Lagoon Explorer

Water Sports in The Cook Islands

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Tour description provided by Viator

An exciting combination of paddleboarding and snorkelling within the lagoon, around the beautiful tropical waters of our Marine Reserve.  Your guide will share with you some local knowledge of the Cook Islands as well as the best snorkelling spots, features and fish life so that you can explore the crystal blue waters of the our lagoon like never before. Choose from Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), single kayak, or double kayak for your adventure; our guides will provide an instructional session if required. Return to the KiteSUP shop for an included picnic style lunch and bask in the memory of a beautiful lagoon experience!
The ‘Lagoon Explorer’ is a 120 minute excursion beginning at the beach in front of KiteSUP, and heading out into the lagoon and clockwise around the island. Please check in at our KiteSUP Office the day before the tour to confirm start time (usually 12pm), as it may change depending on weather and ocean conditions. There is no previous experience required for this tour, and is suitable for all audiences.We will all meet at our beach Shed on Muri Beach, and begin with a safety briefing, run through of the equipment to be used, as well as an introduction to paddling within the lagoon on your vessel of choice. All required equipment for the tour is provided, but feel free to bring your own.You will first set out to explore the beautiful and expansive Muri lagoon, then head to one of the motus (islands) where your tour guide will ensure everybody is comfortable, and share with you some local knowledge about mainland and motus. You will then continue to explore the lagoon down the coastline into the Marine Reserve, with advice on what you may see and where best to paddle. Once in the Reserve, you will be taken on a small guided snorkel tour around coral nurseries, many colourful and varied pacific fish, giant clams, and even swim with the magnificent giant trevallies. If you’re lucky, we may see the local turtles and Roger our giant moray Eel!No doubt you’ll have worked up an appetite, so we’ll paddle straight to shore for a pickup and drive back to “Deli-Licious” for a well-earned lunch!We cater for all types of groups, including weddings, hens & stag parties, and families wanting to do something new and different.

What’s included

  • Professional local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • All equipment
  • Sandwich and a Beverage
  • Snacks

What’s not included

  • Any pickups and drop-offs