Aitutaki Wet N Wild cruise review – Aitutaki activities

Aitutaki’s Wet and Wild Cruise is wet, wild and absolutely stunning!

To get a taste of everything amazing that Aitutaki has to offer take a Wet N Wild lunch cruise on the famous Aitutaki lagoon – and prepare to get wet!

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Aitutaki's Wet N Wild Cruise

Aitutaki’s Wet N Wild Cruise

Wet & Wild Cruises are an island-hopping Aitutaki Lagoon cruise

The Wet N Wild cruise, as the name suggests, is not your average kick-back and watch the world go by cruise! The Wet and Wild Cruise is an action-packed cruise with lots of opportunities to take part in really fun activities. From island-hopping to snorkeling and even bird-spotting!

Snorkeling off the back of the Wet N Wild boat

Snorkeling off the back of the Wet N Wild boat

Using a brand-new state of the art boat, a Wet N Wild cruise is a fantastic way to explore the beauty of the Aitutaki lagoon.

There are several stops along the way with opportunities to snorkel or swim, walk on a desert island- or you can just sit and admire the blue, blue water of the famous Aitutaki lagoon. It’s thought by many to be the most beautiful lagoon in the world!

Aitutaki’s beautiful Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island had pure white sand beaches

Honeymoon Island had pure white sand beaches

There are several fun island stops during the Wet and Wild Cruise.

First stop was the beautiful Honeymoon Island, a large sand bar and islet famous for kite boarding. There’s also a rare bird nesting area within its tiny jungle centre where it’s even possible to see fluffy chicks!

Island-hopping on our Aitutaki Wet N Wild Cruise

Island-hopping on our Aitutaki Wet N Wild Cruise

The Wet and Wild crew dropped us all off on one side of the island and we strolled along the island’s long, white sandy and coral beach length. After walking across Honeymoon Island we were picked up on the other side and waded out to the boat to climb aboard and head off to the next island stop!

Visit incredibly beautiful desert islands in the Aitutaki Lagoon

Visit incredibly beautiful desert islands in the Aitutaki Lagoon

The Survivor TV series Aitutaki island

Following Honeymoon Island we visited another small tropical island for a short walk to the other side along a jungle path. There we found a stunning lava-rock strewn beach.

We were told that this island had actually played host to the American TV series Survivor in 2016! We could well-believe it. It certainly looked the part of the iconic tropical island paradise.

Exploring a lava rock beach during our Wet and Wild Cruise in Aitutaki

Exploring a lava rock beach during our Wet N Wild Cruise in Aitutaki

On this island we also came across lots of little hermit crabs living peacefully in coconut halves – plus a palm-tree-hung swing. It was not only fun to use, but also an Instagram photo dream! But then absolutely everywhere in the Aitutaki lagoon is incredibly photogenic.

Eventually it was time for lunch on yet another deserted island – “One Foot” – a famous tropical island of great beauty.

One Foot Island

One Foot Island is almost impossibly beautiful

One Foot Island is almost impossibly beautiful!

One Foot Island was our next stop, and yet again, here was an island of incredible beauty.

Curved palm trees bent down to kiss the sand on One Foot Island, and impossibly blue water beckoned yet again for us to swim and snorkel in it. It held all kinds of tropical fish and even turtles. All of the Aitutaki Lagoon beaches truly are like something out of a picture-perfect tropical island brochure!

A delicious cruise lunch at One Foot Island

Our Wet N Wild cruise lunch was fresh fish, salad and fruit

Our Wet N Wild cruise lunch was fresh fish, salad and fruit

Everything needed for the perfect picnic lunch was waiting for us at One Foot Island.

Whilst we swam and played, the Wet & Wild boat crew were cooking up a delectable island feast on a barbeque inside of a rustic beach shelter. There were several scattered picnic tables under the palm trees by the beach, plus convenient nearby toilets.

A tasty local tuna fish barbecue caught fresh that morning was served up with a smorgasbord of salads, fruits, local vegies and bread. Cook Islands food is truly next-level fresh and delicious!

Wet N Wild supply all the snorkeling gear you'll need to explore the stunning sea life

Wet N Wild supply all the snorkeling gear you’ll need to explore Aitutaki’s stunning sea life

After some free time to swim and explore One Foot Island further it was finally time to go. A fun, fast boat ride delivered us back to the Aitutaki main wharf. We all alighted from our Aitutaki Wet and Wild cruise excitedly talking about what an amazing day we had had, ready for our next amazing Cook Island adventure!

An Aitutaki cruise day-trip to remember

The Aitutaki Lagoon is incredibly beautiful

The Aitutaki Lagoon is incredibly beautiful

The Wet N Wild cruise is a highly enjoyable Cook Islands cruise with the option to take it easy or go – well, wet and wild! This is the essential Aitutaki cruise where you can witness the incredible Aitutaki Lagoon up close, and do as little or as much as you like. Perfect!

Learn more and book your Wet N Wild cruise experience on their website here.

Where can you stay in Aitutaki?

Tamanu Beach Resort on Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Tamanu Beach Resort on Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Tamanu Beach Resort

In Aitutaki we stayed at the beautiful Tamanu Beach Resort. This lovely water front resort offers individual bungalows, an adults only or family-friendly side with separate swimming pools, a large on site restaurant and more. You can read all about our Tamanu Beach Resort stay in our resort review here or check for the best Tamanu Beach Resort rates on Tripadvisor here

Which is the best airline to fly to the Cook Islands from Australia?

Check for the cheapest Jetstar Australia Cook Island airfares here

We were invited to fly with Jetstar Australia to fly from Australia to the Cook Islands See Jetstar Australia’s cheap Cook Island flights here

Jetstar Australia offer cheap fares to the Cook Islands three times a week – check their website for their low Cook Island fares and frequent sales.

You may also enjoy reading our Cook Islands holiday planning feature here and our An Australian’s essential holiday guide to the Cook Islands here.

 

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The Let’s Go Mum family partnered with Jetstar Australia and Cook Islands Tourism for this trip to the Cook Islands, including our Wet N Wild Cruise. As always, all opinions remain firmly our own.

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