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Address: Avarua 00000, Cook Islands
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Join us for an exhilarating 1-hr ride aboard our speed boat, Eturere! This...

Join us for an exhilarating 1-hr ride aboard our speed boat, Eturere! This 8.5-meter Gemini V-hull rigid inflatable boat meets NZ survey requirements for safety purposes, and you will be riding in comfort as its twin 250-horsepower engines shoot you across the ocean. Experience the breathtaking view of Rarotonga’s mountains from the ocean! During whale season, we slow it down for whale watching!

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Awesome experience with Rongohiva for a day of speed and thrills (and a bit of water)!

Our group booked a speed boat and banana boat tour with Rongohiva. We booked directly with Jackie at the Rongohiva hut which was right next to the Punanga Nui market. She was very... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our group booked a speed boat and banana boat tour with Rongohiva. We booked directly with Jackie at the Rongohiva hut which was right next to the Punanga Nui market. She was very professional and answered all of our questions. On the day of our trip we were all fitted with lifejackets and boarded the boat in the harbour. The... More 

Thank mrandmrsbeas
Levin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

the three of us were lucky just to share the boat with Jackie manager captain key & nana. we six had a blast. lots and lots of laughter. seeing the whale who we named ralph words cannot describe but it is something I wont forget in my life time. it was a vision to behold. staff looked after us so... More 

Thank maggymay185
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2016

ABSOLUTELY FREAKEN AMAZING!!!! I've been a local here on Rarotonga for over 20years and today was the first time ever I've gone swimming over the reef in the deep blue sea feeling safe as if I was on land! Captain Keys and Nana and definitely not forgetting the amazing Jackie..... You guys are legends in your own lunch hour (literally).... More 

Thank sharnam2015
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Thanks for such a fun time the views were amazing sadly we didn't get to see any whales however speed boating is so much fun this was our last activity in Rarotonga and they were just awesome they provided us with a memory stick of our ride at a reasonable price and the pics and video were of high quality... More 

Thank nzkoyote
Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Wonderful crew and lots fun time and watching a couple of whales That was beautiful!! We will visit again for sure!1

Thank aplustoz
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Our family of four had a fantastic time in Sept, riding with Jackie and team. Our sons had so much fun, we laughed and squealed all the way around with the thrill seeking ride. And as an added bonus we saw whales and turtles! Highly recommend this trip to families.

Thank 646rocky
Caboolture Brisbane
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

Our family of 2 adults 4 children enjoyed a speedboat trip during our visit in January. The first telephone call to Jackie was so helpful and accommodating to our family with ages ranging from 6 to 14. We were having 2 days of our 14 day stay with windy weather, but were advised by Jackie that winds are not an... More 

Thank Familyfun0006
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

This is a very exciting and professionaly run tour. As a local (30 years) my grandson & I treat ourselves on our shared birthday every year. This year we took 10 year old Oliver and his friends on the snorkeling trip. What an experience, we'll be back.

1 Thank Neil D
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 5 September 2014

We decided to try a whale watching trip as we weren't having a lot of luck spotting any from land. Jackie and the crew took as out and were lucky to see a mother and calf. After trying to spot find other whales - for which they were not cooperating we were given a sample of the speed boat rides... More 

1 Thank McKenzo
Arorangi, Cook Islands
1 review
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I have been on boat rides before but never on a speed boat. Rongohiva (Etu Rere) thank you so much for the experience and fun. From the beginning departing the harbour, out in the open deep, blue/purpleish water that was just so much fun :) you could just hear everyone on board (including myself) screaming out of excitement.The crew were... More 

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