The ARIKI adventure is about creating those unforgettable memories.
From the mountains to the ocean, we’ve got something for you. Imagine an experience that leaves you speechless and with many stories to tell your friends… night-time paddle-boarding, sea scooter tours to swim with turtles or to visit a shipwreck and the thrills of kiteboarding. The choices are endless when it comes to Ariki adventures.
Night Paddle SUP Lagoon Tours
We introduced night paddling into the Cook Islands - leading the way in adventure tours. Our night SUP tours are a special way to see Rarotonga at night and from a view point of the lagoon. On a clear night the stars are bright and the water is so clear you think your floating on air. While a lot of fish sleep at night, we regularly see eagle rays, school fish and the occasional turtle. The lights make you feel like you’re in a swimming pool as they reflect off the white sandy bottom.
We will meet you at a designated area depending on wind and weather conditions. Tours normally start 6pm and run for 90 mins. 30 mins paddle boarding lesson during the day light and 60 mins in the dark. Its easy paddling and you don’t have to stand if you don’t want to.
Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.) Adult (NZD) $65.00 – Child (NZD) $35.00
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! Swimming with the turtles is an incredible experience that we love to share! Our Turtle Safari begins on the sandy shores of Rarotonga as we fit each guest with mask, snorkel and fins before beginning our briefings for snorkeling, scootering and entering the environment safely. From here we do a short test in shallow water to ensure everyone is feeling confident with their Scooter before following our guides into the deeper waters which our turtles call home. We often see Eagle Rays, Moray Eels, tropical fish and the occasion beautiful (and not dangerous!) Reef Shark as well as the amazing turtles in this area. This tour is suitable for ages 12+, with a intermediate swim skill level required. Previous snorkel experience is required. Life jackets and wetsuits are available if required. Booking Date & Times: Tours are run at low tide only and are subject to weather conditions. We only forecast 5 days in advance due to the changeable conditions. If you would like to enquire for a tour in the future, please email us with your preferred date range, number of guests and we will contact you to discuss. Duration: 90 Minutes (approx). Price (NZD)$125.00 per person
Shipwreck Sea Scooter Safari
Approximately 90mins in duration, the Shipwreck Safari starts on the docks at Avarua Harbour, home to the iconic Trader Jacks Restaurant and Bar. Our professional guides fit each guest with mask, snorkel and fins before beginning our briefings for snorkeling and scootering safely. From here we do a short play in shallow water to ensure everyone is feeling confident before following our guides out into the Big Blue, where the fun really begins… Heading beyond the reef, we use our premium three speed scooters to explore the electric blues of the open ocean, following the edge of the passage and cruising over the 100year old wreck that lies beneath while our guides lead you on a journey to the ‘Boiler’ and beyond. With possibilities for spotting sea turtles, reef sharks, rays and more, this tour celebrates the vastness and wonder of the Pacific Ocean. This tour is suitable for ages 9+, with a comfortable swim skill level required. Previous snorkel experience is required. Life jackets and wetsuits are available if required. Duration: 90 Minutes (approx). Price from (NZD) $120.00 per person
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! Approximately 90mins in duration, the Lagoon Discovery Safari starts on the sandy shores of the southern coastline of Rarotonga as we fit each guest with mask, snorkel and fins before beginning our briefings for snorkeling and scootering safely. From here we do a short play in shallow water to ensure everyone is feeling confident before following our guides through some of the best marine snorkeling spots within the lagoon. From coral canyons bustling with tropical fish to sandy sea floors surrounded by the large Bluefin and Black Trevally, this tour is suitable for those looking for an up close and personal experience with a diverse range of corals, fish and marine life while getting to get those James Bond vibes happening as you cruise through the warm lagoon waters on your personal sea scooter. This tour is suitable for ages 7+, with a basic swim skill level required. Previous snorkel experience is recommended. Life jackets and wetsuits are available if required. Duration: 90 Minutes (approx). Price from (NZD) $99.00 per person
On The Fly Kite Flying Introduction
Experience the feel of flying an inflatable kite. This 2 hour introduction to kite flying gives you a real feel of flying and the power of an inflatable kite. Your perfect introduction to the sport of kiteboarding. All you need are some reef shoes and an attitude to fly, we have the rest. If you choose to take the full package after this then your fee goes towards any of our full kiteboarding lesson packages. We will meet you at a designated area depending on wind and weather conditions. Lesson times are schedule with appropriate wind and tide conditions and are available 7 days a week. Duration: 2 hours (aprox). From (NZD) $190.00 per person
RIG2RIDE Kiteboarding Package
The Rig2Ride Kiteboarding Package teaches you everything you need to know from rigging a kite to getting up and riding. 5 hours of instruction over two lessons in one of the best places in the world to learn. You’ll be flying in no time! We have strong focus on safety and progression at your own pace. You’ll learn on the latest gear available from Airush and we ensure you are able to be an independent kiteboarder when you leave us. We use video analysis to help you and can offer you exclusive discounts on gear. Why wouldn’t you want to learn in paradise? From NZD $450.00 per person
Our Little Shack
is located in Muri, Rarotonga - right next to Pacific Resort. We’re open 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday & 8:00am - 3:00pm on Sunday. Here you’ll find everything from coffee to granola to bagels to smoothies. We are the only cafe on the island to offer cold drip coffee - you’ve got to try it on a hot afternoon! All our tours can be booked from the shack so head down and chat to our crew about the perfect adventure for you.
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