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Lagoon Cruise In Rarotonga: Koka Lagoon Cruises Review

Find out everything you need to know about going on a Lagoon Cruise in Rarotonga with Koka Lagoon Cruises. I will be giving you all the information you need to know such as why you should go, costs, and what to expect!

When you are in Rarotonga one of the best things to do there is a lagoon cruise. Though this experience is so much more than just a simple boat trip. You’ll explore the reef, learn about the culture, try some local food and experience the best of Cook Island hospitality.

I decided to do my lagoon cruise in Rarotonga with Koka Lagoon Cruises. The team there was friendly, helpful, and had that awesome Cook Islands spirit.

Located in Muri Beach, Koka Lagoon Cruises is extremely easy to get to and the friendly staff will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Also, not to worry if you don’t have snorkels and flippers, you will be given some when you check-in at their office.

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Snorkeling At The Marine Reserve

Koromiri island, entertainment with koka lagoon cruises.

playing music on the boat in rarotonga

To experience the best Rarotonga has I highly recommend a lagoon cruise in Rarotonga. Sure there are a couple of different companies to choose from. Though I personally get through Koka Lagoon Cruises and had an excellent time.

This is an activity suitable for people of all ages. Whether you are a family or a couple you will have fun. This isn’t just a simple tour, this whole cruise is an experience. The team working is a highlight as they keep everyone laughing and it is a pretty interactive experience. Whether you meet a moray eel or enjoy the demonstrations, you eventually find yourself off your seat and joining.

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A lagoon cruise in Rarotonga with Koka Lagoon Cruises will set you back $79.00 NZD for an adult. A child will cost $40.00 NZD between the ages of 6 to 11 years of age. Under 6-year-olds are free.

They also offer deals for families which will work out cheaper than booking each person’s ticket separately.

For this price, you will receive a 3 and a half hour experience. This includes visiting the marine reserve, swimming, a bbq lunch, and entertainment throughout the whole thing.

the muri beach lagoon

Arriving At Koka Lagoon Cruises

Just down on the beach we jump aboard the boat, grab a seat, and settle in. Netting above us keeps valuables safe and dry, especially helpful when you are snorkeling.

Heading out on the boat to the idyllic sounds of the crew singing and playing instruments we bob along through the waves, following the exterior of the island. With typical Cook Islander personalities we are treated to good laughs and plenty of smiles as the crew introduce themselves.

The boat is perfect with a roof providing shelter from the sun or rain. Also, with a glass-bottom it allows you to see all the sea life beneath. With seating is around the glass area so no matter where in the boat you are you will always have a good view of the fish playing underneath.

checking into koka lagoon cruises

A short twenty minutes and a few songs later we arrive at the snorkeling spot in an amazing marine reserve. Next, we gear up in a snorkel mask and plunge into the deep waters. Though, there are plenty of life jackets and noodles on board for those who have trouble swimming or aren’t comfortable with deep waters.

A couple of meters from the boat is a table where new coral is growing, this has a bar above the perimeter allowing people to stand on and catch their breath.

Highlights of the marine reserve include friendly fish, giant clams, and even a moray eel! The coral life here seems to be flourishing. Also, the crew tells those less experienced not to stand on the coral and to be extremely careful if you are swimming close.

glass bottom boat in rarotonga

After snorkeling, we jump back into the boat and head over to Koromiri Island where Koka Lagoon Cruises has a full entertainment area set up alongside picnic tables, bathrooms, and kitchen facilities. This picturesque island is lined with gorgeous palm trees and clean white sand.

While the crew prepares lunch we get on about exploring the small island. We head over to the other side which is directly exposed to the sea. Here the beach is rough, rocks line the shore, and waves crash sporadically. It is much different compared to the calm lagoon and perfect sandy beach on the other side, though equally as gorgeous.

Inside the island, past the swaying palm trees is a dining area filled with picnic tables and the perfect amount of shelter. With a fully equipped kitchen, it makes for the ideal spot to stop for lunch. We are offered fresh filtered water which is perfect, especially after swimming in the ocean

The crew put on a delicious buffet with a mixture of both local and western favorites. With plenty of fresh fruits and salads, we vegetarians are kept happy. A special papaya salad is on offer, as well as the kiwi favorite sausages. Though, from what I hear, the yellowfin tuna steaks are truly the star of the show.

the seating area on koromiri island

Next, we are treated to an awesome show put on by the crew after lunch. From learning about coconuts to local clothing and the types of foods. Each presentation is extremely interactive. Each time new volunteers constantly being brought up to participate.

Coconuts are so important to Rarotonga and this is emphasized throughout all tours in Rarotonga. Though, I will say I did feel that the crew did the best presentation. With coconut tree climbing, husking coconuts, and learning how to open one, we are all one step closer to becoming pros at the end. Of course, there is plenty of free coconuts to go around as a result.

While the crew clean up and prepare to depart we head back down to the beach. Enjoying one last frolic in the warm ocean waves we chill out and relax, taking in the amazing sites. Even better, the sun has now come out turning the water the most magnificent shade of blue.

The palm trees sway in the background and the rugged interior of Rarotonga is in front of me. It is obvious that the best way to experience seaside life is with Koka Lagoon Cruises.

demonstration by the crew at koka lagoon cruises

Where To Stay In Rarotonga

There are plenty of options when it comes to accommodation in Rarotonga. From small hostels, apartments on the beach, luxury resorts, and everything in between.

Though just be aware that even 5-star resorts in Rarotonga don’t actually look too great so adjust your expectations accordingly. This is an island with limited resources and seems to be a few years behind New Zealand, which is again, a few years behind the rest of Oceania. As a result, rooms can look quite dated, think floral prints from the ’70s, though that’s just the atheistic on the island.

Things To Do While In Rarotonga

One great thing about Rarotonga is that is it basically impossible to get bored during your stay! There is such a wide variety of things to do and beautiful sights you will constantly be out exploring.

Also, for a more extensive list be sure to check out my post on the Best Things To Do In Rarotonga .

Aitutaki Day Tour: If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience definitely think about booking the Aitutaki Day Tour. Though it is pricey, 100% worth it. It still has some of the best beaches I have ever seen.

Beach Hop: Now you cannot go to Rarotonga and miss out on exploring the incredible ocean life and this can easily be done on a budget, if not for free. Basically, no matter where you are staying on the island the ocean is just a walk away. Do what I did and bring your own snorkel, or hire your own from a few dollars a day. Honestly, you could spend hours exploring the underwater life and corals (pro tip: the best snorkeling spot is Aroa Marine Reserve behind The Rarotongan beach resort or in front of Fruits of Rarotonga)

Cultural Show: A more tame activity is checking out one of the evening cultural shows . These are a magnificent insight into the Cook Island culture with extremely impressive performances involving dance and fire. A buffet dinner is also included with both western and local favorites.

Across Island Hike: One of the most popular things to do is do the Across Island Hike and visit The Needle. This will take you right into the interior of the mountainous island with some amazing ocean views.

Quad Biking: If you are a bit of an adrenaline junkie then quad biking is perfect for you! Head right into the inland area and among the jungle. Explore off the beaten track and get some of the best views of the famous needle which stands high over Rarotonga.

Raro Buggy Tours: I have always wanted to do the buggy tour as there is such hype so I booked it in on my most recent trip. I remember saying at the start to my partner that we must swap halfway so I get some fun. Though when that time came I was enjoying it so much I was happy to stay a passenger!

Swimming With Sea Turtles: No matter what your budget is swimming with sea turtles is one activity I recommend to everyone visiting Rarotonga. This experience will have you swimming alongside these majestic beauties. I did this with Ariki Adventures and cannot recommend this enough. As an alternative, they also offer a lagoon safari which I recently did. This is suitable for all ages and is safe for those who are not the most confident swimmers.


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Backpackers Wanderlust was a guest on the cruise by Koka Lagoon Cruises  while in The Cook Islands, however, as always, all opinions are my own.

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Tasha Amy is a true backpacker at heart and has been discovering the world on a budget since 2015. Based in Gisborne, New Zealand she will spend many months each year traveling overseas as a solo female traveler before coming home and sharing her adventures online with you.

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I am heading back to Rarotonga in April and this is definitely on my to do list!

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Beautiful photos! What camera do you use and do you apply a filter? The colour on that water is incredible!! It’s posts like these that make me want to travel forever. Thank you for sharing

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Oh man, another excellent post Tasha! You’ve made me add the Cook Islands to the top of my bucket list now, so thanks for that! :P

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This looks like such a dream! The scenery is incredible. I’d definitely love to eat the yellowfin tuna steaks… even though eating fish after snorkelling always feels slightly misaligned… ah well! Thanks for sharing! :D

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Omg Muri Beach looks stunning!! Would love to visit Rarotonga one day . Thanks for sharing!

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These photos look like a dream. So beautiful! It always so much fun when a beach vacation is combined with food, and entertainment. I am definitely making a note of this place for travel ideas in the future. :)

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Koka Lagoon Cruises looks like my kind of cruise! The snorkeling looks amazing here — never considered Rarotonga as a destination before, so thanks for opening my eyes :)

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Wow! I really need to go… I loved all the photos, but the one with the little sea animal on the hand is simply amazing!

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The Cook Islands look so beautiful! What a perfect way to explore them.m, above and below water!!

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These photos look gorgeous! I am off to New Zealand in a couple of weeks and was hoping to visit the Cook Islands too but alas time and money said no. Next time for sure!

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That looks absolutely amazing; I’d love to visit the Cook Islands! The underwater photography is great, too!

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You are killing me with these gorgeous destinations lately! I can’t get over how gorgeous the water is in the Cook Islands! Beautiful shots as always!

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Koka Lagoon Cruise: Rarotonga’s Best Glass Bottom Day Out

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Koka Lagoon Cruise is a popular tourist attraction located on the stunning Muir Beach in Rarotonga. The cruise offers visitors the opportunity to explore the crystal-clear waters of the Muri Lagoon while taking in the breathtaking views of the lush greenery and coral reefs. 

The cruise is perfect for families, couples, and solo travellers seeking an unforgettable experience.

The Koka Lagoon Cruise is a half-day tour that includes snorkeling, fish feeding, and a cultural show. 

Cruising along the lagoon towards the marine reserve

The tour starts with a scenic boat ride through the lagoon, where visitors can spot various marine life such as colorful fish, sea turtles, and even giant clams. 

The highlight of the tour is the snorkeling session, where visitors can swim with the fish and explore the coral reefs. The cultural show is an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn about the Cook Islands’ rich culture and history. 

The show includes traditional dances, music, and a demonstration of how to husk a coconut and even climb a coconut tree. 

Overall, the Koka Lagoon Cruise is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Rarotonga. 

Looking back towards Muri Lagoon

Your Koka Lagoon Cruise Experience:

The Koka Lagoon Cruise is a quintessential excursion for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Muri Lagoon. Departing from the shores of Muri Beach, the cruise takes you on a leisurely exploration of the breathtaking lagoon and its surrounding islets. 

The tour is a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, promising a day filled with sun-soaked moments and cultural discoveries. 

While onboard the boys (crew) will have you entertained with their ukulele playing sing-along, trust me there is never a dull moment. The crew are always smiling and cracking jokes.

The crew entertaining us onboard

Snorkeling in the Marine Wonderland:

One of the highlights of the Koka Lagoon Cruise is undoubtedly the opportunity to explore the vibrant marine life within the lagoon. The coral here is growing and the crew shares how they are continuing to restore and grow new coral within the lagoon. 

You can then snorkel around the area and marvel at the kaleidoscope of colourful coral and tropical fish that call this underwater wonderland home.

Maybe you might even see a friendly sea turtle. These are just a few of the treasures awaiting those who dip beneath the surface. 

Quick photo before heading out into the reserve

There are life jackets and noodles on board for those who are not so confident in the water. Whether you’re a seasoned snorkeler or a first-timer, the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon provide an unforgettable glimpse into the rich biodiversity of Rarotonga. 

Snorkelling equipment is provided but you can bring your own.

For those who prefer to stay dry but still want to witness the underwater wonders, the Koka Lagoon Cruise offers a glass-bottom boat. It guides effortlessly over the coral gardens and you will be able to observe the marine life through the boat’s transparent floor, providing a mesmerising perspective of the lagoon’s hidden treasures.

Fish swimming underneath the glass bottom boat

Motu Koromiri: Lunch, Entertainment and Culture 

The cruise includes a visit to one of the pristine motu (small islets) that dot the lagoon. Here on Motu Koromiri (means “No touching island”), you will indulge in a delicious BBQ feast featuring traditional Cook Island and Western cuisine, with tropical salads in-season fruits and refreshing filtered water.

While the crew prepares the feast you will be able to wander around and explore the island before returning to the dining area and enjoying the feast at one of the many picnic tables in the shade.

The crew providing the entertainment after lunch

After lunch, you will be treated to a specular and entertaining show from the crew.

Volunteers from the audience are always being encouraged to participate in the activities… so don’t be shy if you get the chance to join in. 

The show will have you learning about coconuts and the diverse food types, before kicking in with a sing-along. Afterward, there is a demonstration on how to open a coconut safely and how to climb a coconut tree.

Watching the expert get ready to climb the cocnut tree… made it look easy

Breenie, a mate, happily volunteered for this part and… well… was massively unsuccessfully. However, he provided plenty of entertainment. 

There is a little bit of time after the demonstrations to swim in the lagoon or relax under a coconut tree before the crew calls you back on the boat for the final cruise across to lagoon and back to Muri Beach. 

Around the back of Motu Koromiri. We explored here after lunch

Visitor Information

Duration and schedule.

Our cruise is approximately 4 hours long and departs at 10:00 am. They recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before departure to ensure a smooth check-in process. The cruise includes a BBQ lunch on Motu Koromiri, which is a highlight of the trip.

Dad and Lukas standing on a platform as we explore the marine reserve

Booking Information

Booking a Koka Lagoon Cruise is easy and hassle-free. You can make a reservation either online or by calling us directly. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have and help you choose the best package for your needs.

If you prefer to make a reservation by phone, you can call us at any time during our business hours and speak to one of their representatives.

They will guide you through the booking process and ensure that you have all the information you need.

Dad and Sawyer swimming while those around snorkel on our Koka Lagoon cruise

Adults from $99

Children 6-11yrs $49

Frequently Asked Questions

What do i need to bring.

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Where are Koka Lagoon Cruises located?

Koka Lagoon Cruises is located right on Muri Beach. If you are coming from the road look for the Kona Lagoon sign… you can’t miss it. LBV Bakery & Cafe, one of Rarotonga’s best cafes is on the opposite side of the road. Just walk down the lane and the office is on the right.

What are the current prices for the Koka Lagoon Cruises?

The current prices for the Koka Lagoon Cruises are adults $99 and children (6-11) are $49.

You can find the most up-to-date pricing information on our website or by contacting us directly.

How can I book a Koka Lagoon Cruise?

Booking a Koka Lagoon Cruise, departing from Muri Beach, is easy. You can book online through their website or by contacting them directly. They recommend booking in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak season.

Where can I find photos of the Koka Lagoon Cruise experience?

You can find photos of the Koka Lagoon Cruise experience on their website and social media pages. They regularly update their galleries with new photos, so be sure to check back often for the latest images.

Are there any discounts available for Koka Lagoon Cruises?

They occasionally offer special discounts and promotions for their Koka Lagoon Cruises. Be sure to check their website and social media pages for the latest deals and offers. You can also sign up for their newsletter to receive exclusive discounts and updates.

What do reviews say about the Koka Lagoon Cruises?

Koka Lagoon Cruises has received many positive reviews from satisfied customers. Guests have praised their knowledgeable and friendly staff, delicious food, and stunning scenery. You can read reviews from past guests on our website and social media pages.

Looking across the Lagoon for Motu Koromiri

Final Thoughts

We absolutely loved this day out. It really is one of the best family activities you can do in Rarotonga . Everyone is treated to a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.

Whether snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters with its coral gardens, and tropical fish, enjoying a bbq feast, or being captivated by the crew’s performances and demonstrations.

The Koka Lagoon Cruise offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you and your family with memories they will cherish forever. 

Connie getting her chance to swim

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7 Best Cruises That Visit Rarotonga & the Cook Islands 🛳️ [2023]

7 Best Cruises That Visit Rarotonga & the Cook Islands 🛳️ [2024]

Which cruises visit rarotonga, aitutaki and the cook islands.

Dreaming of a South Pacific voyage that absolutely has to have one (or several) of the Cook Islands on the itinerary? We don’t blame you. The bustling South Seas hub of Rarotonga , the azure lagoon of Aitutaki and even, in rare instances, the rarely visited atoll of Palmerston are breathtaking to behold. Each island is small enough to make the most of in a day, making ideal ports of call on your cruising vacation. But which cruise liners actually visit the Cook Islands? Find out in this list of the best cruises to Rarotonga, Aitutaki and the Cook Islands!

While you’re here, don’t forget to learn more about the Cook Islands’ cruise ports in The Complete Guide to the Ports of Call in the Cook Islands , as well as plan the best time to visit with The Best Time to Go on a Cruise to the Cook Islands .

1. Paul Gauguin Cruises

One of the best island-hopping cruises between the Cook Islands and the Society Islands of French Polynesia, Paul Gauguin Cruises ‘ offers a dedicated “Cook Islands & Society Islands” round-trip from Papeete ( Tahiti ). The trip spends two days in the Cook Islands, one on Aitutaki and the other on Rarotonga between days at sea. There is also an extended version of this trip lasting 14 to 16 nights sailing also to Tonga and Fiji .

See more ways to island-hop around the Cook Islands in the  10 Best Island-Hopping Tours in Rarotonga & the Cook Islands .

2. Silversea Cruises

Included on Silversea Cruises ‘ voyages from Papeete ( Tahiti ), Rarotonga and Aitutaki are highlights of these luxury cruises. The selection of cruises varies from 13-day cruises between Papeete and Lautoka ( Fiji ), 16 days between Papeete and Auckland, and 36 days between Valparaiso ( Chile ) and Auckland ( New Zealand ) and more. Cruises are all-inclusive with airport transfers and hotels included at either end of the voyage.

3. Aranui Cruises

Specialising in Polynesian cruises right down to the Polynesian crew employed, Aranui Cruises is well worth considering for your cruise to the Cook Islands. While their main focus is the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia, some cruises also include Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the itinerary. The cruise ship couples as a cargo ship, delivering supplies to remote communities.

4. Seabourn

Boasting Rarotonga , Aitutaki and even Palmerston on the agendas of their South Pacific cruises, Seabourn is a worthy cruise choice for exploring more of the Cook Islands. The cruise line giant has a dizzying array of tours ranging from 20 days South Pacific voyages to 140 days round-the-world trips. Despite their giant selection of trips, Seabourn’s ships are relatively intimate for a more luxurious small-ship cruise experience.

5. Holland America Line

If you’re looking for grand Pacific voyages – we’re talking 34-94 days – then Holland America Line offers several long-term cruises that visit Rarotonga mid-way through the trip. Most cruises depart from San Diego ( US ), Sydney ( Australia ), Auckland ( New Zealand ) or Vancouver ( Canada ) and end vice versa. Ships from Holland America are design-driven, each ensuing an individual style whether it’s classic art or garden-inspired patterns, while onboard activities include regional cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, a spa, fitness classes and more.

6. MSC Cruises

Included on MSC Cruises ‘ large-ship around-the-world cruises, Rarotonga and sometimes Aitutaki hold a solid position on their mammoth 74 to 117-day itineraries. Departing from Italy , their world cruises travel to four continents and could be your best option for cruising the South Pacific from Europe.

7. Costa Cruises

Another world tour starting from Europe, Costa Cruises boasts 114 to 126-day cruises soaking up the sights of Rarotonga as one of the limited South Pacific destinations on their itinerary. Their ships are lavish and expansive, with the most regular ship to Rarotonga boasting seven swimming pools and hot tubs, 12 bars and five restaurants.

More About Cruises to Rarotonga and the Cook Islands

That’s it for our list of the best cruises that visit Rarotonga, Aitutaki and the Cook Islands. For more information about your cruise to the Cook Islands, check out the following guides:

  • The Best Time to Go on a Cruise to Rarotonga & the Cook Islands
  • The Complete Guide to the Ports of Call in the Cook Islands
  • 10 Best Lagoon Cruises in Rarotonga & the Cook Islands

Finally, find more ways of getting to the Cook Islands in Getting Here: How to Get to Rarotonga & the Cook Islands?  and our Cook Islands Transport Guide .

The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across the Cook Islands and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

  • Cook Islands Tourism Corporation (General travel advice - Updated [2024])
  • Ministry of Transport (Transport operators and licenses - Updated [2024])
  • Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council (Tourism trade association - Updated [2024])
  • SPTO (Pacific tourism advice - Updated [2024])
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (Visa and immigration advice - Updated [2024])
  • Ministry of Finance & Economic Management (Border restrictions advice - Updated [2024])
  • Ministry of Agriculture (Biosecurity advice - Updated [2024])
  • Cook Islands Meteorological Service (Weather forecast and warnings - Updated [2024])
  • Cook Islands Statistics Office (Statistics and travel data - Updated [2024])
  • Safe Travel (New Zealand travel advisory for the Cook Islands - Updated [2024])
  • Smart Traveller (Australia travel advisory for the Cook Islands - Updated [2024])

At Cook Islands Pocket Guide, we uphold strict editorial standards to ensure accurate and quality content.

About the Author

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Cook Islands Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as the Cook Islands. She knows the islands inside out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Raro’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also the editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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For more information or to book the Koka Lagoon Cruise,  click here .

Your credit card will be charged as soon as your reservation can be confirmed - this is normally within 24 hours of sending your reservation to us. If the date you choose is unavailable Koka Lagoon Cruises will offer an alternative day or time and confirm this with you before making any charges to your card. 

Should the tour be cancelled by the tour operator due to adverse weather conditions, you will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Any refunds will be confirmed in writing by email and there will be fewer bank charges/ cc surcharges.

24 hours notice of cancellation required for refund.  However, if there are any changes on the day please do notify us, we may have a standby list with which we can fill your booking and provide a refund. 

We go rain or shine,  if unsure of the weather forecast the day before your tour, please call us Meitaki :)

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    A lagoon cruise in Rarotonga with Koka Lagoon Cruises will set you back $79.00 NZD for an adult. A child will cost $40.00 NZD between the ages of 6 to 11 years of age. Under 6-year-olds are free. They also offer deals for families which will work out cheaper than booking each person's ticket separately.

  5. Koka Lagoon Cruise: Rarotonga's Best Glass Bottom Day Out

    Final Thoughts. Koka Lagoon Cruise is a popular tourist attraction located on the stunning Muir Beach in Rarotonga. The cruise offers visitors the opportunity to explore the crystal-clear waters of the Muri Lagoon while taking in the breathtaking views of the lush greenery and coral reefs. The cruise is perfect for families, couples, and solo ...

  6. 10 Best Lagoon Cruises on Aitutaki

    2. The Vaka Cruise - The Most Unique Boat on the Aitutaki Lagoon Definitely one of the most photo-worthy boats on the Aitutaki Lagoon, The Vaka Cruise takes place on Vaka Tiki-a-Tonga, a Polynesian-inspired double-hulled vessel. The cruise is a popular option with day trippers to Aitutaki, as the lagoon cruise of choice when booking a day tour with Air Rarotonga.


    Best lagoon cruise on Rarotonga. Jun 2024 • Couples. Wow what a fantastic experience so well organised and fun. Special thanks to our amazing crew "Captain Fire" "Captain Sunset" "Captain Brown Sugar" smallest boat biggest heart. We had the best time not to mention an awsome island lunch and entertainment, can't recommend this business highly ...

  8. Koka Lagoon Cruises

    Don't miss a fantastic day out with Koka Lagoon Cruises. Our multi-talented crew will ensure an experience you wont forget, with snorkelling amongst the lagoon life, or viewing through glass bottom boat; non-stop entertainment with ukulele playing, pareu tying demos, weaving (score yourself a pair of kikau sun-glasses!)delicious fish bbq feast, amazing coconut tree climbing demo, coconut ...

  9. Muri Lagoon Cruises

    BBQ Lagoon Cruise. Cruise on our glass bottom boats to the marine reserve for some awesome snorkelling with giant clams and schools of colourful fish, feed the fish before heading to Motu Koromiri for a Raro Style fresh fish BBQ. To top off this magic day, you'll be treated to a pareu (sarong) tying and coconut husking show that are ...

  10. Koka Lagoon Cruises

    The best value activity you can do in Rarotonga. May 2024 • Family. The guys do their absolute best to make sure you have a blast with the biggest smiles on their faces, the loudest music, the tastiest feed and the funniest jokes. ... Koka Lagoon Cruises was so well priced and an absolutely outstanding experience! The culture taught, the ...

  11. 2024 (Muri) Rarotonga Glass Bottom Lagoon Cruise

    Written May 24, 2024. laurenmI3241GY. 0 contributions. 5.0 of 5 bubbles. Outstanding experience and value for money! Koka Lagoon Cruises was so well priced and an absolutely outstanding experience! The culture taught, the enthusiasm of tour guides and variety of activities and food on this 3.5 hour cruise was 10/10!

  12. 7 Best Cruises That Visit Rarotonga & the Cook Islands ️ [2024]

    4. Seabourn. Boasting Rarotonga, Aitutaki and even Palmerston on the agendas of their South Pacific cruises, Seabourn is a worthy cruise choice for exploring more of the Cook Islands. The cruise line giant has a dizzying array of tours ranging from 20 days South Pacific voyages to 140 days round-the-world trips.

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    This tour departs Rarotonga Airport at 8am and includes an Aitutaki Island Tour, The Vaka Cruise including lunch and returning to Rarotonga in time for dinner. ... one of the small islet the Lagoon Cruise will take you too, is often said to be the most important attraction providing visitors with the best views of the Aitutaki lagoon and ...

  14. Koka Lagoon Cruises

    May 13, 2024 - Don't miss a fantastic day out with Koka Lagoon Cruises. Our multi-talented crew will ensure an experience you wont forget, with snorkelling amongst the lagoon life, or viewing through glass bottom...

  15. MURI LAGOON (2024) All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go ...

    Coventry, UK4 contributions. Best lagoon in Rarotonga. Apr 2023. Muri Lagoon, located on the eastern side of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands with its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Muri Lagoon offers something truly unique, with its picture-perfect beaches and beautiful lagoon and reefs.

  16. Koka Lagoon Cruises

    Don't miss a fantastic day out with Koka Lagoon Cruises. Our multi-talented crew will ensure an experience you wont forget, with snorkelling amongst the lagoon life, or viewing through glass bottom boat; non-stop entertainment with ukulele playing, pareu tying demos, weaving (score yourself a pair of kikau sun-glasses!)delicious fish bbq feast, amazing coconut tree climbing demo, coconut ...


    I absolutely recommend Koka Lagoon Cruise as a must do while in Rarotonga 🤩 Thank you to all the boys on both boats for making our day so special. We are a family of 7 with kids ranging from 4yrs-17. All of them loved swimming with the fish, especially the little ones. Lifetime memories created & the boys on the boat were so helpful with ...

  18. THE 25 BEST Cruises to Rarotonga 2024 (with Prices)

    The island of Rarotonga lies at the heart of New Zealand's Cook Islands, its beautiful lagoon sheltered by an encircling reef system. While narrow sandy beaches ring the island, the center is dominated by dramatic, lush green mountains reminiscent of "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed at least in part in New Zealand (proper; not here).

  19. 2024 (Rarotonga) Snorkelling Lagoon Cruise

    Snorkelling Lagoon Cruise. Don't miss one of Rarotonga's most popular and enjoyable tours, fun for all ages. Captain Tama's have been cruising Muri Lagoon for over 30 years. Cruise on the glass bottom boat to the marine reserve for some awesome snorkelling with giant clams and tropical fish in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.

  20. Muri Lagoon

    Best lagoon in Rarotonga. Apr 2023. Muri Lagoon, located on the eastern side of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands with its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Muri Lagoon offers something truly unique, with its picture-perfect beaches and beautiful lagoon and reefs.

  21. Boat Trips with Koka Lagoon Cruises

    Book Now Daily Lagoon Cruise. A highly enjoyable 3.5-4 hour tour, includes: Glass bottom cruise through Muri Lagoon to marine reserve site; Snorkelling tour at our marine reserve with giant clams, and colourful tropical fish. Delicious bbq feast with tropical salads and in-season fruits on beautiful Motu Koromiri ("no touching" island)

  22. BBQ Lagoon Cruise

    BBQ Lagoon Cruise. Be entertained by Captain Tama's and his crew on this once in a lifetime, most unforgettable experience. Watch the magical ocean through the glass bottomed boat, listen to island stories with typical Cook Island humour. Leap off the boat, snorkel and meet the reef fish up close and personal.

  23. Koka Lagoon Cruise

    Local contact. Office phone number: +682 27 769. Email address: [email protected]. Check out tours and activities and book on line with us at Koka Lagoon Cruise - Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.