How to Fish Cook Island style!

So you’re headed to Rarotonga and want an adventure out on the Polyneisan waters? Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced anglers or first-timers – Akura Fishing Charters has the ingredients to make your Rarotonga fishing charter the most memorable and exciting part of your whole holiday. Ask any local of the island, past traveler, or just look at their TripAdvisor reviews!

Their top-quality gear and helpful crew mean that you don’t need to know anything about angling to land a delicious dinner – and they’ll fillet the fish for you so that all you need to do is fire up the grill!

Speed, strength and spectacle: experience the unforgettable excitement of landing the big fish.  The advantage of deep sea fishing Rarotonga is that the deep water is not far from the reef, so after only a few minutes of taking off on the Akura, you’re dropping your line. With the Shimano and Penn gear, plus the crew’s expert assistance and experience, you’re getting the best possible Rarotonga game fishing trip.

  Why choose Akura?

Akura is a purpose-built 40-foot vessel with twin 330hp diesel inboards.

  • Akura is kitted out with top quality equipment in brands like Shimano and Penn.
  • They have all the onboard facilities you need to cruise in style and fish in comfort.
  • They are Tourism Cook Islands accredited.
  • Akura provides the best Rarotonga fishing available, so TV shows like New Zealand’s Gone Fishing choose to fish and film with us.
  • They hold the record for largest blue marlin caught in the Cook Islands at 380kgs!
  • Catch your fish and share it with your friends – let us fillet it for you!

Check out your experience before you go on youtube:

My recommendation is to book before you go. You can book online via their website:

http://www.akurafishingcharters.com/

Happy Fishing!

The world famous experience that will keep you coming back to the Cooks!

So you’re going to the Cook Islands and want a couple of recommendations? You’ll be wasting your time if you look any further than Captain Tama’s. Ask any local of the island, any past traveler, or just look on their Trip Advisor reviews.  Since 1992, Captain Tama’s has worked hard in establishing themselves as the most visited tourist attraction in Rarotonga.

Why you ask? How is their service different than the dozens of other operators on the island? Some say it’s the hilarious, boisterous and every so friendly staff that will make your 4 ½ hour journey utterly entertaining.  After you don’t think it gets any better the boat drops you off at Motu Koromiri (a small island) and an authentic Polynesian lunch is served! A BBQ lunch of fresh fish, side salads and local fruits are served. While eating, the Tama boys put on an epic coconut show with island sounds from the N.S.A String Band.  AHHHHH…island life.

Whether you’re a snorkeler or not, the boat is equipped with a glass bottom so you have the chance of seeing giant clams and heaps of colorful reef fish from the comfort of the boat. However, if you want to experience the waters yourself, they will provide you with snorkeling gear and guidance while in the water.

The only disappointing part of the whole experience is the fact you have to leave the wildly entertaining group and authentic island experience. After a day like this, you’ll wish they offered overnight cruises! Take a better look at what you’ll be experiencing:

My recommendation is to book before you go. You can book online via their website: http://www.captaintamas.com/captains-home

 

Happy sailing!

Welcome to Raro…Paradise for Big Game Fishing!

Rarotonga is the epitome of small island paradise. If you’re seeking an authentic adventure on the water….you need to visit the Cooks! The trend of ‘game-fishing’ is picking up for travelers all over the South Pacific. Whether you are a fishing enthusiast or have never picked up a rod in your life, game fishing in the Cooks is a once in a lifetime experience you will not want to miss!

Marlin Queen provides an exciting experience built on delivering a hospitable service and providing travelers with everything they need. It’s recommended that travelers book in advance online at www.marlinqueen.co.ck.

Their chartered services provide the best value for the money spent when comparing their company to any other competitor on the island. Your day starts off early in the Avatiu Harbour so there is no time wasted while on the water. Their experienced staff will do all of the work while passengers sit back and relax. The views of the island from the sea are worth it alone.

Refreshments, snacks, safety equipment and the latest Shimano fishing gear is all on board for passengers to use. Marlin Queen guarantees you will have an unforgettable experience whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler. Want a better look at what you’ll be experiencing?  Check our their youtube video:

Happy Fishing!

What to Do in Sydney

If you are among the visitors who want to be in Sydney this summer or any time this year, do you already know where to go? Perhaps it is wiser to have things planned first before you go there so that you can maximize your time.

 The Best Restaurants

There are fine restaurants in Sydney that you need to visit otherwise you will regret it. If you want to eat and enjoy the view outside the city, the Blue Diamond is best for you. If you want to laugh the night out in a bar, then the Comics Lounge is the place to be. The sky has no limit and your fun should also be, hence you need to try experiencing the rooftop cider bar in the Young and Jackson’s Hotel. If you want an elegant dine then the Icebergs Dining room is perfect for you and your partner. This has swimming pool and feature an Iceberg’s view across the Bondi Beach Arc to the sea. The Jacketed, bow-tied waiters will amaze you with their excellent services. These are just some of the restaurants that you need to consider when visiting Sydney. You may also try checking out Sepia, Porteno, New York Restaurant, Universal, Chat Thai. Three Blue Ducks, Bather’s Pavilion, Duke, Single Origin Roasters, Red Lantern, and Gourmet Viking.

Make a Good Plan

Make sure that you have a good plan. This is a great place to find deals on Gold Coast accommodations. Once you book for the hotel, start out with the nearest sights and then try booking for another place where the farther sights are located. It is usually great to walk around instead of drive.

You can go to Sydney for an escape over the weekend or for a family retreat that will mean so much to your loved ones. In any way you want to do it, plan it out well and see what you can do to make it memorable not just to you but to the people who will go with you as well.

 

The best way to see it all in Bermuda!

Tourism in Bermuda is picking up as the demand to get out of the North American cold is increasing.  The trend of leaving all-inclusive resorts and wanting to experience authentic activities and locations has also been on the rise. Jessie James Cruises has met that demand by offering a different perspective on Bermuda.

Their trips allow travelers to discover the crystal-clear water and world famous coral reefs. Within one day, travelers will experience the best of Bermuda on their 31′ Seaquest rib glassbottom boat. You can read more about the experience here: www.jessiejames.bm

Along with snorkeling among beautiful coral reefs and fish, travelers will also spend their day viewing famous shipwrecks within the Bermuda waters. “Bermuda has an amazing coral reef and beautiful fish. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed with this excursion. AMAZING!”  – Haymarket, Virginia. This testimonial is one of many left on online review sites such as Tripadvisor, Frommers and Wikitravel of customers recommending Jessie James Cruises to travelers headed to Bermuda.

Chloe is the owner and operator of Jessie James Cruises. Her past experiences includes traveling the Western Hemisphere and doing ocean crossings throughout the Atlantic, New England, the Caribbean and the Canary Islands.