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Kia Orana!


Sail with us

Chill out onboard and experience our friendly and informative introduction to Rarotonga - to the marine ecology and history of the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Cook Islands as we chart our way around the outer reef, using the Pacific tradewinds on our eco-friendly and classic sailing vessel, a 36 foot trimaran; the modern day equivalent of the traditional Polynesian Vaka. The trimaran with its three hulls provides a safe and steady platform for its activities. 


Explore the marine life of the reef

Snorkel safely from the boat from one of our sheltered mooring points. Sea life includes huge varieties of fish, turtles and migratory humpback whales that visit Rarotonga from July to October on their route through the Cook Islands.


See our Cruises page

for different ways to see this wonderful island with us including whale watching, discovery and sunset cocktail cruises.


An awesome day out!

with great reductions for families of four and groups. Read our guests reviews on facebook and tripadvisor to see what others thought of our exciting cruises!


Private Charters available

Very reasonably priced from as little as $50 per head for celebrations including birthdays, Hen and Stag parties. BYO or we can arrange food and drinks for you.



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Guest Book


Sharon - Edgewater guest May 2011


"Totally exceeded our expectations!"

Mr and Mrs McCleary - 16 June 2011


"We had a wonderful day. <Beth and Numa> made us so welcome and we felt like islanders ourselves!"

Marie Guegen - 21 June 2011


Thanks for an amazing day and all the kindness shown to Noah(2). A fantastic experience which we will be sure to repeat.

Amanda and Noah - Auckland


It was a great way to spend my birthday. Thank you very much.

Conor Donovan(11) 14 July 2011


Fabulous trip and added bonus that we saw the whales. Brilliant crew - thank you.

Kirsty UK - 11 August 2011


Great company, beautiful food and a breathtaking sail.

Mary and Geoff


Just amazing!!! Thank you so much : )

Gin and Craig - 31 August 2011


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour, catch the tradewinds in your sails...

Explore . Dream . Discover

Mark Twain





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Latest News



30 May 2012



Tropicbird will be up and running again soon, following a refit. We look forward to greeting guests onboard again very soon!


29 May 2012



Our crew of 2011, Numa Mackenzie, has recently arrived in Samoa following an epic voyage from Rarotonga on 'Marumaru Atua', one of 7 Pacific vakas spreading the word about environmental concerns in the Pacific. We send our best wishes for fair winds as the vakas sail onward to the Solomons. See for more information.