Our Day tour operates daily Mondays through Saturdays.
It departs from Rarotonga Airport at 8 am and returns at 5.30 pm. The tour
includes transfers to/from airport to your accommodation, flights, island tour
of Aitutaki, lagoon cruise and barbeque lunch. Towels and snorkeling gear are also provided.
This is our most popular excursion. The Day Tour starts with a coach transfer
from all hotels and motels to Rarotonga International Airport for an 8 am
departure to Aitutaki. The flight takes 40 minutes on our Saab 340 pressurised
airliner during which a tea and coffee are served.
On arrival at Aitutaki you will be taken on a short island tour by 'le truck'
lasting around one and a half hours and during which a stop is made at the
local village market where souvenir T-shirts etc. can be purchased.
Then it's on to the highlight of the day - the lagoon cruise. Departing from
the wharf opposite Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa, you will board the 21 metre
catamaran Titi-ai-tonga. (Translation: "Wind from the South" the name of
a historic trading schooner that used to serve the island early last century).
The catamaran has comfortable covered
seating as well as sunbathing decks and access is easily negotiated for people
with physical disabilities including those in wheel chairs.
The clear turquoise water of the Aitutaki lagoon is
There is time for snorkeling and swimming before stopping at a motu (small
islet on the fringing reef) for a tasty barbecue lunch, cooked right on board.
Anyone who has not snorkeled before will find our lagoon tour guides only to
happy to help you experience the wonder of the lagoons underwater world.
It's not that hard and after a short lesson most people will find snorkeling a
The cruise will pass by Akaiami, the small islet that
was once a stopover for huge TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Limited)
Shorts Solent flying boats enroute from Fiji to Tahiti on the famous weekly
Coral Route TM. The service finished in 1965 when Tahitis international
airport at Faaa opened to landplane service. The return flight arrives back at
Rarotonga airport at 5.30 pm.
Snorkeling 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.
When Booking the Aitutaki Day Tour on our web site, please choose a One Way flight from Rarotonga to Aitutaki Day Tour and the entire package will be booked. Hotel transfers from and to your Rarotonga accommodation are included so as soon as you know where you will be staying the day of your day tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org advising your reservation number and the name of the accommodation you are staying at. Or if you are in Rarotonga please call 22888 or visit our airport Travel centre at least the day before departure to advise where you would like to be picked up from.
Talk about the weather...
Our staff check the Aitutaki weather each morning
before departure from Rarotonga. In the event of cloudy wet conditions that prompt Air Rarotonga to cancel the day tour, clients
are given the choice of re-booking for another day with no cancellation penalty
One Foot Island
Snorkelling en route
a day without a care in the world
One Foot Island
Final glimpse of Aitutaki Lagoon
you may want to come back for