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Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including Snorkeling
Truly a highlight!!
, Oct 2019
This was just magical. The crew were the best. Captain Johnny and his sidekicks....cant remember the names!! Wednesday 16th October 11am. Food incredible, and the shows just the best. Highly recommend this if you only had to choose one thing in this paradise, this is it!!
It was a great experience, but if you need to cancel and you have booked via internet they can't refund you as they say they haven't recived their money yet,l booked for 4 adults and 1 kid,one adult got sick and l tried to cancel within the allowed time for a refund ,thwy cancelled it but if l wanted a refund l had to go on line and cancel on line and WiFi is gold in Cook island,so l lost my money,but the experience itself is super and 5 star,the cruise captain,highly entertaining and informative and helpful,every one can snorkel they have life jackets for kids and poor swimmers,food is plenty and great,fantastic!,just do it!
We in fact did NOT do the tour due to our own mistake in booking the wrong location. We landed on a different Island in fact. I communicated with Viator my mistake and they asked the operator for a full refund which they honoured. Very kind of them and hope to use them in the future. Good will is excellent! Thanks
Dig your toes into the sand of Muri Beach, located on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Aboard a glass bottom boat, spend 4 hours floating over the turquoise waters, stopping for a snorkeling on the way. Arrive at Motu Koromiri for some entertainment and a barbecue fish lunch on the beach. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
Buy your tickets ahead of time for this 2.5-hour cultural show, set over water on floating stages. Watch fire dancers and other top entertainers from Rarotonga and enjoy a buffet dinner. Round-trip transportation from Rarotonga accommodations are included.
Combine a cultural village tour, a buffet dinner, and an exciting overwater night show during this 5-hour experience in Rarotonga. Get to know the culture of the Cook Islands, including their culinary traditions, song, and dance. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Cook Islands ultimate intimate 5star turtle tour. With elite tour guides and worldclass professional underwater photos with internationally respected photographers to go home. If conditions permit you will also get an opportunity to see eagle rays.
The ultimate wildlife experience of a lifetime. Explore the hidden underwater gems of the Cook Islands with the locals.
Small exclusive groups.
Guides certified lifeguards + specialist guards with APNEA and PADI certifications.
This is the tour for those wanting WORLDCLASS Photos and small personaiized service.
Progressive Dinner Tour with the Locals in Rarotonga
Hangin with the locals.....
, Dec 2019
We so enjoyed this dinner. Fun to see the people's homes. Really learned how important the family is here in Raro. Loved the garden tour at the first home, and of course the FOOD was fantastic. Nice to be able to ask some questions also. A great experience we would highly recommend.
All-inclusive packages at resorts are convenient, but often make it difficult to experience authentic local life. Find the Rarotonga that exists beyond your resort on this dinner tour. Enjoy a 3-course meal, with each dish served in a different location. A local band joins the tour to create a relaxing ambiance. Enjoy local delicacies and visit a variety of locations across the island.
Come and discover the giant clams, giant trevally and giant smiles on this family friendly marine adventure! We explore the waters of our lagoon covering safety, equipment use and swimming technique. Our Tai Sea Scooter Snorkel is perfect for beginner snorkelers and those who just want to be guided along to the best snorkeling spot.
My husband and I (both seniors) really enjoyed this cycle tour which was done at a relaxed pace with frequent stops for Corrina to explain to us about the plants and history. We loved visiting the farmer's orchard and sampling so many fruits - also meeting the pigs! Lunch on the beach was much appreciated. This is the way to experience the real Rarotonga!
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.
Excellent and clear instruction on use of the scooters and they were so much fun. There were a number of additional safety measures taken so felt very safe and were free to enjoy and explore where the turtles were enjoying their natural habitat. I also liked the fact that a portion of our fee was assisting to maintain this nature reserve and the turtles nesting habitat.
Started on time. Both instructor/guides (Luca & Mere) were great. Wetsuit/reef shoes/flippers/snorkel-mask/Sea scooter fitting was quick & easy with plenty of sizes available. Safety instruction/briefing was good & to the point.
For a first timer using a sea scooter, I felt comfortable & safe at all times. There was ample time to play around with the Sea scooter within the confines of the harbour prior to going out to the reef & beyond. The coral was great, but due to large swells beyond the reef, we were resricted a bit on how far to go out (we went about 500m off-shore, in about 15m of water). The view was clear. Although we saw no turtles, I did however float directly over a HUGE Hawaian Stringray on the way back in. So, overall, I think it was a great 3 or so hours for a first timer.
Go exploring underwater in a part of the Cook Islands that’s only accessible to those in the know. On this unique snorkelling experience, take a sea scooter through a lagoon passage that people can only swim through at certain times of the day. Once there, discover a thriving marine environment full of colourful fish and coral outcrops; look out for exciting wildlife like sea turtles, eagle rays and harmless reef sharks.
Explore the hidden gems of Rarotonga, Cook Islands on the ultimate snorkel tour which guarantees WORLDCLASS PHOTOS. Tour includes swimming not only with turtles but seeing eagle rays*. Photography by pro water photographer @charlottepiho (has over 200,000 followers on instagram) . Charlotte is an ambassador for Canon Australia and Aquatech. You will be given photos from your amazing experience in high res to go home with. Staff all top athletes with lifeguard certifications. This is the tour for those wanting a personalised intimate 5star experience with amazing photos.
*You're are guaranteed to see turtles but if conditions are not safe we can't guarantee swimming with Eagle rays. We do our best though to take you swimming with the rays if safety permits.
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.
Boys loved it, night paddle boarding no parents! The team looked after them, making sure they were all confident and introduced them to Island life and night paddle boarding.
Mum and Dad sat drinking cocktails watching them glow along the horizon on the boards...
Highly recommended for young teens.
Experience being on a stand up paddle board (SUP) or Kayak and gliding through the warm lagoons of Rarotonga at night with neon lights lighting the way. Our educational and fun Night Paddles provide adventure options for the whole family to enjoy a super fun activity together. Its a serene calming experience, over 80% of our paddlers have never paddled before. We also allow young children to sit on their parents boards as we cruise the lagoon looking back on a majestic night lit Rarotonga. The tour last approximately 90 minutes but allow 2 hours.
A fantastic combination of paddling and snorkelling within the lagoon around the beautiful tropical waters of our Marine Reserve. Your guide will share local knowledge about the islands, the best snorkelling techniques, and insider tips about safely interacting with the marine life. You can choose a stand-up paddle board (SUP), single kayak, or double kayak for your adventure. Upon returning from your exploration, a picnic style lunch awaits while you bask in the memory of a beautiful lagoon experience!
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.
Try this relaxing fusion activity in the shallow Muri Lagoon on Rarotonga’s eastern shores. Learn how to paddle board on entry-level boards, and then paddle a short distance to a quiet island venue where you’ll experience floating yoga class. Combining yoga instruction with paddle board coaching, this peaceful lesson casts both activities in a new light.
This tour is a unique experience, the only one of it's kind on the island. The tour guide is very passionate about the history of his beloved Rarotonga and the stories behind the buildings and historical sites are very surprising, interesting and unique as well.
It is a very simple but powerful way to meet locals and understand their culture and history.
Learn about the South Pacific dishes and recipes of the Cook Islands during this class. Prepare ika mata (a popular raw fish dish) and rukau (cooked taro leaves), which will be accompanied by breadfruit or taro chips. This lesson allows you to participate or simply sit back and watch the instruction.
Get a window into Polynesian culture during this 2-hour cultural village tour in Muri Beach. Follow the chiefs through the village, learning about the legends, costumes, fishing techniques, local medicines, and navigation of the Cook Island people.
Explore Rarotonga at your own pace with an e-bike that is easy and suitable for all fitness levels.
You'll get around the island twice on one charge giving you ample time to discover the magical hidden gems of Rarotonga. Journey the back roads, chat to friendly locals, view our plantations and visit the cultural museums and maraes. Seek out the best places on the rock to eat fresh local food and ice cold beverages. And, don’t forget to stop for photos and a swim or snorkel in our crystal clear waters!
Have confidence to know you can circumnavigate Rarotonga with ease using a combination of standard cycling, pedal assist up to 35kph, or the fully electric mode.
There’s no license requirements (minimum age is 17 yrs), and no paying for fuel as you can charge the battery right in your room! Maximum weight restriction specified by the manufacturer is 110kgs. Our e-bikes are 100% fun, so show your environmental support when exploring this beautiful piece of paradise.
Cook Islands magical family photography session with Canon ambassador photographer @charlottepiho (Follow @charlottepiho and @charlottepiho_photography on instagram to see her latest work). Flower crowns provided. Charlotte loves to capture natural candid moments of joy and the love you and your family have for each other. You will be emailed an online downloadable album of at least 100+ HD quality photos, so you have beautiful family photos to print for your home.
International Airport Transfer (Seat In Coach) Airport to all hotels / resorts and holiday homes with amazing a warm local customer service.
Inclusions are Meet & Greet by Cook Islands Tours Staff member on arrival, flower Lei (Ei), Cool face towelette and chilled bottle of water.
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.
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.
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.