Top 20 Experiences in Rarotonga
Half-Day Muri Lagoon BBQ Lunch Cruise including Snorkeling
Don't miss a fantastic day out on Muri Lagoon! Since 1992, we have been offering our Muri Lagoon cruise and sharing our tropical island playground with visitors to Muri Beach, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. We certainly know how to have a good time and would love to bring you along! Join us on this wonderful lagoon cruise that includes a delicious BBQ lunch! Enjoy snorkeling in the clear water while keeping an eye out for Charlie the huge Moray Eel and colorful tropical fish!
Turtle Sea Scooter Safari
Swim with the turtles and discover a new way to explore Rarotonga’s marine environments with our experienced team, snorkeling with an Ariki Sea Scooter!
Freedom Turtle Tour
Explore Rarotonga's healthiest underwater eco-system in freedom on our two hour guided experience. We provide premium equipment, a brief instruction to keep you safe and assistance in the water. The experience concludes with a drinking coconut refreshment. We are located on the main road bus route at Avaavaroa passage and parking is available on site. *To enjoy freedom turtle snorkelling experience you must be confident swimming unassisted. Recommended for guests over 12 years old. Please contact us upon booking or visit our website to see tour start times and more information
4-Hour Rarotonga Going Troppo Nightlife Tour
The safest way to see Rarotonga by night! Join us on a 19 seater coaster fitted with lights and sounds, big open windows and comfortable seating, accompanied by your friendly local guide! You will be picked up at your accommodation and taken to the Islander Hotel where your Nightlife Tour begins.
Seat in Coach Transfer from Rarotonga Airport to Hotel
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.
Cook Islands Turtle Tour
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.
3-Hour Rarotonga 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. You will travel along the ancient Ara Metua or "Road of Toi" built in 1050 AD and visit ancient marae (ceremonial sites), inland villages and plantations and the beautiful Muri lagoon. This tour is a must do as soon as you arrive on the island, it is the perfect introduction to the islands' rich culture, legends and history.
Turtle and Ray Snorkel Tour (Worldclass photography included)
Explore the hidden gems of Rarotonga, Cook Islands on the ultimate snorkel tour with professional photographs. Tour includes swimming not only with turtles but seeing eagle rays*. *We do our best though to take you swimming with the rays if safety permits.
'Discover' Rarotonga Cycling Tour with Lunch
Cycle along the 'back road' (Ara Metua) and lane ways witnessing the tranquil pace of local village life. There are plenty of stops to take in the magnificent mountain scenery, try out a few local fruits, and hear stories that will bring a deeper meaning to the observations you make. You will be cycling on and off over a leisurely 3 hours, before finishing up with a delicious lunch. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Small group size means that each tour is unique and tailored to suit the interests of those doing the tour on the day. Please go to www.storytellers.co.ck for more information about this and other tours, as well as supplier direct rates and discounted tour bundles.
'Explore' Rarotonga Guided Bike Tour with Lunch and Swim
Cycle at a relaxed pace with your small group for four hours along the 'back road' - Ara Metua, lane ways and occasional gentle terrain bush tracks. You will experience the tranquil pace of local village life, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are plenty of stops along the way where your tour guide will tell you more about what you are seeing and experiencing. The 'explore' tour concludes with a delicious local lunch at the beach, where you can have a swim to cool off. Small group sizes make each tour unique. Please see www.storytellers.co.ck for more information about this and other tours, as well as supplier direct pricing and discounted tour bundles.
Ocean Drift Snorkel Safari
Experience ocean snorkeling like never before. When drift snorkeling, you’ll begin at one spot and finish at another. We’ll take you to the underwater reef resting place of a 100 year old shipwreck only 5 meters below the surface. You will get to experience marine life beyond the reef. The clarity of the deep, hues of electric blue and a marine wonderland where everything is possible. amazing clarity. See the “Coral Gardens” just outside the reef where it’s possible to swim with turtles, Puffer fish, Reef Sharks and more. Our drift snorkeling safari’s launch from our purpose designed dive boat that will drop you off in the ocean and then meet you at a designated pick up point when it’s time to end your journey. Don’t worry, our professional Adventure Guides are with you every step of the way and our boat is never far away.
Lagoon Discovery Sea Scooter Safari
Explore the stunning Rarotongan lagoons with our experienced team, snorkeling amongst schools of fish and coral on an Ariki Sea Scooter!
'Walk about' Tour with Fresh Fruit Ice Cream
Brand new tour!! 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.
Cook Islands Family or Couple Photo Session
Cook Islands magical family photography session with Charlotte or one of her amazing team (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.
Private Turtle Tour
Available to one booking daily. Suitable for travellers with water confidence. No previous snorkelling experience is necessary. Explore Rarotonga’s most abundant sea life in the healthiest eco-systems on our complete snorkelling experience. On arrival you are fitted with premium snorkelling equipment. A brief safety induction eliminates any unwanted surprises. Whilst you are having the time of your life we capture media with underwater camera equipment, available for you to take home. An island style banquet of refreshments concludes our exclusive ocean experience.
Rarotonga International Arrivals Seat in Coach Transfer
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.
Rarotonga Orientation & Sightseeing Tour
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.
Private TURTLE tour (Worldclass photography included)
Professional photographs (not taken on go-pro's like other operators). Up to 6pax. Flower Crowns. The ultimate couples or private snorkel adventure where you will be treated like an island king and queen. Included is at least 20 Worldclass ocean UW and beach shots of you taken with the best camera equipment thanks to the support of Canon Australia. This will be one of the highlights of your trip and if you don't have one of the best experiences of your life we will refund you in full. 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. Note if you would like a private group of more than 6pax please message us we can organise this no problem at all. Note photo turn-around for this from 13 May 2022 will be 1-7days we have new systems in place so you get them promptly.
Seat in Coach Transfer from Rarotonga Hotel to Airport
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.
VIP Arrival Transfer from Rarotonga Airport to Hotel
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.