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Activities

Fishing, Diving, eco-cycling, we’ve got it all! From water sports to guided hiking, the diversity of our Island terrain ensures your ideal itinerary of activities is just waiting to be enjoyed. What does it look like? Is it underwater, on the water, or on ground? Would you prefer to enjoy rainbows of colour created by schools of tropical fish or would you rather skim the surface of our turquoise waters on a paddle-board, deep-sea fish or sail through Aitutaki’s vast lagoon on a slow mission to discover remote motu (islands)? Perhaps your idea of bliss is to be covered in mud, racing through our tropical forests on a quad bike – in The Cook Islands there is adventure and fun to be had for all. So let’s get planning...

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Bonefishing in Aitutaki

These majestic South Pacific Islands provide a fisherman’s paradise without lengthy travelling to get to the hot spots. It is in the lagoon at Aitutaki where the fisherman meets a real challenge in the aggressive and fast running Bonefish.

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Tik-e Tours

Experience the care free magic of Rarotonga on your exclusive luxury electric Tuk Tuk with your own personal guide.  We offer a wide range island tours, wedding limousines, dinner transfers, and our famous Tuk Tuk train happy hour cocktail hop.

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Rarotonga’s Babysitting Services

We offer “in accommodation” Babysitting Services for people living in or visiting Rarotonga. We come to your accommodation to babysit, so you can go out, relax and enjoy a night/day off from the children.

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Tivaevae Collectables

We invite you to transform your home or outdoor living areas into a Pacific paradise and become part of the Tivaevae Collectables family of happy customers.

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The Art Studio Gallery

Kay George is a Cook Islands based visual mixed media artist.  Having spent the past year in Auckland Kay moved back to her home, studio and gallery in the village of Arorangi, Rarotonga. 

 

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Beachcomber Art Gallery

Founded in 2001, BCA Gallery is regionally recognized for its diverse offering of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists from the Cook Islands and New Zealand. BCA Gallery exhibits in Rarotonga, NZ and New York.

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National Museum

The Cook Islands Library and Museum is a private organization dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of the Cook Islands. It is entirely run and funded by volunteers whose passion for the country has kept many of the artefacts for posterity.

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Black Pearl Charters

We pride ourselves on being able to provide a range of personalised activities that will not only meet, but exceed the expectations of the most discerning traveller or adventure seeker. We believe in quality not quantity, as such our packages cater for small groups only.

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Wahoo Fishing Charters

Come try your luck at catching big game fish in the deep blue waters surrounding Rarotonga. Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi and even Marlin. Offering a high quality and professional service from the moment you come aboard and receive our safety briefing ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the tour.

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Seafari Fishing Charters

Seafari & her crew have an impressive record of catches. They will do their utmost to give you a top fishing experience. Come experience Deep sea fishing Rarotonga style where there is no traveling to fishing grounds.

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Bubbles Below

At Bubbles Below we offer quality diving in a fun and friendly atmosphere – so whether these are your first bubbles, you are already qualified and you are diving for fun, or you want to progress your professional diving career, we have dives to suit you!

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Dive Rarotonga

At Dive Rarotonga we offer quality diving in a fun and friendly atmosphere – so whether these are your first bubbles, you are already qualified and you are diving for fun, or you want to progress your professional diving career, we have dives to suit you!

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Wet & Wild

Jump on board for a Wet & Wild Aitutaki adventure and have the time of your life on one the many experiences they have to offer. There’s boat charters, wake boarding, water skiing, island hopping, whale watching and so much more..

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Pacific Divers

Established 15 years ago and currently operated by Steve Lyon, Pacific Divers offers a comprehensive and enjoyable diving service catering for all levels. Dives include coral terrain dives, canyons, drop offs and drifts.

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Kiteboard Aitutaki

Great kiteboarding in a spectacularly beautiful lagoon, flat water for the most part, fresh papaya, happy smiling locals, water like warm velvet, swimming and snorkelling … Kiteboarding in Aitutaki is just too good to pass up.

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Atiu Tours

Most visitors to Atiu Island wish they had stayed longer. If you are looking for difference, tranquility and a choice of action, then Atiu is the place for you. Atiu Tours is ‘visitor aware’ & offers eco-friendly tours ensuring that your Atiu Adventure is a memorable one.

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Aitutaki Day Tour

The Aitutaki Day Tour is a full day excursion featuring one of the most beautiful lagoons in the World. Including flights, transfers and six hours of cruising on one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world aboard the traditional Titi-ai-tonga, a spacious 70-foot Polynesian style vaka.

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Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes

Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes has a huge range of vehicles from small economy cars to 16 seater Vans.  Popular Convertibles and Sunroof tops are also available for those who want to enjoy the warm tropical sun! Located at 5 convenient locations around Rarotonga and at the International airport.

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Island Car & Bike Hire

Island Car & Bike Hire is the Cook Island’s number one locally owned car and bike rental company. With three major locations on Rarotonga, Island Car & Bike Hire offer the lowest prices without compromising on quality.

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Raro Safari Tours

Raro Safari Tours offers an exciting half day adventure into the interior of the island of Rarotonga and visiting some of the islands hard to get places. This is a must do tour towards the beginning of your stay on Rarotonga and is a great way to really get a feel for the lay of the land.

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Pa’s Treks

Pa operates a professional guided tour cross the island which is a rugged hike needing a good standard of fitness. He is a key teacher relating to the sustainability of Rarotonga’s environment and carries nearly 30 years of practical experience and first aid.

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Sailing Aitutaki

We offer the best and only catamaran sailing and windsurfing in Aitutaki! Indulge yourself and spend some of your time in Aitutaki discovering the wonders of our splendid lagoon on one of our 17’ Hobie Getaway crafts. Experience sailing at its finest, with your own private skipper.

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Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

We are the best known and most trusted fishing charter business in Rarotonga and run a professional, safe, informative and fun operation. Our experienced local crew have over 60 years combined fishing experience and very importantly have the largest catch record of the charter fleets.

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Kia Orana Cruises

Whether you are an individual or a couple, a wedding party, or a group of friends, cruising around the Aitutaki Lagoon and visiting One Foot Island, and Honeymoon Island is one of the most memorable things to do in the whole of the Pacific.

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Island Discovery Tour

Explore Rarotonga from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as our experienced, local guide takes you on a fascinating 3 hour sightseeing tour, your perfect introduction to the island’s rich culture, legends and history. Suitable for all ages and includes light refreshments.

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Raro Tours Going Troppo Nightlife Tour

The safest way to see Rarotonga by Night – join us on a 30 seater converted coach, fitted with lights and sounds, big open windows, comfortable seating and friendly local guide! You will be picked up at your accommodation and taken to the Islander Hotel where your Nightlife Tour begins.

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Atiu Lagoon Fishing

It is “Lagoon Fishing” on the reef like a local with our local tour guide and barman Andrew Matapakia.  Andrew provides the experience, the bait, the poles and line.  You provide reef shoes or suitable footwear to walk the reef and learn to fish like a local.

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Eco Tour with Birdman George

Join Birdman George as he takes you around Atiu’s Jungle, shows you our fasinating variety of plants, finds your food and medicines, shows you the birds and animals, visits the lake and beaches and then tops it up with a picnic on beautiful Taungaroro beach.

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Big Fish Dive Centre

Explore the stunning underwater world of the Aroa Marine Reserve. This protected sanctuary has some of the best coral on the island, making it the perfect home for a large variety of tropical fish.

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Workout on Water

Escape on a weeklong adventure to the most beautiful place on earth “The Cook Islands”. Meeting like-minded inspiring people on similar journeys you will be treated to a wonderful abundance of experiences including daily Yoga lessons on a Stand-Up Paddleboard.

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Te Vara Nui Village – Cultural Village Tour

Learn about our Polynesian history, traditional medicine preparation, ancestral fishing and navigational techniques, legends and beliefs. Local artisans and craftspeople will show you how we carve, weave, prepare our local dance costumes.

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Storytellers Eco Cycle Excite Tour

Excite is how we describe the experience you’ll have tearing up and down trails as fast as you’re confident to roll. Creek crossings, flowing switchbacks, mud and glory with a strong emphasis on storytelling, plus the areas you will visit set a magnificent back drop.

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Storytellers Eco Cycle Discover Tour

Meander along lane ways witnessing the tranquil pace of local village life. With plenty of stops to take in the magnificent mountain scenery, you’ll hear stories that will bring a deeper meaning to the observations you make. Set at a relaxed pace you stop regularly to share stories.

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Raro Pub Crawl

Party with the experts on the Rehab Party Bus and visit Raro’s top bars and nightspots.  Our fun and friendly local guides run crazy games and will make sure you have a great time. We pick up along the main road and give you a safe ride home at the end of the night.

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Whale and Wildlife Centre

The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre has something for everyone. An amazing collection of hundreds of hands on displays including Shipwreck Memorablia, Whale Bones, Turtle Shells, Shark Jaws and Fossils plus a Live Creature Area including tropical fish, insects, Coconut Crabs and Stonefish.

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Storytellers Eco Cycle Explore Tour

Explore the Ancient Coral Road and hidden valleys with plenty of village exposure and some pre-planned stops at local attractions that you may not find without a guide. Covering 12 – 16km over 4 hours, followed by a delicious local lunch and option to cool down with a swim.

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Slice of Heaven

Looking for a special holiday in Paradise? Private Lagoon Tours will be at your service to pamper you and ensure you take back with you that special memory. If you’re looking for a bit of action a Deep Sea Fishing trip is also available for the challenge.

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Rongohiva Watersports

Rarotonga’s adventure watersports provider where you can enjoy the island’s beauty on an exhilarating speed boat ride, experience wild action on a banana boat, snorkel in dazzling blue ocean waters over the reef, and whale watch during whale season from July to October!

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Reef Sub

This unique tour is an experience not to be missed. Enjoy the colourful reef life from the bottom deck below water including tropical fish and have fantastic views of the coral reef. From the top deck you will have great views of the island and the stunning blue tropical water.

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Punarei Culture Tour

The Punarei Cultural Village has been re-constructed to mirror a traditional village. The tour is a hands on experience, cook your own lunch in our traditional earth oven, weave your own plate and experience Aitutaki culture only in the past with our passionate guide.

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Koka Lagoon Cruises

Join Koka Lagoon Cruises for an amazing authentic island style lagoon cruise experience.  Includes a Glass bottom lagoon cruise, guided snorkelling tour, onboard string band, delicious fish bbq feast and an amazing coconut tree climbing show. Fresh, energetic and entertaining!

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KiteSUP

KiteSUP offers fun for all in, on, and above the water! They provide professional instruction for SUP, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing and Fitness classes. KiteSUP also has a retail shop offering beach gear, gifts, clothing, snorkel equipment and tour booking services.

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Highland Paradise – Footprints of our ancestors

Experienced guides take you on an intriguing tour of the last village settlement on Rarotonga as you learn stories of tribal warfare, navigation and experience parts of everyday village life. A traditional umu lunch is also included.

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Coconut Quad Adventure Tours

The Jungle Quad Tour offers thrills and challenges driving your very own 4 wheel Yamaha Quad through muddy and rocky terrains, crossing streams to remote areas of our island’s “Jungle” and taking in the exotic scenery of Rarotonga’s beautiful valleys and fresh water creeks.

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Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruises

On Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruise you will experience Rarotonga’s Muri Lagoon and snorkel with thousands of colourful reef fish.  Visit a marine reserve for a snorkel before heading to a small island in the lagoon to enjoy a fresh fish open fire BBQ “island style”.

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Black Watch Fishing Charters

Experience and enjoy the chase of game fishing in Rarotonga using top quality Shimano Gear, Relax Game Chairs, leather seating and full amenities. Chase Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo or cruise the waters of beautiful Rarotonga on a purpose built Black Watch Sports Fishing Boat.

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Akura Fishing Charters

If you want to have some fun on your holiday head out with Akura Charters for a Game Fishing experience you wont forget! Targeting Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin, the crew provides an exhilarating and hands on experience that’s fun for any type of angler.

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The Vaka Cruise

Six hours of cruising on one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world aboard the traditional Titi-ai-tonga, a spacious 70-foot Polynesian style vaka (boat). Island hopping, snorkelling, delicious island inspired lunch is served on-board with bar service.

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Raemaru Mountain Treks

Climb the mountain and once at the top see awesome sceneries of Rarotonga: the mountains and valleys expanding towards the lagoon, reef and ocean, all in one panoramic view. You will also learn from local guides about historical facts and legends of the mountains.

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Outer Reef Snorkel Trip

Take an Outer Reef Snorkel Trip onboard a custom built aluminium pontoon boat to the outside of Rarotonga’s fringing reef. See different coral reefs, shipwrecks and passages while anchored in 5 to 10 metres of water at two different sites either in the north or the south of Rarotonga.

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Outer Reef Scuba Dive Trip

Specialising in small groups and personal experiences, the guides, instructors and skippers of Adventure Cook Islands have years of diving experience in and around Rarotonga and know the reefs second to none. You will be shown some of the best diving our island has to offer.

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Dance & Drum Lessons

Have a Cook Islands cultural experience by learning Cook Islands dancing or playing Cook Islands drum beats with professional dancers and drummers. Dance and drum lessons can be arranged one on one and for small or large groups and can be at our base or your accommodation.

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Intro Lagoon Dive

If you ever wanted to try scuba diving then an Intro Lagoon Dive is the way to go. Learn the basics of scuba diving and at the same time explore the magnificent underwater world on a tour inside the safety of Rarotonga‘s Aroa Marine Reserve – no experience required!

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