Visitors Guide Y


Cruising yachts can enter the Cook Islands through the ports of Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Penrhyn. For a sail (and or fishing) off Rarotonga, try Paradise Sailing. Alberto has an 11 metre trimaran (Hotel California) that can take up to 18 people. He goes out daily from Avatiu Harbour (1:30pm to 4:30pm). It costs $75.00 for adults and $35.00 for children. Snorkelling gear is provided and there are snack and drinks (alcoholic and non) on board. In season (around August to October) you might get some whale spotting as a bonus. Phone 55 225.


Although you probably won’t get there, Yato is one of three villages on the island of Pukapuka, some 800 miles north of Rarotonga (in fact it is closer to Samoa).

Yellowfin Tuna

This is one of the many types of deep-sea fish you’ll find in the waters of the South Pacific. Others in the Cook Islands for anglers include skipjack tuna, giant trevally, mahimahi, barracuda, wahoo and billfish or marlin (the season is November to March).

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