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The Cook Islands

DSC_3570We are just back from an amazing RealSwim Adventure week set in the clear and warm waters of the Cook Islands. It is an amazing trip and we aren’t just talking about the swimming. Read on to see the latest package and itinerary for our 2016 Cook Islands RealSwim Adventure.

Introducing our brand new Cook Islands RealSwim Adventures package. The Basics provides just that – $1500NZD gets you a week of swim guides, safety cover, event hosting for the week, charter boats, refreshments and nutrition while on the charter boats. For flights and accommodation you have the option of booking yourself or we can help  … we have partnered up with Destination Management Cook Islands, DMCK . With The Basics at the minimum all you have to do is turn up to our swim start time/location each day, or you can ask us via DMCK to an accommodation and flights package together for you.  The Basics gives you the most flexibility (arrive early / stay longer / flights and accommodation of your choice and Budget).

It’s not just about the swimming. Don’t get us wrong, the water is clear along with guaranteed warm weather makes for fantastic swim conditions. However the Cook Islands RealSwim  week is all about getting to know the real Cook Islands; friendly locals, fantastic lagoons, cultural dinner evenings, fire pit theme dinner, a multitude of other activities and we’ll always make sure you have time to simply lay in the sun, read a book and simply enjoy being in paradise.DSC_3555

Day 1 & 2

Our Cook Islands RealSwim starts on Sunday in Rarotonga. Our trip briefing and first intro swim in the Muri lagoon is on the Sunday. We can work with you if you need to arrive on the Monday morning arrival of the Air New Zealand LA – Rarotonga flight. Our Sunday and Monday swims are all conducted in the beautiful Muri Lagoon. Dinner on Sunday night is at the Muri night markets where food stalls provide an exciting array of local cuisine

Day 3

Day three Tuesday starts with the locally famous ‘Boiler swim’. After lunch we fly 50 minutes to Aitutaki. With The Basics responsible for booking your flights to Aitutaki (Tues afternoon) and out of Aitutaki (Saturday afternoon). This is not covered in the trip price. We recommend you contact our Cook Islands partners , Destination Management Cook Islands by e-mail events@dmck.co.ck for assistance with connecting flights. You can book all flights direct with Air New Zealand. Accommodation in Aitutaki is also your responsibility with The Basics option. We recommend accommodation at or in proximity to Aitutaki Lagoon Resort or Aitutaki Village or Rangis.


Day 4

Starts with the exciting ‘source’ swim in the channel of One Foot Island and is followed with a lunch on a remote ‘Motu’ (Island). The afternoon you swim off the beach on the amazing white sands. The evening meals on our RealSwim are ‘pay as you go’ and gives you the chance to choose. The guides will organise a meal each evening and those want to attend are most welcome.

Day 5

For this exciting swim we venture into the rich almost purple waters of the outer reef. Sometimes scary, exciting and beautiful. Not to be missed. We’ll have lunch with Trina and Steve at their lovely Koru Café and a free afternoon to rest, lounge, sunbathe or rent a motor scooter and explore Aitutaki.

Day 6

This is the big one – Island to Island swim which is 4-5km depending on how straight you swim  Followed by an amazing picnic lunch on One Foot Island and then a short Motu to Motu afternoon swim . We head back to the hotel to get ready for our final night and an exciting dining experience. In the evening we celebrate our week with a fire pit dinner at the local Toa Moana oe vaka club.

Day 7

Provides the opportunity to refine technique and learn more about your stroke and open water swim skills as we round out the week with some coaching in one of the channels of the Samade loop.  The guides will book a location for a lunch which you can choose to attend as a final farewell. The evening flight for LA leaves late from Rarotonga. Of course many of you will want to stay on and enjoy some more beach time. Aituktai and Rarotonga provide more than enough opportunity to fulfill a relaxing post RealSwim holiday option.


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April 17 – 23, 2016  
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