Things to do in the Ocean and Reef

The Beaches & Lagoons of The Cook Islands

In Rarotonga, you will find lots of wonderful water activities that include an exciting cruise experience with Sail Rarotonga, Bishop’s Lagoon Cruises, Tamas Lagoon Cruises, and many more.

As you embark on the fifty-eight-foot ketch rigged yacht Southern Cross, you will be greeted by Captain Paul Green and his crew and a short safety briefing to follow. As the yacht departs from Avatiu harbour, passengers are invited to take the helm and help steer the boat or you may prefer to help with the sails or just relax and enjoy the fascinating ocean view. The thrilling sailing experience with the Southern Cross takes about one hour and fifteen minutes. Depending on the force of the wind, the yacht generally uses sail or motor sail along the island.

Bishop’s Lagoon Cruises offer visitors a great way to experience a fascinating cruise in one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons. This cruise offers all-day excursions including snorkeling and fish feeding and other opportunities to explore on your own. With Bishop’s Cruise, you get the chance to visit world famous Honeymoon Island which offers a long stretch of pure white sand permanently under 20 cms of water. Here you can post postcards from what is known to be the world’s only registered post office located on an uninhabited island.

Another great way to explore the waters in Rarotonga is by way of joining a cruise with Tamas Lagoon Cruises. As you get onboard the glass bottom boat, it will travel to the marine reserve for some awesome snorkeling with giant clams and colourful tropical fish. If you’re lucky, you might get to see the huge Moray Eel called Charlie. Get the chance to feed the fish before the boat heads to Motu Koromiri for a Raro style fresh fish BBQ, salads and tropical fruits.