The Reefman Tour

Enjoy learning from The Reefman Tour (4.5 hrs) how important our Beach to Reef ecosystem is to the people of Rarotonga.

The experience goes like this: Starting from the beach when you arrive, you will prepare and close the umu (earth oven) of seafoods which will be your feast at the end of the tour. After this activity, we will cover fossicking from the beach to the reef learning from the Reefman how we, Cook Islanders, use the numerous resources and biota in this very import source of food supply including conservation of resources and traditional fishing methods.

Weather and tide permitting, we’ll spend half an hour or so fishing with a bamboo rod along the reef edge. It will all be catch and release. Upon returning to the beach, you’ll have time to swim and freshen up before the umu is opened for your kaikai (meal). After that, there will be some more stories, demonstrations of how to prepare one of our iconic seafood, beach hat weaving and music while you wound up the tour with your umu kai!

The only things that you need to bring is sunscreen, reef shoes, a towel and a change of clothes. The only thing that you have to leave behind is bubbles!

This tour will start with pick up from your hotel from 8:30am or at 12:00pm based on when is low tide. Please reconfirm the tour a day before by calling our 24hrs number (+682) 20639.

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Adults: $95NZD
Children: $50NZD (6 - 11 years of age. Children under 5 are free).

Tour operates: Mondays Wednesday & Friday from 8.30am - 12pm low tide dependent.
Duration: 5 hours
Inclusions: Umu (underground oven) seafood lunch at the end of the tour.

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