude and their knowledge of their beloved island of Rarotonga.
The ‘Take-a-peek’ bicycle tour allows you to join in on a mini Storytellers Eco Cycle Tour, so that you can get a 'taste' of what Storytellers is all about. You will get to experience and enjoy parts of Rarotonga lesser frequented by tourists, and learn all about the Cook Islands in a relaxed and fun small group environment. Most of the cycle tour takes place on the inland roads, which are mainly sealed and flat to gently sloping. This tour is for cyclists of all abilities and fitness levels - so long as you can ride a bike! It is also a family friendly activity, as we can cater to children of all ages with our smaller children's bicycles, trail-behind bikes, tow-behind buggy or ‘Dolittle’ children’s seat. A great way to get a 'bargain' tour that gives you a great intro-level orientation to Rarotonga.
Our ‘Walk-about’ tour is designed for those that want a Storytellers experience - but without the bicycle! This easy walking tour takes place on the west coast of the island, on the ‘back road’ or Ara Metua, finishing with a fresh fruit ice cream. This tour is suitable for all ages and is family friendly: so long as you can comfortably walk and have equipment for taking small children if applicable, then this guided tour will be perfect for you. This tour provides you with the opportunity to really experience and learn more about Rarotonga, it’s people, way of life, environment and so on, while sharing a few laughs with your group and tour guide. Each walk is tailored to your interests: you decide what interests you most and your guide while incorporate that into your tour.
Designed to maximise environment-based learning and fun, the 'eco-eco bicycle tour' encompasses an easy cycling tour, and a visit to the Discover Marine Eco Wildlife Centre where you will be provided with a guided tour and choose an ice cream Sunday / smoothie / beverage of your choice. For those that want to know more about land and water based environment features and challenges, led by a tour guide that has a PhD specialising in the area of people and the environment. The cycle ride is mainly on sealed roads and fairly flat.