Paradise Swimming Holiday in Aitutaki, Cook Islands

6 Days, Multiple Departures

Paradise Swimming Holiday in Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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Aitutaki is a 50 minutes flight north of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It is shaped similar to a triangle with sides about 12km (7.5 miles) long. Most of the lagoon's water is around 1-3 m deep with only a few areas of water deeper than 5 m. Our local chartered boat will transport us to the best locations within the lagoon for our swims.


Explore the warm clear blue waters of Aitutaki Lagoon

Swim with beautiful tropical fish and other interesting marine wildlife like turtles and giant clams

Enjoy the lagoon's shallow water sheltered from swells and ocean waves

Experience a trip outside of the lagoon to have a very high chance to view or even swim with humpback whales

Be comfortable in warm waters of around 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit)

Stay right on Ootu beach, one of the the most beautiful beaches in the Cook Islands

Who are these swims for?

We accommodate swimmers of different abilities and fitness levels. Flippers are welcome as is taking some time out during the swim and relaxing on the support boat for a spell or just participating in the morning or afternoon swims - the choice is yours!

About The Host


Steve has always had an affinity for the ocean. That started with childhood family trips to the beach (his parents often had to forcefully remove him from the ocean kicking and screaming), attempts at surfing in his late teens/early 20s (he was rubbish at catching waves but didn’t care and loved being out in the water and having banter with friends) and fishing trips with his Father (he would much rather swim with fish these days).

It wasn't until Steve took up Triathlon 15 years ago that he discovered the joys of ocean swimming. Since then ocean swimming has gradually morphed into a passion/obsession which has been fueled by several magical marine wildlife encounters. His favorite so far occurred in 2021 when a pod of Orca decided to swim over and check him out (you can see the video from that encounter below).

Steve loves encouraging others to join in on the fun and it brings him great joy when a person completes their first ocean swim, and they are left buzzing. Steve reckons the exercise-induced endorphins, being out in and feeling connected to nature, marine wildlife spotting, meeting new people, and having a laugh do make ocean swimming holidays hard to beat!


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