Aitutaki's turqoise Lagoon

A sight you will not want to forget.

The Vaka Cruise is part of our award winning Aitutaki Daytour.

If you have already booked your flights and accommodation on Aitutaki this cruise can be booked as a stand-alone tour by:

  •  Book the Vaka cruise online - if you are staying on Aitutaki
  •  Calling the local number 31888 if you are already on Aitutaki
  • Asking your hotel reception to book the Vaka Cruise for you

We recommend not leaving this tour to your last day on Aitutaki.

The Cruise

The Vaka Cruise operates daily Mondays to Saturdays from the Ootu wharf, departing at 10 am and returning by 3.40 pm.

Transfers from all hotels and motels on Aitutaki are available upon request and included.

Then it's on to the highlight of the day – The Vaka Cruise aboard the 21 metre vaka (catamaran) Titi-ai-Tonga

The vaka has comfortable covered seating as well as deck sun loungers. Access is easily negotiated for people with physical challenges including those in wheel chairs.

There is time for snorkelling and swimming before stopping for a tasty barbecue lunch, cooked right on board. Anyone who has not snorkelled before will find our tour guides happy to help you to experience the wonder of the lagoons underwater world. It's not that hard and after a short lesson most people will find snorkelling easy.

The Vaka Cruise Video

The cruise stops at several motu (small islets) including One Foot Island, before passing by Akaiami, once a stopover for huge TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Limited) Shorts Solent flying boats en route from Fiji to Tahiti on the famous weekly Coral Route.

Snorkelling gear and towels are provided on the lagoon cruise. We recommend you bring a light change of clothing, sun protection and lots of extra film or memory cards for your camera.

Included in the Vaka Cruise for NZ$ 125 per person:

  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel or accommodation on Aitutaki
  • The Vaka Lagoon Cruise with stops on several islands in the lagoon
  • Snorkelling equipment and towels
  • BBQ lunch, tea, coffee and water
  • 15% VAT (Value added government tax)
For one day excursions from Rarotonga please book our Aitutaki Day Tour instead.

Ka Kite.. see you soon

We are looking forward to welcoming you on board the Titi ai Tonga (which means wind from the South).