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Turtle Sea Scooter Safari provided by Ariki Adventures

Turtle Sea Scooter Safari
5
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AU$164.39
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
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!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 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, however guests must advise when booking if they have any concerns about swim ability. Guests with physical disabilities or limitations are welcome to enquire directly as we can customize tours and provide additional support with advance notice.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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, however guests must advise when booking if they have any concerns about swim ability. Guests with physical disabilities or limitations are welcome to enquire directly as we can customize tours and provide additional support with advance notice.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 65454P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Equipment (Sea Scooter, Mask, Snorkel and Fins)
  • Professional guides
Exclusions
  • Wetsuit Hire
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia District, Cook Islands
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We schedule our adventure timetable 5 days in advance to allow for the changing weather conditions here in Rarotonga.
  • You MUST contact Ariki Adventures at least 5 days in advance to your preferred tour date to ensure your tour time and starting location.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Equipment (Sea Scooter, Mask, Snorkel and Fins)
  • Professional guides
Exclusions
  • Wetsuit Hire
Departure details
  • Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia District, Cook Islands
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We schedule our adventure timetable 5 days in advance to allow for the changing weather conditions here in Rarotonga.
  • You MUST contact Ariki Adventures at least 5 days in advance to your preferred tour date to ensure your tour time and starting location.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
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Jackie B
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions
Top Ten of my Experience's ever
Sep. 2021 • Solo
Hi On 11th September I was treated to the most amazing experience. I went out looking and swimming with Turtles with two amazing guides from 'Ariki's Adventures. Cavae and Lee were happy to take me and just one other Kiwi on this adventure. Given my 007 machine, given strict instructions and off we went. I have no idea how many Turtles I saw I just lost count and also the tropical fish seen was such a bonus. If you ever go to Rarotonga I totally recommend 100% seeing and swimming with the Turtles with Ariki Turtle Adventure and make sure you have the 007 machine, its so much fun. Thanks guys.
Written 30 September 2021
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arikiadventures
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you back on the 007 machine soon!
Written 1 October 2021
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Tracey
Nelson, New Zealand17 contributions
Well worth doing
This was a long awaited for highlight, we went twice with these guys once to do the turtle tour , we then booked again and did the shipwreck tour :-)
Cant wait to come back and explore more with these guys, they are professional, know their stuff and also some of the money goes back to help the turtles
Written 2 September 2021
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arikiadventures
Thank you for your review - we appreciate your support!
Written 6 September 2021
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Lynda M
1 contribution
Highlight of my trip!
Aug. 2021
Highlight of my trip to Rarotonga!! Absolutely a must do! The team were incredibly friendly and competent. It was a cold (for Raro) and wet day and the tide was a bit strong. However the team put everyone at ease and we had a fantastic time. To see turtles in their natural habitat was extraordinary. The sea scooters were great fun and so easy to use. Next time I am in Raro I will definitely be doing it again and (maybe even more than once).
Written 28 August 2021
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arikiadventures
Thanks for your review, we are glad you had a great time!
Written 1 September 2021
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Cornelia M
Opotiki, New Zealand9 contributions
Highlight of our trip to Rarotonga
Aug. 2021
A wonderful adventure, the team at Ariki take all the guesswork out of the unknown. They professionally guide you through the experience with calm and confidence. I have to admit that I got a wee bit nervous after hearing some stories of rescues, all with different operators..
Once in the water there was not a moment of fear, we felt looked after and were able to focus on the sealife at hand, admiring the gentle turtles very close up, saw rays at the sea floor, a lion fish, a puffer fish and the usual crowd of colourfil feef fish.
Hopefully the team is back in the water before too long and the bubble between NZ and Cook Island can operate again.
Written 25 August 2021
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arikiadventures
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour. Stay safe over there in New Zealand. Kai Manuia, Team Ariki
Written 27 August 2021
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Aimee Houpt
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions
Safe, Fun and Something Different!
Aug. 2021
A great morning out, safety comes first and were able to see quite a few turtles and other sea life. The scooters are super easy to use, fun and make the snorkelling easier!
Written 20 August 2021
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arikiadventures
Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your tour :)
Written 22 August 2021
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Andrew G
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions
Don't visit Raro without doing this.
Aug. 2021 • Couples
My wife and two children did this today. It has been by far the best experience of all our overseas travels. The staff were amazing especially Kave who made sure our daughter got the full experience (it has always been her dream to swim with turtles) this was a 10/10 experience. Make sure you pre book though as they book out quick. Thanks Ariki Adventures
Written 9 August 2021
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arikiadventures
Hey guys thanks so much for the review. The pleasure was ours! Meitaki Maata
Written 12 August 2021
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Heather S
Whangarei, New Zealand5 contributions
Awesome experience
Jul. 2021
Awesome experience snorkelling with the turtles and getting to use a sea scooter. Guides were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Written 8 August 2021
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arikiadventures
Thanks so much for your review. It means a lot to the team to get feedback! See you next time.
Written 9 August 2021
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Paul
1 contribution
Magic snorkelling with the turtles
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Magic experience, we had a great time. The scooter is a must have in the currents. Great turtle, fish and coral viewing. Guides were excellent as well. Highly recommended.
Written 6 August 2021
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arikiadventures
Meitaki Maata for the review. We appreciated you taking the time out. Kia Manuia
Written 9 August 2021
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Angela Collins
Porirua, New Zealand1 contribution
Amazing experience.
Jul. 2021 • Family
Fabulous experience, my 12 year olds most favourite thing of our holiday. Well organised, highly recommend and will definitely do again when we return to Rarotonga.
Written 1 August 2021
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arikiadventures
Meitaki maata for the review. Its a pleasure sharing our experiences with you! See you next time!
Written 9 August 2021
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Annabel W
4 contributions
Must do experience
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Was the best experience. Unfortunately we went on a cold rainy day but the team still made it so amazing. Definitely a must do if you have the time. Well organised and make you feel safe when swimming.
Written 20 July 2021
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arikiadventures
Meitaki Maata! Thanks for taking the time out to review us. We really appreciate it! See you soon for your next adventure
Written 9 August 2021
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janez732
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Amazing Tour
We booked the Lagoon Discovery Sea Scooter trip via Trip Adviser, but then found out that the tour couldn’t proceed
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Family MEMORIES
Everyone was excited to be going on this adventure and I hoped they would not be disappointed. At the end of our
chrishR175BM
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Amazing sea scooter safari experience
Despite being a moderate swimmers and only having snorkeled a few times I thoroughly enjoyed the sea scooter safari
BlairandJules M
BlairandJules M
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Loved our lagoon tour
Marco and Bernie were the most fantastic guides! Super helpful and super attentive, and looked after our less confi
141anneket
141anneket
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Learn to fly
Kitesurf lessons! When you are up for it, go learn kitesurfing with Ariki. Very good lessons. Starting with theory
SandraQ64
SandraQ64
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Totally amazing
Just been out on this tour. It was amazing. The turtles are so awesome to watch swimming. The girls & guys who take
ReeDee77
ReeDee77
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Great value and excellent cold brew
Awesome information and staff, who sussed out what level of adventure would be suitable for my young boy. He had a
Tomjrx2
Tomjrx2
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Serene and Tranquil
Three of us that had never paddle boarded before have this a go. Guides were fabulous and genuinely love there job
Iransmartin
Iransmartin
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The perfect way to finish a Day in the paradise
If you are looking for a different way to explore muri beach, nigth paddle is a good way. When the beach starts bei
544jillianr
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Cool, clear water and snorkeling fun
The friendly team helped familiarise with sea scooters, something we hadn't tried. A beautiful way to experience th
Trail393186
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Overcrowded!!
Unfortunately Ariki do not cap the number of people on their tours. There were about 40 people on the tour all with
sarak944
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Sea scooter turtle safari
We did the sea scooter turtle safari. It was amazing! We met up at Ariki Adventures in Muri and then were brought t
User2947827
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Great fun!
Honestly I just loved doing loops in the water with the sea scooter, another primo - the tour guide was low key hot
11099cm
11099cm
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Amazing Turtle Safari!
Had an amazing time with on the sea scooters saw lots of turtles! All of the team were amazing with their safety an
gustiungricht
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Fantastic
Excelent guiding. We have seen many beautifull fish and had swimm tgether with some turtels. Thank you for this am
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